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BawBag™
02-10-2005, 03:21 AM
A FOUR-year-old boy borrowed his mother's car during overnight to go rent a video game, police in Sandlake, Michigan said

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Link (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,12196219-13762,00.html)

edlib
02-10-2005, 03:26 AM
Yeah, I've seen a lot of this story over the last couple of days and was wondering when somebody was gonna post it.

I must say that this kid is my hero.

jebbers
02-10-2005, 03:50 AM
awesome...its like my cousins(11 &13), but they ordered pizzas at 3 in the morning and woke their mom for money....


but this kid must have really wanted a new game!

Samuel Dravis
02-10-2005, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by edlib
Yeah, I've seen a lot of this story over the last couple of days and was wondering when somebody was gonna post it... Me too. :p I wonder how exactly he could drive it though - wouldn't he be too short?

LightNinja
02-10-2005, 01:56 PM
i cant belive it

IG-64
02-10-2005, 02:02 PM
Schweet.

It was probably a driving game. :p

jon_hill987
02-10-2005, 02:19 PM
I can't believe the kid could pull away without stalling, clutch control takes time to learn.

BawBag™
02-10-2005, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Samuel Dravis
Me too. :p I wonder how exactly he could drive it though - wouldn't he be too short?
The officer said that to drive, the boy slid down and push the car's accelerator, and then stood up to look out and see where he was going.

Just daft.

Originally posted by IG-64
It was probably a driving game.
IG..... you made me chuckle! :eek: :D

Originally posted by edlib
Yeah, I've seen a lot of this story over the last couple of days and was wondering when somebody was gonna post it.

I must say that this kid is my hero.
Ahhh, thought someone might have been onto it before me. Ah well, I agree with the hero part. :p

Mike Windu
02-10-2005, 04:03 PM
Woah! Classic!

That kid really wants KotOR II :p

El Sitherino
02-10-2005, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
I can't believe the kid could pull away without stalling, clutch control takes time to learn. Automatic, flip and hit accelerate. *shrugs*


These things happen, not that uncommon.

jon_hill987
02-10-2005, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Automatic, flip and hit accelerate. *shrugs*


These things happen, not that uncommon.

Oh yes, I forgot that everyone in America has Automatic, I hate it, if your breaks fail in a manual you can slow down with the gears, what do you do in an auto? and also manual transmition stops 4 yr olds stealing your car...

edlib
02-10-2005, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
Oh yes, I forgot that everyone in America has Automatic, I hate it, if your breaks fail in a manual you can slow down with the gears, what do you do in an auto? and also manual transmition stops 4 yr olds stealing your car...
Slam the tranny into neutral (or better yet, reverse!:eek: ;) ) and yank on the parking/ emergency brake. :D

I have VW's Tiptronic transmission in my car anyway, so I can manually shift, but just without the clutch. I often use it to downshift to slow down, or get the revs up to pass. It's a good thing.

Most of my driving is city driving, and I hate using a stick in heavy traffic. In other situations I prefer the stick. The Tiptronic is a nice compromise.

Leper Messiah
02-10-2005, 04:49 PM
pfft, automatic, wheres the challenge?

acdcfanbill
02-10-2005, 05:10 PM
die hard, manual for life! if my kid ever did this, i'd kick his ass. but thats not politically correct anymore... :(

Mike Windu
02-10-2005, 05:10 PM
Automatic for me.

Honestly, I wouldn't drive stick unless I had like a Viper or something.

lukeiamyourdad
02-10-2005, 05:35 PM
Manual is fun...if you don't live in the city and have to enjoy the traffic.

Seriously though, I wouldn't drive manual now that I use automatic. Much less trouble.

wassup
02-10-2005, 06:23 PM
Save manual for the racetrack, automatic is so much less stressful in city traffic.

On another note, I'm wouldn't be surprised if some politician starting ranting on video games for contributing to this incident.

Neverhoodian
02-10-2005, 06:40 PM
Whoa, that's one hardcore gamer! :eek:
















He must be pretty good at MarioKart. :p

kipperthefrog
02-10-2005, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Neverhoodian
Whoa, that's one hardcore gamer! :eek:


He must be pretty good at MarioKart. :p Agreed!

games are the wave of the future. games are the pride and culture of the next generation. GAMES OUTSOLD HOLLYWOOD! GAMES WILL BE THE BEST INSPIRATION OF MANKIND SINCE THE BIBLE!
:D

ET Warrior
02-10-2005, 08:13 PM
That kid rocks.



But to go against the grain of most here, manual is the way to go. Even in heavy traffic, it's not like it is difficult :\

Troopr-Undr-Fir
02-10-2005, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
That kid rocks.



But to go against the grain of most here, manual is the way to go. Even in heavy traffic, it's not like it is difficult :\

Maybe not for you, but my girlfirend doesn't really pay attention to everything when she drives.

A few months ago we were on the freeway and I had just got done playing a baseball game with some buddies and I fell asleep in the passenger seat. (she's dirving my car) And she pulls onto the freeway, watching the traffic and trying to merge on. She doesn't shift into 3rd and keeps going down the road, not noticing, and then decides to pass someone. Oh she passes them, but then blows out my engine :(


So, no not everyone can manage all of that at once.

Boy was that fun waking up with a **** storm of cars going by my window at 70+ :eek:

ET Warrior
02-10-2005, 08:34 PM
Better than waking up in a car that's going sideways down the interstate directly at another car ;)




I guess it's a matter of what you're used to. I've driven a manual for over 4 years now so shifting is second nature. I feel less comfortable in an automatic.

Redwing
02-10-2005, 10:12 PM
OMG. XD That is HILARIOUS. :D

I almost think it's a pity he didn't get farther ;) would've been great to hear about the reaction at the video game store!

As for the secondary topic, I'm just learning how to drive (late, I know, but hey, didn't get an opportunity earlier), and there is no way I want to deal with manual. :D

ET Warrior
02-10-2005, 10:22 PM
He did get to the video store...but it was 1:30 in the morning and they were closed. He got caught on the way back home.

Boba Rhett
02-11-2005, 03:27 AM
Wow. Heh. The kid sure likes his games.

Pie™
02-11-2005, 03:47 AM
Originally posted by edlib
Slam the tranny into neutral (or better yet, reverse!:eek: ;) ) I read that so wrong. -.-

Anyways, that kid is awesome. :D

RebelScum!
02-11-2005, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by Pie™
-.-

*smells smiley stealer* -.-

Lol that kid must be pretty darn smart to know how to drive a car at 4 years old :eek:.

edlib
02-11-2005, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Pie™
I read that so wrong. -.-
Eh... works either way. :naughty:

:joy:

Leper Messiah
02-11-2005, 10:37 AM
which do people in america typically learn on? i think that people should learn on manual because i find it encourages much better awareness on what you doing but with automatic because you can do it in your sleep virtually, many people pay far less attention in general to what theyre doing on the road.

lukeiamyourdad
02-11-2005, 12:06 PM
I don't think so. People still have to pay attention to the road or they'll crash or something.

Besides, living in a northern country with lots of snow during the winter, I can safely say manual ain't fun in the snow. That's pretty much why you don't see a lot of people using manual here.

El Sitherino
02-11-2005, 01:23 PM
I learned on manual, but I like auto.

kipperthefrog
02-11-2005, 03:25 PM
I never tried manual before, but I saw my grampa do it. it looked loke alot of trouble.

lukeiamyourdad
02-11-2005, 03:29 PM
It's no more trouble then anything really. Just a question of habit.

kipperthefrog
02-11-2005, 03:39 PM
I see. it would be SOME trouble to learn.

BongoBob
02-11-2005, 05:47 PM
I taught myself how to drive an auto last saturday when we had my cousins wedding. My mom and lil bro were in the wedding and my dad was at wrok, adn we were late. "she said it's times like these that I wish you could park the ca." So I said I would figure it out, and bet her a dollar that I would not only do it, but not crash and park real well. I got a dollar needless to say.

I am waiting until next week when my dad is gonna teach me to drive manual.

El Sitherino
02-11-2005, 05:50 PM
Manual is easy, it's just a matter of getting in the habbit of shifting that's difficult.

BongoBob
02-11-2005, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Manual is easy, it's just a matter of getting in the habbit of shifting that's difficult.

:eek:

That's word for word what my dad said.

El Sitherino
02-11-2005, 06:03 PM
*your name here*?

:xp:

Well it's true, you just gotta get into the habbit of shifting gears. Identifying when you should start to shift, all that fun stuff.

kipperthefrog
02-11-2005, 06:08 PM
is manual easier to maintain or cheaper to replace or less likely to go out than automatic transmition?

otherwise, why would any one want anything besides an auto transmition?

El Sitherino
02-11-2005, 06:11 PM
Manual is the best for racing. And some people were raised on manuals, and so it's more natural for them. As for price, it depends on the type and quality of the transmission. Though often manual will run you up more.

BongoBob
02-11-2005, 06:16 PM
I want a Mazda miata with a manual transmission, and that's the exact reason I really really want to learn stick.

Plus it's in my dad's truck, the original pimped ride(1' black and white tv with tuner biznatches :xp: ).

toms
02-15-2005, 08:41 AM
Seee!! and people say video games are a bad influence on our kids!! I'd like to see any so-called teachers teach a four year old to drive a car! hah!