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Old 03-29-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I've pushstarted an automatic Chrysler Voyager once...
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I burned out a clutch on my 911 in bumper to bumper traffic going up the 5 mile long hill out of southern Seattle on I5. And no, you cannot just leave it in 2nd.

It doens't "bother" me to sit on a hard wooden bench. Is that what I'd want to live with for furniture in my house?

Or a better example, the loud exhaust on my car does't bother me. Why dont YOU have a loud exhaust? If I can't stand it, so can you, right? Other people shouldn't have to make decisions based on what bothers you or I.
I was referring to the idea that it's a lot of work, which I find odd, when it comes from someone who's driven manuals a lot, as anyone I know of at least, doesn't really think about it when they change gear. It's not work because you kind of don't notice that it happens.

I have troubles understanding why some think blacks are inferior to whites to, should I keep that to myself too?

What's the problem with someone plainly saying they don't understand a point of view, then explaining why they don't understand it? Did I say everyone had to think the same as me? Did I expect everyone on here to bow to my opinion on it? Did I demand that you go out and buy a manual daily driver?

How about allowing the poster to respond or elaborate, because I really haven't heard an elaboration on this before) or do it yourself instead of being an asshat? I stated a completely legitimate view: "How can something that occurs without thinking be such a pain in the ass?" Care to actually answer that instead of acting like I took your transmission?
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I've pushstarted an automatic Chrysler Voyager once...
Really? I didn't realize that is was possible with a Mopar after 1965. Thanks for the info!
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Really? I didn't realize that is was possible with a Mopar after 1965. Thanks for the info!
Yeah, don't think you're supposed to, but it worked.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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Yeah, a neighborhood friend had a '65 Plymouth Belvedere. He drove it to a hill and turned off the engine. Then he followed the instructions in the owner's manual (turn the key to the "on" position, put the transmission in 2nd gear).

He let it roll down the hill and it did start! Of course not many people own a '57-'65 Mopar.
I wasn't aware. I looked it up and it seems that those had a pump at the rear. On another note, I see how older car manuals had instructions for push starting, but nowadays, the manuals really discourage it. I guess that lawyers had something to do with it.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I wasn't aware. I looked it up and it seems that those had a pump at the rear.
Right a (oil?) pump at the rear of the '65 and earlier.

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On another note, I see how older car manuals had instructions for push starting, but nowadays, the manuals really discourage it. I guess that lawyers had something to do with it.
Maybe a safety factor?
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That only proves they can drive automatics. No one has provided a link to show a 8 yr old drive a stick.
This proves you're purposely being obtuse.
It's obvious driving a stick isn't that hard given the obvious population of those with limited intellect who claim to have mastered the skill.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: dfw
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This proves you're purposely being obtuse.
It's obvious driving a stick isn't that hard given the obvious population of those with limited intellect who claim to have mastered the skill.
wow!! you require high IQ to master the skill? for your info it has nothing to do with intelligence. Just acquiring the coordination skills by driving regularly. It isn't hard provided people give it time. you cannot acquire the skill in 2 minutes and be ready to venture out independently without stalling/facing problems.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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wow!! you require high IQ to master the skill? for your info it has nothing to do with intelligence. Just acquiring the coordination skills by driving regularly. It isn't hard provided people give it time. you cannot acquire the skill in 2 minutes and be ready to venture out independently without stalling/facing problems.
Wow!! It's pretty obvious you didn't even understand my last post. Wow!!
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: dfw
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Wow!! It's pretty obvious you didn't even understand my last post. Wow!!
There is nothing to understand in your last post.
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