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Old 03-07-2013, 06:33 AM
 
Location: New Market, MD
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stick shift can make (feel) a car (particularly smaller cars) much more powerful than it'd be with an automatic!
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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Stick shift sucks and they need to tax those who dare to not be sheep by buying one. It is distinctly un-American to drive a manual car.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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Stick shift sucks and they need to tax those who dare to not be sheep by buying one. It is distinctly un-American to drive a manual car.
Whats your problem

Whats un-American about driving a manual?

Im just thrown off by your comment there.. Its a scientific fact that manual drivers are more in-tune with there surroundings while driving
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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Stick shift sucks and they need to tax those who dare to not be sheep by buying one. It is distinctly un-American to drive a manual car.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Whats your problem

Whats un-American about driving a manual?

Im just thrown off by your comment there.. Its a scientific fact that manual drivers are more in-tune with there surroundings while driving
He was just being funny
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:55 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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He was just being funny

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Watertown, South Dakota
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I got my first manual back in 2010...I miss it! It was a 1988 Chevy Cavalier Z24 5-speed convertible. I wish I had a manual in my CVPI lol. It is second nature to me. I almost cried when I had to say good bye to it. I don't know if there are any other females that know how to drive a manual or "Stick Shift" but I had a hard time going back to a manual vehicle...especially in the winter time...manual is the way to go!
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Watertown, South Dakota
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I got my first manual back in 2010...I miss it! It was a 1988 Chevy Cavalier Z24 5-speed convertible. I wish I had a manual in my CVPI lol. It is second nature to me. I almost cried when I had to say good bye to it. I don't know if there are any other females that know how to drive a manual or "Stick Shift" but I had a hard time going back to a manual vehicle...especially in the winter time...manual is the way to go!
Haha I just discovered a typo I made. I meant to say "I had a hard time going back to an automatic vehicle"
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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I wish I knew how to drive a stick shift. My car has both manual and automatic transmission. I was driving one time and I didn't know I had it the manual position and i was stepping on the gas and it wasn't moving. I thought my car was broken.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: New Market, MD
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^^It's not really that difficult if you try - go some place where you have some space, try and see if you get the timing (releasing clutch and gas) right.

When I go back home I drive a very small car and it doesn't look power wise too bad because of being manual - I wonder if it can even move forward with auto
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