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Who here knows how to drive a stick shift?

Can you drive a stick shift?

  • Yes

    Votes: 251 94.4%
  • No

    Votes: 15 5.6%

  • Total voters
    266

Willard

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So, thought this would be interesting to see how many of us can actually drive a stick. I can, and think everyone should learn. It's just so much more fun.

Sadly, however, there are a lot of people now who don't know how do drive a manual.

So, do you?
 
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steventadams

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No :(. I had convinced a few of my friends with sticks to let me try it out on their cars but things kept coming up. One day... Once I do get the hang of it I get to play with a Bullit though so I'm pushing to get it done.
 
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m4dc0w

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It should say who can drive a stick shift properly :p:

How about paddle shifters?

heheh

how about trucks with more than 9 gears?

heh

Yes to all of the above
 
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HahnsB2

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Yup, wouldn't own anything else...

Can drive without the clutch and non-synchro tranny's too.
 
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MountaineerGreen

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I DD my Ranger 3.0/5 speed. I actually prefer a standard transmission, better power and economy and overall control of the vehicle. Sadly, manual transmissions are rarely even available anymore in most models.

I can also drive non-syncro semi trucks- I drive one infrequently, but I can.

The trick is switching from one to the other back to back.

Its like when I started driving lift trucks, the forward and reverse control is where the turn signal is on vehicles. I got in my car after the first day and nearly ripped off my turn signal stalk.
 
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toypaseo

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I learned to drive stick on a 4 spd 1981 Mazda GLC.

The first time I drove an auto, it was scary, but I was 15, on a canal road, and fleeing away from a county water inspector :shifty_ey
 
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snoborder42

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I hate hate hate automatics!!!! Can't stand them at all.

First car I ever drove was my parents 5speed explorer and never went back. :thumbsup:
 
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James909

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No, because I've never had the opportunity to learn. I would love to learn but I don't even know anyone that drives a stick. They are so rare nowadays. I can however drive a motocross bike with a 6 speed manual transmission. I know it's not the same but it's the same idea. I'm only 19 though and do have plans of eventually owning a car with a manual transmission.
 
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I haven't owned an automatic since 1978. :eek: :smokinfro
 
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Willard

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No, because I've never had the opportunity to learn. I would love to learn but I don't even know anyone that drives a stick. They are so rare nowadays. I can however drive a motocross bike with a 6 speed manual transmission. I know it's not the same but it's the same idea. I'm only 19 though and do have plans of eventually owning a car with a manual transmission.

I have the advantage that my dad's truck is a stick. Learned on it, and love it. Know some tricks, too. Like powershifting, and shifting without the clutch. I love manual transmissions. Reliable, efficient, and fun to drive. I'm 19, too.
 
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FROADER

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I learned on a stick at age 9. I like stick much better than auto (depending on what kind of vehicle I'm driving), but own 2 autos right now. :shifty_ey

My girlfriend's '08 BMW 335i is stick though. :burnout:
 
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At my age, I would HOPE I know how to drive a stick shift! :D
 
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Driving a with a stick shift can be alot of fun, it can also be a big pain in the rear! I drove vehicles with stick shifts for 12 years and then started buying trucks that were automatic's. It'll be auto's from here on out.
 
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IZwack

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I drive a Stic-O
 
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redneck21

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Unless it's a sports car or other w/e that i get for the main reason to haul A$$ i like a stick anything else tho i take an auto and when i liked in ATL i was glade i had an auto.
 
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Dan Whitaker

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I can but the wife can't. With all the rush hour highway & city driving I encounter a sick would suck anyways.
 
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Unfortunately as we all know the newer explorers only come as an automatic. I have had few of both in the past, automatics and manuals. I know that having an manual is more fun but due to a serious leg injury its really hard for me to drive with both legs. In fact I usually just turn on the cruise and drive without the peddles. Hey call me a sissy or lazy but I like not having to shift, one less thing I have to do. <<LAZY!!!
 
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mattadams

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I unfortunately have a stick f-150 right now. Sucks when you are sitting in traffic... 1st-2nd-3rd-2nd-3rd-2nd-1st-2nd-1st-2nd-1st-2nd-3rd-2nd-1st, etc.
The wife doesn't know how but I hope to teach her sometime. Unfortunately the F-150 has a pretty old clutch, and I'd rather not put a new one in if I can help it...
 
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First two cars were stick, love diving a stick, just not so much in LA traffic:thumbdwn: I own all Auto's right now.:(
 
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automatic transmission aka slush box, my 05 Explorer has one, did not have a choice, but my other three are sticks.
 
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