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Old 09-15-2018, 09:06 AM
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Old guy gets stuck in his cherished Cadillac XLR

https://jalopnik.com/man-gets-stuck-...ter-1829008202

First mistake the old guy made was paying 100 large for a 2006 Cadillac!
Second mistake was not keeping an empty Gatorade bottle in the car.

The last paragraph of the news article is the b*tch slap of truth;

There are a few takeaways here.
People should read their owner’s manuals, or at least keep them in their cars.
Dealers should explain key safety features like this when they sell the vehicles.
And automakers should probably try to make stuff as intuitive as possible (this applies for pretty much all features),

especially when their clients tend to be old folks (Corvette owners, Cadillac owners).


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Old 09-15-2018, 09:20 AM
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The problem is anybody, including those who cannot read road warning signs, can get a license.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:24 AM
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The problem is anybody, including those who cannot read road warning signs, can get a license.
So true!

And it's proven to me everyday I drive the DC/Baltimore Beltways....
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SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
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Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:52 PM
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Killer body style, shat for power.

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Old 09-21-2018, 07:03 PM
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Amazing he has lived to see his 70s...
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:25 PM
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Heres an idea. Bring back a lever. More dumb stuff to jack up the price and fail..


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I agree. Never cared for all the electronic bells and whistles. I even think they went slightly overboard with the climate control on out Marauders. Give me knobs to turn and I'm happy.
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I agree. Never cared for all the electronic bells and whistles. I even think they went slightly overboard with the climate control on out Marauders. Give me knobs to turn and I'm happy.
I've got a kno... nevermind.

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I can't, I'm locked in a Cadillac at the moment. Send nudes! I mean help, send help...

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Old 09-22-2018, 07:38 PM
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I can't, I'm locked in a Cadillac at the moment. Send nudes! I mean help, send help...
Don't piss in your loafers!!!
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1984 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo Convertible FI. 5 speed manual
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1999 Ranger 3.sl0w DD/Beater

SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
w/Crower Cams & Springs, +1mm SS valves, mild port job on the cylinder heads.
Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
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