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MikeH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 02:35 AM
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118. I never mastered the stick shift
When I was 16 and just starting to learn to drive, in 1967, my family had a station wagon with a stick shift. I would often go practice driving in the station wagon with my dad and sometimes my younger brothers and sisters along a country road which went from our town to a neighboring town.

I remember the car going herky-jerky when I tried to use the clutch and shift gears, and I never mastered the clutch and the stick shift.

About a year later our family moved and my dad had a Volkswagen which he used to commute to work, and I sometimes did practice driving with my dad in his VW. The VW had a stick shift, and I think I had a little better time with the clutch and the stick shift on the VW; however I don't think I really mastered it on the VW either.

Shortly thereafter my family got a station wagon with automatic transmission, and I have never since driven a car with a stick shift. All of my own cars have had automatic transmission.

So no, I don't think I could drive a stick shift, or at least not drive it well.
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