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Is your Ranger a stick?

Hey all. The title says it all, vote yes or no in the poll. "Is your ranger a stick?"

This is a side question, who taught you how to drive stick? For me, my dad....and it was an adventure. :)

"Stick" as in manual transmission.

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No.
I throw a stick , I drive a Ranger.
I'm not big enough to throw a Ranger.
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i thought myself to drive standard transmission, took me like 10 minutes to figure it out
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I was taught on two different trucks. I learned the basics on an 83 F100 and a 94 F150. Then, I actually drove one on a daily basis on my 94' Ranger 2.3; 5-speed
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I don't have a ranger anymore but I think I was 50/50 over the years on sticks and autos.

I taught myself to drive a stick. No one in my family had a stick anymore growing up. I bought my 88 ranger when I was 15 and had no idea how to drive a stick. when I turned 16 and got my license, I got home from the test and grabbed my keys, then I hit the road.

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all my rangers but one have been autos. i preffer auto but i liked the stick i had too.
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all my trucks have been manuals. and i taught myself how to drive em.
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my trucks auto but my friend taught me how to drive a stick shift with his truck.
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mines an auto, i learn the concept of a stick shift on dirt bikes then it was pretty easy to do in trucks.
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I learned in a 74 Ford Courier when I was 7. Been driving nothing but sticks ever since. I think the only autotragic that i'll ever have will be a 2012 F150.
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Mine's a stick of course

My dad took me out for like a hour to practice on his 81' accord the next day we bought me a 75' PINTO and the first time I went up hill and had to stop at a light my mom was in care I remember freaking out because I tought I'd hit the guy behind me. My mom said she'd do it and Iwas wicked embarassed.
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My Dad learned when He was 14. My Grandpa took him to Duluth (which is like San Fransisco with hills) and parked the car on one of these hills. set the parling brake, and swapped seats with my Dad. Talk about sinking or swimming.

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My dad took me out for like a hour to practice on his 81' accord the next day we bought me a 75' PINTO and the first time I went up hill and had to stop at a light my mom was in care I remember freaking out because I tought I'd hit the guy behind me. My mom said she'd do it and Iwas wicked embarassed.
Haha. The worst thing about learning stick was getting stuck on a hill then stalling it...I was super afraid of hitting the person in back of me. Now I am fine, but when I was learning it was a scary experience.
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yeah later that day I practiced feathering the gas and clutch in a parking lot out of 20 vechicles 4 were autos
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i hoped in and drove it perfect my first time
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I have one stick ranger, and one auto - I can't vote twice!
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Taught myself!
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i don't know how to drive an auto.....
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truck is an auto.
but i learned on my dads old 68 camaro that had an ls1 and 6spd swapped in. but all my cars were autos. took a little refresher recently on my friends STi and on my girlfriends dads 04 cobra. whichever car i end up with next will be a stick.
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ranger is a stick, my other ranger was a stick to, Would want it any other way.
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taught myself how to drive auto!! sick yo
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^^lol








been driving manuals ever since I can remember. Earliest memory driving a clutch is the late 40's/early 50's John Deere M when I was like 5. The lawn mower about the same age and driving the '50 chev pickup at like 7.
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I learned from my dad in a 69 F100 (three on the tree). The floor mounted shift method is much more natural, in my opinion.
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what is this auto thing your talking about???
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i kinda got both lol i have a manual tran in the truck and still have all the auto parts, give me a week or 2 and i'll have a manual. I learn when i was like 16 when i wanted a pack of cigs and a 5spd car was my only way to the store lol
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