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Old 11-17-2007, 05:03 AM   #11
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13 speed eaten FTW
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My first was a Nova, 3 speed on the colum, Anyone remember those??
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I had a '68 Dodge Dart 318ci Three othe Tree. Fun car.

2-door coupe.

My first stick was a 60'* VW beetle.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:41 AM   #14
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On a realted note, Fuel also mastered the stick recently, in his Dad'* old Ranger.
That'* me!

Only problem, actually two, was missing a gear when downshifting and overrevving.

FYI for future reference, if you need to slow down in a HURRY, simply go from fifth to second like I did.
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I learned in an old four banger ranger.
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You kids today


I never drove an automatic until I was well over 40 years old. My daily driver has 18 gears 500 hp and enough torque to pull 140,000 pounds up a 10% grade without breaking into a sweat.

Actually until last year I never owned an automatic. I've always had standard trannys and power to the rear wheels.
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i learned to drive in like, a 98 saturn auto.

but my first car was a 1983 Datsun 200SX stick. i loved that car. beyond that, i regularly drove my brothers 1989 Toyota Celica manual and my moms truck (whatever that was) manual.


my friend had what i thought was an interesting approach to learning a stick. he had never driven one before, but when he went to buy a car he did some research and went to the Honda dealership to buy a new Honda Civic Si. it only comes in manual. his attitude was "well, i just bought it. i have to get it home somehow." and learned on the road. still has it, and hes pretty good at it.
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power to the rear wheels.
The only cars I've ever owned, and 95% of the time I've driven in my life, are rear wheel drive. I thought it was going to change a few months back and I was going to also own a FWD, but that fell through.
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I prefer manual transmissions, a lot more fun when not in stop and go traffic
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I think they are a lot of fun when it comes to launching and WOT shifting Auto'* never miss though....
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