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SHAWNEE, Kan. (Sept. 26) - A would-be carjacker got away with nothing more than the keys Monday after he apparently was thwarted by the vehicle's manual transmission. The thief was armed with a shotgun when he ordered a 26-year-old man out of his Chevrolet Camaro in a suburban Kansas City parking lot. The driver complied, but when the robber got into the car he was unable to manage the stick shift. The robber fled the scene in a four-door car that someone else was driving. Police are investigating whether the attempted theft is linked to four similar robberies in Johnson County during the past week. Copyright 2005 The Associated Press
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SHAWNEE, Kan. (Sept. 26) - A would-be carjacker got away with nothing more than the keys Monday after he apparently was thwarted by the vehicle's manual transmission.

The thief was armed with a shotgun when he ordered a 26-year-old man out of his Chevrolet Camaro in a suburban Kansas City parking lot. The driver complied, but when the robber got into the car he was unable to manage the stick shift.

The robber fled the scene in a four-door car that someone else was driving.

Police are investigating whether the attempted theft is linked to four similar robberies in Johnson County during the past week.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press

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:lol:

I always knew my car had a heavy clutch! Maybe the guy couldn't drive stick, period, but oh well... At least he was smart enough to pick something that would outrun the cops and get good fuel economy! :)
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Yeahbut, all ya gotta do is rev past a certain RPM in first gear to defeat the skip shift feature, right?
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Yeahbut, all ya gotta do is rev past a certain RPM in first gear to defeat the skip shift feature, right?

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yyyyup!

Maybe he couldn't find reverse? or he just couldn't drive stick!
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I knew there was a use for the 1st-to-4th trans! :P
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I knew there was a use for the 1st-to-4th trans!  :P

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yea we should demand an auto insurance discout... We have Skip Shift!

seriously, i thought if you revved it too high, that you couldnt shift, not that u reved it passed a certain rpm...
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Past 25% throttle (gas pedal is where it counts) the skip shift is defeated.
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My father had an old '54 GMC and he installed the transmission backwards so that the gears didn't match the normal shift pattern. He did that for this very reason because a '54 GMC doesn't have any great security features. Could it be this guy did the same thing?
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not that easy wiht a new car. You'dd spend a fortune to reverse a modern 6-speed.
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yea we should demand an auto insurance discout... We have Skip Shift!

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yeah! give me my money back, Geico!!
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