See What Happens When 1994 Ford Ranger Driver Takes Out The Key While Driving
As a car owner, we’ve all experienced those fleeting moments of curiosity that seem to enter our heads at the most unnecessary times; especially when you are sitting in traffic or just driving along a lonely highway. You know, those questions about the characteristics of the car such as shifting into reverse while going 60 miles per hour, or if the handbrake is strong enough to stop the car while stationary and get through traffic. Ultimately, they are unnecessary, can be searched the internet, and even downright dangerous, but we can all agree on one thing: let someone else do it for us with their own car.
So in this episode of “Things You Probably Won’t Do Yourself,” AutoVlog’s Mike takes one for the team again. As a follow-up video to his series of jokes with the ignition and key systems, this current video features his 1994 Ford Ranger in the most basic version available at the time. So no electronic locks, no air conditioning, no power steering, manually adjustable mirrors and, of course, a key to start the car. For those wondering, this is probably his third or fourth truck, and he’s made some significant changes to his other pickups, so having a drummer to perform random experiments won’t be a problem.
At least, unless it’s stolen. You see, from what we saw in the video, it looks like the key to that specific car locks, unlocks, and starts the car. The key can also be removed while the barrel is in the “on” position, and the truck is working perfectly. Heck, he even throws it out the window while he’s driving. The problem is, Mike literally found out that you could start the car without the key when he stopped to shut off the engine. So this means that the key is only needed to lock and unlock the truck. Sounds sketchy, but it’s a manual, so it’s enough to deter 99% of thieves, anyway.