Motorist’s tongue-in-cheek warning to potential young car thieves written on the back of his ute goes viral online
- A driver has joked young car thieves could not steal his manual transmission car
- The Victorian driver also criticised NSW Police for strip-searching children
- Only 9.2 per cent of drivers purchased a manual transmission vehicle in 2018
A cheeky motorist has taken a jab at millennial car thieves for their apparent inability to use a manual transmission.
The Victorian driver wrote a series of messages onto their vehicle that joked the manual transmission now acted as a ‘millennial anti-theft device’.
The image shared to Instagram community page Brown Cardigan also showed messages that criticised NSW Police for its controversial use of strip-searching.
The Victorian driver wrote a series of messages onto their vehicle that joked the manual transmission now acted as a ‘millennial anti theft device’
‘News flash: Sydney now strip-searches 12-year-old girls, keep your child close if you visit Sydney,’ it said.
‘Sydney the boring geriatric village with a big bridge, don’t bother going.’
The community page labelled the driver a ‘Melbourne boomer’ who was making jokes at a common millennial stereotype.
‘Some heavy Melbourne big boomer energy. Hahaha millennials can’t drive manual,’ it captioned the post.
Only 9.2 per cent of drivers who purchased a new car or commercial vehicle in 2018 chose a manual transmission, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
Only 9.2 per cent of drivers who purchased a new car or commercial vehicle in 2018 chose a manual transmission
Many younger people were quick to respond to the claims with the dismissive slogan ‘ok boomer’.
‘Someone give this old guy a hug,’ another said.
Other people agreed with the driver and said the amount of young people who can’t drive a manual car was worrying.
‘I was trying to sell my HiLux last year, the amount of young fellas who looked and then said I can’t drive manual was actually surprising, this guy kind of has a point,’ a man said.