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Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

In one scene when Driver and Irene are talking on the phone, Driver is seen using a cell phone. When the shot cuts to Irene, we hear Driver hanging up with what sounds like a landline phone being put back on its cradle.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When The Driver opens the door for the robbers at the beginning of the movie, you can hear the car make a beeping noise. This "key in ignition" noise only plays when the driver's door is open, to prevent locking the keys in the car.
During the initial chase Driver realizes they have been spotted on the bridge by the police helicopter. He immediately puts his foot down and the engine sound suggest fast acceleration. However, the distance to the other cars in front hardly changes in the following scenes, if at all.
During the chase scene after the pawn shop heist, Driver maneuvers his Mustang 5.0L backwards down a canyon highway. Although the Ford Mustang only has one reverse gear, the engine sounds played suggest the shifting of gears for a manual transmission.
With the exception of the Chevrolet stock car, the cars driven by Driver are all automatics but change gear with the sound of a manual transmission.

Character error 

A television shows the Los Angeles Clippers playing the Toronto Raptors in the opening scene. Later, while Driver waits in his car, the radio announcer calls the score of an NBA game between the Boston Celtics at 77 points and the Los Angeles Clippers at 72 points. Moments later, after announcing the Celtics scored, the radio announcer states the score is still Celtics 77, Clippers 72.

Continuity 

The Impala shifts up thorough eight gears in the chase .
When Drive and Irene are in the diner, the ketchup bottle on the table has the "back of the bottle label" on both sides.
When Bernie visits Shannon's garage to see his newly acquired stock car, Nino criticizes Bernie for making the purchase and expresses his preference for a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. When the scene cuts to a conversation between Bernie and Driver, the Ford Thunderbird is no longer seen in the garage.
During the car chase after the pawn shop robbery they drive towards a silver Ford Focus which honks its horn. When they pass the car it turns out to be a blue Toyota Corolla.
While stealing a Mustang GT, Driver can be seen wearing his driving gloves as he walks up to the car. The gloves are seen in the next shot hanging from the rear pocket of his jeans as he enters the vehicle with bare hands, only to reappear on his hands when he is behind the wheel in the following shot.
When Driver is waiting for the robbers, the right rear door is open before Driver opens it. When the first robber exits the building, the door is still open. In the very next shot, Driver opens the door for the robber to get in.
While Driver is waiting outside of the pawn shop (approximately two and a half minutes on-screen) the orientation of the Sun moves from Noon to late Afternoon.
After being beaten up, the character 'Standard' has a large gash on the left side of his head. However, when he is being driven to the pawn shop, it has disappeared.
In the initial scene when Driver is waiting for the two robbers to return, a crew member can be seen walking in the driver side mirror of the Chevy impala.
During the initial chase scene, Driver takes off his watch and straps it to the steering wheel in the Impala. When parking in the stadium, he rushes out of the car, but later when he drives his own car the watch is back on his wrist.
During the car chase after the pawnshop robbery, the chasing car almost comes to a stop in the last corner. The next shot shows a huge speed before it crashes.

Crew or equipment visible 

At 44:38 into the movie and during the chase after the pawn shop robbery, the camera cuts to a shot of the girl in the back seat showing the chase car being flipped in slow motion. Just to her left shoulder on the rear interior deck of the car is the Iconix HD camera that is used to photograph some of the case scene.
The camera reflection is seen on a dolly move where the Driver sees Irene with Benicio outside the Grocery Store and gives them a ride home.
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Factual errors 

Driver is told "Chevy Impala, most popular car in the state of California." The most popular car in California is the Toyota Camry. The Impala barely makes the top 10.
When Driver steals the Mustang off the street he gains access without using a key. He would have needed a properly cut and coded transponder key to start the car.
When Driver crashes into Nino's car and pushes him off the cliff, the car at the top of the cliff has all front end lights working. There is no chance the lights would have survived such an impact.
During the initial sequence, Driver is listing to the Clippers game on the radio, but the XM radio is tuned to the 60s on 6 channel, which plays music from the 1960s, not current sports.
When Shannon is in the garage talking to Bernie about the race car, he says that the tire treads are still in good shape to assure Bernie of his purchase. Treads on NASCAR-style stock car tires are a bad thing. Stock cars use tires without treads to maximize grip on racetracks.
When Driver is obtaining his Chevrolet Impala for the heist, he is told that the stock engine has been swapped for one with over 300 horsepower. In reality, that generation Impala already had an available engine with over 300 horsepower.

Revealing mistakes 

In one shot, the tachometer on Driver's steering column reads 0 RPMs as he drives around. This is likely due to the vehicle being towed on a dolly. The tachometer can be seen working in other shots.
The production used two different Mustang GT's while filming. One, a 2011 model, is equipped with the 5.0L engine. The other is a 2010 model, which looks identical but is equipped with a 4.6L engine. All 2011 and later model Mustangs equip a wide view mini mirror, which can be seen when Driver steals the Mustang before the pawn shop heist. In the chase following the heist, the mirror is a regular full-on driver-side mirror without wide view, last used on the 2010 model.
Obviously flipped footage of Driver when he first spots Irene and Benicio standing with Shannon at the garage. In addition to the text on the lift being backwards, his hair is parted in a different direction and the brown patch on his denim shirt has jumped to the other side of his chest.

Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

Towards the end of the movie, in the initial shot near the car, when Driver is about to give Bernie the money, Bernie stabs him just to the left of the mid-line. In subsequent shots the wound is clearly on Driver's right abdominal flank.

Continuity 

When Driver rams into Nino's car for the second time to push him over the cliff, he's shown to ram into the rear right door. After Nino's car tumbles down the cliff, there's a huge dent on the right front fender.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Nino's car flips off the cliff, the device used to flip the car is briefly visible at the bottom of the frame.
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Revealing mistakes 

Towards the end of the movie, Driver rams his car into Nino's, pushing it off the cliff. In the subsequent shots, Driver's car is seen atop the cliff with no visible damage, the most obvious goof being that both headlights are fully intact.

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