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my 89 was a auto a4ld ftl

my 08 is a manual, 4cyl arent any fun without one
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Stick all the way it's the only way to be in complete control of ur vehicle. Once a stick always a stick. My truck was my first car and my learners car ( moms fusion ) is a auto and Autos are boring to drive. And my dad taught me in about 3 minutes
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My '05 is a slop-box automatic, but I would much rather a manual. The '94 is a 5speed manual. I learned on a 1967 F100 with a 302 and a 5 speed.
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I used to have a manual in my 93 but when I went looking for a new(er) one all I could find were automatics unfortunately
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Mine is an auto, my old 93 was a stick
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I can't drive an auto-trajic car, so my truck is a 5spd and so is the wifes car. I made her buy a 5spd and taught her how to drive. Thankfully our driveway at the time was a decent hill so she had that to learn on. Myself, i paid my mom to rent me a 5spd sunfire. I followed her in her car, once we left the rental place we swapped cars and she wished me good luck and left me, so yeah taught myself.
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only standards
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mine is a 5 speed, and i taught myself how to drive a standard in a 10 speed kenworth w9 when i was a kid
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My '01 is not a stick, but the '86 I just sold was.
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i taught myself. my buddy had one and he let me try once or twice but i bought a golf that had stick and had to learn real quick.

my other bud from high school, got a 96 sunfire and his dad took him to a parking lot, got out and said, "i'll see you at home".
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buddy taught me in an older jeep. My ranger is a lot smoother than that jeep was (but i loved that jeep)
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manual trans manual windows manual locks FTMFW
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my BSERIES is a stick, dad taught me how to drive a stick on an 85 s10 blazer with the 2.8 6cyl haha ... anyways, ive owned 6 vehicles so far and only 2 were autos, and one of the autos was a parts car
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My crewcab is stick. Dad took me every sunday for a drive on a Nissan Sentra and then on a VW Bug. That was 8 years ago. I get bored pretty easily with auto.
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I taught myself how to drive a manual tranmission when I was 15 on a 1986 Ford Ranger.

My current 2004 Ford Ranger 4x4 Edge Plus is my first Automatic. What can I say...I wanted keyless entry and power windows/locks. :)
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My current 2004 Ford Ranger 4x4 Edge Plus is my first Automatic. What can I say...I wanted keyless entry and power windows/locks. :)
Blah!! You can get those on a manual truck!! But I dont hate on ya.....you had a pretty darn weird combo of the build to find!! lol.
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I learned in my dad's 73 Super Beetle in the mall parking lot.

My 04 Ranger was manual trans/locks/windows. The only manlier it could have gotten would be a manual transfer case too. 2wd though.

My current Ranger is auto, but my Mustang is a stick. More fun to drive by far.

Knowing how to drive stick is part of being a man. Along with knowing how to grill, cooking with beer and knowing facts about tanks, driving a manual transmission is a must if you have *********.
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Knowing how to drive stick is part of being a man. Along with knowing how to grill, cooking with beer and knowing facts about tanks, driving a manual transmission is a must if you have *********.
haha a buddy of mine has been trying to get a job forever at a place we temped at that required comm lic .... so me and a bunch of other guys found out he cant drive stick and said thats why he aint got hired .... later we got in trouble cause he went and asked the supervisor and she said she had no idea he couldnt drive a stick and it didnt matter cause they dont have any sticks
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I learned in my dad's 73 Super Beetle in the mall parking lot.

My 04 Ranger was manual trans/locks/windows. The only manlier it could have gotten would be a manual transfer case too. 2wd though.

My current Ranger is auto, but my Mustang is a stick. More fun to drive by far.

Knowing how to drive stick is part of being a man. Along with knowing how to grill, cooking with beer and knowing facts about tanks, driving a manual transmission is a must if you have *********.
Driving stick attracts the ladies! lol.
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I have a STICK, only way right now.
i for one knew right away what you were talking about, a stick !
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My first car - 1984 Honda CRX was a manual, which my dad taught me how to drive. Since then, I've had 3 automatic cars, and I always missed being able to shift. That being said, my truck is a manual, and my next car will also have a manual transmission - can't really get a Mustang and call it a sports car without one.
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I was taught by a buddy of mine. He had an old Toyota Celica. We was leaving a fast food place. youhad to go up a hill to get out and there was a car behing us. He tells me not to hit them. Thats how I learned.
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I was taught by a buddy of mine. He had an old Toyota Celica. We was leaving a fast food place. youhad to go up a hill to get out and there was a car behing us. He tells me not to hit them. Thats how I learned.
That musta been scary...lol!
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Ranger #1: Stick
Ranger #2: Stick
Ranger #3 Auto
Ranger #4 Auto
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I learned on an s-10 that someone brought into the bodyshop that i was working in. I kind of feel sorry for the guy but oh well. hen i got an escort that was a stick which is where i really learned how to drive one instead of just move it around the parking lot. all of my rangers have been auto's.
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