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Old 07-04-2006, 11:05 PM   #31
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Come on guys, I'm only 24 but all this talk from a bunch of kids who can't drive stick is making me feel like an old man.

I learned when I was 12 for crying out loud.
HA! My dad has ya beat. He learned to drive a stick in a '68 Chevy van with the 3 on the tree when he was 10 years old. You feel like a old man? I'm only 18 and I feel like crap, I have lower back pain. Ok, now I'm just getting off topic.
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:39 AM   #32
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My first two vehicles were sticks, and I have had several since. Hope to get another one soon. (But keep the Bonnie of course)And I hate to say this, but from my experience, it'* easier for a girl to learn to drive a stick than a guy. (And come on, there'* just something about a girl who can drive a stick )
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:50 AM   #33
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Haven't driven stick to many times so I'm no expert at it but I can drive it.
The tow motor at the shop is stick (well not a standard H though ) although I don't haven't enough room for anything but 1st untill I get outside.

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Old 07-05-2006, 12:59 AM   #34
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My first car was a stick - on purpose...dad wanted me to know how to drive one. It was the best lesson ever. Both Ditchboy and Ricerson had sticks for their first cars for the same reason. It came in handy a few times...at parties - drunk friends... I was the only one there who can drive a stick... got everyone home safe and sound.

I'd highly recommend that everyone learn...it'* one of the "good to know" things because you never know when you may need to have such skills.

Of course, growing up riding dirt bikes since the age of 8 helped out too.
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I had no choice but to learn. I wanted to get a 4X4 truck that actually looked like a 4X4 so I got a 94 Ranger XLT ext cab, 4.0L 4x4 etc.... I had never driven stick before and this was the first truck in 30 days of looking ( had a few dealers and people that hit up the auctions) looking for me. I happened to be driving past this dealer and seen it. I knew them pretty good, so she gave me the keys and said go for a ride, see you when you get back. I jumped in, was terrified that it was a stick, but I had owned a motorcycle before that.

Stalled it once, then after that I got the hang of it pretty quick. Had that truck for about 5 years then got rid of it. I so miss driving stick, BUT once I am done I should have another bike to be able to ride and go through the gears on. That is if Renée lets me use it since she is the one that bought the bike for her.
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I can. I had to learn pretty quick when I worked at maaco. Drove a few cars w/ a whatever (2-3) stage clutch for a few days too. There a little harder.
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Back in the day we didn't have any special machinery to take the bales out of the field, but we had two guys and me, two loaders and an 83 peterbilt. I was 9 and couldn't reach all the controls for the loaders so I had to learn how to drive truck. I got my *** chewed sooo many times for trying to go from first to reverse. I do a little better now.
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a ford?

don't be ashamed you can PM me if it is
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.
i have one for sale! 03 cobra manual low miles, yellow. only $22,000! screamin deal!
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I agree with SingsCountry. Everyone should learn how to drive with a stick. Makes you learn to "feel" the vehicle, waiting for shift points and whatnot. I think it trais you to be more aware of what'* going on around you and with the vehicle. You can't just slam on the brakes in an emergency, you gotta hit the clutch too. You can just sit and jabber on your phone or play with the radio at lights, you gotta be ready to feather the clutch. Etc, etc...

I do have to admit, tho, I didn't leqarn on a stick. The first stick I drove was a jeep, in the National Guard. Then I drove a 2 1/2 ton truck, then a 5 ton, and then an 8 ton Gor. They even had me drive an 18 wheeler one time (until it came time to back it up)

First car I bought was a 66 Beetle. My dd made me buy a stick. Turned out I loved it!!
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I had never driven a stick, but had watched and asked questions. I learn many things simply by seeing them done and noticing they aren't all that hard. Afterall...we are all capable of learning.

Because I needed to..I hopped into a standard and stalled once trying to back out. After that it was a little like riding a bucking bronco...but I got the hang of it in a couple short miles.

Tony..been in traffic.. yes...automatic is nice.

It'* experience that tell me... buy an automatic for daily driving.. buy the standard for fun.
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