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solo_freak
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#2
Yes.

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Snake_42
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#3
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.
Trowzaa
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#5
Are you used to driving automatic? If so, not a chance you'll learn manual in 2 days.
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solo_freak
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#6
Wait, do you already know how to drive, but need to learn how to drive manual, or do you not know how to drive at all?

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stratman_13
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#9
You can learn it comfortably in like an hour or two.

Manual is not that difficult. But it is so much better than automatic.
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solo_freak
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#10
Quote by genghisgandhi
I'm used to driving auto, so I just need to learn "manual."


Then yea, I don't see why you couldn't learn in two days. It really isn't that hard

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Snake_42
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#11
Quote by genghisgandhi
I'm used to driving auto, so I just need to learn "manual."

It'll definitely be easier than learning from scratch then, but it still takes a lot of time to learn how to control the clutch, hold the bite to avoid rolling backwards, moving off uphill etc.
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#12
Quote by Trowzaa
Are you used to driving automatic? If so, not a chance you'll learn manual in 2 days.


It's not that hard.
intheshadowplay
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#13
Have fun starting on a steep up-hill. Too antsy and you stall, too slow and you roll back into somebody before panicking and stalling.
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metaldud536
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#15
Quote by stratman_13
You can learn it comfortably in like an hour or two.

Manual is not that difficult. But it is so much better than automatic.

Who cares. Cars will be driving themselves in the near future.
Snake_42
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#16
Quote by genghisgandhi
Are you sure? Because every time I've been in a truck that's "manual", it lurches pretty violently whenever you change gears.

EDIT - ^No hills by me, I live in a hurricane zone

And that's exactly what I mean by clutch control lol.
solo_freak
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#17
Quote by intheshadowplay
Have fun starting on a steep up-hill. Too antsy and you stall, too slow and you roll back into somebody before panicking and stalling.


Since this is the only difficult part about manual, two days of practicing should be enough to at least be competent.

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#18
You'll be able to move the car, but you wouldn't be good enough to pass a test.
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#19
You can learn how in 2 days but you probably won't feel comfortable enough to drive on the road with other people.
FenderBender72
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#20
I learned in about 10 minutes. I think I was 13 or so... As long as you have a good teacher (like my dad) to tell you when you are doing it right, when you are doing it wrong, what you should be doing, and what you shouldn't be doing/ should never do, all will be fine. It's very easy and I prefer manual transmissions.

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Quote by FenderBender72
I learned in about 10 minutes. I think I was 13 or so... As long as you have a good teacher (like my dad) to tell you when you are doing it right, when you are doing it wrong, what you should be doing, and what you shouldn't be doing/ should never do, all will be fine. It's very easy and I prefer manual transmissions.

After looking at your name I don't think you're the best person to take driving advice from.

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Flying Couch
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#24
Quote by stratman_13
You can learn it comfortably in like an hour or two.

Manual is not that difficult. But it is so much better than automatic.

Yep.

Once you can drive stick, there's no going back. It's just so much better.
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#25
Quote by metaldud536
Who cares. Cars will be driving themselves in the near future.

I would hate that, honestly.

Although it would make roadtrip sexytimes 100% possible. Now I don't know. Goddamnit metaldud.

^ this guy.
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Sampy
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#26
You just have to remember you're driving a manual. It's amazing how much of driving is subconscious.

First time driving an auto I kept pushing my left foot into the floor and moving my hand to change gear I assume that similar would happen in reverse.
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solo_freak
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#27
This reminds me of this past summer, when I witnessed an American family trying ad failing to get a manual car in reverse. At one point, some guy watching went up to them and had to explain how it was done.

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Sampy
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#28
Quote by genghisgandhi
No test per se. If I'm competent I get my dad's old truck.


Don't you have to pass a test in a manual to drive one over there?

In the UK if you take your test in an auto you can only drive autos. If you take it in a manual you can drive both.
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stratman_13
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#29
Quote by Sampy

First time driving an auto I kept pushing my left foot into the floor and moving my hand to change gear I assume that similar would happen in reverse.

Whenever I have to drive someone else's car I always reach down for the gearshift .
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metaldud536
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#30
Quote by stratman_13
I would hate that, honestly.

Although it would make roadtrip sexytimes 100% possible. Now I don't know. Goddamnit metaldud.


But then you'll be able to sleep, eat, and look and stare at the scenery, look at girls, fap, fap while looking at girls, brush your teeth, play games, text people, call people and stare at your feet, go through playlists, and do a bunch of shit you shouldn't do while driving.

But you rather have your hands on some dick stick?
genghisgandhi
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#31
Quote by Sampy
Don't you have to pass a test in a manual to drive one over there?

In the UK if you take your test in an auto you can only drive autos. If you take it in a manual you can drive both.



My driving test was to parallel park, k-turn, then drive around a little closed course at 25 mph for 2 minutes. The only requirement for the car was that it had to have an emergency brake.
ecvMatt
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#32
Rev it till the valves float and drop the clutch.


If you're coordinated, you should be bumbling down the highway in a matter of a few hours, it's pretty easy.
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FenderBender72
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#33
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After looking at your name I don't think you're the best person to take driving advice from.

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stratman_13
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#34
Quote by metaldud536
But then you'll be able to sleep, eat, and look and stare at the scenery, look at girls, fap, fap while looking at girls, brush your teeth, play games, text people, call people and stare at your feet, go through playlists, and do a bunch of shit you shouldn't do while driving.

But you rather have your hands on some dick stick?

Realistically I wouldn't like the feeling of not being in control of the car. Honestly scares me a bit. But all in all I think I would be for it. I would love to be able to sleep on the commute to classes.

At the same time though I'm one of those people that just loves to drive, and to feel like a part of the car. Manuals have a soul that autos don't.
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HazeSpace
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#35
Is it a diesel of normal petrol engine? Diesel engine's are easier to control then petrol. With a diesel you can easily let go of the clutch to get the car moving without pushing the gas pedal. With a petrol it isn't always that easy.

Basic thing is: Don't touch your gas, push the clutch, put it in first gear, let go of the clutch slowly, when it starts to grab (you can feel it) push the gas a tiny bit, let go of the clutch slowly when you start making a bit of speed. (With petrol smaller engine cars u might want to push the gas a little bit to make it a bit more revs when the clutch is grabbing. this way it will stall less easy

release the gas and push the clutch to switch to 2nd gear. Loosen the clutch slow (not as u were driving from 0kph/mph). press the gas..

to slow down. release the gas, brake, when the revs go really low (almost to stationary revs) press the clutch (or else the engine will stall)

to go uphill from stationary, just rev a bit more before the clutch completely grabs or hold the handbrake, rev a little bit and loosen the clutch, when you start feeling the car wants to drive (but can't because of the handbreak), release the handbreak and you'll go.

I hope this will help you out a bit mate!
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#36
Quote by Sampy
Don't you have to pass a test in a manual to drive one over there?



This is 'Murica. Manuals are a very small minority.
Quote by stratman_13
Whenever I have to drive someone else's car I always reach down for the gearshift .
It doesn't matter what car it is, my hand is always resting near where the shifter should be.
Mr.-Bungle
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#37
Quote by K'Nuckles
You mean manual?


This, they all have "stick shift" if you include 1st & 2nd with an automatic transmission. Clarify your shi+ TS.

Manuals easy if your good or a man. Are you a man TS?
Sampy
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#38
Quote by Flying Couch

This is 'Murica. Manuals are a very small minority.


That's why I thought you'd have to take a separate test!

Having seen what you're driving test is like though I'm not surprised you don't
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#40
Quote by genghisgandhi
Are you sure? Because every time I've been in a truck that's "manual", it lurches pretty violently whenever you change gears


that would be due to the driver being an incompetent fuck.
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