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View Poll Results: Do you know how to drive a car with a manual transmission
Yes 241 93.77%
No 16 6.23%
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I was astonished that the group I work with everyone under the age of 40 had no idea how to drive a car with a manual transmission. One said he had taken a trip with his family to europe and found he was unable to rent a car that didn't have a manual transmission had to pay for cab's everywhere.
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:51 AM
 
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Why does it matter? Who cares?
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:12 AM
 
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Why does it matter? Who cares?
It really does not matter until one finds themselves lacking this skill when it is needed.
I have been able to use a manual transmission since I was about 6 years old.
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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My wise Dad taught us to drive manuals, he said if we could drive those, the automatics wouldn't be a problem, he was right.

Oh OP, you can rent automatic transmission cars in Europe, but they cost alot more.
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Sure, I have been trained on manual cars. Used to drive European compact cars, but nowadays often manual Diesel (more torque) or bigger vehicles (automatic) so probably I would need to exercise a little when driving it again (uphill driving etc.).
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Why does it matter? Who cares?
Damn dude. It's just a question. Relax.

Manual cars are actually more fun to drive than automatics. It takes some coordination to do it
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:55 AM
 
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Why does it matter? Who cares?
Its a discussion forum and the topic is open for discussion,if you dont care why did you bother making such a vacuous comment.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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Best anti theft device for a car nowadays , I learned on a 1959 VW bug, then I drove a 3 on the tree on a old Ford Maverick with manual steering.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I can but anymore there is just no where (here at least) to enjoy it. Everywhere you go you are in some sort of traffic and where you arent you are just cruising in 5th/6th gear
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have only ever driven 5 speeds, and that's what I prefer because I like the fact that 3rd and 4th are straight up and down in the middle... very simple. I'm not sure I would enjoy a 6 speed but unfortunately that's what most manuals are nowadays.
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