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View Poll Results: Can you drive a standard?

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    [Drive a standard? (aka manual transmission)]

    My husband didn't want to buy one because he didn't think I could handle it - and he was afraid I would break it!

    Little did he know: that's what I used to learn in the first place.

    So - can you? (Wait for the poll!!!!)
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    Other. I know how and I've done it in neighborhoods and parking, but I wouldn't want to drive a stick on a real road without more practice.

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    Yes, of course! And I think it's important that everyone knows how to!


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    I can, i know how.... But i suck at it and will stall constantly
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    Apparently, DH's mother is notorious for grinding the gears, so he just assumed I would have similar problems. I took my driver's test (back in the dark ages) on a neighbor's car, but growing up, I drove a 67 Ford Falcon and a 66 Chevy truck. I can handle it on the floor or on the column.

    The biggest thing I'm noticing with the new Jeep is I have to really work on using the "clutch as brake" on hills. That was hard for me when I was younger too.

    Of course, I'm not very good at parallel parking, regardless of the transmission!
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    Pssh no way, man. I can barely drive an automatic.

    ...I'm fairly certain the only reason I passed my driver's test is because I was wearing a REALLY short skirt and my instructor was a old bald guy who probably hadn't seen a firm upper thigh in 30 years.
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    I've never had a car to practice on. It's something I'd like to know how to do but not enough to buy one I guess.
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    Absolutely.

    Quote Originally Posted by fraujennyy View Post
    Yes, of course! And I think it's important that everyone knows how to!
    We were adamant that the kids both learn when they started driving. We never wanted them to be in a situation where they couldn't drive a particular car because they "didn't know how".
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    My exh taught me. I haven't drove one in a long ass time. Dhs friend has a standard and I am going to make him let me drive it
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    DH had a mustang...it took me a year before he let me get behind the wheel and drive it. I know how to start it, drive in first gear, and change between first and second gears so...with a little more practice, I will be an expert!
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