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When I was little, I thought that cars were psychic. It blew my mind that every time we came up on a turn, the car would blink this little arrow telling the direction we should turn, and we always turned that way! I was very disappointed when I found out that my father was responsible for the blinker coming on, not the car itself. :D

SmartCar
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When I was little I used to think that the dome light in the car was really called the dumb light.

Lauren
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I used to believe that any time I rode with my parents in a car that we were actually in an actual race. I also used to picture my grandmother and all my family members listening to the race on the radio at home.

Joshua
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I thought that limousines were bendable and could curve around turns. I got this idea from a cartoon.

Aretia
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I used to believe that the brake pedal on inside of the car were the brake pads. So when someone said the pads were low, I'd look at the pedal and say, "No they're not!"

Anon
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When I was 4 or 5 my Grandma told me while we were riding in the car, that If I didn't duck my head when we went under a bridge I would get a nasty bump
You know I ducked my head for years after she told me that, I think into my teens.

Michael
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when i was little, i used to think that cars had faces and talked to eachother in the parking lot.

Whitney
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When I was a little girl and we were driving in the car, I always thought the signs in the residential areas that read "speed radar controlled" meant that my dad couldn't drive any faster than the speed limit because his car was controlled by a radar beam!

Noelle
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My wife used to believe that the purpose of the stick shift in her Dad's car was to stir the gas.

Curt
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When I was little I heard my mom and her friends talking about "driving stick" shift but I didn't know what that was, so I imagined them balancing on walking sticks and hopping along.

Madeleine
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I used to believe that my parents drove the car like a plane - push on the steering wheel to go faster, pull to go slower

Anon
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I used to believe that since I couldn't see the people driving in other cars, that the cars were driving themselves.

Anon
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I used to believe the turning signals in a car were the car's navi AI. I always wondered how it knew where we were going.

Belle
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I used to believe that when your car flashes the blinking lights, that meant it would explode on that side.

Coleen
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I used to think that a carpool was an el camino with water in the back that you could sit in and relax while you were driven around.

Courtney
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When my mom told me "This car won't move until you buckle your seatbelt," I thought the car literally wouldn't move. Maybe there was some sort of electronic locking system that wouldn't let you put the car in gear if all the seatbelts weren't buckled, or something. It never occurred to me that she just meant she wouldn't drive it anywhere.

Eric Schwartz
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I had been at a low rider hydraulic car show when I was about 7 and I had noticed that all of the car badges were written in Italics. I then connected the two together and assumed that in order for a car to have hydraulics, the name had to be written in italics and any car that had italics, had to have hydraulics.

willow
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I thought if you got on a road it took your car wherever you intended to go almost like a train track.

Anon
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When I was a child, my Father told me that he had to go get a new "sticker" for his truck. The only "sticker" I knew of was a grassbur. I got into the truck, and asked him where the new sticker was. He pointed to a paper thing on the windshield. I asked him again where the "sticker" was, and was yelled at and hit.

Anon
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when i was young my dad told me that convertables converted into stuff and i thought that a car could convert into a dog!

Joshua Bedward
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