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#41
I wanna learn how to drive, never had a single lesson though. I think I'd enjoy being a driver (like, professionally), driving lorries or buses or whatever. Still, I could just be a crap driver, hope to get lessons and find out soon.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
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and all you can do is just wait by the moon
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#42
Quote by the bartender
that would be due to the driver being an incompetent fuck.

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#46
Quote by Diamond Dave
they're defensive driving courses...


yeah those are boring, have you seen what they teach in offensive driving? offensive driving courses are real; most stunt drivers take them (and teach them)

EDIT: just go youtube 'offensive driving course'

Last edited by FenderBender72 at Nov 13, 2012,
#47
I learned to drive a manual early. So now I can't stand driving an automatic..
Automatics take all the fun out of driving on roads.

But it's fairly easy, getting the car rolling is the hardest part. Once you have that down you're golden.
#48
I learned how to drive manual in about 2 hours. Not really that hard if you already can drive an automatic.
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#49
Quote by FenderBender72
yeah those are boring, have you seen what they teach in offensive driving? offensive driving courses are real; most stunt drivers take them (and teach them)

EDIT: just go youtube 'offensive driving course'

that's a retarded name for it, and a retarded option for a joe blow like yourself.

there are proper advanced driving courses that will teach a lot more important stuff about controlling a car rather than how to t-bone terrorists.
#50
Quote by Diamond Dave
that's a retarded name for it, and a retarded option for a joe blow like yourself.

there are proper advanced driving courses that will teach a lot more important stuff about controlling a car rather than how to t-bone terrorists.

I don't know why but this made me laugh furiously.
#52
Quote by morbidguitar
cool, a forum full of 12 year olds


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#53
I've heard that learning manual first was the way to go, because then you can drive both ways

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Who cares. Cars will be driving themselves in the near future.

And then it'll really be automatic
#54
Quote by genghisgandhi
If I really put my mind and energy into learning how to drive a car (actually a shitty old pick-'em-up truck) with a stick shift, could I do it in two days?

I learned in one day. It's retardedly easy.

I think you'll also find that it's much more fun than an automatic, as well. I like the feeling of having more control over the car I'm driving, too.
#57
The first and only time I've driven an automatic, I found it harder than a manual. Spent most of the time waving my left hand around the handbrake and my left foot stomping the floor.
#58
Quote by Diamond Dave
that's a retarded name for it, and a retarded option for a joe blow like yourself.

there are proper advanced driving courses that will teach a lot more important stuff about controlling a car rather than how to t-bone terrorists.


t-bone terrorists? you must be watching the wrong videos. offensive driving is all about what you just mentioned. proper advanced driving courses to teach you how to control a vehicle in tense situations. Are you trolling or have you really never heard of offensive driving courses?

#59
Hey guys, I'm 20 and am gonna take my first ever driving lesson soon (manual), how long should it take me to be able to drive? I mean, I've driven in GTAIV, doing it irl can't be too much harder, right? Right?
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#60
I'm still not that good on a 5 speed. All the cars I've had have been automatic. I've driven stick shifts around parking lots but honestly I've never been past second gear in a manual. Around here you generally have to go out of your way to find cars with manual gearboxes, i.e., they're harder to find and generally more expensive. Plus, replacing clutches is a bitch. In an automatic all you have to do is slide the torque converter on and be done with it. With a clutch you have to align it, plus you have the whole hydraulic system that fucks up from time to time.
#61
Quote by CaptDin
I'm still not that good on a 5 speed. All the cars I've had have been automatic. I've driven stick shifts around parking lots but honestly I've never been past second gear in a manual. Around here you generally have to go out of your way to find cars with manual gearboxes, i.e., they're harder to find and generally more expensive. Plus, replacing clutches is a bitch. In an automatic all you have to do is slide the torque converter on and be done with it. With a clutch you have to align it, plus you have the whole hydraulic system that fucks up from time to time.


i prefer working on manual transmissions.

and Hydra, when did you change your avatar?

#62
Quote by blake1221
It's not that hard.


Depends how used to it you are If you're not used to having to change gears for a long time then it'll take a while to change your habit.
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#64
depends on the car. if it's a newer car, it's probably easy as dogshit.
#67
Quote by FenderBender72

and Hydra, when did you change your avatar?

Fairly recently, it's been a few things. What do you remember it as?
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#68
Quote by Hydra150
Fairly recently, it's been a few things. What do you remember it as?


now that i think about it, i dont remember it exactly. It was just weird to not see it next to your name. I was scared

#69
Why do people learn in auto?

Surely its much better to learn in manual?
#70
Quote by MH400
Why do people learn in auto?

Surely its much better to learn in manual?


It's usually just whatever your parents have.
#73
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now that i think about it, i dont remember it exactly. It was just weird to not see it next to your name. I was scared

It used to be similar to this (cropped/resized slightly differently I think);

for most of my years here, then briefly these;






and it is now a majestic jazz lizard
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#74
If you live in a relatively flat place you could learn well enough to drive in traffic within a day. Harder things like delicate clutch control, clutch popping, clutch dragging, incline control, etc etc will come with time.
#75
Dude, i learnt how to drive that in like 10 minutes. And if you pracice for like 4 hours you will be able to normaly drive in traffic, or even less. My instructor took me to the road on my 2nd hour.

In my opinion, everyone should learn how to drive on a manual transmition car. Its just stupid that you are able to get a drivers license, but you are still unable to drive half of the goddamn cars. My driving school didn't even have one automatic car.

Maybe i'm just not getting the american learning system?
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#76
Most Americans drive autos. There are so few manual trans cars that it's considered a good deterrent to car thieves. There are stories of people attempting to steal cars and failing cause they never learned what a clutch was.

Also it's reaaallly easy to get a license here.
#77
Quote by gorkyporky
Maybe i'm just not getting the american learning system?


Nearly all cars in the US have automatic transmissions. Very few people learn how to drive with a manual, usually just car enthusiasts.

Manual transmissions and dual-clutch automated transmissions are getting more popular now that people actually care about fuel economy, but you'd still be hard-pressed to find someone that can actually drive one.
Last edited by Seref at Nov 13, 2012,
#78
Quote by Seref
Nearly all cars in the US have automatic transmissions. Very few people learn how to drive with a manual, usually just car enthusiasts.

Manual transmissions and dual-clutch automated transmissions are getting more popular now that people actually care about fuel economy, but you'd still be hard-pressed to find someone that can actually drive one.

This is an exaggeration. Or maybe it depends on where you live (America is a big place.)
I live in Oregon and while automatic is probably the most popular choice, myself and all of my male friends drive cars with manual transmission, and I'm certainly not a car enthusiast (don't know shit about cars.)

OP, learning to drive will take a couple hours. There are really only two things to know: how to shift and when to shift. Most of the time it's identical to driving any other car.

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#79
Man, manuals are just getting in style here, and most people hate them. And if you drive anautomatic in driving school, you are not allowed to drive a manual. You get a little note on your driver's license.

Do you guys even have driving schools? As in, you go there, and you get in a car with the instructor, then drive around, and only when you pass the driving school test can you take the final driving test and get a license.
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#80
^^ I took a 3 month class in highschool but there was no test at the DMV. I just went and picked up my license after 50 hours behind the wheel with either family or a teacher.

Here in the midwest I swear everyone drives an automatic. I know 3 people who don't.