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Kid damages GT 350
« on: April 12, 2020, 10:06:54 AM »
https://youtu.be/gjCOEW9jsuU
Looks like an R judging by the red badge. Crazy how these things happen.
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2020, 10:08:35 AM »
That’s unfortunate
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2020, 11:08:39 AM »

Now would be a good time to revisit whether or not that individual truly needs a drivers license.
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2020, 11:25:22 AM »
Interesting foreshadowing......”I’m dead”.... ;D

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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 01:21:21 PM »
Trying to figure out the logistics of how this happened.  No longer are cars made where they can be started in gear without the clutch depressed (as far as I know).  Therefore he must've either started the GT 350R in neutral and shifted to reverse by accident and let go the clutch or he started it in first gear with the clutch depressed and spontaneously let the clutch up.
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2020, 03:04:01 PM »
It almost sounded like he said, “I did it, I did it!” with excitement. Had to watch a few times.
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2020, 03:48:08 PM »
That's what I thought he said at first as well.  No, quite clearly, he knows he's dead.  It was a Ferris Bueller moment for him.  Dad's car without a doubt.
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2020, 04:04:22 PM »
Kid would be wise to hit the road.

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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2020, 04:21:04 PM »
That's what I thought he said at first as well.  No, quite clearly, he knows he's dead.  It was a Ferris Bueller moment for him.  Dad's car without a doubt.

I thought of the same movie reference!
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2020, 04:46:07 PM »
Kid would be wise to hit the road.

Not if he was raised right. First thing to do when you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging!
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2020, 12:32:02 AM »
....or he started it in first gear with the clutch depressed and spontaneously let the clutch up.

Most likely scenario IMO.
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2020, 08:54:44 AM »
Parents, just like your Guns, you don't leave the Keys to Cars like this where any one can get their hands on them.  Just as much Dad's Fault.

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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2020, 10:51:37 AM »
Also the parents responsibility to raise trustworthy children.To me ,as a father.that is maybe the most important quality.

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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2020, 10:06:25 AM »
A lack of parenting is it's own reward..
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Re: Kid damages GT 350
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2020, 10:37:28 AM »
I have a 2016 Mustang GT with the same shifter. 

To put the car in reverse, you have to lift up on the metal ring below the shift knob in order to get to the far left reverse location.  Everyone, and I mean everyone, puts the car in 1st gear the first time you drive it and think it is in reverse because they don't know about lifting the metal ring.   If you don't see the back up camera image on the touch screen, you are not in reverse, you are in first gear. 

This was a simple mistake that is easily made, and was made by myself the first several times I drove my car.