(Closed) Can you drive stick?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Can you drive stick?
    I can, and I do regularly! : (40 votes)
    15 %
    I can, but I rarely do. : (50 votes)
    19 %
    I can, and I'm a smooth operator. : (43 votes)
    16 %
    I can, but I suck at it (prepare to have your guts shaken around a lot). : (28 votes)
    11 %
    I don't know how to drive stick but I want to learn! : (38 votes)
    15 %
    I don't know how to drive stick and I'm cool with that! : (34 votes)
    13 %
    I know how to operate a manual transmission on a different kind of vehicle, but not a car/van/truck. : (3 votes)
    1 %
    I just like to say "stick" heh heh. : (25 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    You betcha I can! I’ve been driving a stick every day for the last…….. 6 years?

    Post # 4
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yep – just bought my first stick shift car, a Jeep Wrangler  (the only car I’d owned before that was an automatic) and it’s been so. much. fun. I’d say after doing it every day for 6 mo I’m pretty good at it too 🙂

    Post # 5
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I learned to drive on a manual Jeep Cherrokee, luckily the town I lived in was flat. I can do it if I need to but much prefer not having to shift in town which is almost all the driving I do now.

    Post # 6
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I can.  My first car was a stick, but I drive an automatic now.

    Post # 7
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I barely drive anymore, and I most definitely can’t drive stick. I don’t really care to learn, either.

    Post # 8
    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    While I can, I’m not great at it. And a stick SUCKS in LA traffic. My first car was a 1964 Ford Falcon w/ 3 on the tree.

    Post # 9
    5976 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I know how…a friend taught me in college. I’m not bad once I get back into it, but it’s a rough start if you know what I mean haha…

    Post # 10
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I could when I was 16. 6 years later…not so much. I tried like a month ago and kept stalling. Thankfully my new car is automatic.

    Post # 11
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never learned, I was a late bloomer to driving and so it was a big enough deal that I could drive period.

    I’ve driven a Mini Cooper that could go into manual and I could up shift just fine but downshifting was iffy and there wasn’t even a clutch to deal with so…. I’m sure I’d be terrible at it!  

    Darling Husband keeps teasing that he’s going to buy a BMW that’s a stick so I can’t drive it! Which is good motivation but I’d need to learn on something else, lol!

    Post # 12
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes I can!!! My current car is a manual and I have been driving stick for 8 years! Manual has also come a long way in those years. My car (2010 subaru) now features the “hill holder” function – aka if you stop on a hill the parking break atomatically engages and then when you start moving again it will prevent the rock back.

    Post # 13
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I didn’t learn to drive a stick until I was about 23. I bought a car that I couldn’t drive off the lot because it was a manual transmission! (My ex at the time took it home for me) I learned how to drive one on a beater we bought for 300 bucks. HAHA! Currently, I drive an automatic, but my husband’s car is a stick. And I must do it well or he wouldn’t let me in the driver’s seat. He’s weird about his car like that. As much as I want a car that warrants a stick, I don’t know if I want to do it everyday in rush hour traffic, bleh!

    Post # 15
    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I wanted to drive my dad’s friend’s mustang soooooo bad (it was a company car and he got it before that model year was released to the public) so I learned.

     Every friday night I’d take it out. That was back in high school and i’ve only driven one a few times since, and did consider buying my next car with a manual transmission! 

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