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Old 04-04-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Just wondering, does anyone even drive a stick shift anymore? why? what are the advantages?



I understand they're better on gas, also, you have better road control if you do a lot of mountain driving, but for the average driver, why even bother with a stick?
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Average drivers driving average cars who think its a bother shouldn't buy one - you answered your own question.

It is a preference, nothing more.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Oh, no... not again.

There was a thread about this just a week or so ago.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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Gotta play ...

over 60% of these made that year were NOT 4-speeds === A boy's toys need to be more than a couch!
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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More fun and better MPG
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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This fairly lengthy thread on the topic is less than a week old:
//www.city-data.com/forum/autom...pular-usa.html
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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This fairly lengthy thread on the topic is less than a week old:
//www.city-data.com/forum/autom...pular-usa.html


Sorry, I didn't see that............
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Better power, better MPG, MUCH more reliable and durable than an automatic.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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More theft resistance ...

Jalopnik - Drive Free or Die
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Well, there's only two times I really enjoy a stick over an auto...

1. On a sports car; really a sports car isn't a sports car unless you row your own gears.

2. On a high performance car that's not going to be drag raced; an automatic actually consumes more power than a stick. A stick is a direct drive from flywheel/crank, thru the clutch into the gear box. An auto loses power in the converter.

3. For 4X4 driving; I have a better control over the vehicle because I can select what gear I want to start off in.

4. There's another reason why I like driving a stick...anyone can drive an auto. Not everyone knows how to drive a stick. I've read stories where car thieves overlooked a car simply because they did not know how to drive it. There was another time someone driving a stick got carjacked, but the car jacked didn't know how to drive the stick so he ran away.
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