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Do you know how to drive a manual?

Old 02-05-2008, 03:43 PM
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Just wondering how many people actually know how to drive a manual tranny.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:56 PM
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My very first vehicle I learned to drive was a 1965 Ford truck with a 3-speed on the column. The first time I drove it was a wild ride learning that clutch.
Almost went in the ditch. You should have seen the expression on my Dad's face. He was so scared, he couldn't even say a word. LOL!
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:18 PM
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I do, my wife does, and 5 year old little princess does too (sorta). We don't go anywhere, just back in forth - in and out of the driveway.. LOL! One of these days I guess I should show her how to get it out of 1st.
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I learned to drive one in an old mazda truck in a field with my uncle, until i got the clutch down i always would spin the tires.seeing in how i'm only 15 i just learned 3 years ago.looking to a '09 with a 6 speed!!!
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looking to a '09 with a 6 speed!!!

Me too, nothing else comes close. How about a Tremec 6060 anyone?
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Yep, the first car I learned to drive on was my sisters AMC Spirit. A piece of crap car (even though she got it new), but was where I learned the real bunny hop until I got things down. My other sister had a Datsun 280z with a manual, and my brother had a cool Mazda 626. Manuals certainly aren't for everyone, but learning one is like riding a bike, you always get it from that point forward.

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Yep, the first car I learned to drive on was my sisters AMC Spirit. A piece of crap car (even though she got it new), but was where I learned the real bunny hop until I got things down. My other sister had a Datsun 280z with a manual, and my brother had a cool Mazda 626. Manuals certainly aren't for everyone, but learning one is like riding a bike, you always get it from that point forward.


and AMC spirit is an awesome car to talk about as you get older though, no? not many mopar guys can say that theyve driven one...
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No, but I would love to learn.
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Learned manual transmission operation on dirt bikes first (at 10 years old), then my brother taught me on his Vega (oil burner) - had several sticks since.

Bought a brand new Conquest TSI /5 speed in 87 - taught my Fiance (now wife) in 1 hour how to drive a stick - learn or no wheels.

Currently teaching kids manual on dirt bike - lots of clutchless options, but their experiencing the full nut.

Prefer manual on the Challenger - thats one reason I'm ok if I don't get an 08 auto and wait 3 months for a manual 09.

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I've owned about 12 of them over the years. The most fun car to drive.
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