Post # 1
As in, can you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission? I can, but I don’t since my car is automatic. I used to drive stick all the time (my ex-bf, brother, and dad all had stick shift cars) but I don’t think I’d ever buy one on purpose for myself.
I know it’s supposed to give you more control in the snow, but it’s just not for me. I never did like being stopped on a steep hill and I like to be able to multitask (within reason) while I’m driving (eg. like sipping my water or eating a snack).
I do think it’s kind of sexy when a girl knows how to drive stick, though!
Also included in the poll: if you do know how, are you any good at it? 😛
Post # 3
You betcha I can! I’ve been driving a stick every day for the last…….. 6 years?
Post # 4
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
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
I can. My first car was a stick, but I drive an automatic now.
Post # 7
I barely drive anymore, and I most definitely can’t drive stick. I don’t really care to learn, either.
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 14
@funsizedbee: No way! That is awesome, I hadn’t heard of that yet. That was always my biggest fear! Once I actually parked at a red light and switched seats with my ex so he could handle it when the light turned green, hahaha.
Post # 15
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!
Post # 16
@2PeasinaPod: Oh I know what you mean all right….hehe.