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Vitruvius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-25-04 03:39 PM
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46. Exactly. One MUST learn to drive a manual to be able to drive in Europe
Edited on Sat Sep-25-04 03:42 PM by Vitruvius
or England or Australia or the third world. But if one will never drive outside the US, automatics are not a problem -- apart from wasting gasoline, needing repair more often (more parts to break), and not giving the control of a manual.
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  -Manual or Automatic chimpsrsmarter  Sep-25-04 12:39 PM   #0 
  - I drive a stick...  Misunderestimator   Sep-25-04 12:40 PM   #1 
  - But I thought you...  whoisalhedges   Sep-25-04 12:55 PM   #13 
     - LMAO  Misunderestimator   Sep-25-04 01:09 PM   #26 
  - standard all the way!  kermujin   Sep-25-04 12:41 PM   #2 
  - I will be giving him the poll results  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-25-04 12:42 PM   #3 
  - Learning to drive with an automatic is not really learning to drive a car.  Ron_Green   Sep-25-04 12:43 PM   #4 
  - Manual  Kellanved   Sep-25-04 12:44 PM   #5 
  - Thats her Mom's theory as well  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-25-04 12:45 PM   #8 
  - Exactly. One MUST learn to drive a manual to be able to drive in Europe  Vitruvius   Sep-25-04 03:39 PM   #46 
  - Manual transmission close to doubles...  MrSandman   Sep-25-04 12:44 PM   #6 
  - ah, but only if you don't burn out the clutch  Independent429   Sep-25-04 12:59 PM   #17 
     - Well, this vehicle  MrSandman   Sep-25-04 01:08 PM   #24 
     - You are not talking about using a clutch to...  MrSandman   Sep-25-04 01:54 PM   #33 
        - I was talking about downshifting to slow down  Independent429   Sep-25-04 02:51 PM   #40 
           - No problem with either one...nt  MrSandman   Sep-25-04 03:16 PM   #42 
  - I like manual. We got rid of a gas guzzling Windstar in May that I refused  tnlefty   Sep-25-04 12:45 PM   #7 
  - Didn't learn to drive a stick shift until I had to, though.  nownow   Sep-25-04 12:46 PM   #9 
  - By 2012, only 6% of all vehicles sold in US will have manual transmissions  Lady Effingbroke   Sep-25-04 01:00 PM   #19 
     - We have, on occasion, talked about how we'd like ...  nownow   Sep-25-04 02:37 PM   #39 
  - My current car is automatic, but I drove manual for ages  Ilsa   Sep-25-04 12:46 PM   #10 
  - manual!  Lady Effingbroke   Sep-25-04 12:53 PM   #11 
  - I have never owned an automatic...  luzdeluna   Sep-25-04 12:54 PM   #12 
  - I, too, suffer from "happy foot syndrome"  Lady Effingbroke   Sep-25-04 01:05 PM   #22 
  - I feel more involved in the whole driving process with a standard.  kmlewis   Sep-25-04 12:56 PM   #14 
  - Manual  sushi   Sep-25-04 12:58 PM   #15 
  - I never learned to drive stick, so now I have no choice in the matter.  whoisalhedges   Sep-25-04 12:58 PM   #16 
  - Both her parents have automatics and have taken her out plus  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-25-04 01:01 PM   #20 
  - Learn to drive stick ...  Flammable Materials   Sep-25-04 12:59 PM   #18 
  - 18 wheeler ya think??  kerryin2004   Sep-25-04 01:06 PM   #23 
  - I have an automatic but next car will likely be a manual  Independent429   Sep-25-04 01:02 PM   #21 
  - I love my manual transmission  mlle_chatte   Sep-25-04 01:08 PM   #25 
  - Manuals are a whole lot more fun to drive  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-25-04 01:11 PM   #27 
     - no foolin'  mlle_chatte   Sep-25-04 01:14 PM   #28 
  - Manual is Best in the Mountains  AndyTiedye   Sep-25-04 01:42 PM   #29 
  - Yes! You can teach her the parking brake trick  jpgray   Sep-25-04 01:45 PM   #30 
  - I'm not butch enough  LondonAmerican   Sep-25-04 01:50 PM   #31 
  - LOL., me either.  jonnyblitz   Sep-25-04 02:23 PM   #36 
  - I test-drove an automatic YUGO some years ago,  Lady Effingbroke   Sep-25-04 01:53 PM   #32 
  - I've been a licensed driver since 1972  Dzimbowicz   Sep-25-04 02:06 PM   #34 
  - Firm believe that everyone should be able to drive a stick  skygazer   Sep-25-04 02:19 PM   #35 
  - too much effort for me!!  jonnyblitz   Sep-25-04 02:25 PM   #37 
  - All my cars have been manuals  juslikagrzly   Sep-25-04 02:27 PM   #38 
  - NONE OF MY FRIENDS HAVE A FREAKIN' MANUAL!!!  The Nation   Sep-25-04 02:59 PM   #41 
  - Well, I do hope you have your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel  patdem   Sep-25-04 03:22 PM   #44 
  - I have an automatic but  bigwillq   Sep-25-04 03:18 PM   #43 
  - both..  frylock   Sep-25-04 03:35 PM   #45 
  - I can't drive a stick.  northwest   Sep-25-04 03:43 PM   #47 
  - i *drive* my vehicles  jukes   Sep-25-04 04:30 PM   #48 
  - I can't drive a stick. I wish we were taught manual in driver's training.  terrya   Sep-25-04 04:32 PM   #49 
  - My Dad taught my to drive a stick but Grandpa taught me  chimpsrsmarter   Sep-25-04 04:40 PM   #52 
  - Both...Tiptronic style automatic  flvegan   Sep-25-04 04:35 PM   #50 
  - Ever tried to push-start an automatic?  DoNotRefill   Sep-25-04 04:37 PM   #51 
  - I wanna concentrate on the road. Not concentrate on things in the car.  northwest   Sep-25-04 04:40 PM   #53 
 

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