New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

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New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by Wyo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:37 pm

Hello!
I originally came to found myself on this forum because I bought my first manual last month (without knowing how to drive it). I had the weekend to learn before I had to be able to drive it to work. I live in LA and I'm often in traffic so it was a really a challenge!
I'm glad that I found this community of stick shifting enthusiasts, I was beginning to get a little discouraged by all the "why the hell did you do that???" and "it's gonna be a NIGHTMARE in traffic" reactions from my acquaintences. I guess I got a manual mostly for non-practical reasons--I have been becoming more and more of an F1 and Top Gear loving "car person" and that just didn't seem right with me not knowing how to drive a stick. Plus, I wanted to get more out of the driving experience since i spend so much time in my car anyway.
I'm glad to finally have introduced myself here. Your tips and enthusiasm have helped me out alot as i was getting over the most difficult part of the learning curve. I still feel nervous about parking in tight spaces because my maneuvering isn't smooth yet.
My car is a black 2011 Mustang v6. I'm sure you all have seen a bunch of these handsome fellas on the road so you won't be needing my pics :wink:

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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:13 pm

Image

Looks like this, right?
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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by Wyo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:18 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Image

Looks like this, right?

Yup!!! bucks like that too when i'm not at my best.

:oops:

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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by RITmusic2k » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:25 pm

Greetings and salutations!

Excellent choice of vehicle :) I'm a huge fan of the new Ford product line. I wish you many years of enjoyment :)

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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by AHTOXA » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:01 pm

Welcome!

I actually prefer manual in traffic. Autocreep annoys me.
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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by Wyo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:09 pm

Thanks guys!
This week I've been exploring the usefulness of the no-gas launch which I learned here. Or should I call it manucreep?

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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by FDSpirit » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:18 pm

Welcome! Nice choice of car. I too agree that Ford's new lineup is nice. Best of luck, and don't be a stranger here :) .
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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by 4onthefloor » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:06 pm

RITmusic2k wrote:I'm a huge fan of the new Ford product line.
FDSpirit wrote:Welcome! Nice choice of car. I too agree that Ford's new lineup is nice.
Whoo, I'm finally not being chirped for driving a Ford.
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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by wannabe » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:58 pm

cool! i drive a ford also!

welcome Wyo! how'd you pick that name?
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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by Wyo » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:18 pm

wannabe wrote:cool! i drive a ford also!

welcome Wyo! how'd you pick that name?
Thank you! Its a shortened version of my name :)

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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by RomPirate » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:12 pm

Welcome! Where in LA are you?

South Gate here :mrgreen:
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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by Wyo » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:41 am

I live on the westside (Palms).

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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by eggwich delfiero » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:53 am

Nice car! I'm kinda jealous. And welcome!

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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:24 am

eggwich delfiero wrote:Nice car! I'm kinda jealous. And welcome!
V8 stang owner jealous of a V6 stang owner? The sky is falling, pigs are flying, hell froze over, etc.

Also, welcome new guy! 2011 Mustang V6's sound terrific with an exhaust. And they haul ass.

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Re: New stick shifter tearin up the road!!

Post by treehouse » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:07 pm

Its nice not to be the only new guy around here. You will get the hang of it pretty quick. Good luck and welcome :)
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