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How many of you can drive a manual transmission?

Anonymous
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just wondered. when i first started learning year and years ago it was in a manual but quit practicing how to drive. many years later when i started learning how to drive again it was in an automatic. so now i am half assed trying to teach myself how to drive with my right foot, so i can go back to driving a clutch.

anyone have any words of advice? lolol.


ETA: just to clarify.....I would use my left foot for the brake and use my right foot to press on the gas pedal. so now i am trying to work on just using my right foot for brake and gas, that way when i do get into a manual tranmissioned vehicle, i won't try to use my left foot for the brakes.


UPDATE!! well tonight (friday night) went better than expected. i mananged to stop a lot smoother than the night before, plus i got the clutch part and giving it some gas before totally letting it out. not perfectly and had plenty of screw ups, but it did go better. i will just have to keep at it. 

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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I had to learn how to drive that before an automatic...Hell I had to learn to drive a Semi cab first also, lol

Logan_Bellasmom
by Ruby Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM

I can.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM
I can. I don't like to though
-JC-
by Gold Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Meeeeee. Learned on a 76 manual ford diesel truck :) I still prefer manual
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ElitestJen
by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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Well, the first word of advice - do NOT drive an automatic with your left foot.  Ever. 

The best way to learn to drive a standard is by driving a standard.

Ali32
by Platinum Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Me, I drive one right now. 

lovnmy3boys
by Paula on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

I know, it's fun switching back and forth, I drive both lol :)

Goofygadget
by on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Lol that was all I drove for the longest time. I actually prefer it.


Get into the car. It will all come back.
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Elayna90
by Gold Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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I'm learning. I am still a little scared to drive in heavy traffic though.
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TSNDDY
by Ruby Member on Mar. 27, 2013 at 11:58 PM
It's pretty easy to just pick up again without practice..
I haven't had a manual in a long time, but my dad lets me take his car out all the time and its second nature.
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