Driving stick shift!

  • metalxracr

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    May 04, 2008 10:34 AM GMT
    Do you drive a manual or automatic transmission vehicle? I looove cars. I drive a manual transmission. Mine is a six speed.

    Now this is not something I look for in a guy at all, I just notice it when it happens, but I think it's really hot when a guy drives a manual transmission! Especially when driving fast or drifting! So hot!
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    May 04, 2008 11:01 AM GMT
    My Jeep Wrangler is a 5 speed manual..took me a while to get used to shifting again ( I learned to drive on a stick at 16), got the Jeep a few years ago andreally have fun with it.


    Yes, there is something kinda hot about a guy shifting gears while driving icon_biggrin.gif
  • GQjock

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    May 04, 2008 11:27 AM GMT
    I drive an automatic that can into a standard with a flick of the wrist
    it's a pain in traffic but when you're out on the open road there's nothing like tooling around with a manual transmissionicon_cool.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 04, 2008 1:29 PM GMT
    All 3 of my vehicles (including my first car, which is retired) are 5 speed manual transmission. Its always weird when I drive an automatic. I reach down "automatically"...LOL
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 04, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    Automatics are for girls. Manuals are for MEN.

    I like to have a stick to grab.
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    May 04, 2008 1:53 PM GMT
    I specifically ordered my pickup truck with a 5-speed manual.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 04, 2008 2:10 PM GMT
    I have a 6 speed icon_cool.gif
  • Timbales

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    May 04, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    Stick

    Once I made the switch, driving automatic is like driving a go cart.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 04, 2008 2:28 PM GMT
    And mine is bigger than yours icon_cool.gif
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    May 04, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
    Just got my first manual and my first truck and am lovin it! Had fun stalling in traffic when I first got the car, haha. Love handling my stick icon_wink.gif

    Interesting, this topic as of now is biased towards manual owners.
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    May 04, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    STICK!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm really, really into cars, I should probably have worked in R&D for some manufacturer in Japan. My ex g/f was actually the one who taught me how to drive a stick (ironically ;-0 ), and ever since then I've only driven sticks (oh god when are the puns going to end?) So I went from a VW Jetta to a Honda CRX, and now I own a Honda Prelude. All were sticks - absolutely buttf@cking incredible.

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    May 04, 2008 5:06 PM GMT
    Manual ALL the way!!!
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    May 04, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    I have owned both, but now have an automatic. I learned how to drive in a manual datsun pickup when I was 14 or so in a small Georgia farm town while doing work for my uncle. I think I may have actually learned to drive tractors (which were manual) first .. lol .. its a little different (like two brakes) but I was always glad I learned to drive manual first. I get a laugh when I have guy friends who can't drive a manual transmission.
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    May 04, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    i wish i had a stick shift again. there's something satisfying about it. you actually feel like you're driving. you control the sound of the engine... and you're friends think it's cool if you can downshift.
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    May 04, 2008 5:49 PM GMT
    A few years ago, there was a certain classic car that I wanted. When I found the perfect one, I bought it. But it was an automatic. I had it converted to a five speed. So yeah, you could say I'm partial to a manual transmission.
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    May 04, 2008 6:19 PM GMT
    defiantly have a stick in my truck. Learned to drive a stick at 12 on a backwoods high way while trailering. Talk about being thrown into the deep end and told to swim.

    Oh and MikePhil i think mine is bigger then yours!!!
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    May 04, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    I definatly prefer a stick shift over an automatic.

    But do you know how hard it is to talk on my cell phone, sip from my coffee and search through my iPod while shifting?

    And do we need to talk about the difficulty of giving or recieving ROAD HEAD with a stick shift in the way. It can really ruin a special intimate moment.


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    May 04, 2008 6:55 PM GMT
    I have a manual now, and most of my cars have been manuals. I did have one automatic that was awesome, mostly because it had so much torque that you could kick out the rear end with a little throttle. (It was RWD, obv)

    I totally understand the appeal of automatics when driving in traffic, but the overall driving experience fucking sucks.
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    May 04, 2008 7:05 PM GMT
    I feel more incontrol with a manual. More powerful. My next truck will definatly be a manual.
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    May 04, 2008 7:16 PM GMT
    Have one automatic and one manual. I prefer the manual and I have a Motorcycle as well. Manual you are ride with an automatic you just drive.

    I love the guys who have an Automatic and they keep their hand on the shift like they have a manual
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    May 04, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    I forgot to say in my previous post that I think driving manual is just more fun. Also more of a challenge in some places like the hills of san francisco!
  • MikePhilPerez

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    May 04, 2008 7:56 PM GMT
    Redneck4life said
    Oh and MikePhil i think mine is bigger then yours!!!




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    May 04, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    5 speed stick. It makes me sad that getting a hybrid or other environmentally conscious car will mean the end of manual driving.
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    May 04, 2008 7:58 PM GMT
    On the road, I drive manual transmission.

    In the bedroom, it's "stick" all the way.
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    May 04, 2008 8:04 PM GMT
    On dudesnude there's a bloke who has uploaded a video of him having sex with his gear stick. It's quite bizarre (and entertaining).