(KPLR) – On Monday’s “The Way It Oughta Be”, sometimes it pays to be old school.
Nearly every car sold today has an automatic transmission. The old-school stick shift is hard to find. Fewer than 5% of new cars sold today have the old manual transmission.
I know one driver who is glad he bought a stick shift. He was driving his car in Florida when a couple of bad guys tried to pull off a carjacking.
They ordered him out of the car. He left. When thieves tried to steal his car, they couldn't. They didn't know how to drive a stick shift. The crime was foiled.
Sometimes it pays to be old school.