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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 08:20 PM
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85. One of my best friends had an ancient Honda Civic. The REALLY old ones.
Edited on Wed Mar-10-10 08:25 PM by Edweird
His parents had a house that was almost all glass floor to ceiling. One day he pulled up, killed it, and ran inside. He left it in gear. It 'dieseled' - meaning the engine came back to life for a few revolutions. That was enough to make it lurch through a giant plate glass window.

Of course, that was the official version. I suspect he was driving like an idiot as usual and miscalculated. He thought he was a 'master' stick shift driver, LOL.


Like this, but red.



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  -Another Reason I Will ONLY Drive Manual Transmission Vehicles we can do it  Mar-10-10 05:16 PM   #0 
  - so you will not be buying a car in the future?  wuushew   Mar-10-10 05:20 PM   #1 
  - Why? There Is a Demand for People Who Actually Enjoy Controlling Their Car  we can do it   Mar-10-10 05:24 PM   #2 
  - wuushew  Diclotican   Mar-10-10 05:32 PM   #6 
  - I'd heard that in 1984 too...  LanternWaste   Mar-10-10 05:37 PM   #8 
     - The price of energy fell for many years in a row  wuushew   Mar-10-10 05:48 PM   #10 
        - I have few doubts you believe your prediction....  LanternWaste   Mar-10-10 05:57 PM   #11 
           - There is no reason an electric vehicle cannot have gears.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 07:47 PM   #43 
              - Not being an engineer...  LanternWaste   Mar-10-10 08:01 PM   #62 
                 - There was this nice volvo 240 with a DC motor in the engine compartment.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 08:10 PM   #74 
                 - Sounds Cool- But I'd Go For Super Shiny Black  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:20 PM   #87 
  - Manual works better on slippery/loose surfaces.  hobbit709   Mar-10-10 05:24 PM   #3 
  - Sure Does and Its More Fun, Too  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:37 PM   #32 
  - If you're so opposed to laziness why are you driving a car in the first place?  taterguy   Mar-10-10 05:25 PM   #4 
  - I Do Walk As Much As Possible BTW  we can do it   Mar-10-10 05:27 PM   #5 
  - What's with the walking shit? Bicycles are much more efficient  taterguy   Mar-10-10 06:00 PM   #12 
     - does Your Bike Have "Feet" or did you not write that in your previous post?  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:26 PM   #24 
     - What powers a bicycle?  taterguy   Mar-10-10 07:55 PM   #53 
        - On Foot Refers To Walking or Running Not Using Your Feet To Push Pedals  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:01 PM   #61 
           - Says who?  taterguy   Mar-10-10 08:04 PM   #68 
              - What Are You Talking About?  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:11 PM   #75 
                 - Now you're just making stuff up  taterguy   Mar-10-10 08:32 PM   #100 
     - Biking would be fine if not for all the madmen in cars.  kestrel91316   Mar-10-10 10:01 PM   #149 
        - Agree and Snow Is a Problem  we can do it   Mar-11-10 09:46 AM   #156 
        - My anecdotal evidence is conclusive proof that cycling is safe  taterguy   Mar-11-10 04:07 PM   #160 
  - I take it you have no interest in visiting Hawai'i?  KamaAina   Mar-10-10 10:19 PM   #153 
  - Um automatics can shift into neutral. It is the big N. ??? n/t  Statistical   Mar-10-10 05:33 PM   #7 
  - On a computerized transmission they don't just "slide" into neutral  jmowreader   Mar-10-10 07:17 PM   #20 
  - Any evidence that is the case in any vehicle?  Statistical   Mar-10-10 07:31 PM   #29 
  - Except that they DON'T  Xithras   Mar-10-10 07:44 PM   #40 
     - I'm sticking with old cars  jmowreader   Mar-10-10 08:25 PM   #92 
        - I Do Like Old Cars  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:41 PM   #106 
  - Yeah But Apparently This Is a Problem with the Crazy Toyotas  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:02 PM   #64 
  - Automatic transmission is too boring.  Quantess   Mar-10-10 05:42 PM   #9 
  - +100  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:21 PM   #88 
  - Yep! Which is precisely why I will always drive a stick shift. :-)  devilgrrl   Mar-10-10 08:38 PM   #105 
  - I think cars need a scram system like nuclear reactors.  hunter   Mar-10-10 06:04 PM   #13 
  - There's a better way to "scram" a car  jmowreader   Mar-10-10 07:25 PM   #23 
  - I used to love my manual transmission cars, but now...  pipi_k   Mar-10-10 06:07 PM   #14 
  - That Sucks-  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:09 PM   #17 
  - Perhaps other people have better things  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 06:08 PM   #15 
  - You Mean Like Texting While Driving? How About Driving While Driving?  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:10 PM   #18 
     - How about it being simple transportation  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 07:17 PM   #19 
        - 2010 Cars available with Manual Transmission  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:28 PM   #25 
           - James Dean kid stuff.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 07:38 PM   #33 
              - Whatever- My Insurance Agent Doesn't Say That About My Subaru  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:42 PM   #38 
              - Must Suck To Feel So Old, My 75 Y/O Aunt Drives a Stick Out of Choice As Well  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:44 PM   #39 
                 - Your aunt is living in the past.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 07:47 PM   #41 
                    - She Usually Goes Home After Chairing Her Environmental Committees  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:53 PM   #50 
                    - Oh yeah, Automatics are so 21st Century - They were on cars in the 1930s...  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 07:54 PM   #52 
                       - No they are antique transportation  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 07:58 PM   #55 
                          - With what?  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 07:59 PM   #58 
                          - Good gawd, no.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 08:03 PM   #65 
                             - My hobby is computers. Yeah you're right...No future there. nt  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 08:04 PM   #69 
                                - No, your hobby is having people on.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 08:05 PM   #71 
                                   - Only in your case. Seriously! You were over the top on the antique bit.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 08:13 PM   #77 
                                      - Manual transmission is antique.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 08:23 PM   #89 
                                         - Ok Grampa Time To Soak the Dentures  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:27 PM   #93 
                                         - Okay, you go do that.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 08:30 PM   #96 
                                         - So is the Automatic. It is a 1930s technology.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 08:30 PM   #97 
                                            - Yup, and it's all Detroit had to offer.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 08:42 PM   #107 
                                               - Fuel cells are just electricity producers. The electric motor (1800s tech) is what moves you.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 08:48 PM   #113 
                                                  - Methanol can also be used in fuel cells  wuushew   Mar-10-10 08:52 PM   #114 
                                                  - Fuel cells...powered by water.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 08:56 PM   #120 
                                                  - How do you make the hydrogen? How do you store it?  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 09:05 PM   #124 
                                                  - Shuttle has used it for years.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 09:06 PM   #126 
                                                  - And the shuttle does so because it launches only a few times a year  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 09:11 PM   #129 
                                                  - Doesn't the reformer produce CO2 though?  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 09:08 PM   #127 
                                                  - C'mon, enough with the excuses.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 09:19 PM   #134 
                                                  - And this is why engineering is a stressful field.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 09:25 PM   #136 
                                                  - Well shut yer patent office down then, if it's hopeless  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 09:30 PM   #140 
                                                  - That is not what i'm saying.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 09:37 PM   #142 
                                                  - Next you'll be telling us  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 09:47 PM   #143 
                                                  - cute.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 09:50 PM   #144 
                                                  - Well I have no patience for the cant-be-done crowd.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 09:53 PM   #146 
                                                  - Fine  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 09:58 PM   #147 
                                                  - Don't worry, I'll be here.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 10:00 PM   #148 
                                                  - PS if it takes you another 50 years,  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 10:03 PM   #150 
                          - In much the same way the computer moved us...  LanternWaste   Mar-11-10 08:14 AM   #155 
  - Good luck trying to find a car you can carpool 6 kids  Midlodemocrat   Mar-10-10 06:09 PM   #16 
  - You need one of those spiffy European luxury estates with a third row.  LeftyMom   Mar-10-10 07:21 PM   #22 
     - IT IS NOT A MIDMANSION!!!!! FFS  Midlodemocrat   Mar-10-10 07:30 PM   #28 
  - the only reason I only drive manual transmission vechicles  CatWoman   Mar-10-10 07:20 PM   #21 
  - HAHA  ibegurpard   Mar-10-10 07:28 PM   #26 
     - my first new car was a manual, and I haven't looked back since  CatWoman   Mar-10-10 07:29 PM   #27 
     - Pretty Much the Same Here - Have Bought 2 Automatics Since 86  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:33 PM   #30 
     - Although I love my manual tranny (That kinda sounds perverse, eh?)  damyank913   Mar-10-10 07:47 PM   #44 
        - hey!! I'm from Portsmouth!!  CatWoman   Mar-10-10 08:01 PM   #63 
           - A P-town girl.  damyank913   Mar-11-10 07:47 AM   #154 
  - The stick will be around a long time  musiclawyer   Mar-10-10 07:35 PM   #31 
  - Never Even Thought of That ...Another Reason  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:38 PM   #34 
  - Because nobody wants them. LOL  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 07:40 PM   #35 
     - Nah. There is plenty of market for them.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 07:58 PM   #56 
        - No, just someone really really slow.  HeresyLives   Mar-10-10 08:47 PM   #111 
  - really?  ibegurpard   Mar-10-10 07:41 PM   #36 
  - I Do Notice a Lot of Young Ones In Little Stick-shift Hot Rods  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:49 PM   #46 
  - Really? Is that ALL? Wow.  EFerrari   Mar-10-10 07:42 PM   #37 
  - 2 of the 4 vehicles I have owned have had manual transmissions.  Lisa0825   Mar-10-10 07:47 PM   #42 
  - I Had To Wait One Day To Get My New One Deivered from Another Dealer  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:25 PM   #91 
     - It would have taken over a week. And I had a job I needed to be able to drive to work....  Lisa0825   Mar-10-10 08:29 PM   #95 
        - That's Just Not Fair.  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:36 PM   #102 
           - Yeah, if I could have waited to order, I could have made other choices too...  Lisa0825   Mar-10-10 08:54 PM   #116 
              - My Niece Has One She Loves It  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:58 PM   #121 
                 - I love those!  Lisa0825   Mar-10-10 09:04 PM   #123 
                    - I Got a Super Deal -  we can do it   Mar-10-10 09:17 PM   #131 
  - you'd hate me then  tabbycat31   Mar-10-10 07:48 PM   #45 
  - Why Would I Hate You? Were Did You Come Up with That?  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:55 PM   #54 
  - That's just silly.  Atman   Mar-10-10 07:51 PM   #47 
  - That Was Kind of My Point, the Runaway Toyatas  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:52 PM   #115 
  - I've been driving since 1965  HarveyDarkey   Mar-10-10 07:52 PM   #48 
  - Do you own a microwave? Just curious.  Shell Beau   Mar-10-10 07:52 PM   #49 
  - Yeah- I Use It To Heat Up Food Since I Cook My Own and Save Leftovers  we can do it   Mar-10-10 07:58 PM   #57 
     - Well if you want to talk about people using advances in technology  Shell Beau   Mar-10-10 07:59 PM   #60 
        - Duh I Can Pop Food In Either Conventional or Microwave Ovens To Reheat  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:03 PM   #66 
           - Automatic transmissions make things easier. So do microwaves.  Shell Beau   Mar-10-10 08:05 PM   #70 
              - When I am Cooking I am Fully Engaged, Like When Driving  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:17 PM   #81 
                 - Easier. At least for me.  Shell Beau   Mar-10-10 08:24 PM   #90 
                    - I Didn't Take You For a TextnDrive Person  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:43 PM   #109 
                       - Only while drunk and shaving my pubes.  Shell Beau   Mar-10-10 08:45 PM   #110 
                          - I know WTF! She Should Have Been Dying Her Hair, Too. Did You See Those Roots?  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:54 PM   #118 
                             - lol! The drapes didn't match the carpet?  Shell Beau   Mar-10-10 09:05 PM   #125 
                                - Funny! Oh Well I'm Sure We're Not the First Ones To Jump the Track Today  we can do it   Mar-10-10 09:14 PM   #130 
  - In a sports car sticks are fun. In daily drive Miami traffic, they suck. Seriously.  Edweird   Mar-10-10 07:54 PM   #51 
  - Most of my vehicles over the years have been manuals...  tnlefty   Mar-10-10 07:59 PM   #59 
  - Not Exactly Labeling, But Noticing a Lot of People Want Everything Done for Them  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:09 PM   #73 
     - Uhm, both Saturns have cruise control, which I don't use,  tnlefty   Mar-10-10 08:42 PM   #108 
        - I Have It Too, Never Have Used It Either, But WTF Doors That Lock Themselves?  we can do it   Mar-10-10 09:03 PM   #122 
           - Whoops, my bad. I didn't realize that you meant teevee  tnlefty   Mar-10-10 09:35 PM   #141 
              - Its OK. One of the Shitty Automatics I Had (for only 7 months it was so bad)  we can do it   Mar-11-10 09:54 AM   #158 
  - Do you drive all herky-jerky? That's my experience as a passenger in  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-10-10 08:04 PM   #67 
  - That just means they aren't good at it. Same with motorcycles.  Edweird   Mar-10-10 08:08 PM   #72 
  - ... and they roll backwards slightly on hills.  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-10-10 08:12 PM   #76 
     - sounds like you've been riding with someone who doesn't know what he/she  CatWoman   Mar-10-10 08:15 PM   #78 
     - One of my best friends had an ancient Honda Civic. The REALLY old ones.  Edweird   Mar-10-10 08:20 PM   #85 
        - Cute Old Car - I Think the Clutch Has To Be In To Start It Though  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:30 PM   #99 
           - Dieseling happens when the ignition is off. Hence, the name.  Edweird   Mar-10-10 08:35 PM   #101 
  - With driver skill you shouldn't notice the transition.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 08:15 PM   #79 
  - Haven't ridden in a manual for years and years but that was my experience...one or two drivers  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-10-10 08:17 PM   #80 
     - My cousin was amazed at my driving one day because it was smooth.  NutmegYankee   Mar-10-10 08:19 PM   #83 
        - "whiplash" is a good word for it. lol. I'd think "what the hell?"  Liberal_in_LA   Mar-10-10 08:20 PM   #86 
  - No I Actually Know How To Drive. How About the Idiots with 1 Foot on Gas  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:19 PM   #84 
  - Not me. Seattle is completely made up of hills. I had a manual  SeattleGirl   Mar-10-10 08:18 PM   #82 
  - And you can step on the clutch any time you feel like it  Canuckistanian   Mar-10-10 08:29 PM   #94 
  - Yes, they are, and often cheaper to repair as well. nt  Lisa0825   Mar-10-10 08:30 PM   #98 
  - and That Really Helps In the Snow  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:37 PM   #104 
  - Both me and my wife prefer stick shifts.  bvar22   Mar-10-10 08:37 PM   #103 
  - My Neighbor Next Door Has an Automatic and Hates It, Her Husband Says  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:48 PM   #112 
  - That IS Funny, I Hate It on Vacation When I Have To Learn the Rental Cars  we can do it   Mar-10-10 08:56 PM   #119 
  - Big city traffic will burn up your clutch in a hurry.  Manifestor_of_Light   Mar-10-10 08:54 PM   #117 
  - I had an RX7 - with a stick. *That* was fun.  Edweird   Mar-10-10 09:19 PM   #133 
     - Sounds Fun! I Had a Fun Mazda3 ZOOOM  we can do it   Mar-10-10 09:20 PM   #135 
        - It was like a go-kart and a corvette had a kid.  Edweird   Mar-10-10 09:30 PM   #139 
  - I like my shifter on the dashboard so we can have Crazy Monkey Sex on the turnpike.  NYC_SKP   Mar-10-10 09:08 PM   #128 
  - While Eating a Giant Burrito and Texting  we can do it   Mar-10-10 09:18 PM   #132 
     - Now I'm hungry.  NYC_SKP   Mar-10-10 09:29 PM   #138 
  - That happened in my 95 Jetta  alcina   Mar-10-10 09:29 PM   #137 
  - haha...I don't even have power steering. . .  kevinbgoode   Mar-10-10 09:52 PM   #145 
  - I love manual transmissions. I have a lot more control on the snow and ice  AllyCat   Mar-10-10 10:04 PM   #151 
  - No Thank You, Sir! Toonces drove a stick. Look what happened to him.  NYC_SKP   Mar-10-10 10:13 PM   #152 
  - Well, I agree with the manual part, but I'm concerned about lack of choice  blueworld   Mar-11-10 09:49 AM   #157 
     - I have electric power steering in my Jetta  NutmegYankee   Mar-11-10 03:58 PM   #159 
 

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