Related to What Model Car Do You Drive? Do you know how to drive stick shift?

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  1. 2 Ag R8Cs

    2 Ag R8Cs Member Banned User

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    Last April I bought a car with stick shift, I posted a picture of my car in the thread and I also I saw a lot of pictures of nice cars in the what car do you drive thread and was wondering how many of those cars were stick shift.

    A while back I read that a lot of people do not know how to drive stick because automatics are so popular and there are so few stick shift cars that a lot of people probably never sat in a car with stick shift. A while back I read a funny story where some thugs (typical dumb crook) were trying to car-jack a car and when hey forced the owner to get out of the car and got inside they discovered it was stick they walked away and gave up on trying to steal it.

    By the way there are a lot of nice pictures of peoples rides. :punk:
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I prefer my vehicles to be manuals. The Jeep Wrangler has it as a readily available option thankfully. The Buick GN only had automatics available so I have to suffer a bit when I drive it.
     
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    That's about all i've driven my whole life....Haven't driven a paddle shifter car yet....I've often wonder why car makers never offered a sequential manual floor shift like a lot of race cars had
     
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    ...i learned to dive with a stick, vw bug. ive had 3 on the tree and 4 on the tree (column shift ) as well as 3,4, and 5 on the floor.
     
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    Used to.
     
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    John Mahlin These go to eleven Gold

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    I have a 5-speed, the wife an automatic. I think the manual keeps you more focused on driving.
     
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    Learned to drive on a 3 on the tree. Have owned mostly stick, other than a couple of "muscle car" types. My current truck is auto, as I didn't want to deal with it when I was driving in snow in rural areas. But it's pointless here in Ontario...looking for a decent used for 3 months.
     
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    I can drive stick. I've never understood the allure with manual transmission, it's just extra shit I have to do in order for me to make my car move. Especially hate stick when sitting in traffic for hours. But I can see the benefit to manual if you drive a race car or the like, but if you just have a regular commuter car, automatic is the way to go.
     
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    I prefer automatics in heavy traffic, other wise the stuck is way better IMO. More control, better mileage, easier on the brakes
     
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    When I rented a car on Italy they didn't offer manuals :rofl:

    I guess they don't really have em over there
     
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    I mostly drive 5 speed.... always preferred the control instead of feeling the car clunk into the next gear... Except, when I was in a start-up and had to negotiate about 55 miles each way, mostly through the breadbasket of stop-creep & stop LA rush hour traffic, I gratefully got myself an automatiic "rolling sofa " to go with the other 2 sticks.
     
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    I prefer auto-far easier-you have to pay attention when driving manual cars
     
  14. Mike in Houston

    Mike in Houston I got more balls than the daily lottery. VIP

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    I drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2012. It's an automatic thankfully but I used to drive a manual Ford F-150.
     
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    Yes. I actually learned how to drive on a stick shift. Bad idea by the way.
     
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    Learned on a long-throw Hurst 3-speed. Love driving a stick when I can.
     
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    I've taken sticks up to SF.. waiting for lights to turn green on those steep hills can be harrowing. Don't know that I'd opt to drive one in that city.
     
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    I love driving so having a manual gives me another aspect to enjoy. Of course I enjoy it far more if the car has good power and handling.
     
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    Both my car's are stick. My DD in NYC traffic is a 5 speed and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Guys who cl can't drive stick are pussies. ..at least IMO
     
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    Modern cars have "hill assist" for those with fairy ankles. Basically it uses the brakes to hold the car still while you go from the brake to the clutch so you don't roll back into anyone. I shut it off.
     
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