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Posted By: John Roberts
Posted On: Saturday November 9, 2019 at 6:10 AM
Most of my 50 going on 60 cars have been manuals...
with virtually all variations - three speed column (Vauxhall Cresta) four speed column (old - three Hillmans, not so old, Renault 16) dash mounted (Citroen twins of various kinds), four, five and six speed manuals, and just four autos (Peugeot 504, Mercedes W124, Lancia Thema, and my current Skoda Yeti) Some were good, some not so. The Citroen manual changes were very simple and clever, the Renault well sorted. THe Yeti has the standard 6 speed DSG auto from the VW Group and is the best auto I've driven. Problem is the Juke is a manual 6 speed and I keep forgetting that I have to waggle the stick myself!

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Driving a stick is becoming a lost art by John Kuvakas #44951Moderator
Yes I think it has but it was sure fun back in the 50's and 60's, by Dick Johnson #44951.1
I learned to drive in a 4-on-the-tree DKW. I got real good at it, too. (EOM) by David Vandermeer #44951.1.1
David, I drove one of those all the way from Cleveland Ohio to Los Angeles California in 1962. It by Frank Kocour #44951.1.1.1
Most of my 50 going on 60 cars have been manuals... by John Roberts #44951.1.2
HA! (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #44951.2
With most cars being built with various forms of auto shift transmissions the need to know how to by Bruce Gibbins #44951.3
KUVAKAS by Rand Anderson #44951.4
Most younger drivers see the "stick" as just annoying. Mind you most of them drive in by Jack Dodds #44951.5
My 1961 Corvette has a four speed manual. I call it my by Bob Jackman #44951.5.1
Would it be possible to post a pic of that car again Bob? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44951.5.1.1
PICs: I'm hoping Bob Jackman won't mind....... by John Bono #44951.
Thanks! I recall how I loved that tail end when it came out that year. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44951.
Thanks for posting the pictures John. I can't believe how dull the paint looks by Bob Jackman #44951.
(PIC) I learned to drive in a 1964 three-on-the-tree Ford Falcon just like this: by Al Dorado #44951.6
Good. It's time to move on. (EOM) by John Bono #44951.7
What ????? You don't like a 4-speed stick......? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44951.7.1
Not a lot of fun if you live in a major metropolitan area like New York City. (EOM) by John Bono #44951.7.1.1
For sure! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44951.
That's odd. I just added a 5 speed to my stable. by Robert Bolin #44951.7.2
Many of you may not know this but that man is Mick Jagger's great-great-great grandfather. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44951.8
You sure that ain't Mick? (EOM) by Robert Bolin #44951.8.1
Not so sure Mick could grow a beard. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44951.8.1.1
My daughter demanded to learn on a stick. She coveted my Miata. by Harvey Goranson #44951.9
I learned to drive in a 70 Ford F100 with three on the column and a really long clutch. (EOM) by Robert Bolin #44951.10
With the bulletproof 300 cube six? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #44951.10.1

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