Category: car

In 2007, a robber drove a $280k Porsche through the window of a Malaysian car showroom, then abandoned the car nearby because its gas tank was empty. The robber kept the keys, brought a tank of gas to the police station where the car was impounded and stole it a second time.

About 1/3 of new cars no longer come with a spare tire. While some have run-flat tires, having no spare tires decreases weight and increases fuel economy and also quietly saves car companies millions of dollars a year.

An Anti seat-belt advocate, Derek Kieper, once wrote that “Uncle Sam is not here to regulate every facet of life no matter the consequences.” He later died after being thrown from his vehicle while driving without a seat-belt.

Most states require car manufacturers to sell through the dealers. Even if your order directly from the factory, the order must go through the dealer. This dealer distribution system adds around 30% to the price of the cars.

Car makers employ sound engineers to give car doors that satisfying ‘thunk’ when closed. 

Both Ferrari and Porsche declined to provide a sports car for the 1990 film Pretty Woman. They took offense that a prostitute would be in their car. Lotus didn’t mind.

Both Ferrari and Porsche declined to provide a sports car for the 1990 film Pretty Woman. They took offense that a prostitute would be in their car. Lotus didn’t mind.

Modern cruise control was developed by an engineer frustrated by his lawyer who kept speeding up and slowing down the car as he talked.

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Modern cruise control was developed by an engineer frustrated by his lawyer who kept speeding up and slowing down the car as he talked.

Photo : Sav127 / wikipedia

You should never put your feet up on a car’s dashboard. Airbags go off like small bombs, and they can break both of your legs.

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