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Old 07-05-2006, 01:02 PM   #51
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i drove a stick for one day. on a 1998 Dodge Neon. Beginning of the day 6 am, drove it all over EVERYWHERE 2 tanks of gas, trying to kill it...by 6PM...it had no oil pressure had a blown head and coolant in the oil!!!! I MURDERED THE SOB!!!!! YEAH BABY!!! DIE YOU MOPAR PIECE OF ****!!!! lol jk...i just dont like neons...lol
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I actualy hate automatics; I keep trying to put my foot through the floor.
The most fun was a Chevy 5ton with 5 speed trany and two speed axle.
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:49 PM   #53
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I fisrt learned how to drive a stickshift by that video game that Atari had...no, not "Pole Position", but that other game...the one that actually used a clutch and gearshift.
Dude!! I remember that game in the arcade, Wasn't it called "Stunt Driver" or something like that, where you could drive around that big loop-d-loop thing? I loved that game
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I can drive a stick and I think it'd be fun every once and a while... but I'd quickly get tired of it! But like I said, I don't mind it sometimes.. just not for a daily driver!
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Cross me off the list, I now can drive a stick as of today, even my daddy was impressed!
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It'* experience that tell me... buy an automatic for daily driving.. buy the standard for fun.
Some of us like to have fun....daily.
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I was 14 and an a guy I knew took me to my church parking lot and taught me.

That there is quote material....
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I wish my Bonnie had stick :( I can drive anything you put me in. Being able to drive a stick should be requirement to obtain a license in IMO. Just imagine if you had an emegency got stuck somewhere had a vehicle that was a stick and couldn't drive it Besides they get better gas mileage grip better in the snow/ice(because you decide when to shift) and whoever heard of powershifting an auto

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Cross me off the list, I now can drive a stick as of today, even my daddy was impressed!
Cool deal, bud
I've got to ask something, I don't know if you can really answer yet, since you're just starting to learn stick. Once I've had a stick car for a few days, I ususally learn to shift by ear, listening to the engine note. Being deaf, can you feel the engine vibration and go by that, or do you depend entirely on the tachometer?

I learned ho to drive stick before the age of fourteen, just taking the garbage out down a 1/4 mile driveway. My dad had a big bastard of an 87 F-250, with a 4spd, 1st-gear granny. The thing had a clutch like stepping on a rock, and a foot-and-a-half shifter throw.
My first car was a 89 Probe LX with a 5spd, very quick throw, but very sloppy.
Since then, I've worked at an auto auction, where I drove everything under the sun, and become a trucker, driving standard ten, Super10, 13spd, 18spd, and even a 20spd quadraplex(5spd transmission, 4spd transfer case, 2 shifters) for a couple miles.


:EDIT: I forgot that weirdo speed-band tranny truck we got at the auction once. Think automatic, without a valvebody. Instead it used multiple hand-clutch/gear-lever combos in addition to a single foot-clutch. Weirdest thing I've ever driven, might have been unique. Came out of a shipyard somewhere. They apparently used it to move ships in and out of dry-docks. Took me an hour to figure it out.
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Cross me off the list, I now can drive a stick as of today, even my daddy was impressed!
Cool deal, bud
I've got to ask something, I don't know if you can really answer yet, since you're just starting to learn stick. Once I've had a stick car for a few days, I ususally learn to shift by ear, listening to the engine note. Being deaf, can you feel the engine vibration and go by that, or do you depend entirely on the tachometer?
Just a guess here, but how do you jam it out in your car? You look at the tach....nah, you can FEEL it. When PJ is in the car she insists upon cranking up the rap music You couldn't hear an air horn right next to your ear, let alone a four-banger. I don't usually look at the tach (maybe when starting on a hill), but you can feel it in the pedals. Or at least I do
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