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Old 01-30-2013, 01:04 AM   #21
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Certain vehicles are better as autos, IMO. I can't imagine driving a six speed Super Duty would be much fun.
Oooooooh it is very fun... To much... If your not pulling something that is.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #22
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Certain vehicles are better as autos, IMO. I can't imagine driving a six speed Super Duty would be much fun.
my ex gf's dad drove a cummins diesel duramax that was manual, that thing was a friggin' BEAST.
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I admit, I cannot really drive a manual. Not by choice though....... nobody can teach me. Friends don't know how. My stepmom is the only one in my direct family that knows how, but theres no car for me to practice with. My uncles know how, but same story there. If I could take a class on how to and get practice, I would in a heartbeat. I work at a dealership (as a part-time detailer) and they showed me how to drive one around the nice flat parking lot going 10mph or less without issue, but thats it. Thats my limit at this point. Quite frusterating.
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My friend taught me to drive his manual the day before I went to look at my car, which I bought and drove 1.5 hours home. Needless to say I killed it a few time on the way home but I'm very glad I went with a stick shift.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:24 AM   #25
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Similar story here in town I guess.

The owner of a Prius had to show the carjackers how to start it and put it in gear before they stole her car. Lol
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Why would anyone steal a Prius? Not like they could make a quick getaway...
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A Florida Corvette owner said he was almost carjacked at gunpoint, but the would-be thieves ran away because they couldn't figure out how to drive his car.

Randolph Bean was sitting in his bright yellow Corvette when two men took him by surprise, MyFoxOrlando.com reports. It was parked outside Orlando Regional Medical Center in downtown Orlando.

Bean said the two came from behind, and he "barely caught them in the mirror."

According to the police report, one of the men had a gun.

"He started yanking on the door and made me open the door. He kind of flung it open and dragged me out and demanded that I get on the ground... face down, so I couldn't look at him, of course," Bean told MyFoxOrlando.com.

Bean, 51, said one of the thieves pointed a gun at him while asking how to use the car.

"They apparently couldn't start it," Bean said. "I had to tell him four different times to push in the clutch, because it's a standard transmission."

The suspects reportedly gave up and ran away, leaving Bean on the ground. Police tried searching for the suspects, but they took off.

"My first thought was I guess we don't have driver's ed in school anymore because no one knows how to drive a stick," Bean said. "And my second thing was, don't shoot me because you can't start the car. I'm trying to help you out here."

Though the thieves left the Corvette, they still made off with Bean's phone, keys and wallet.

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Wait wait wait, a actual manual corvette. I would have taken pictures, then told the owner to go on about his day.
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In my drivers ed, they had 10 manual junkers and an automatic focus. everyone wanted to drive the focus. lol. But seriously, our first time out on the course was just a down-and-back across the lot. They were grumpy old men, and didn't teach anyone how to drive a manual. Just said "Don't use the gas or we will kick you out"
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Wait wait wait, a actual manual corvette. I would have taken pictures, then told the owner to go on about his day.
Hahaha. Lots of truth to that.

Second time I ever drove a manual was the day I bought my SVT. In the ~1.5ish miles from the bank to my house I managed to stall it 3 times. My dad followed me home and when I stalled it at a stop sign I could see him laughing in in his truck behind me. Ah, good memories.
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