- March 19, 2006
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Portage, MI
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2001 SPORT
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.
I used load turck for Pepsi. So it was bring the semi in, then jump on the lift truck, then pull the truck out. 10-20 time a shift. Then get in your truck and drive home and forget that you have an auto and put both feet on the brake.