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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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