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VolsOut4Harambe
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Atlanta, GA
Member since Sep 2017
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Driving a manual
Lost art or a symbol of passed times?


fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
49890 posts

re: Driving a manual
Symbol of gatekeeping


Why would I want to go back to crank starting a car from the front when I have electric ignition.
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Evil Little Thing
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Bayou Corne sinkhole
Member since Jul 2013
9704 posts

re: Driving a manual
More just bragging rights that nobody cares to hear about.

Many of my cars have been manual.
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Geauxtiga
TBD Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
34323 posts

re: Driving a manual
Steering wheelless cars baw.
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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
5547 posts

re: Driving a manual
Going the way of the dinosaur in the States for the most part. Still popular in Europe from the folks I communicate with on-line.

The best thing about stick shifts is most of the carjackers today can't drive a stick and leave the car behind after they realize they are in over their heads.


JohnnyKilroy
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: Driving a manual
For performance driving they are grossly inferior to what's available today in the dual clutch offerings.

They are fun, but it's also wayyyyyyyy overhyped.

Open roads where I can drive aggressively? That's awesome. Running errands and commuting to work? I can live without it.

Some people act like daily driving a manual is some sort of nirvana. I don't get that.


Eighteen
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Dec 2006
25782 posts

re: Driving a manual
I think of it as theft protection


TU Rob
Troy Fan
Birmingham
Member since Nov 2008
10093 posts

re: Driving a manual
Lost art. Saved my arse during the ice storms in Birmingham several years ago. Being able to feather the clutch while in 4 low and not go sliding around was great.


TU Rob
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Birmingham
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Driving a manual
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Some people act like daily driving a manual is some sort of nirvana. I don't get that.


For one it makes you pay more attention. Something the general public could use today.


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BRgetthenet
USA Fan
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Driving a manual
Hi. It’s me!

Remember me?


Nicky Parrish
Member since Apr 2016
3062 posts

re: Driving a manual
Learned to drive in a ‘63 Chevrolet Biscayne three speed on the column.
Don’t think they even make cars like that any more. maybe trucks.
My wife and none of my children can drive a standard.
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Obtuse1
Wofford Fan
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re: Driving a manual
Both. With the advent of streetable single and double plate sequential boxes and even wicked fast torque converter trannies in performance cars, the last bastion of three pedal usefulness evaporated. You don't even see them often in stripped econoboxes.

While there is nothing quite as satisfying behind the wheel (save road head) as linking several perfect heel-toe downshifts the truth is a three pedal car is slower in almost every situation. You simply will not find a manual clutch in any racing series that allows a sequential dog box of any sort.


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fallguy_1978
LSU Fan
Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
22600 posts

re: Driving a manual
Millennial anti theft device


Evil Little Thing
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Member since Jul 2013
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re: Driving a manual
quote:

Hi. It’s me!

Remember me?


Hiiii :) How is your night going?


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Columbia Fan
Mandeville
Member since Oct 2011
4900 posts

re: Driving a manual
I drove stick forever. I bought a hybrid in 2008 and that is my first non-manual car. I have no clue what to do with my left foot and right hand... And it's been two years


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Yewkindewit
LSU Fan
Near Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Apr 2012
14793 posts

re: Driving a manual
Lost art. There are lots of manual shift cars especially those little sporty turbos. Many kids today learned on automatics.


BRgetthenet
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joshwj93
Member since Feb 2019
627 posts

re: Driving a manual
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They are fun, but it's also wayyyyyyyy overhyped. 

Open roads where I can drive aggressively? That's awesome. Running errands and commuting to work? I can live without it

Truth, I'm 25 and own an automatic 05 Chevy and a standard 86 Chevy. Most people my age that I know can drive a manual so I dont get the trashing of millennials because they cant drive stick.


IllegalPete
USA Fan
Front Range
Member since Oct 2017
7182 posts

re: Driving a manual
Sometimes (highways, mountains) I will use the manual shift mode for fun.


DarthRebel
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2013
13595 posts

re: Driving a manual
I drive a stick, because I choose to.

It makes driving more fun.

It is amazing how many people do not know how to drive them now. Once my Jeep was in the shop and I had to go back it out of the bay when done, since the one guy who could drive stick was at lunch.


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