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How many here drive a stick? (38)

Jan 27, 2021 5:03 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
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Jan 27, 2021 5:25 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
Inthewoods
InthewoodsInthewoodsColorado Springs, Colorado USA7,651 Posts
I have two sticks... and one automatic... laugh

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Jan 27, 2021 6:23 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
Butin
ButinButinIngatestone, Essex, England UK17 Threads 2,828 Posts
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. You mean a pongo stick. ????????
Jan 27, 2021 6:46 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
Inthewoods
InthewoodsInthewoodsColorado Springs, Colorado USA7,651 Posts
Butin: . You mean a pongo stick. ????????
I'm glad they didn't have these when I was a kid... rolling on the floor laughing ... What next? ... laugh

Jan 27, 2021 6:51 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
I'm not a witch............I drive FORDS !!! devil confused
Jan 29, 2021 6:39 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
galrads: ..

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In the Uk, if you pass your driving test using "gears" as we call them, then you can drive an automatic car/truck as well as a gear car/truck etc...If you decide to just drive and automatic and take your driving test using an automatic gear stick, then you're not allowed to drive a car/truck that has gears. Luckily for me, I passed my driving test using "gears" way back in 1979, so I can drive either. I know that most people in America drive automatics. I did however found it strange that most automatic cars/trucks in America have the auto gear sticks on the side of the steering wheel dunno

I much prefer an auto. I drove autos in the Uk for years. It just wasn't the "in thing" in the Uk years ago as they were classed as a "lazy" carsigh
Jan 29, 2021 6:43 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
Butin: . You mean a pongo stick. ????????
It's called a "Pogo" stick rolling on the floor laughing

Have you ever even passed a driving test? professor
Jan 29, 2021 8:06 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
Miss_Cellaneous: In the Uk, if you pass your driving test using "gears" as we call them, then you can drive an automatic car/truck as well as a gear car/truck etc...If you decide to just drive and automatic and take your driving test using an automatic gear stick, then you're not allowed to drive a car/truck that has gears. Luckily for me, I passed my driving test using "gears" way back in 1979, so I can drive either. I know that most people in America drive automatics. I did however found it strange that most automatic cars/trucks in America have the auto gear sticks on the side of the steering wheel

I much prefer an auto. I drove autos in the Uk for years. It just wasn't the "in thing" in the Uk years ago as they were classed as a "lazy" car
No fun driving a car having an automatic transmission barefoot. wave
Jan 29, 2021 8:22 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
Orzzz
OrzzzOrzzzPortage, Wisconsin USA64 Threads 8 Polls 551 Posts
My 1949 Chevy truck. Like to see someone try to steal it. Starter button on floors. Why wont key start it?confused rolling on the floor laughing
Had a 61 Ford convert. Changed to stick, auto read end. Spent an afternoon trying to learn to drive it. Ran out of gas. Walked back to house. Husband said where are you..where you left me.wow Finally learned how.
Jan 29, 2021 8:36 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
galrads: No fun driving a car having an automatic transmission barefoot.
I was under the impression that all American cars/trucks had the auto gear stick on the side of the steering wheel? It's illegal in the Uk and Spain (not sure of any other Countries) to drive barefoot or with "flip flops" on. You have to have a "strap" on the back of your shoes. Not that anyone takes any notice. The Guardia/Police can't see your feet anywaygrin

Can't wait to start driving again but it would have to be an auto. 10yrs is too long. Been watching my daughter driving and which way to go grin So confused with the Spanish and English side of the road nowfrustrated I've not driven a car in years crying

Jan 30, 2021 6:28 AM CST How many here drive a stick?
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I drove my stick many times ,,,still a good motor,,,
Jan 30, 2021 6:39 AM CST How many here drive a stick?
ChesneyChristonline now!
ChesneyChristonline now!ChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK8,434 Posts
Lazy a kinder way of saying spacker. We don't drive automatics in the UK because that person is known as a spastic disabled.
Jan 30, 2021 8:44 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
When I got my license ( 1955 ) , part of the driving test was to park going up a hill, set the emergency brake, and then release the parking brake without rolling backward, and driving forward without killing the engine, in a " stick " transmission car. I suppose if you let the car roll backward, you failed. I don't know, 'cause I got the license my first try. applause applause applause
Feb 1, 2021 10:40 AM CST How many here drive a stick?
Taralyn
TaralynTaralynFunk Island, Newfoundland Canada5 Threads 1,268 Posts
I got my license driving an automatic. Bought a car from my brother- sight unseen - and it was a stick. I had to learn it or walk the 3 hour drive to where I lived at the time. I drove a stick then for 14 years - when my oldest was able to apply for a permit, I switched back. My youngest is almost ready for his road test and then back to the stick I go. No, I don't have the patience to teach the kids to drive a stick. Some things just aren't meant to be.

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Feb 1, 2021 10:49 AM CST How many here drive a stick?
snowlynx
snowlynxsnowlynxgalway, Galway Ireland57 Threads 7,189 Posts
Taralyn: I got my license driving an automatic. Bought a car from my brother- sight unseen - and it was a stick. I had to learn it or walk the 3 hour drive to where I lived at the time. I drove a stick then for 14 years - when my oldest was able to apply for a permit, I switched back. My youngest is almost ready for his road test and then back to the stick I go. No, I don't have the patience to teach the kids to drive a stick. Some things just aren't meant to be.
I've never driven an automatic, have I missed out on anything?
Feb 1, 2021 12:05 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
Sawdust_Molly
Sawdust_MollySawdust_MollyKuurne, West Vlaanderen Belgium33 Threads 982 Posts
galrads: No fun driving a car having an automatic transmission barefoot.
In Belgium the most cars are with a manual transmission. I guess only 20% of the car drivers choose for a automatic transmission.
I also drive with a manual transmission ;)
The "older" generation choose for a automatic transmission.
Feb 1, 2021 2:23 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
tomcattyonline now!
tomcattyonline now!tomcattyocean city plymouth, Devon, England UK308 Threads 3 Polls 6,343 Posts
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Yes I play golf a few times a week and use my driver sticklaugh laugh laugh
Feb 1, 2021 2:45 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
Thedutchchief
ThedutchchiefThedutchchiefRotterdam, South Holland Netherlands30 Posts
In my country only disabelt, very old and very lazy people drive a automatic car.
And some times females.
Feb 1, 2021 4:01 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
tomcattyonline now!
tomcattyonline now!tomcattyocean city plymouth, Devon, England UK308 Threads 3 Polls 6,343 Posts
Thedutchchief: In my country only disabelt, very old and very lazy people drive a automatic car.
And some times females.
My volks wagon turbo is a fantastic automatic car, but I thought everyone in your country drove pushbikeslaugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh
Feb 1, 2021 4:14 PM CST How many here drive a stick?
blathin
blathinblathinGlasgow, Central, Scotland UK2,305 Posts
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No one who has the driving gene in their body would touch an automatic...

Response time too slow.
The joy of dropping a gear (or two),flooring the acelerator and hearing the engine drone as it kicks up the power... is GONE....
And that finely tuned nuanced driving you get is dulled to a boring (euch) sunday drive...

and lets face it..with an automatic you're not really driving the car are you..you're just a passenger in a car that's driving you....god how boring is that.....
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