Cars....

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    Mar 18, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
    Can you drive a manual....stick shift car?

    Just cracked me up today at the Quick Lube and the carwash...only one guy (older....30's) had to be called over to drive my car...icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 18, 2014 12:16 AM GMT
    Haha here everyone can drive manual car. except some handicaped people. But some people chose to drive an automatic.
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    Mar 18, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    Sporty_G saidCan you drive a manual....stick shift car?

    A manual is what I took my driver's test with 48 years ago, my first car being a 4-speed on the floor. And most of my later cars, and all my motorcycles, were clutch.

    But now, doing mostly creeping city stop-and-go driving, and with a bad left (clutch) knee, I drive an automatic. Plus that's what my husband wants.
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    Mar 18, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    I can drive a stick. First car was a Triumph Spitfire.
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    Mar 18, 2014 12:45 AM GMT
    I've been driving nothing by manual transmission cars. It's the best way to deter friends/family from wanting to drive/borrow your car. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 18, 2014 12:46 AM GMT
    Also..

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    Mar 18, 2014 1:20 AM GMT
    Two words: cruise control! I learned on a VW bug but I'd never go back to a manual.
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    Mar 18, 2014 2:09 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidTwo words: cruise control! I learned on a VW bug but I'd never go back to a manual.

    Manual cars come with cruise control. But to be honest, I never used it on my previous car with manual transmission. Guess it's because I never take long road trips.
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    Mar 18, 2014 3:01 AM GMT
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    Lumpyoatmeal saidTwo words: cruise control! I learned on a VW bug but I'd never go back to a manual.

    Manual cars come with cruise control. But to be honest, I never used it on my previous car with manual transmission. Guess it's because I never take long road trips.

    Does it shift for you or stay within the range of the current gear?
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    Mar 18, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    My truck has a manual , my car has an automatic ..
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    Mar 18, 2014 3:32 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidTwo words: cruise control! I learned on a VW bug but I'd never go back to a manual.

    Manual cars come with cruise control. But to be honest, I never used it on my previous car with manual transmission. Guess it's because I never take long road trips.

    Does it shift for you or stay within the range of the current gear?

    Current gear. As soon as you step on the brake or clutch or gas, it disengages.
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    Mar 18, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidTwo words: cruise control! I learned on a VW bug but I'd never go back to a manual.

    Manual cars come with cruise control. But to be honest, I never used it on my previous car with manual transmission. Guess it's because I never take long road trips.

    Does it shift for you or stay within the range of the current gear?

    Current gear. As soon as you step on the brake or clutch or gas, it disengages.

    That's what I was expecting, but I had to ask just in case, even though it wouldn't make sense for it to shift gears.

    My new car has a radar in front and you can set a distance between you and the car ahead; long, medium, or short, and it maintains that distance when the cruise control is on if the car ahead slows down below the speed you set. It'll even brake for you if you're not paying attention.