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Ever get odd questions about driving stick (MT)?

Do you ever get funny/odd questions about driving stick? Let's hear them!

Last week a friend of mine asked me if I would ever get tired driving stick on a long roadtrip(... I think she was implying that the traffic conditions of the roadtrip were not too 'enjoyable', ie not 5th gear 70mph for 2.5 hours). I responded saying that I enjoy driving stick and to me it never gets tiring. It keeps my attention sharp on the road/car and it's uber fun. Plus I've been driving manual since I was 15!!!

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I agree, you would think it would get tiring...
But it must be done...so i dont question it
I love driving my stick...i mean the cars stick

why does that still sound bad
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Yup I love t3h stick to
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Originally Posted by Prod
I play with my stick too much.
i like to wiggle it side to side to...................make sure im in neutral.
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I like slamming it hard.
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I've gotten the question of "Why do u have a stick for such a slow car?" I responded with immediately inserting my foot in his anus.
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He stood there calmly while you did it?
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In my M3 people ask me why I didn't get a standard. STUPID BASTARDS!!! SMG-II IS MANUAL TRANSMISSION!!
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I like to wiggle my stick also to make sure she is in neutral and I like to hold it down by the sac and shaft while in traffic
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I once had a friend tell me when I first got my liscense that regular MT cars on the street had multiple gears for reverse... ie R1st, R2nd, R3rd. I laughed at him, and then gave him a ride in my mazda. We were like 16,17 at the time.



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driving stick in traffic blows.
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yea I have a question, how long did it take everyone to learn it? I mean how long before you got to the point where you didnt stall, or jerk the car. How long untill you could successfully learned how to drive it in regular traffic. I still havent mastered it yet. I know, I am a loser, but I keep stalling and jerking the car.
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I sell Hondas and Acuras and alot of my customers ask RETARDED questions. Here are four of the good ones I've gotten so far:

"Whats that 3rd pedal for?"
"This car is a stick-shift... it has a clutch."
"Gawsh thats stupid... you only have 2 legs anyhow!"

"How do you tell what gear you're in?"
"The gears are written on the top of the ****."
"You mean you gotta look down every time?!?"

"Which pedal is gas?"
"The right pedal."
"Brake?"
"Middle."
"Thats too many pedals."

"All the gears are on the ****?"
"Thats correct."
"Where's the D? I don't see the D."
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ahahahah thats funny
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Originally Posted by LogicWavelength
I sell Hondas and Acuras and alot of my customers ask RETARDED questions. Here are four of the good ones I've gotten so far:

"Whats that 3rd pedal for?"
"This car is a stick-shift... it has a clutch."
"Gawsh thats stupid... you only have 2 legs anyhow!"

"How do you tell what gear you're in?"
"The gears are written on the top of the ****."
"You mean you gotta look down every time?!?"

"Which pedal is gas?"
"The right pedal."
"Brake?"
"Middle."
"Thats too many pedals."

"All the gears are on the ****?"
"Thats correct."
"Where's the D? I don't see the D."
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this is random, but...when i went to go buy my car, the sales person who helped me didnt know anything about cars. he kept on looking at this little black pocket book that he had. lol. well, i was looking for an LX or EX automatic coupe, but i also went around and checked out the Si's for the heck of it (they were right next to the coupes). he asked me if i wanted to test drive one, but i said "not unless they come with an automatic transmission." well, he starts going around to different Si's (like 9 of them). i asked him what he was doing, and he says, "I'm looking for an automatic Si for you to test drive". im like, "dude, they dont have Si's with an automatic tranmission". so he pulls out his pocket book, writes it down, and says "you gotta teach me more stuff about cars". lol.
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Originally Posted by fuzzylogic426
this is random, but...when i went to go buy my car, the sales person who helped me didnt know anything about cars. he kept on looking at this little black pocket book that he had. lol. well, i was looking for an LX or EX automatic coupe, but i also went around and checked out the Si's for the heck of it (they were right next to the coupes). he asked me if i wanted to test drive one, but i said "not unless they come with an automatic transmission." well, he starts going around to different Si's (like 9 of them). i asked him what he was doing, and he says, "I'm looking for an automatic Si for you to test drive". im like, "dude, they dont have Si's with an automatic tranmission". so he pulls out his pocket book, writes it down, and says "you gotta teach me more stuff about cars". lol.
thats funny, most salesmen are like that. Most just bullshit stuff to you about the car so you will buy it and so they can make there money.
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Took me about 3 weeks to learn to drive a MT smoothly.
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Originally Posted by ctx66
driving stick in traffic blows.
Driving MT and then going out and driving an auto in traffic... it's honestly boring driving auto ANYWHERE. Yes even in traffic, I feel like I catch ADD sitting behind the wheel stuck behind someone during rush-hour... twiddling my thumbs or the radio ****. No clutch, no first gear. Boring as fuck.

As the saying goes: real men drive stick shift.

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Originally Posted by AR
driving any car in traffic blows. but personally, after driving still for so long and then going out and driving auto in traffic. it's honestly boring.

the saying goes: real men drive stick shift.
that's bs. real men my ***.. i'm a real man and I don't have a manual.
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I think anyone that determines how much of a man they are by what type of car they drive or the options on it, needs to seriously re-evaluate their priorities in life.
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oh grow some *****. ^^^
lol jeesh. did i emasculate you!?

and I changed my post.

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i didn't write the saying...
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Logic, that's hilarious.
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sometimes when theres nobody around my girlfriend will start playin with my stick of course i do the clucth she just jams my stickinto the slot
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Point 1: driving in traffic sucks no matter what. manual is like a multiplier of 2 though. so 2x the suck with manual in traffic over automatic. I have the formulas to prove it!

Point 2: drove a manual for about 5 days till i stopped stalling and jerking. friend told me i drove better the very first time in the car than his cousin does after having a manual for like a year.
Havent driven manual in maybe 6 months so it would take me about 2 days to get comfy again. And don't flame me for saying i learned that fast, i am not trying to impress anyone or brag, i just have always had very good hand/foot/eye coordination.
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Meh, thread died.
It was fun while it lasted.
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