How long have you been driving manual?

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Re: How long have you been driving manual?

Post by potownrob » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:42 am

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Post by tankinbeans » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:03 am

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Post by Squint » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:36 pm

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Re: How long have you been driving manual?

Post by bk7794 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:40 pm

Alittle over 2 years. March of 2011 was when I initially started driving the 91 as my DD, but I drove it once in October of 2010.
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Re: How long have you been driving manual?

Post by Shadow » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:01 pm

I started in the womb:


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Re: How long have you been driving manual?

Post by Jastreb » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:47 pm

5 years... Hory sheet. May not seem like such a long time, but this made me realize all the other things that happened in my life since then....
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Re: How long have you been driving manual?

Post by noob5,000,000 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:20 pm

I think I was a junior in high school when I first drove the FC. So, about 5 years. I haven't driven stick since last summer, though :cry: .
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Post by emilyk » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:10 pm

Prodigal Son wrote:
paul34 wrote:(I remember my father teaching me about gear selection years before I was old enought to drive.)
This is how I first learned as well. I turned 16 in 1993 and have driven a stick shift ever since. I actually have very little experience in automatics and tend to slam both feet on the brake and accidentally pop them out of gear trying to shift... But I was shifting before then so all I really needed to learn was working the pedals and getting the timing (besides actually driving and obeying traffic rules). I think I was around 12 when he first started letting me shift from the passenger side.

I really don't remember at all how long it took to be proficient because it happened as I was becoming proficient at driving. Certainly before I took my driving test 7 months later because the driving tester actually tested my ability to drive the stick as well. And I think within a year or two I didn't even think about it anymore - hence the mistakes if I ever rent a car!


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