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Old 07-04-2006, 07:41 PM   #11
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Well, like Toasty said, I'm embarrassed to say that I do not know how to drive a stick. However, I can master the 1-2 shift, that'* it. I can't do the clutch take-off. I kept bogging the motor, letting it out too fast, or letting it out too fast and giving too much gas I'm going to try to learn soon. There'* a certain car that I dream of having and it has to be a stick.
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:47 PM   #12
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My Formula with TPI engine had a 5 speed in it. I dorve okay but was no way an expert. Sold the car 6 months later.
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No need for PMs, i'll go right out and say it. If I wanted to buy a manual car right now it would be a 03 SVT Cobra for sure. As far as shifting is conserned Nate (LakevilleSSEi) can shift them 12 speeds quite well. I think GonneVille is also a trucker. I envy anyone that has the patience to drive a 12 speed in traffic.
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Well, like Toasty said, I'm embarrassed to say that I do not know how to drive a stick. However, I can master the 1-2 shift, that'* it. I can't do the clutch take-off. I kept bogging the motor, letting it out too fast, or letting it out too fast and giving too much gas I'm going to try to learn soon. There'* a certain car that I dream of having and it has to be a stick.
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If it is,I'll take him off my buddy list

I can drive one but,it'* been longer than Dolly Parton has seen her feet
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Don't let me give you the impression that I'm a trucker... I'm not. But we have a Kenworth and a Mack back on the farm in Iowa, and I've taken the Kenworth on the road a couple times. I'm not even close to being an expert, but it'* a bit more challenging than a regular H-pattern four speed.
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Don't let me give you the impression that I'm a trucker... I'm not. But we have a Kenworth and a Mack back on the farm in Iowa, and I've taken the Kenworth on the road a couple times. I'm not even close to being an expert, but it'* a bit more challenging than a regular H-pattern four speed.
Besides,why drive when ya can fly
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everyone should be embarrased if they cant drive stick.
I know I am

Lets see, 18, all cars in family are automatic, all friends' cars are automatic

it ******* sucks
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I certainly don't feel any less of a man because I cannot drive stick...never cared to, never wanted too.

Then again its cheaper to change a $500 clutch then a $3000 tranny.
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<----- Knows how to drive stick... Learnd to drive auto first in ice and snow...LMAO... Later learned stick... The Mitsubishi Galant in the driveway behind the Bonnie is a 5 speed fuel miser

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I know how to drive stick, and I wish I had a car with stick. My dream is my Bonne and a 3000GT VR-4.

The way that I learned was to get the car moving without any gas, IE, just letting the clutch out slowly. Took me like an hour and a half, but once I had that, adding the gas and shifting was no problem. Like someone else said, I also have a little problem with downshifting.

After I learned, I tought my friend. He kicks with his left foot and throws with his right. He had a lot easier time with it because he has the strength that most don't have in their left leg.

It also helps if you understand cars and the sound of them. Before I knew how to drive it, I rode in my friend'* manual car and it didn't have a tachometer. Didn't understand how he could drive manual without it :P Now I do.
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