revrendjim: You have to stall it a few times. That's just how it goes. Then it clicks and you're in. Give it another chance.
TommyymmoT: thomps: TommyymmoT: Road tests should be taken with a stick shift, because that's what you're applying for a license to drive.On the plus side, at least I won't have any no driving skills retards asking to borrow my car, or jacking it.you don't have to lend me your car, but you can't stop me from jacking it.I've heard of several car jacking attempts that failed because the thief couldn't figure out how to make the thing go.
fluffy2097: No, you don't drive an automatic. You tell it where to go.
doglover: If you can't drive stick, you can't drive yet.
purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: If you're an adult and can't drive a manual.... I don't know what to say. Are you retarded or something?
verbaltoxin: Joce678: I'm always gobsmacked over how smug Americans are when they can drive stick.Everywhere else is the world it's just called "driving". Please. Your profile says you're from spain. Been there. We have an event here in america that equates to the way you folks drive. We call it the "demolition derby".America has a very unique car culture, one which is mainly filled with Luddite idiots people stuck in traffic jams for hours on end, and don't want to lose the use of their left knee.FTFY.
doglover: If you can't drive stick, you can't drive yet.That's pretty much how it goes. Sure you can navigate an automatic passenger car from A to B without killing anyone, but you couldn't use a stick.On the other hand someone who can drive stick can also drive automatic without so much as moment's hesitation. It's a superior skill. Literally it trumps the other kind of driving.
star_owl: This thread is reminding me of something that really ticks me off. I bought a new Mercedes 'E' class diesel last December. The new 7 speed automatics are very nice compaired to the 2 and 3 speed autos I grew up with. But if I could have bought the true car of my dreams (that I could afford), it would have been the 'E' class 4 cylinder diesel with the 6 speed manual that they sell Everywhere Else In The Farking World But The U.S.!Apparently nice sedans with manual transmissions are pretty easy to get just about everywhere else but here. Last stick I drove was my 2005 Honda Accord, which had almost all the options but they wouldn't mate the V-6 to the manual trans, it had to be the 2.5 liter 4. I love my Mercedes but I'm finding myself jealous of a friend who just bought a Volkswagon Jetta diesel wagon with a stick.
doglover: On the other hand someone who can drive stick can also drive automatic without so much as moment's hesitation.
Feed_The_Walrus: In the UK if you pass your test in an automatic you are only allowed to drive automatics (most pass in a manual),How does it work over there?
MaudlinMutantMollusk: I learned how to drive on a manual column shift/with overdrive//leavest thou my greensward
kimwim: [i.imgur.com image 717x960]My ride, stick, it would be a waste as an automatic.
dickfreckle: Not shifting gears every few seconds is like a day without sunshine.
TommyymmoT: Road tests should be taken with a stick shift, because that's what you're applying for a license to drive.On the plus side, at least I won't have any no driving skills retards asking to borrow my car, or jacking it.
kimwim: Not to mention mpg goes way up with a stick.
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