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Old 08-22-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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Drove my stickshift car!

hey everybody...just wanted to say that i drove my car for the first time today! working the stick wasnt as hard as i thought...kinda fun actually.
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:10 AM   #2
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Haha, good for you. I just need to get a job so i can get a damn car first.
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Old 08-23-2004, 02:59 AM   #3
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Good to hear that! Sounds that you had no problems with the first go.
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Old 08-23-2004, 03:00 AM   #4
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see? the almighty manual trans isn't as scary as you auto-freaks think it is.
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Old 08-24-2004, 05:47 AM   #5
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Once you get driving a stick down, you'll hate driving automatics. At least that was the case with me.
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:44 PM   #6
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Once you get driving a stick down, you'll hate driving automatics. At least that was the case with me.
me too. actually, i learned on a manual, so it's even more annoying to drive an auto. you feel less in-control of the car, especially in wet/snowy conditions, and it's just plain damn fun to slam through the gears accelerating (not always of course...but ya gotta have fun every now and then)
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:56 AM   #7
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Once you get driving a stick down, you'll hate driving automatics. At least that was the case with me.

Well... that's true if you're not in a traffic jam. Then a manual trans is annoying; clutch, 1st gear, accel, break, clutch, neutral, clutch, 1st gear, nobody moves, neutral, they move, clutch, 1srt gear, accel, break... and that could go for ages. I hate that.

Yes, in open roads or with light traffic a manual trans are funnier than automatic ones, but sometimes I'd like having an automatic --with sequential selection, of course, something like autostick or selespeed...

By the way-- Congrats, SJ!
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well that's true...but it's not that big of a price to pay unless you live in a big city like NYC....in which case you should just take cabs and subways everywhere anyways.
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Old 08-25-2004, 04:09 AM   #9
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which i dont. i live in, as it says, suburbia central. suburbia = long windy roads.
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Old 08-25-2004, 06:31 AM   #10
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congrats... sticks are fun... autos are... not. but yeah, after getting really used to driving a stick, i hate autos... i keep on wanting to press the clutch when i would normally upshift or especially downshift... and with there being no clutch on an auto it really messes with me.....
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:26 AM   #11
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congrats... sticks are fun... autos are... not. but yeah, after getting really used to driving a stick, i hate autos... i keep on wanting to press the clutch when i would normally upshift or especially downshift... and with there being no clutch on an auto it really messes with me.....
Many Europeans saying that an automatic car is made for disabled.
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:44 AM   #12
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If your disabled you shouldnt be driving you should take one of those cab vans...Crazy Handicap Drivers
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If your disabled you shouldnt be driving you should take one of those cab vans...Crazy Handicap Drivers
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:00 PM   #14
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Once you drive a stick, you'll never be mentally able to force yourself to drive an auto ever again.
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