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I didn't learn on too old of a car....my high school boyfriend taught me to drive his manual 88 Dodge Daytona. I learned well enough to get me from point A to point B, but I would snub it trying to start on a hill. :) My sis had a couple of manual cars when she was younger (an ancient Saab that was pretty cool, for one) but I've only ever had automatics.

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The first stick shift I drove was my grandfather's old Allis Chalmers tractor. The first car was a 1930 model A Ford. It was so much fun!!!

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Yup. I learned on mom's 1950-something veewee bug and dad's 1940-something chevy pickup sometime in the late '50s. Didn't get a license until later, tho. Haven't driven one for at least a decade.

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Funny thread!

My husband surprised me with a new SUV a few years ago. He knew that I would only want a stick shift, and had to special order it for me because the models only had automatic.

If you can drive a stick shift, you can drive just about anything.

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Funny thread!

My husband surprised me with a new SUV a few years ago. He knew that I would only want a stick shift, and had to special order it for me because the models only had automatic.

If you can drive a stick shift, you can drive just about anything.

True that!

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Yes.

Car & motorcycle!

Learned on a 1960 Ford Falcon. Painted orange, paid $90 for the car

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Learned on a 1960 Ford Falcon. Painted orange, paid $90 for the car

Now, I first drove the old 1938 Farmall tractor when I was six years old. It had spur gears, in that you had to push the clutch in and come to almost a complete stop before changing gears.

And, like you Mr.C, my first car was painted orange- a 1963 4 speed VW Bug costing me $50! It had a top speed of 50 mph (55 mph with a good tail wind) and use to get blown off the highways by passing Semi's.

Davey (the Love Bug) Do

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I learned on a manual, and every car that we've had, except one, was manual. The automatic was a Triumph that had belonged to my FIL. Powerful car, but I found it boring and a "sedentary" drive. Thanks, I'll stick with the stick shift!

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Now, I first drove the old 1938 Farmall tractor when I was six years old. It had spur gears, in that you had to push the clutch in and come to almost a complete stop before changing gears.

And, like you Mr.C, my first car was painted orange- a 1963 4 speed VW Bug costing me $50! It had a top speed of 50 mph (55 mph with a good tail wind) and use to get blown off the highways by passing Semi's.

Davey (the Love Bug) Do

Our first car was a 1958 VW bug that went like a bomb with the South Easter behind it :D

Of course, the South Easter is a howling Trade Wind....

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Oh yeah, baby. I can drive a stick shift :smokin:

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I can.

Yes, not well, I stall a lot. I had a boy friend that drove a mustang cobra and the clutch?? let out pretty high and I got the hang of that well. Then I drove a ranger and it let out super low and I kept killing it.

I learned to drive a clutch by watching Days of Thunder. True story!

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