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JT

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2008 11:01:00 PM

Can you drive a manual transmission (stickshift)?
Yes, and I prefer it
Yes but I prefer automatic
No, but I'd like to learn
No, and I'm not interested
N/A or I don't drive

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:30:00 AM

Yes, and I prefer it
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 7:53:10 AM

Yes and love it
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pcprof
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 1:56:45 AM

Yes but I prefer automatic
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2011 7:22:41 AM

Yes but I prefer automatic
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 7:11:26 AM

yes
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DB2008
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 6:48:47 AM

Yes
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g747
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2011 6:05:46 PM

Yes i can with no Problems.
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NobodyNobody
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2011 5:05:11 PM

My 22 year old son just tried. I wish he had waited for me to go with him. I was able to teach his older sister easily.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2011 5:55:45 AM

yep
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777Aviator
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2011 4:42:17 AM

Yes
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LXH18
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2011 12:50:07 AM

Yes, but I prefer the automatic transmission.
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mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2011 9:13:57 AM

Yes, and I prefer it
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Message Posted: May 10, 2011 12:35:48 AM

Yes but I prefer automatic
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TomCatSuperD
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2011 3:42:40 AM

I still enjoy driving a manual trans. car.
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g747
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2011 1:38:55 PM

Yes i can.
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2011 5:27:17 PM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2011 8:45:52 PM

yes
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2011 6:14:33 PM

I prefer stick shift whenever possible.
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libman
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2011 4:51:39 PM

Yes and I prefer it
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misstweety
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2011 11:06:18 PM

yes
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g747
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2011 9:58:43 PM

Yes i can.
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NobodyNobody
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2010 9:29:32 PM

Yes. I have driven several manual transmissions. The only one I had problems with was in the UK. I kept grabbing the knob to open the window instead of the gearshift. (No problem driving on the left side, but then I'm a southpaw, just shifting.)
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2010 6:39:57 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2010 6:31:28 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2010 7:55:06 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2010 7:50:41 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2010 9:18:12 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2010 5:15:30 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2010 11:28:43 PM

Yes i can.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2010 3:19:23 AM

No, but I'd like to learn
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2010 4:13:40 PM

yes
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jeffrey561
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Message Posted: May 17, 2010 11:00:27 AM

Yes and I love it.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: May 16, 2010 10:24:58 PM

YES
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bja0030
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Message Posted: May 2, 2010 11:48:43 PM

no
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2010 6:22:04 PM

YES
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2010 7:25:22 AM

yes
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Buffalo Joe
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2010 7:17:52 AM

A manual shift is nice on icy roads from my experience compared to an automatic. I find it much easier to control.
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unkydon
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2009 2:35:32 PM

Yes, but I prefer automatic.
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GT2er
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2009 11:48:54 AM

Yes.
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NobodyNobody
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2009 5:10:16 PM

Yes. My eldest sister taught me on her Datsun 240Z in the seventies. Good thing because my husband's truck was manual transmission.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2009 1:49:25 PM

YES
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janmj
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2009 11:50:37 AM

Yes and I prefer it.I learned to drive a stick when I learned to drive. We lived out in the country and we all learned to drive farm machinery out in a big field. After we got experience on the farm machinery we were allowed to drive cars up and down a long driveway for practice.
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2009 5:13:14 PM

no
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Samatva
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2009 4:44:35 PM

Wish my current car (a Swift) was a manual....


[Edited by: Samatva at 7/11/2009 5:44:54 PM EST]
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Mel5253
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2009 4:39:43 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2009 4:11:58 PM

yes
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2009 5:45:23 PM

yes
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 1:04:10 PM

Yes, I prefer manual
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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 7:55:41 AM

Yes but I prefer automatic
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retiredfed
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Message Posted: May 18, 2009 5:44:18 PM

I prefer driving a m/t.

On my last cross country trip, my starter motor died, so at least I was able to push start the car and kept going instead of being stuck in the middle of no where.

You can't do that with an a/t.

I may consider a CVT in the future.

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