Do you know how to drive a car with a stick-shift transmission?
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.
My accord is a manual but my f150 is automatic because they do not make manual f150 I prefer manual
Nope, and probably never will bother either.
I’ve driven one, but I wouldn’t say I knew how.
Lmao I just learned a week ago
I learned on one but have not drove one in 35 years. Doubt I would remember how after that many years.
My left foot was broken when I took drivers ed so I never learned.
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.
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.
Sick buddy, what trucks did you have?
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.
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.
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.
Learned when I was 14
Yes, when I was first learning to drive, my dad made me drive a stick shift truck without manual steering. The summer I was 16, I drove that truck, working with him, as far as from AL to the state of KS.
I also taught my two oldest sons to drive a stick.
Oh my gosh I had completely forgotten about manual steering!
Yeah, SO much harder. It had manual brakes, as well. You had to STOMP on the brake to get that thing to stop! LOL
I have a 1972 chevy pickup with a 4 on the floor and manual steering, it's so much fun to drive that thing.
Cool! The pickup truck I learned in would’ve been somewhere around that year! Do you remember the trucks with “hips”? That’s what it was.
I'm only 26 so I don't remember them but I'm sure my dad would
I forgot you were that young, since you’re a trucker! Lol
Haha I've seen a lot of old cars in my day though
The best experience between driver and car!
As a Porsche driver, I totally agree.
I know how to on expert mode: a semi
Same here. 13 speed for me 👌
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
I've driven a super 10 and I don't like that near as good as the 13
Heard some not good things about the super 10, but never driven one
I haven't driven one very much so I don't know how good they are or how bad they are 🤷♂️
I've never driven one but I know how to. Does that count?
Why, yes, of course.
Never even drove a vehicle with a manual. But my truck has a manual option on the automatic that I play around with sometimes
Ps don’t get a 3rd gen Tacoma with an automatic. It shifts very badly
But who can heel-toe?
Yes. That’s how we all drive over here. It’s best to learn on motorcycle.
I have to disagree, I think it's best to learn how a clutch feels in a car, much safer. Then go to motorcycles.
Might as well ask me if I know how to breath.
Absolutely, I drove a truck for a living. My first car was a standard shift.
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.
This is standard in europe.
O’ course! On the floor or on the 'tree', but 'Auto' is the life for me!!
I know how, but that doesn’t mean I should. Doesn’t end well.
Sadly, no. My first car was an automatic so I never had much of a chance to learn.
Yes, and I like them far better than automatics. They are fun to drive.
Well yeah. Of course.
Yes, the first car I had was a stick shift.
Very well. I drive an asynchronous one now for work.
No, but I also don't know how to drive a carriage or chariot either.
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.
I did it for many years in traffic. It did suck. Much better, fun even, when that’s not an issue.
Country roads are my favorite to drive with a manual transmission.
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Good for you. Everyone should be able to do it. You just never know when it might become necessary, like in some emergency.
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 😬
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.
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.
1st car VW bug stick shift.
Know how, and do almost every time I drive. My daily driver has a manual transmission. In fact, two of our three cars have manual transmissions.
First learned to drive at 14 on a double shift deisel bucket loader. My boss asked if I knew how to drive and when I said I was 14 he threw me the keys. He said 'looks like your lucky day. First, learn to drive the loader, you cant hurt it so go nuts. There is a shed out back, here is a crowbar. Demolish it, put it on the flat bed parked out next to it, bring it out into the field and burn it'
I miss that job.
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 🤗
My first car was a Dodge Stealth RT Turbo....I loved it so much, but once it was time to buy a second car my first requirement was that it had an automatic transmission. I’ve never looked back.
My current car is the first automatic that I’ve had. Stick shifts are super fun!! 🚗💨
They aren’t fun in Boston traffic. Thus the automatic now. Sigh.
Yes, but I prefer not to❗️