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Old 05-30-2008, 02:14 AM   #1
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Can anyone teach me to drive stick?

Hey guys,
Im buying my own car soon but my dad wont let me buy a manual car, unless i know how to drive standard. So i was wondering if of you guys can help out a fellow maxmember out, so hopefully i dont get stuck with an auto trannie. Thanks guys
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:23 AM   #2
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try to find a 5 speed rental... you don't want to destroy someones clutch on them.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:44 AM   #3
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Study the theory here...
http://standardshift.com/videos.html
http://www.nerocam.com/ManTrans.asp

... and then take a quick lesson here and you'll be a pro!
http://www.shifters.ca/
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:44 AM   #4
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i took 3 classes and bought my first car (manual bmw)

http://www.shifters.ca/

Ask for carlos (owner) to be your instructor. He's a great instructor; not only will he teach you how to drive, but will show you, in an easy to understand way, how to avoid developing bad habits.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:25 AM   #5
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Any of you guys get caugh in the rush hour. Unless i take the 407 i get stuck on the highway in the rush...how do you cope with the manual shitfing. up, down, up , down does it drive you crazy. Im for the manual all the way, but sometimes i think...with this abnormally increasing traffic, maybe going with an auto tranny isnt that bad???
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:39 AM   #6
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Any of you guys get caugh in the rush hour. Unless i take the 407 i get stuck on the highway in the rush...how do you cope with the manual shitfing. up, down, up , down does it drive you crazy. Im for the manual all the way, but sometimes i think...with this abnormally increasing traffic, maybe going with an auto tranny isnt that bad???
Believe it or not I actually prefer stick in traffic over automatic.

When you drive automatic, you always have to move your leg from gas to the brake pedal. On manual cars all I have to do is apply gas and let it go. Manual car engine brake much better than automatic.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:24 AM   #7
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I've driven to work a few times, the manual wasn't bad in traffic. Mind you, this wasn't heavy heavy traffic. But it was 5PM coming from downtown.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:35 AM   #8
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If I'm stuck in traffic for more then an hour I hate Stick, always pumping the clutch, gas, and brake.. That's why my new car is auto just for that reason. Just have to flip my foot from one pedal to another without lifting my heel.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:36 AM   #9
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Believe it or not I actually prefer stick in traffic over automatic.

When you drive automatic, you always have to move your leg from gas to the brake pedal. On manual cars all I have to do is apply gas and let it go. Manual car engine brake much better than automatic.
you can do this with tiptronic too. So in that case automatic would be easier.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:37 AM   #10
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You guys PAID someone to teach you to drive stick? Am i the only one that thinks thats a little crazy!

I bought my car, and taught myself how to drive it. It's not rocket science!
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:47 AM   #11
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lol I learned to drive stick when I was 10yrs old, my dad tossed me the keys to a broke ass tercel 5spd and let me loose in a huge/empty parking lot very early in the morning.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:58 AM   #12
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i learned to drive stick practically by myself, my dad had a few too much to drink, i had my g1, for the first 5mins he was awake and giving me pointers, after that he passed out.

Atleast we made it home.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:01 AM   #13
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i learned to drive stick practically by myself, my dad had a few too much to drink, i had my g1, for the first 5mins he was awake and giving me pointers, after that he passed out.

Atleast we made it home.

lol, not bitter or anything are you ?
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:16 AM   #14
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lol I learned to drive stick when I was 10yrs old, my dad tossed me the keys to a broke ass tercel 5spd and let me loose in a huge/empty parking lot very early in the morning.
HA, i remember the early ass sunday morning mall parking lots when i was 10. Man i miss the good old days. Nothing says BALLIN like sitting on a phone book just so you can see over your knuckles on the wheel!
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #15
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Yeah I'll teach you to drive stick son, just put your hand on the knob.........yep....there ya go son. Good boy..........yep.
Just Buy the ****in 5 speed and learn how to drive it. You don't need anyone to teac h you.
ONly thing you need to know is to put the clutch in when you start it.
I had to learn by myself in an S10 to which I backed into my boss' building when I was 15. Tow it to a parking lot. Lol.
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