(Closed) What do you drive? – Manual or Automatic

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
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  • Post # 93
    3457 posts
    Sugar bee

    I drive an automatic. I have never driven a manual. Before the age of 30, I want to learn to drive a manual (I’m 26 on Wednesday). FH drives an automatic as well, and has NO desire to drive a manual. 

    Post # 94
    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I drive an automatic, FI’s last car was an automatic but he can drive manual.  We both can operate motorcycles, 99% of which are manual, but I find it way easier to learn than a car.  I’m content with only knowing how to drive an automatic car 🙂

    Post # 95
    5408 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We both drive automatic and prefer it. My parents both drive both so I grew up around manual cars and automatic caravans 😉 I can drive standard but I find it stressful and am not very good at it haha

    Post # 96
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    So this driving manual is driving stick? That’s how I know to call it lol. I certainly don’t know how and can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve been in a manual car. 

    Post # 97
    3312 posts
    Sugar bee


    Post # 98
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I drive stick or auto, DH only drives auto although he knows the theory behind stick because he has a motorcycle, but has only driven a stick shift car once or twice in his life.  I learned on a stick, and I’ve had stick shift cars before, so I really don’t care either way, but DH greatly prefers auto. 

    Both our everyday cars are Altimas, which have CVT engines which are nice and smooth and incredibly efficient, so right now we both have automatics.  That was the only reason I bought an automatic this time around.  I have more fun driving stick. 🙂

    Post # 99
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @DeathByDesign:  How is the learning process coming along?  I learned to drive on a standard…at the time it was my only option.  It wasn’t pretty though!  I’m alright with it now.  My car is an automatic, but it didn’t bother me whether it would be a standard or automatic…I bought it from the dealership used and that’s what was available.  My Fiance drives standard though and he prefers it. 

    Post # 100
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We both drive manual. Everytime I drive my parents’ car (it’s automatic) I feel like something is missing, which is odd because when I learned to drive at 16, I was taught on an automatic. When my SO and I started dating (7.5 years ago), he taught me manual so I could use his car. I really like the control I have when driving manual and cannot see myself going back to an automatic.

    Post # 101
    1648 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    I drive a sports car so manual for me.  Vroom Vroom baby!

    Post # 102
    982 posts
    Busy bee

    @DeathByDesign:  I learnt to drive in an automatic, and had limited experience when I bought my first manual car. But there’s no better way to learn when you don’t have anything else to drive. I think leaning in an auto is good, because it gets you used to everything – accelerator, brake, indicators etc. there’s so much going on when you first start to drive!

    I love driving a manual and wouldn’t buy anything but. I feel like I have all the control. And it’s a valuable thing to learn in case you have to drive another car. A lot of our company cars are manual.

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