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#121
I have no problems with automatics, but once you get it down, driving a stick really isn't difficult at all. Driving stick usually makes you feel more connected to the road, if that makes any sense.
#122
People who can't drive a manual or 'stick shift' don't know how to drive.
#123
Okay, driving in England, you actually need a license that says you can drive a manual before you can drive a manual... Get a license to drive an automatic... Is something, I guess, it proves you're not a danger on the roads, but it doesn't mean you can drive.

My father taught me how to drive.

How to lift off the clutch, find the biting point and roll off before hitting the gas.
Also, hill starts are cool. - In automatic, you roll back, you always know if you're on a hill and you're behind an automatic and you're waiting to go, because the car in front of you will always roll back.

Driving in America, young son of a Gun Brit me driving a new Honda with manual was cool, that was my first manual in America I drove, that was Hella Pimp for me back then, older people were shocked young me got that thing going and... I did love it's engine.
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#125
Driving a manual where I live is stop/start/stop/start (Neutral, clutch, 1st, gas, lift off clutch then like half a second later, off the gas quickly, clutch, 2nd, lift off the clutch, back on the gas, clutch, brake, back down to neutral, stop, repeat). -- You rarely make it out of 3rd or even 2nd sometimes and you're never in 1st for more than a second. - It's just nature to me to cut the engine with the clutch as I brake.
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#126
I've spend the most time driving a 5.0 Mustang with a torquey V8 and a lower final gear ratio (3:43? maybe). It was a 5 speed. It was almost impossible to stall, lol and it was pretty quick. just mash on the gas and go.

Also I ride motorcycles flawlessly. both mine are 5 speed so I have my head firmly wrapped around the idea of a clutch I haven't stalled in many months.
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#127
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First time I drove a manual was during a test drive at the dealership when I bought my old truck. I was too scared to go higher than 3rd gear, but I didn't stall it once. I bought the truck and then drove it home in rush hour. Now THAT'S how you learn to drive a stick...


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I ****ing hate driving stick. I hate driving in general I guess. Hopefully I move to England so I can take advantage of your great public transportation and never drive again.
It's been a month since you started this thread and you still hate driving a stick? And/or driving period? I think you're doing it wrong.
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#129
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Why? I can do it, I just don't enjoy it.

Everyone I've known that drove a stick for a while ended up loving it, and they usually bought another manual when they got their next car. I've known some people that had a hard time getting used to it, but not anyone that flat out hated it.

Although I will say this - my biggest pet peeve was not being able to drink coffee or talk on the phone during my drive to / from work (I took back roads so I was constantly shifting). It was also REALLY annoying after I had shoulder surgery on my left shoulder. My left arm was in a sling for a couple months and I could only use my right arm. That made driving a stick interesting...
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#130
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Everyone I've known that drove a stick for a while ended up loving it, and they usually bought another manual when they got their next car. I've known some people that had a hard time getting used to it, but not anyone that flat out hated it.

Although I will say this - my biggest pet peeve was not being able to drink coffee or talk on the phone during my drive to / from work (I took back roads so I was constantly shifting). It was also REALLY annoying after I had shoulder surgery on my left shoulder. My left arm was in a sling for a couple months and I could only use my right arm. That made driving a stick interesting...

Well, I guess I'm different than everyone you know.
#131
Seriously dude, I'm not trying to be an ass, I'm honestly curious. Why do you hate driving? And why do you hate driving stick?

Wait, nevermind... I just noticed your location. I hate driving in New York / Jersey too. I grew up around Boston so I'm no stranger to bad drivers. But NY / NJ traffic is a whole different kind of crazy. The times I've been through there it was a white-knuckle drive to say the least. Good luck man...
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#132
Go for a drive in the twisties with minimal traffic and you'll love it. I too, hate driving manual in traffic, drives me insane.
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#135
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#136
Yes. It's very easy to do. Just fill up the tank and drive around, making sure to stop on hills to get used to taking off on uneven ground. By the time you've gone through the tank you'll have it...
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#137
Man, so much hate in this thread: i.e. "I can't understand these retards who can't drive stick! The first car I ever drove was stick, and after 15 minutes, I was driving on an interstate highway at 90mph in rush hour traffic!"

I drive stick, I learned on stick, and even if it was an automatic, I wouldn't driving on the open road the first day I hopped into a vehicle.

edit: nevermind, the posts I was talking about are really old.
Last edited by MrDo0m at Dec 13, 2012,
#138
I remember when I tried driving automatic my left hand and foot were completely lost with what to do. Plus when you want to over take or get a bit more power up hill you can't shift down a gear for a bit more power.

Boring as ****.
#139
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Could you learn how to make the car move? Sure, no problem.

Could you learn to drive at a standard that's safe on the road? Not a chance.

You speak gold. It takes about twenty to thirty driving lessons to get well enough at driving stick to be safe on the road.
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#140
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Seriously dude, I'm not trying to be an ass, I'm honestly curious. Why do you hate driving? And why do you hate driving stick?

Wait, nevermind... I just noticed your location. I hate driving in New York / Jersey too. I grew up around Boston so I'm no stranger to bad drivers. But NY / NJ traffic is a whole different kind of crazy. The times I've been through there it was a white-knuckle drive to say the least. Good luck man...

Yeah I'd probably be better off in Ohio.
#141
I'm currently learning to drive manual and it's not too bad once you get the hang of it, holding down the clutch if you break excessively etc but as soon as I pass my test I'm looking for an automatic car.

Edit; Also if your car is lurching as you change gears you need to release the clutch slower. And I'm not sure if it's different with ever vehicle but it'll be a smoother transition if you start gently pressing the accelerator just before you finish lifting your foot off the clutch.
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#142
It's all about clutch control.
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look nigga, if you're chillin with 5 bros and 2 hos, you're gonna wanna pay attention to all of em equally. not moon over the hos forever and laugh at every shitty thing they say and just stare at them all night, like some of my mates do.