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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 09:40:50 pm »
I don't get what people find so hard about it. I didn't find it that hard when I learned it, and I was like 13. Great video.
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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 09:44:17 pm »
... I didn't find it that hard when I learned it, and I was like 13...
i was around that age too, maybe its harder as you get older.
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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 12:57:32 pm »
It's just that some people don;t have coordination... I learned in 6th grade.  It took like 15 minutes to get going well....

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 01:27:37 pm »
I know how to drive stick, I just haven't actually done it YET... if that makes any sense.  Yes... I know... "it's a lot different actually doing it..." and "I guarantee you'll stall it..."...

blah blah... been meaning to head out with a friend and his car and get some experience, I'm just too lazy.

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 02:43:26 pm »
I was forced to take drivers ed and such in a stick, they didnt allow auto's.... I think that way is better, because it's REALLY not hard.

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 02:58:27 pm »
Here in the netherlands and i think most of the country's in europe we have to learn driving Manual to get your license. 

And it isn't that hard, i learned driving in manual in about 3 a 4 lessons, but you need 20 lessons more to learn to look everytime etc.



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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 05:10:58 pm »
Too bad she doesn't tell you that you have to let out the clutch after shifting into 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

I taught my wife with the stick method when she was 33 years old.  Every time she did it wrong, I hit her with a stick.

My favorite way to get started when I was a kid was to put it in gear, then floor the accelerator, then slide my foot off the edge of the clutch.
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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 06:06:07 pm »
My first time driving a stick shift was on a rock crawling Jeep Wrangler that was designed to crawl over gigantic rocks. Very memorable way to start your first manual shift driving experience.



Too bad she doesn't tell you that you have to let out the clutch after shifting into 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

I taught my wife with the stick method when she was 33 years old.  Every time she did it wrong, I hit her with a stick.

My favorite way to get started when I was a kid was to put it in gear, then floor the accelerator, then slide my foot off the edge of the clutch.

Are you being nasty again, ya dirty old man? 
It's just that it's really hard tell if your ever being serious.

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 06:08:58 pm »
Are you being nasty again, ya dirty old man? 
It's just that it's really hard tell if your ever being serious.

It's true on the 1st statement, False on the 2nd and true on the third.  I had to learn to replace transmissions and clutches a lot as a teen.
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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2009, 06:32:17 pm »
It's true on the 1st statement, False on the 2nd and true on the third.  I had to learn to replace transmissions and clutches a lot as a teen.
Ok that's why I was having trouble figuring that one out.

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2009, 08:58:29 pm »
i was around that age too, maybe its harder as you get older.
I learned when I was 18.  I had to learn in an area of Reno resembling a mini San Fransisco (scenery wise).  If you have ever been to Frisco, you know it's extremely hilly.  That was a bitch. I also drove in San Fransisco on some of the steepest hills before I got my license when my mom and I went to some Giants games.  That was hilarious cuz my mom freaked.  After that, I took my driver's test with my manual transmission and it was a piece of cake. I got a 94%, and I did everything perfect (even the parallel park).  The only thing that I got marked down for was I forgot my blinker pulling out of the damn parking spot...   :notamused:

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2009, 03:47:09 pm »
I had to learn how to drive on in the black hills. It wasn't the hilly part that made it hard, it was the fact that you had to go around hairpin turns up the hills

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2009, 04:03:22 pm »
I had to learn how to drive on in the black hills. It wasn't the hilly part that made it hard, it was the fact that you had to go around hairpin turns up the hills
This is what hes talking about  :smt003

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009, 02:28:32 am »
Poor Infantry...your mind and/or eyes must be fading.  That is a tunnel, not a turn, hairpin or otherwise. lol Just messin with you gramps.

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2009, 02:40:22 am »
I learned how to drive stick when my buddy and i took his raced out bug off roading and he put it on a hill and half in a rut and told me to make it up the hill.  I really really hate old Vdub transmissions now.

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2009, 10:51:54 am »
try learning to drive a big rig...with like 20 gears. lawls....if you do it right..you dont need the clutch after first gear. i drive a milk truck all day long..and only use the clutch when i come to a complete stop..you can upshift and downshift without it after you get rolling.

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2009, 06:26:17 pm »
Poor Infantry...your mind and/or eyes must be fading.  That is a tunnel, not a turn, hairpin or otherwise. lol Just messin with you gramps.

Actually, that is exactly what I am talking about. If you look through the tunnel, the turn at the end of it is about 70 degrees to the left, and other people expect you to still go 45 around them.

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Re: How to drive a stick shift car, i.e. manual
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2009, 07:19:24 pm »
Oh...    :smt009 :smt006