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Thread: Can you drive a stick shift?

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    #1

    Can you drive a stick shift?

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    And if you can, are you urban/rural and what region of country?

    Do you think it gives you "more control over your car"?

    Did you learn on an automatic and then learn stick and if so how was it? No one seems to want to help me learn to drive a stick out of fear for their clutch.

    As a mainly urban person, I never think of sticks except when I head to the west coast or international and it becomes a liability that I can't drive one.

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    #2
    I definitely can't.


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    My parents made me learn on a stick-- and not just a stick. I learned to drive on a F-350 truck-- a stick, none the less. I grew up in the country-- and their rule was that as soon as I could drive a truck and trailer on a stick shift, I could get my license. I learned in a hurry!
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    oooh and I it
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    I voted other. I can in theory..but I'm not sure how WELL I can drive it. I could get to point A to point B if necessary, but it wouldn't be pretty.
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    I can, it wasn't too hard to learn. Find someone with an older vehicle to teach you. It is only tricky on hills.
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    I miss it! They don't make vehicles big enough for my kids and furbabies with a manual transmission.
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    Well DB taught me enough to be able to do it in an emergency. But I definitely am not comfortable driving stick. I have driven around a suburban area (Midwest).. but definitely NOT in the city.
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    My car is a stick. Honestly, I would never go back to automatic now. I do think it gives you more control and it also keeps you focused on driving, so I feel like I'm less likely to get distracted or space out. Automatics are too easy.
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    i cant...YET. db is going to teach me
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