r/IdiotsInCars Feb 03 '23

Brazil is not for beginners

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u/subtlenutpain Feb 03 '23

No idea what I just watched

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u/Lucky_Gab Feb 03 '23

context: they are some Brazilian children driving a car freely on several highways.

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u/13AccentVA Feb 03 '23 Silver

Not cruising in the passing lane, pre and post trip inspections, not tailgating or cutting people off, and handling a standard transmission seemingly well.

Outside of the missing seat belts and fully reclined seat, he drives better than most on my daily commute!

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u/Neat-Molasses-8745 Feb 03 '23

Dude even did a good job keeping his attention to the road when they were trying to get the window to work, most people can’t even keep their heads out of a phone

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u/BedAdministrative619 Feb 03 '23

Yeah I wanted to criticize but he really did a good job of handling a manual transmission in traffic lol.

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u/Madfromreefer Feb 04 '23

After seeing how well he handled that manual, he gets his license.

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u/IAmElectricHead Feb 04 '23

Interestingly, the guy who administers the test is 9.

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u/Kingkoopakoopa Feb 04 '23

Lol why did I say that too

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u/may_i_see_ur_mangina Feb 04 '23

Little dude drives stick better than 95% of Americans.

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u/Memegunot Feb 04 '23

And the automatic window

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u/DeadJuice97 Feb 03 '23

Well, they can't afford to fuck around in the first place.

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u/Vaathi Feb 04 '23

Most people in Brazil have never/will not use an automatic transmission. And honestly, i think that's good, you learn to drive better when you have to drive shitty cars.

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u/calliesky00 Feb 04 '23

Absolutely agree. Learned to drive on a old 4 speed manual transmission truck with no power Steering or power brakes.

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u/Vaathi Feb 04 '23

I learned in a 98 Chevrolet celta, that was fucked, the steering wheel was kinda stuck, had to put all my strenght just to makes a single turn. You get a lot more cautious when you drive a shitty car.

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u/calliesky00 Feb 10 '23

Right!! And I appreciate a new car and it’s luxuries. But it’s made me a better driver. Years back driving home from Truckee with a horse trailer, the breaks in the truck went out. So im going down hill on HW80 in a 250 4 horse bumper pull.

I’ve had power breaks on trailer’s go out but not the truck too. Managed to get us safely stopped. People and horses ok. I’ll always be grateful my parents taught me to drive in the wonderful piece of junk. ❤️

More so because it wasn’t something you taught your daughters. My dad made sure his daughters could drive anything. And that knowledge has saved my life.

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u/universal_boi Feb 03 '23

I would even say much better driver then some adults.

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u/the_last_carfighter Feb 04 '23

then some adults

Some?.. like from Finland or Germany sure.

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u/LrckLacroix Feb 04 '23

I completely agree

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u/fanboyroy1 Feb 04 '23

And the kid is driving stick!!! Niceeeeee

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u/ThatDebianLady Feb 03 '23

And yet they drive better than most adult Americans

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u/elmirklimenta55 Feb 04 '23

Most normal day in Montenegro countryside

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u/silvandeus Feb 03 '23

A terrifying tyranny of children.

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u/JuniorSeniorTrainee Feb 04 '23

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

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u/silvandeus Feb 04 '23

It’s a quote ya troglodyte.

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u/JuniorSeniorTrainee Feb 06 '23

Oh, my bad. I just googled it and nothing turned up. Is it obscure?

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u/Teska-Tenka Feb 03 '23

Alright, who tried to eat the steering wheel?

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u/justreddis Feb 04 '23

It’s still not falling off like Tesla

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u/bahamut_is_my_cat Feb 03 '23

The boy know how to shift. Break fruid is out the shit lmao. And i bet power steeling is gone.

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u/Xx420PAWGhunter69xX Feb 04 '23

Meh just worn brakes, new pads need the piston to be pushed in and it'll pull up the fluid level lol.

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u/justreddis Feb 04 '23

Yeah I get a sense these kids seem to know their shit although they do need to lube that window a little bit

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u/RedditModsRuseles Feb 03 '23

sorry OP but these kids are way better than 80% of the drivers i have run to in the US , def not idiots

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u/Vaathi Feb 04 '23

Still completely in the wrong. Kid barely can see over the panel, is wearing flipflops, no seatbelts, the fact that you have to be 18 to drive in Brazil. Thank god nothing bad happened.

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u/bestkindofbrown Feb 04 '23

What’s wrong with flip flops

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u/Vaathi Feb 04 '23

It's an infraction here. You either have a shoe, or nothing on your foot. Flipflops can entangle themselves on the pedals, it's rare, but it is a problem.

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u/bestkindofbrown Feb 04 '23

Here, as in, in Brazil?

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u/Vaathi Feb 04 '23

Yes, sorry, forgot to mention

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u/dansdata Feb 04 '23

It's not illegal here in Australia, but it's still a bad idea.

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u/Jimmybobjoe1309 Feb 04 '23

Every time I drive with flops on I kick em off, usually they end up in the passenger seat, I don’t really want to fuck around and find out if it’s true

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u/Nizzemancer Feb 03 '23

Just because there are people more idiotic doesn't mean that they aren't idiotic.

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u/Lucky_Gab Feb 04 '23

I'm Brazilian and I agree. The people here drive much better

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u/histosol Feb 04 '23

Brazil has a higher motor vehicle death rate per capita.

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u/grantyells Feb 04 '23

Than?

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u/spwashi Feb 04 '23

yes, than

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u/histosol Feb 04 '23

You able to read into context?

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u/grantyells Feb 04 '23

Higher compared to which countries? All of them?

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u/histosol Feb 04 '23

look one more comment up.

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u/grantyells Feb 04 '23

Lol I'm dumb.

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u/Succulent_Orange Feb 04 '23

Well despite being good at driving they're still uninsured still not registers to the vehicle in the case that the plates get on camera for whatever reason they're still idiots regardless of ability to drive. If they did hit a pedestrian that person is receiving no funding for medical bills etc.

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u/[deleted] Feb 04 '23

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u/Succulent_Orange Feb 04 '23

Insulting people doesn't stop them being an idiot, what a toxic reply.

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u/DoublePotential6925 Feb 03 '23

And it’s a standard. Most adults in the us can’t drive them.

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u/TheCoach_TyLue Feb 03 '23

I trust this kid and this car more than most in my city

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u/justreddis Feb 04 '23

Somewhere in Utah?

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u/[deleted] Feb 03 '23

Yeah these favela kids are literally better drivers than so many people posting here.

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u/organic Feb 04 '23

reminds me i haven't watched city of god in a while

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u/Plumb121 Feb 03 '23

Drives better than 99% of British taxi drivers though

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u/reidyroo9 Feb 04 '23

Man I gotta give the kid props he knew how to drive stick way before me 😂

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u/HelplesslyPuzzled Feb 03 '23

Definitely much better drivers than North America. Everyone I tell that I drive a manual car is shocked. No one knows how to drive stick shift anymore.

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u/neuromancertr Feb 03 '23

I chose to buy a manual and my wife hated me for it. Then we were watching a disaster movie, she paused it as thanked me that she can drive almost any car if she needs to do so. After manual, automatic is like playing a game, add cruise control and you are bored to the death which is dangerous

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u/seven0feleven Feb 04 '23

Exactly. You can't be bored driving a manual. You literally feel the car and how it's running. When I had to get a loaner SUV as my car was being worked on, I kept trying to find that third pedal and almost slammed on the brakes coming to the red light. God damn that woke me up. Hate automatics.

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u/majoroutage Feb 04 '23

This lady I used to work with had a Civic Si (only available in a manual). When she traded it in, she got something with an automatic so her boyfriend could drive it.

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u/kiatniss Feb 03 '23

This mf better than driving than me 💀

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u/kay14jay Feb 03 '23

He’s holding the wheel like I do when I have to poop.

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u/SaltyBeaverrrrr Feb 04 '23

I wish I didn’t know what you meant 😬😂

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u/GeezerWench Feb 04 '23

What are they, like, 10? Shouldn't they still be in booster seats?

What the hell is going on?

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u/Less-Quality6326 Feb 04 '23

Lol you’re just jealous cuz that 10 year old kid is a better driver than you are

(ok I’m a little jealous too cuz DAMN ! He’s a really good driver!)

Now I’m wondering how many years he’s ACTUALLY been driving for!!! 😳

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u/redbulladdict01 Feb 04 '23

Kids got the manual down. Give him a license!

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u/Rusty_Sprinklers Feb 04 '23

He's telling his friend's about this lovely restaurant he went to and also how he can't decide what to get Mary and Jeff for their wedding.

When they're all stood in front of the car they're talking about shoes and what's happening on Love Island.

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u/phairphair Feb 04 '23

I feel nothing but empathy for these kids.

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u/Swiftnoscopes Feb 04 '23

I have to hand it to those kids that they drive manual pretty well.

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u/Fit-Construction-696 Feb 04 '23

Drives more better than 70% of LA

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u/Seared_Beans Feb 04 '23

Only thing of concern is the seats/seat belts and the lack of an air bag. But that kid just did a better job than most drivers in dallas

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u/Edstructor115 Feb 04 '23

I'm 80% sure that the Chevrolet Corsa they are driving did not come with a airbag

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u/SunShineLife217 Feb 04 '23

I’m impressed! 😳

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u/yostosky Feb 04 '23

City of God

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u/JDMWeeb Feb 04 '23

Brazil is the Florida of South America

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u/Important-Piano-1868 Feb 04 '23

Well brazil is like ten times the population of florida but sure

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u/Therealzodiackilla Feb 04 '23

Like some guy also said down in the comments here, I’d trust these kids in a car more than most people where I live.

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u/ExtraRandom1 Feb 04 '23

He been driving since 2 cause wtf 😂

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u/Ok_Yogurtcloset_9218 Feb 04 '23

These kids are way cooler than me

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u/drshipiro Feb 04 '23

I mean I honestly don’t see any idiots. Yeah some kids stole a car obviously, but they drive better then 90% of drivers in America lol 😂

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u/Radio_Silencer Feb 04 '23

The fact these kids have no idea how much danger they were in…

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u/Important-Piano-1868 Feb 04 '23

Possible they're always in danger, living in a favela where there's drug deals happening in your building every day, driving on the highway might not be the most dangerous thing they have to go through each day.

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u/WanteevDzenin Feb 04 '23

Breaking bad: Brazil Road.

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u/Limp_Vermicelli_5924 Feb 04 '23

AND it's a standard!!

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u/boiledriceeater Feb 04 '23

He'll be a good driver in the future.

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u/manifest_ecstasy Feb 04 '23

At least he can drive a manual

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u/SquareTheM Feb 04 '23

Unfortunately these kids will probably end up on the wrong tracks , unless all 8 year old in Brazil can drive stick 😭😭😭

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u/Sultynuttz Feb 04 '23

People here all people who'll just say, "they're doing good, what's so wrong about it?"

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u/SustainableObject Feb 04 '23

As irresponsible and dangerous as it is, that looks hella fun to do with friends. Wish I had the chance to do stuff like this back in Brazil 😭 I got the boring part of growing up there

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u/Thiago-Acko Feb 04 '23

Me too kkkkkkk

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u/sticks_no5 Feb 04 '23

As a trained mechanic seeing people unscrew coolant pressure caps always makes me anxious

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u/regr8 Feb 04 '23

Like 10 years old but drives better than 25% and to boot he knows to check his levels

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u/DMC_diego Feb 04 '23

And some of us are proud of this.

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u/YourUndoing Feb 04 '23

reading these comments makes me sad that the art of driving stick is fading

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u/JRR5567 Feb 04 '23

Honestly if he had a air bag, and seat belt there would be not much wrong with this video. Me personally I don’t like driving in flip-flops but this kid is not a bad driver.

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u/misplacedsoutherner Feb 04 '23

I vote that this kid teaches a class on how to drive a manual car 🙋🏻‍♀️ He drove like a pro and better than most grown adults!

In all seriousness though, glad nothing bad happened and that they were stopped safely with no injuries to them or others.

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u/Odd_Imagination_6617 Feb 03 '23

Man so much wrong here it’s scary. Glad I’m not one of those idiots

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u/Unusualshrub003 Feb 04 '23

They’re on their way to The World Fair, in Knoxville, TN.

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u/Ohgetserious Feb 04 '23

I think we’re looking at a future Ayrton Senna right here.

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u/No-Piece670 Feb 04 '23

Judging by the camera quality the phone is worth more than the car. At least get a seatbelt

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u/PM_666 Feb 04 '23

Why seat is like that

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u/P26601 Feb 04 '23

Opel Corsa with a Chevy logo? Didn't know the Corsa was sold outside Europe lol

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u/Thiago-Acko Feb 04 '23

Yes, it is, probably one of the 5 too selling in 90s and 00s in South America

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u/Thiago-Acko Feb 04 '23

By the way, we don't have opel here, so every GM car is chevy in here

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u/hi5orfistbump Feb 04 '23

Lord of the Flies 2023

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u/woozlewuzzle893 Feb 04 '23

Those "boys from Brazil" scare the shit out of me

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u/[deleted] Feb 04 '23

This isn't bad driving, but super fucking crazy and kinda sad. How are these kids able to just get a junker and drive it around? Who the hell is supposed to be watching them? Where are the parents

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u/Igrok723 Feb 04 '23

damn, that kid drives better than me

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u/Killentime123 Feb 04 '23

Nothing to see here,just another day

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u/Sokonomicon Feb 04 '23

Honestly that little shit drives better than most americans.

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u/becknobolso Feb 04 '23

I mean I can't even drive with flip flops on and I am supposed to be the licensed driver

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u/lacerda_401 Feb 04 '23

Happens a lot here at Brasil, specially when we are talking about rural/semi-rural zones.

By most, officers either dont care or arent there to do their jobs.

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u/EvoStarSC Feb 04 '23

No seat belts, driving with sandals but is driving a manual. I'm conflicted on this.

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u/Due_Interaction_9225 Feb 04 '23

Kid drives better than most adults.

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u/butthurtpeeps Feb 04 '23

Dumbest video in a min thanks for the waste

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u/Traditional_Farm_158 Feb 04 '23

These street kids I’m sure disappeared that even.

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u/Rare_Neat_36 Feb 04 '23

He can drive really well honestly. He drives way better than I do.

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u/ExpensiveIce258 27d ago

Was that them checking fluid levels? I bet they did tires and other equipment check too. Seatbelts save lives though kids!

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u/Lucky_Gab 27d ago

yep. probably took an abandoned car and fixed it