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Guest LeftyGuitar

Hello,

 

So I thought this might be an interesting topic. I am wondering if there are any other littles/bigs/middles/mommies/daddies/etc that can drive a stick-shift. I can, though I prefer automatic when traffic is bad, driving a stick can be fun when traffic is light. Something about driving a stick that just feels satisfying.

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I learned when I was about 14 or something like that. I can drive both but I prefer automatic. But that's probably just because it's what I owned for the last 4 years and what I'm used to. :p It's nice being able to drive both though because it means I'm not limited in what I can buy/borrow/rent/whatever ^^ 

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My last 4 daily drivers have all been sticks. I learned how to drive in one and didn't drive an auto till I was like 18. I prefer a stick unless its at the track then its auto all the way.

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Grew up on sticks. Autobahn, so flat out was the order of the day.

 

Moved to DC, and anyone who knows the Inner and Outer loop(s) knows you're lucky to get out of 3rd gear.

 

Automatic beast of a truck now, but miss my sleek 6 speed 545I sport package still.

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I love driving manual. I feel like I’m racing(even though I drive pretty slow). The main reason I would get an automatic over manual is so few people can drive manual, I worry about what would happen in an emergency. 

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Automatics used to be quite rare here in UK, I dunno about mainland Europe but they've really only been popular in the last 5-10 years here.

 

Pretty much everyone here learns to drive manual, as there are so many cars that are manual.

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Guest LeftyGuitar

Interesting to see others and who knows how to drive a stick. I learned how to drive a stick since my family had older cars. Here in America, most newer cars are automatics.

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I learned on a stick. I think the first three cars I drove were all stick. I remember a manager who wanted someone to run an errand, and I was the only other one who could drive a stick. I got a very long paid break, a few dollars, and lunch out of that.

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I drove a little 04 Chevy for years! A 5 speed. Was wonderful! I drive a slapshift now... not quite the same feel but hey! Sometimes when you get in the mood to feel like driving a manual I can haha
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I live in the states! You can order them new as a stick. Orrrr a lot of times if you go and ask the dealership if they have any used ones they will show you what they have on the lot. I tend to see a ton where I live.
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Guest NappyDragon
They call them manual here in Oz and I have a preference for them. New automatic gear boxes are amazing and I understand generally more economical on fuel than manuals (what a change) but nothing beats having more control of your vehicle.
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I live in the states! You can order them new as a stick. Orrrr a lot of times if you go and ask the dealership if they have any used ones they will show you what they have on the lot. I tend to see a ton where I live.

Unfortunately, I can't afford a brand new car. :(

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Guest LeftyGuitar

Nice to see to my thread getting more replies. It sure can feel nice driving a stick. Especially if the vehicle shifts well and has good acceleration.

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I’m sorry! I didn’t think of that aspect princess snuggles! Once I Lockerbie up a stick shift for like a thousand bucks though and the sucker ran forever!
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Been driving a manual since 1984 and I own two. My little has a manual.  We both love them. However I did buy two new (to me) cars recently. 1) Jeep Grand Cherokee Automatic and 2) Hyundai Elantra Automatic.  I choose to go auto for several reasons: 1) harder to find 2) I get stuck in traffic jams and holding a clutch wears them out faster ( you should seen the number of throw-out bearings/slave cylinders I have replaced ) 3) it's easier to hold hands with your love one 

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