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Old 07-01-2012, 10:28 AM   #26
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Teach her. My wife drives a Mazda3 with with a stick
Tired once a long time ago. Been married now 27 years and it's not going to happen.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #27
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1989 Subaru GL wagon. Was 14 when I my mom started letting me drive(with her in the car of course). By the time I got to drivers ed at 15 I was way ahead.

1985 Mazda 626; manual
1995 Honda Civic EX; manual
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:44 AM   #28
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I learned how to drive MT in a 2002 Hyudai Tucson, which is now my brother's DD.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:54 AM   #29
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1991 Mazda Protege around 2004 when i got my full license. dude was asking something like $1000, and I had told him that I was only buying it to learn how to drive stick. After 5 minutes of him teaching me in his backyard, and haggling him down to $200, stalling over 30 times, and 21km later, I was home

Took about a week or two to get comfortable driving stick, haven't went back to driving Auto since
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #30
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I was 24 or 25? it was a used 03 civic I drove it home from the dealership. in 2005
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #31
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1993(?) 3000gt SL
I already knew what I was doing since I used to ride quads as a kid (12-14 yrs old), it was just a matter of taking what I knew and getting a new feel for it with the shifter and pedal.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #32
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14 in my current car (my dads at the time) in a huge parking lot. Learned easily within 15 minutes.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #33
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I learned last year. I was 15 and my dad showed me the basics on my 05 STi. I got it in about a day, then practiced around the neighborhood for a week. He taught me by having me stop at the top of an incline, push the clutch in and let the car start rolling back, then have me "catch" the car by using the clutch and gas. After I got the friction point concept i was pretty good to go!
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:31 AM   #34
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #35
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I learned last year. I was 15 and my dad showed me the basics on my 05 STi. I got it in about a day, then practiced around the neighborhood for a week. He taught me by having me stop at the top of an incline, push the clutch in and let the car start rolling back, then have me "catch" the car by using the clutch and gas. After I got the friction point concept i was pretty good to go!
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:43 AM   #36
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1967 International pickup during a summer visit to my uncle's farm when I was 15. My first vehicle I owned was a 1981 Toyota truck (manual 4 speed) followed by a 1983 Toyota 4WD (manual 5 speed) and later a 1987 Nissan pickup. I actually taught my daughter how to drive stick on the Nissan back in 2004. I put it in park with the engine running on a gravel driveway with a steep uphill grade. I put my daughter behind the wheel and gave her a few pointers on working the clutch. I told her have at it then I walked back to the house. A short while later she drove up with a big smile on her face. I then went to get the tractor to fix the ruts in the driveway.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:47 AM   #37
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Tired once a long time ago. Been married now 27 years and it's not going to happen.
Professional driving school maybe? Sometimes it's just safer for the marriage not to do certain things ourselves.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #38
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:53 AM   #39
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #40
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First car you learned how to drive Manually.
I've driven all my cars manually. I've seen fully automated cars in Popular Mechanics, but they're like a million dollars or something.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #41
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I've driven all my cars manually. I've seen fully automated cars in Popular Mechanics, but they're like a million dollars or something.


Learned how to drive stick in my 2000 Impreza wagon. Took like a half hour to get it going and a few days to get the whole hill thing down.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #42
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Learned how to drive stick in my 2000 Impreza wagon. Took like a half hour to get it going and a few days to get the whole hill thing down.
Yeah the parking brake was a life saver for me the first few weeks.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #43
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:45 PM   #44
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I learned on my boyfriend's '89 240sx - he has an aftermarket clutch, so I hated learning in his car.

I've been driving a manual since March of this year.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #45
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Nissan Pulsar and Honda Civic. My parents forced us to drive manuals, mainly because that's all we had. My older brother had the only automatic, and we drove that for a little bit at first. Then it was all manuals all the time.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:53 PM   #46
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Learned on a 84 datsun/nissan 300ZX (it had both badges, haha) that my best friend at the time owned. When I bought my protege my dad tried to take me out to "make sure I knew how to drive it" and completely effed up my driving world. He drove a 4 speed '93 Nissan pick up so kept saying I was shifting too early and "second is a starter gear".

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Old 07-01-2012, 01:02 PM   #47
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'02 IS300, it was my first car as a hand me down from my brother. Then I hopped in my '02 wrx.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #48
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Learned in theory online and in practice while test driving my '06 forester. Couldn't blame the salesman for being a little tense in the passengers seat.

The more I drive it, the better I get...always learning...
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #49
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #50
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Completely taught myself one night in a mid 2000 model Honda Civic. I had to give someone a drunk ride home and he was completely passed the **** out. Had a girl who couldn't drive a standard driving my car. Took me like 5 minutes just to move it. After that, made it the whole way without stalling it.

I've driven like 10 standards now, DD one now, of course.
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