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#16 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 06:52 AM

Most motorcycles are manual, so we drive (ride) manuals there.

 

Been a long time since I had one in a car or truck.  Kind of enjoyed it but for pulling and stop and go traffic it's hard to beat an auto.


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:03 AM

I have always favored a stick and have had many over the years.  Sold the last one which was a 3/4T Ford 5 speed with an International diesel.  Used it mainly to pull a 5th wheel hay trailer.  Good running and smooth shifting truck - except for reverse.  Most of the time had to fight to get it in unless on flat level ground.  Several time had to shut it off, shift into reverse and then start it again and go.  Got to where I could get it in about 80% of the time.   They ought to make vehicles that require two hands doing something to keep it running.  Cant run a cell phone with your feet.


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:12 AM

I have always favored a stick and have had many over the years. Sold the last one which was a 3/4T Ford 5 speed with an International diesel. Used it mainly to pull a 5th wheel hay trailer. Good running and smooth shifting truck - except for reverse. Most of the time had to fight to get it in unless on flat level ground. Several time had to shut it off, shift into reverse and then start it again and go. Got to where I could get it in about 80% of the time. They ought to make vehicles that require two hands doing something to keep it running. Cant run a cell phone with your feet.

BINGO! I thought of the same thing the other day! I'm the happy owner of a 1996 F-250 diesel, i'm hoping to swap the C-6 auto for a T-18 4 speed or ZF-5 5 speed!
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Posted April 04, 2016 - 07:35 AM

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My play car.......my Daily driver is an Auto 

 

 

 

Maybe I should not post this because it shows I have not only a compulsion with garden tractors but  certain kind of car as well.

 

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:13 AM

Seems a lot of you still drive the standard. 

 

I was always anti auto.  I drove a standard up until I bought my 2004 Ram in 2007.  It was the first auto I had as my only daily driver vehicle. 

 

I guess I just don't have it anymore.  My Ranger is a 5 speed, but I don't drive it very much at all.

 

Going after work to test drive another Jeep, but this one an auto, same year, and 10k cheaper than the 6 speed one I tested.  I have this desire to own a Jeep unlimited and get rid of my Tacoma.  I am tired of having to haul all my work gear around in totes.  Right now my boots are full of water because I forgot them in the bed.
 


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 01:49 PM

My Ram2500 is an auto, it's my only vehicle for now, on a side note, many trucking companies were going to automatics, but that seems to be somewhat changing, in NY if you take your CDL on an auto you get a restriction on your license that you can NOT drive a truck with a standard transmission, I think they did this because a lot of people could drive a standard but were taking their test on an automatic because it was easier.


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 03:34 PM

Another thing with a stick-um shift is if the battery is too dead to spin the air pump [or if the starter is fried] you can coast-er down a hill or get a tug if you carry a chain.  just a lil extra insurance that you'll be on your merry way and much cheaper than hanging on a hook. 


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:24 PM

Jeep was a bust. Going to order a ARE cap for my truck and call it good.

I didn't know they made semis automatic

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:37 PM

The following pop quiz is restricted to members under the age of 30:

On a steering column-mounted standard transmission, what gear are you in if the lever is moved towards the dash and up?

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 08:50 PM

The following pop quiz is restricted to members under the age of 30:

On a steering column-mounted standard transmission, what gear are you in if the lever is moved towards the dash and up?

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All depends what you are driving. Since I'm an old fart, I'm not allowed to answer though.


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Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:14 PM

Hey, I am mid thirties and learned to drive with standard on the column. Three on the tree, good ol F100. Truck was as old as me.
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Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:21 PM

Yup My wife and I both drive the 'ol 55 a LOT with a sm420 4 speed, granny 1st gear, no power brakes or steering! Love it. It's nice to put a little effort into driving in my opinion.

 

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Posted April 04, 2016 - 09:54 PM

I can't shift, hold my coffee, talk on the phone, and adjust my radio and heater, so I gave up the stick.
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Posted April 05, 2016 - 03:45 PM

I have a 99 Escort with a stick and I can't wait till it finish's rusting away so I can buy something with an auto.I bought it for a spare beater in case one of my 2 GMC's break,or was it the other way around?


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Posted April 05, 2016 - 04:01 PM

I've always wanted a manual trans but never got one because my left knee is bad and while I can drive a stick on occasion I'm not sure my knee would like it all the time so I don't want to be stuck with a vehicle I can't drive.
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