Granny shifting...

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  1. Volkl

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    :bigthumb: Coolest old woman I've ever heard of.

    Whenever I drive an auto and have to slam on the brakes I always hurt my left foot when I jam it into the dead pedal.
     
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    I learned to drive on a 5spd Suzuki Swift. I always felt in control even though the vehical isn't that great. It's nice though to kinda see that manufacturers are offering more manual transmissions in their lineups. Even tho some are paddle shift, thats still very cool.



    lol at the 2nd part of the story.
     
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    I locked the brakes up and pulled a pretty scary skid in my mom's Protege 5 once because I hit the edge of the brake pedal with my left foot as if I was going to clutch. It sucked.
     
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    I felt throughout the article that the reporter was somehow patronising her for her choice in transmission. :greddy:

    In the future, manufacturers may charge extra for the manual 'option'. The fact that 90% of all vehicles sold are automatics tell you something. Most people get cars for A-to-B transportation.
     
  7. Dexteh

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    hmm... yeah if you live in a city and commute in lots of traffic, the auto is a good choice, simply for practicality. seems like manual will go out of the picture alltogether soon enough, being replaced by clutchless paddles or auto.
     
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    wtf if they stop making sticks soon...
     
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    zyg0te I've made a huge mistake.

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    Standards are making a comeback around here actually, see a lot more around here lately than I used to :dunno:
     
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    As I see it:

    - Auto: Ride from A to B
    - Stick: Drive from A to B
     
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    I feel the exact same way. If I have the choice I will never buy an automatic... I learned stick in my dads 87 5.0 GT ( and that was a BITCH! The seat was stuck all the way back for a guy who's 6'0 when i was around 5'7... had a king cobra clutch, and 180k on the clock) ... I had it down after 20 minutes and drove the car home thru traffic..
     

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