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(The Local)   Buy new car, park it on slope above highway, forget handbrake, guess what happens   (thelocal.de) divider line 29
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2013-12-19 11:40:45 AM  
get another new car?
 
2013-12-19 11:41:26 AM  
Magic School Bus?
 
2013-12-19 11:43:18 AM  
Sue the manufacturer for lack of auto-handbrake?  Sue the hill owner for not making an even driving surface?  Sue god for making gravity cause this unfortunate incident?

*looks at article*

Oh, Germany eh?  I guess the owner took on personal responsibility for the situation and everyone lived happily ever after.
 
2013-12-19 11:44:44 AM  
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that the owner is a woman.
 
2013-12-19 11:45:47 AM  
Does Clive Anderson call them highways in England?

24.media.tumblr.com

/I wish Clive would come back for the new American version and replace that girl who does nothing but give out the games and laugh randomly
//What good is a WLIIA host if he or she doesn't have any back and forth with the performers and no comedic jokes of their own?
 
2013-12-19 11:46:40 AM  
Slapstick comedy?
 
2013-12-19 11:47:56 AM  
He fixes the cable?
 
2013-12-19 11:51:24 AM  
Handbrake??? giggles, shakes head, steps back into bushes
 
2013-12-19 11:51:45 AM  
Results would vary widely dependent upon the owner's heart growing three sizes at that point:

www.christmaslibrary.ca
 
2013-12-19 11:53:46 AM  
Was Sandra Bullock the owner?  Gravity is a heartless biatch.
 
2013-12-19 11:55:33 AM  
I drop my pants and run around the office?
 
2013-12-19 11:56:08 AM  
Do they even sell cars without auto parking breaks in the US anymore my 10 year old stick shift has it. If I need to push the car for any reason I have to put my keys (or a pen or screwdriver) into the break override next to the shifter and keep a button held down the entire time.
 
2013-12-19 11:57:33 AM  
One of the few laws that can't be superseded by the size of your bank account.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-19 11:58:21 AM  
The detail of that story was very in-depth,  The pictures were clear and telling.  The video was even better.
 
2013-12-19 11:59:47 AM  
It runs off with your wife?
 
2013-12-19 12:03:16 PM  
The velociraptor got upset and farted on the dog who panicked and ate the Hamburglar.
 
2013-12-19 12:09:35 PM  

generallyso: One of the few laws that can't be superseded by the size of your bank account.

[i.imgur.com image 561x630]


That's no longer entirely true:

images.dailytech.com
 
2013-12-19 12:10:26 PM  

cardex: Do they even sell cars without auto parking breaks in the US anymore my 10 year old stick shift has it. If I need to push the car for any reason I have to put my keys (or a pen or screwdriver) into the break override next to the shifter and keep a button held down the entire time.


Is this English?
 
2013-12-19 12:20:28 PM  

blatz514: cardex: Do they even sell cars without auto parking breaks in the US anymore my 10 year old stick shift has it. If I need to push the car for any reason I have to put my keys (or a pen or screwdriver) into the break override next to the shifter and keep a button held down the entire time.

Is this English?


It is. It just needs to be fixed, graded and returned.
 
2013-12-19 12:22:40 PM  
Why didn't the driver just put it in "Park"? That'll hold a car just fine.

Ah...right - it's a German driver. Those silly Euro-peons and their manual transmissions.

I guess this is the price you pay for sacrificing convenience for, oh I don't know....fun?

/47 & still never owned a slushbox.

//ALWAYS park in gear with handbrake pulled.
 
2013-12-19 12:56:52 PM  

Slayinit: Why didn't the driver just put it in "Park"? That'll hold a car just fine.

Ah...right - it's a German driver. Those silly Euro-peons and their manual transmissions.

I guess this is the price you pay for sacrificing convenience for, oh I don't know....fun?

/47 & still never owned a slushbox.

//ALWAYS park in gear with handbrake pulled.


Last time I rented a car in that part of the world, it came with a weird drive-by-wire manual transmission with no clutch and you switched gears by tapping the shifter left and right.  Can't remember the name of the car, but it looked like a Subaru Outback and had a lightning bolt on the front.  Maybe it comes with a standard "fark you I roll down hills" feature as well.
 
2013-12-19 01:02:35 PM  
It caused 20,000€ worth of damage rolling down the hill.
Did it knock over some Ming dynasty flower pots on the way?
 
2013-12-19 01:02:50 PM  
I just got a new 6-speed Mazdaspeed3 and I was up for *waaaaaaaayyyy* too long the first week I was breaking her in so me and the car behind me at the ATM that I almost rolled into are getting a kick out of these replies : )
 
2013-12-19 01:47:49 PM  

ausfahrk: Can't remember the name of the car, but it looked like a Subaru Outback and had a lightning bolt on the front.


The lightning bolt was to counter the effect of earth magnetism, known in some circles as gravity.

In that model, there should be a switch on the dash that activates a tractor beam that lets the car in front of you pull you along.
 
2013-12-19 01:49:55 PM  

Wrath of Heaven: I just got a new 6-speed Mazdaspeed3 and I was up for *waaaaaaaayyyy* too long the first week I was breaking her in so me and the car behind me at the ATM that I almost rolled into are getting a kick out of these replies : )


Almost being the key word.

My last new car, I got the breakin period done in two nights on a nice loopy toll road.  Temporary plates can't be read by the cameras at the (insert automatic system of choice) lanes.  Good times.
 
2013-12-19 01:55:18 PM  

Radak: Wrath of Heaven: I just got a new 6-speed Mazdaspeed3 and I was up for *waaaaaaaayyyy* too long the first week I was breaking her in so me and the car behind me at the ATM that I almost rolled into are getting a kick out of these replies : )

Almost being the key word.

My last new car, I got the breakin period done in two nights on a nice loopy toll road.  Temporary plates can't be read by the cameras at the (insert automatic system of choice) lanes.  Good times.



I learned a very valuable lesson and the cute chick laughed it off when I pointed to my temporary tags and told her I just got the car.

Also, well played you magnificent bastard.
 
2013-12-19 02:38:58 PM  
How can this happen?

The new car, belonging to a 51-year-old woman

Oh, nevermind.
 
2013-12-19 02:50:25 PM  
Damn. That happened to me about 15 years ago. The car slammed into a school bus (empty except for driver). It was lame as hell because I had just bought the car a couple of months prior (used, about 2 years old).
 
2013-12-19 05:22:52 PM  

ausfahrk: Last time I rented a car in that part of the world, it came with a weird drive-by-wire manual transmission with no clutch and you switched gears by tapping the shifter left and right.  Can't remember the name of the car, but it looked like a Subaru Outback and had a lightning bolt on the front.  Maybe it comes with a standard "fark you I roll down hills" feature as well.


That'd be Opel (GM European brand):
www.cartype.com

If it was clutchless it was not a manual transmission.  It could have been a computer controlled manual, dual clutch, or just an automatic with manual control over gearshifts.  Either way, it would have had "park".
 
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