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Show Of Hands February 1st, 2019 5:04am

Do you know how to drive a car with a stick-shift transmission?

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TwinJefe Pacific Northwest
01/31/19 10:59 pm

Yes, I drove a manual transmission for years. It’s way more fun but can suck when living in a big city, especially during rush hour.

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Jazzy5 USA
02/01/19 12:56 pm

The best experience between driver and car!

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gonzoboy Arizona
02/01/19 5:13 am

O’ course! On the floor or on the 'tree', but 'Auto' is the life for me!!

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joshua16 FaceTime
01/31/19 10:41 pm

My uncle is teaching me how to drive stick multiple times a week right now.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
02/01/19 7:19 pm

I never learned to drive a manual transmission automobile. I have only driven manual transmission on tractors & my dad rarely let me change gears other than reverse.

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timeout Boston Strong
02/01/19 7:08 am

Absolutely, I drove a truck for a living. My first car was a standard shift.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
02/01/19 7:21 am

Might as well ask me if I know how to breath.

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phalnx Ohio
01/31/19 11:54 pm

Very well. I drive an asynchronous one now for work.

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LazySteelworker USA
01/31/19 10:36 pm

Depends on your definition of knowing lol. I can drive one, I just haven't done it enough in my lifetime that I'm very confident with my skills doing it. If it meant the difference between driving and not driving such as an emergency I'd figure it out again, kinda like riding a bike 😬

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N8RT8R
02/01/19 8:49 am

But who can heel-toe?

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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
02/01/19 9:17 pm

I forgot you were that young, since you’re a trucker! Lol

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kanji401 SoCal
02/01/19 7:20 pm

As a Porsche driver, I totally agree.

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pedwingeorge Benson IL
02/01/19 9:20 pm

Haha I've seen a lot of old cars in my day though

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katerina13 stuck in the middle
01/31/19 10:59 pm

Good for you. Everyone should be able to do it. You just never know when it might become necessary, like in some emergency.

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katerina13 stuck in the middle
01/31/19 11:03 pm

I just said that right above your comment. And, I almost said it’s like riding a bike, too. It’s good to have the skill, just in case.

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
02/01/19 4:54 am

Sadly, no. My first car was an automatic so I never had much of a chance to learn.

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TwinJefe Pacific Northwest
01/31/19 11:13 pm

Country roads are my favorite to drive with a manual transmission.

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smahg
02/01/19 5:01 am

I know how, but that doesn’t mean I should. Doesn’t end well.

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LazySteelworker USA
01/31/19 11:22 pm

That's the bad part about them being less common. If you don't own one then the odds of you having one to just jump in an drive occasionally is becoming somewhat rare.

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PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
01/31/19 11:24 pm

No, but I also don't know how to drive a carriage or chariot either.

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bkro37 existential crisis
02/02/19 9:15 am

Lmao I just learned a week ago

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paranoidandroid peace love science
01/31/19 10:06 pm

My current car is the first automatic that I’ve had. Stick shifts are super fun!! 🚗💨

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peacenskis Alaska
01/31/19 10:08 pm

My dad taught me how to drive a car with a manual transmission when I was 10. He taught me how to drive a dirt bike before that. Oh, I loved to drive when I was a kid. Now, I feel like a teen taxi and would love to have a chauffeur. One more year and the 13 year old can get a drivers permit. Hello backseat 🤗

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daverator Connecticut
02/01/19 6:44 pm

I can do it if I have to but whoever’s in the car is in for a bumpy rides. Can never time the shifting right.

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Calvinist Amsterdam NL
02/01/19 6:19 am

This is standard in europe.

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Wizzobutter
02/01/19 10:13 pm

Most of my cars since 1976 have been stick. However, 5 months ago, I traded in my base 2014 Kia Soul five speed for a 2019 Kia Soul Exclaim with an automated manual transmission. I use both automatic and manual shift modes.

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pedwingeorge Benson IL
02/01/19 9:08 pm

I'm only 26 so I don't remember them but I'm sure my dad would

Vesta Cleveland Ohio
02/01/19 5:26 pm

Oh my gosh I had completely forgotten about manual steering!

FarmerManE djent
02/01/19 10:22 am

I know how to on expert mode: a semi

Vesta Cleveland Ohio
02/01/19 5:32 pm

My first brand new car was a stick without AC or a radio. I bought it when I started college and money was that tight. I kept a boombox on the front seat but eventually had a cheap radio installed. Really miss a manual transmission.

everybodysmom illinois
02/02/19 2:57 am

My left foot was broken when I took drivers ed so I never learned.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
02/02/19 10:47 am

I’ve driven one, but I wouldn’t say I knew how.

centexken Republic of Texas
02/02/19 8:32 am

I learned on one but have not drove one in 35 years. Doubt I would remember how after that many years.

taumpy Massachusetts
02/01/19 7:07 am

Know enough to manage? Yes. It’s been long enough since I had to that I probably wouldn’t do it well. But I’m sure it’s like riding a bike and doesn’t take long to pick up again.

katerina13 stuck in the middle
01/31/19 11:00 pm

I did it for many years in traffic. It did suck. Much better, fun even, when that’s not an issue.

outlaw393 Wisconsin
02/02/19 12:19 pm

Nope, and probably never will bother either.

TierasPet
02/01/19 4:51 am

Yes, and I like them far better than automatics. They are fun to drive.

Grimmy13 FJB
02/01/19 7:55 pm

I prefer a stick. I had to special order my last two trucks with manual trannys. I finally gave up. My current vehicles at least have the paddle shifters. My left leg feels useless.

FarmerManE djent
02/01/19 8:45 pm

13 speed eaton fuller is the best.
I want to rip out the 10 speed meretor we he have and beat the guy that designed it

sd123 San Diego
02/01/19 11:40 pm

I have to disagree, I think it's best to learn how a clutch feels in a car, much safer. Then go to motorcycles.

pedwingeorge Benson IL
02/01/19 8:46 pm

I've driven a super 10 and I don't like that near as good as the 13

FarmerManE djent
02/01/19 8:47 pm

Heard some not good things about the super 10, but never driven one

JohnMan324 Rock N Roll
02/01/19 9:39 am

Never even drove a vehicle with a manual. But my truck has a manual option on the automatic that I play around with sometimes

Robert01 existentialist
02/08/19 6:19 am

I know how I just don't have the experience and don't think I could actually do it.

Knowing how to do something is one thing actually doing it is another.

JohnMan324 Rock N Roll
02/01/19 9:40 am

Ps don’t get a 3rd gen Tacoma with an automatic. It shifts very badly

pedwingeorge Benson IL
02/01/19 8:49 pm

I haven't driven one very much so I don't know how good they are or how bad they are 🤷‍♂️