The younger generation have it easy these days – everything is automated, at the touch of a button or a flick of a switch. They don’t know what transferring data with a floppy disk is like, the inconvenience of a phone without a camera and they most certainly aren’t familiar with a manual gearbox.

The last bit recently landed two millenials, aged 15 and 17 in Nashville, USA in hot soup as both are now held for attempted robbery and car theft among other charges. Why?

All because they couldn’t drive a manual. After a failed first attempt, the teens approached another target as she was walking away from her car with the keys in hand. They snatched it off her, got into the victim’s vehicle but after a few seconds, they exited it and fled on foot again, as they did on the first occasion.

Both were later spotted and picked up by local authorities and were subsequently identified and charged; talk about a massive fail.

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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.