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Old 02-02-2013, 04:20 AM
The Swede The Swede is offline
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Originally Posted by dynosor View Post
You called sir?

I Still drive a stick and have never owned an automatic - and I am into my sixth decade. Automatics are for old people....
Same here. I'm going to drive stick as long as it's possible. For me it doesn't matter how good they make the automatics in terms of fuel efficiency, gears, smoothness of shifts, paddles etc. It's still an automatic and I can't regulate the clutch by myself and I don't have a stick to move around.

Here in Europe we can get MT with most car models. But I think that has to do with the fact that here you must pass your driving tests in a car with stick to get your license. So people start out driving stick from the beginning and that becomes the way of life. I have many friends and family who don't know how you drive an automatic (!!) and get panicked when they don't have a clutch to push.

If you go to say Hertz or Avis here and rent a car, 90 % of al available cars will have stick.
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