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Old 06-26-2019, 02:24 PM   #1651
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86 Ford Taurus 4 Cylinder. No forgiveness in that clutch. When i drove my buddies escort afterwards it was easy as hell. I even found a Beetle easier to operate the transmission on than that big underpowered taurus. Had about 1mm of pedal travel between the bite point and full engagement, or at least that's how i recall it.
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:33 PM   #1652
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My 2006 wrx wagon that I traded away back in 2016. Purchased new
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:14 AM   #1653
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1989 Honda Civic hatchback. I bought it from my neighbor for $300. It had bad gas, it was also my first car. 4 speed manual
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:51 PM   #1654
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91 Subaru Loyale wagon when I was 16
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:15 AM   #1655
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First time I drove in England, ever, was in a mini cooper with a manual transmission. The rental car agent says to me, We won't have a car for you for at least an hour, unless you can drive a manual. I jumped on it. Driving and the wrong side and shifting with your left hand. Doesn't get much better.
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:50 PM   #1656
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First car I learned to drive stick in was a 1991 nissan 300zx TT.

its a funny story actually.

i was 18 at the time and drove all the way out to Turlock CA from sonoma county (Three hour drive for those who don't know) with my cousin and a buddy; none of us knew how to drive stick.

It was 8pm when we left so we got there around 11pm. seller and i did transaction and then i told him i needed a 5 min lesson to drive stick. I picked it up fairly quick but i couldn't stall because of a bad battery.

well, i stalled the car, got stuck somewhere out in the area with no phone and no charger, and my cuz and buddy split up from me. i got home at like 6am the next day after some lady helped me push start at like 3 am

that night was definitely one for the books!
Good times
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:40 AM   #1657
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Mine was a 1988 Toyota Camry back sometime around 2002.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:32 AM   #1658
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Started with motorcycles at 10. Then a Honda Accord 4cyl 5 speed at 14. Been driving standards for 14 years.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:57 PM   #1659
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1986 Suzuki Samurai and I still have it
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:14 AM   #1660
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1986.5 Nissan Hardbody. Great truck for $800.
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:29 PM   #1661
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:51 PM   #1662
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First one ever was a little ~110cc pitbike that my neighbor let me ride around the neighborhood for like 20 minutes. I must've been 13 or 14 I think. I had read so much online about how to use a manual transmission that I was able to nail a rev-matched downshift on that first ride. Felt pretty good.
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Old 07-07-2019, 06:09 PM   #1663
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1966 Volkswagen Beetle/Bug
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:31 PM   #1664
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It was Kia Rio. Not too large, but enough to feel, what iron horse means. And it was as the first love.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:43 PM   #1665
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Think I was 18, car was a jeep. 1994 or something like that. clutch was lose as hell but that thing was a riot.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:51 PM   #1666
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Silver 2002 Bugeye, ended up loving the car so much that I bought my own 2003 not too long after.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:43 AM   #1667
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Suzuki Samurai. That was a few months before I got my 2018 WRX. I must have stalled it 5 times during my test drive.

I had a lot of friends/family trying to discourage me from a stick. They were all wrong! I love it.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:51 AM   #1668
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I had a lot of friends/family trying to discourage me from a stick. They were all wrong! I love it.
Almost the same thing as trying to discourage you from getting a WRX at all.

Apparently the WRX/STi has the highest MT take rate in the industry (USA sales). Even higher than the BRZ.

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Every 2020 Car Truck and SUV Available with a Manual Transmission
The manual may be dying, but there are still options.
By: Todd Lassa July 9, 2019


Subaru
BRZ
Crosstrek
Impreza
WRX/STI
The Subaru WRX/STI has the highest manual take rate of any car on this list, approximately 88 percent. Manuals make up a healthy 73 percent of BRZs, while the Impreza and Crosstrek each sell at about five percent.

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Old 07-16-2019, 10:15 PM   #1669
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2002 Mustang V6 5spd. My parents bought it for me when I was 15, so I had almost a year to learn how to drive it before turning 16.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:49 AM   #1670
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1995 240sx. RB swapped and running twisties two weeks later. I was young and fearless haha.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:51 PM   #1671
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I learned in a 92 toyota pickup. i was about 14 or so?? man i miss that truck. had a billion miles on it, full on legit roll cage in the cab, and ran like a beast hahah. so much fun in that truck in high school!
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:59 PM   #1672
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Had a couple of motorcycles, but my first manual car was a 2004 WRX that I bought in 2005. Learned to drive on the way home from Detroit to Philly when I was 38 yo.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:11 PM   #1673
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I was 16, i had a 2002 honda civic auto. my mom came into my room, threw the keys to her 1999 outback wagon and said "you get to learn how to drive stick today". We went out, i caught on relatively quick. We started on flats, parking lots. Once i got into 3rd comfortably we started driving around town and i was doing fine for my first day. Well, second day wasnt any better: time for hills! i drove all the way to pittsburgh, learned how to hill start. stalled that car a good 20 times atleast. Third day, parallel parking: started on flats, did alright, then had to do it on hills. my mom was very persistant with trying to teach me stick. Ever since i learned, thats all ive driven. I got her 1999 outback for a few years, then got a 1991 montero, that blew up, then got a 13 impreza, that got totalled, now im on a 2005 wrx. all of those being manuals.
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:26 PM   #1674
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Finished up with fitment and my rear uppers from RacerX

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Old 07-20-2019, 05:28 PM   #1675
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I bought my first car a 15 - a slightly used 1990 Mustang GT. I learned to drive stick on that car. I learned how to change a clutch on that car. I learned how awful and short lived a racing clutch is on the street on that car.
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