New to the forum!

Just sign up? Feel free to tell your fellow Standardshifters about yourself, your car or anything else.
Eric B
Junior Standardshifter
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:02 pm

New to the forum!

Postby Eric B » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:33 pm

Hey everyone. I'm Eric B. I'm 19 years old, and I've been driving stick for about 4.5 years. It all started when my Uncle taught me the basics in his red 1995 Honda Civic Coupe. Never got past 3rd gear on that thing, as it was up and down his 1/4-mile driveway. That was all I had for about 2.5 years or so. Then, my Dad bought the first manual car he's owned since before I was born. He bought a 2004 Mazda3, with just over 100,000 miles on the odometer. I asked him if he'd re-teach me, as I'd never driven manual on the road. He did, and I've been hooked since!! The only cars I drive day-to-day have been slushboxes (1999 Toyota RAV4, 2001 Subaru Forester, 2003 Dodge Caravan, 1998 Ford Taurus, 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager, and my current "shared-car", with my fiancée, is her 2001 Toyota Camry LE auto 4cyl.)

Long story short, I've driven A LOT of automatic cars. Haven't entirely hated them, but ever since learning stick, it's pretty much all I want to drive. The manual cars I've driven the most have been my Dad's Mazda3 and my friend's 2000 Chevy S-10 reg. cab 4cyl. 2WD truck. They're both a lot of fun, for different reasons.

Anyway, now I'm starting to look into a car to buy. I'm thinking Honda is a good place to start, as they're manual transmissions are regarded as some of the best in the sub-$100,000 category (i.e. the working man's category).

Glad to have found a forum like this!! Save the Manuals!!

eggwich delfiero
Senior Standardshifter
Posts: 896
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:31 pm
Cars: Mustang GT
Location: San Francisco

Re: New to the forum!

Postby eggwich delfiero » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:01 am

Welcome. And agreed, manuals are just more fun to drive.

Been a fan of your work for a long time, glad to see you here.

User avatar
FDSpirit
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 6157
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:23 pm
Cars: 2000 Honda Civic Si
Location: Troy/Albany, NY
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby FDSpirit » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:48 am

I see great minds think alike, Eggy :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: . I was clicking on this thread about to post something similar. Welcome to the forums! Honda manuals are pretty easy and fun to drive. Either way, test the waters and see what you like.
2000 Honda Civic Si- Slightly faster than your grandmomma's grocery getter......slightly.

User avatar
wannabe
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 8090
Joined: Tue May 15, 2007 11:48 am
Cars: NONE - take the bus
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby wannabe » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:54 am

weird thing is? this guy is from grand rapids...i live the NW side, him another side :P i posted something Tups said on the "save the manuals" facebook page and eric was like...cool! i joined! haha :P


welcome.

you'll find a car soon...theres not many around here (ha) but you'll find one :D
Currently not driving anything - the escort died april 2014 and there's no funds to replace it

Crafting and stuff

User avatar
theholycow
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 15973
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:36 pm
Cars: '80 Buick LeSabre 4.1 5MT
Location: Glocester, RI
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby theholycow » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:10 am

Welcome, and consider me another person who thought of some fresh rhymes upon seeing your name.

VW's transmissions are really nice, although their clutches suck.
1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

Put your car in your sig!

Learn to launch/FAQs/lugging/misused terms: meta-sig
watkins wrote:Humans have rear-biased AWD. Cows have 4WD

User avatar
ElectroGhandi
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 2668
Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:44 am
Cars: 1994 Isuzu Rodeo V6
Location: Baltimore, MD
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby ElectroGhandi » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:05 pm

Isuzu manual transmissions are... err.. pretty annoying actually BUT they're really really tough!
We have an automatic Taurus from that generation too. It's pretty nice.
Image

User avatar
AHTOXA
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 14582
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:31 pm
Cars: '16 Ecoboost F150
Location: Coppell, TX

Re: New to the forum!

Postby AHTOXA » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:44 pm

Welcome!
'16 Ecoboost F150
'12 Suzuki V-Strom 650
'17 Trek Fuel EX8 27.5+
'08 Giant Trance 1 (old school 26'er)

User avatar
RITmusic2k
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 2078
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:32 pm
Cars: 2004 BMW 330i ZHP
Location: Anaheim, CA
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby RITmusic2k » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:42 pm

Greetings and pringles! Actually, I'm keeping the pringles. Greetings! Are you planning on buying new or used?

User avatar
94Corolla5Speed
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 6927
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:51 pm
Cars: 1994 Corolla, 1990 Miata
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:14 pm

Welcome to SS! It's nice to see another younger person who loves manuals (I am also 19 :lol:)

User avatar
wannabe
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 8090
Joined: Tue May 15, 2007 11:48 am
Cars: NONE - take the bus
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby wannabe » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:05 pm

94Corolla5Speed wrote:Welcome to SS! It's nice to see another younger person who loves manuals (I am also 19 :lol:)

children :P

i'm happy for another person in my area...LOL
Currently not driving anything - the escort died april 2014 and there's no funds to replace it

Crafting and stuff

User avatar
94Corolla5Speed
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 6927
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:51 pm
Cars: 1994 Corolla, 1990 Miata
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:24 pm

wannabe wrote:
94Corolla5Speed wrote:Welcome to SS! It's nice to see another younger person who loves manuals (I am also 19 :lol:)

children :P

i'm happy for another person in my area...LOL
Hey don't hate that I have more remaining expected years on this earth than you 8)

User avatar
potownrob
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 7157
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:35 pm
Cars: '16 Golf TSI SE
Location: Dutchess County

Re: New to the forum!

Postby potownrob » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:46 pm

Welcome to the SS!! :D Hondas are good cars (at least the older ones) with good transmissions, not that there aren't other good cars with good transmissions out there... :)
FÜR DIE FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

LHOswald
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 2787
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:46 pm
Cars: '99 Civic Hatch w/B16a
Location: Enfield, Connecticut

Re: New to the forum!

Postby LHOswald » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:16 am

potownrob wrote:Welcome to the SS!! :D Hondas are good cars (at least the older ones) with good transmissions, not that there aren't other good cars with good transmissions out there... :)

honda was great until around...2005. the only savior is the 06+ Civic Si Coupe

welcome to the forum. good luck. buy a honda
Image

User avatar
watkins
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 15677
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:42 am
Cars: 1999 Saab Viggen
Location: Salem, MA

Re: New to the forum!

Postby watkins » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:26 pm

Hello, new guy. I am the resident Viggen driver. The only one.

Kevin, I demand your Pringles!


94Corolla5Speed wrote:
wannabe wrote:
94Corolla5Speed wrote:Welcome to SS! It's nice to see another younger person who loves manuals (I am also 19 :lol:)

children :P

i'm happy for another person in my area...LOL
Hey don't hate that I have more remaining expected years on this earth than you 8)

But women live longer.
Image

User avatar
RITmusic2k
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 2078
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:32 pm
Cars: 2004 BMW 330i ZHP
Location: Anaheim, CA
Contact:

Re: New to the forum!

Postby RITmusic2k » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:08 pm

watkins wrote:Hello, new guy. I am the resident Viggen driver. The only one.

Kevin, I demand your Pringles!


Fine. But only because you're the only Viggen driver.


Return to “New Member Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest