(Closed) (sort of a spin off) When you learned to drive…

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  • poll: When I learned to drive

    I learned on an automatic and CAN drive a manual

    I learned on an automatic and CAN NOT drive a manual

    I learned on a manual and drive one currently

    I learned on a manual but drive an automatic now

    I don't know how to drive

    I know how to drive (either kind) but don't drive by choice or circumstance

    I prefer a manual transmission

    I prefer an automatic transmission

    I like cheese

  • Post # 47
    557 posts
    Busy bee

    @DaneLady:  I learned how to drive on an automatic…I still drive an automatic. but I also know how to drive a crap load of different tractors…which obviously are all manual with clutches does that count? 🙂

    Post # 48
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I learned on an automatic for driver’s ed, but my first car was manual, so I voted that I learned on a manual. My current car is a manual and I much prefer it (even though I live in Boston now and I cry for the clutch when we get stuck in traffic). 

    Manuals are just better!

    Also, I love cheese 🙂

    Post # 49
    9541 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I learned on a manual but now drive an automatic just because it’s so hard to buy/sell/trade manuals these days in the US. They both have their pros and cons. I like driving a manual when we travel because I miss it sometimes!

    Post # 50
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    I learned to drive and can only drive automatic. My car comes with tiptronic which is kinda sorta like manual but I have no idea how to use it 😛 

    Post # 51
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @Jess1483:  I loved having a manual car in college- it was great not having to lend it to people! My roommate lent hers a lot and someone scraped it up but never owned up to it. 

    Post # 52
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    @vermonster:  Ah… I went to college far from home (in Vermont, actually) and wanted people to be able to drive me to the airport for breaks, but not pay for long parking at the airport. This way they could drive up with me, then drive the car back to campus or even to their own home. It was a used car I’d driven all through high school, so while I wanted to take good care of it, it wasn’t the end of the world if something happened.

    Post # 53
    5540 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I learned on stick,  drive one now but prefer auto. My first car wasn’t as bad but my new one is poorly geared and in sixth it revs up to over 3000rpm just going 60-65mph. Which when the speed limit is 70-75 mph many of the places I drive, sucks. If I had a less crappy car, I don’t mind stick at all. 

    Post # 54
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I learned on an automatic (at 16) and recently learned to drive a manual (at 24). Only because my DH and I bought a manual transmission, so I was kind of forced to learn. But I love it and wouldn’t go back to an automatic.

    Post # 55
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I learned on an automatic and then switched to a manual a few years later.  Learning on an automatic first was great to learn how to gauge timing of other cars around me and learn one LESS thing (vs. trying to figure out how to shift).  I fell in love with driving a manual transmission and still do to this day (even in heavy traffic!)

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