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Old 05-26-2010
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i learned to drive stick in a 73 internation scout II that my dad had. 258 straight 6 with a 3 spd

My ranger has a manual trans, and manual transfer case
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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.
Haha. Who cares, stick rocks...I'd probably do the same...just accidentally turn his car on a learn how to drive.
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I learned screaming through the woods in a 2x, local JY let us use any car we could get started.
I think the guy thought if he was on our side we wouldn’t rip him off.
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manual trans manual windows manual locks FTMFW
what is FTMFW I think I know except the last W. But I have the same never did like Auto I get bored and start daydreaming and PW and PL just something that's bound to break.
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FTMFW = For The Mother ****ing Win

and i agree, manual everything. less electronic crap to fail down the road.
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^ x2
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i don't know how to drive an auto.....
That's what I like to here ;-)


I get in my mom's Suzuki and I feel like A. I'm gonna get squashed B. Where is the clutch and what does the car screech to a halt when I stamp down on the far left peddle
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When I drive my dads Vue I sometimes try to find a clutch when I know there isn't one. :P
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my ranger is a 5 spd. i bought a 1988 S15 4x4 2.8L V6 when i was 15 still have the truck to this day actually, but its a 5 spd also, dad taught me how to drive it in the field. then i got a 87' dodge dakota 3.9L V6 2wd and it was an auto, sold that got an 89' sundance booo another automatic then got my ranger.

hopefully next month im buying an 81' F250 reg cab long box 4wd. its a 4 spd with a 351windsor.

i dont mind driving a standard at all but i do hate driving them in traffic though that effin sucks big time.. its not too bad on a country road where i live and on longer drives i can set the cruise control!! for wheeling i'd like an automatic but a manual will do.. haha
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I have owned an 86, 93, 98, and now an 02 ranger and they have all been manuals. I love em.

I learned how to drive a stick on an 88 F250 with a 351. Did some sweet clutch learning burnouts..lol
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When i drive my wife's car, i step on the left most peddle, and everybody hits the windshield
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not only is mine a stick its a twin-stick :)
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Another stick here, I would take a stick over an auto any day :D
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i myself learned on a jeep wrangler with 11/11 lift and 38s it was so hard
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not only is mine a stick its a twin-stick :)
Hmm twin-stick?
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Hmm twin-stick?
5spd and manual transfer case
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yes and i was taught by the ford dealer when i was test driving my old focus haha i told him i knew how and when we got into the car he knew right away i was lying so he taught me in a parking lot
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not only is mine a stick its a twin-stick :)
hells yea, if mine was 4wd it would have to be twin sticks
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I would have thought there would be more tractor drivers out there. Learned the concepts of a stick on a '46 Case VAC I got for my 13th birthday and a Case 800 (with Case-O-Matic...ooOOhhh) my dad had. I got to haul wagon loads of wheat into town with the VAC before I had my license.

My first passenger vehicle was a '93 Mitsubishi Eclipse. That thing was stupidly easy to drive...just flick your wrist and you were in another gear. My wife doesn't get manuals...
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Taught myself to drive a stick at 15 on a farm. Drove manual transmission vehicles for 14 years to save money. But as I have gotten older, I have become less ambitious about shifting and decided to let the vehicle do the work for me.
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My first passenger vehicle was a '93 Mitsubishi Eclipse. That thing was stupidly easy to drive...just flick your wrist and you were in another gear. My wife doesn't get manuals...
i almost bought one of those back in 05, but my pops hates mitsubishis with a passion .... then i figured all right he wont know WTF an eagle talon is, but the only one i found for sale at the time was beat

which leads me to a funnier story, he was talking **** on rangers, so i buy the "mazda" and hes like yea this is a really nice truck hahahaa
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i almost bought one of those back in 05, but my pops hates mitsubishis with a passion .... then i figured all right he wont know WTF an eagle talon is, but the only one i found for sale at the time was beat

which leads me to a funnier story, he was talking **** on rangers, so i buy the "mazda" and hes like yea this is a really nice truck hahahaa
I can't speak to other Mitsubishi vehicles, but that thing ran f o r e v e r. I retired it at 240k mile (rebuilt at 180k) in '05. Got 30mpg racing over the interstate. Few parts to break. As much crap as I gave it, it held up well. On the other hand, most you saw in the junkyard had the front end completely trashed...I'm glad I never had a head-on in one of those things.
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yea i did my research, the n/t ones seemed decent, and the turbo ones were ok also as long as not heavily modded.
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My 92 was an auto and my 93 and 07 had sticks. I taught myself how to drive a stick one day going to a fire call. We got a 1988 F250 with a 460 and a 5spd. First gear is granny will throw you through the back window it's so friggin low.
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My 92 was an auto and my 93 and 07 had sticks. I taught myself how to drive a stick one day going to a fire call. We got a 1988 F250 with a 460 and a 5spd. First gear is granny will throw you through the back window it's so friggin low.
yeah the first time i put my ranger into 4lo, i never had driven a 4x4 5 spd, and about snapped my neck in 1st.
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