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Help!! I Need to Learn How-To Drive a Manual - March 26, 2007, 07:15 AM

Anyone know of a driving class that teaches people how to drive a stick. Yes, you ask how the fugg do I know how to drive a bike?


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March 26, 2007, 07:23 AM

Rent a car with a stick shift and teach yourself. In the parking lot, work first gear over and over (go a little in first, then stop, wash, rinse, repeat...) until it's easy. If you can master first gear, the rest are easy.


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March 26, 2007, 07:52 AM

why do you NEED to learn how to drive a stick?


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March 26, 2007, 07:56 AM

I didnt think rental places rented out stick shifts


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March 26, 2007, 08:01 AM

Really? I wanted to rent a car and practice like that. Most of the driving school cars are automatic. Stacey reason I need to learn is because I am going to Greece late summer and the cars thier are only manual not auto. So I need to learn how to drive a manual.
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If you can ride a bike you should be able to drive stick w/o problem. You're just using your feet instead of your wrist.


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If you can ride a bike you should be able to drive stick w/o problem. You're just using your feet instead of your wrist.
Thats what I thought, however I think I will stall out.
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March 26, 2007, 08:32 AM

Dave,

We have an older Honda Accord with a manual transmission that we will probably be bringing up to DC in another month or so, after we close on the house. If you haven't learned by then, look me up and I'll take you to some parking lots to practice. It is a really easy car to drive and it shouldn't be too hard for you to pick up since you ride.
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March 26, 2007, 08:38 AM

Rddy, can i borrow it to teach my brother to drive a stick? He is 16 and just got his license. Between our parents and my house, the M3 is the only car that is stick... not sure if i want him learning on that

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My buddy was rehashing his greece wedding experience.
Be prepared that the natives will be taking major advantage of you when it comes to DRINKING pre wedding, wedding day and throughout.. You DO NOT have to drink everything said at each table.

you only need to do ONE drink, and it wont be considered rude to pass on to the next table...

Be prepared that many guns will be fired off. Many like to pull out the smith and wesson(sp?) and fire them into the air randomly..

My buddy said he and his g/f hit the dirt in a SUIT when a random guy opened the shutters to a balcony and fired off a shotgun in the air. Everyone had fun laughing at them.

Also be prepared that ANYWHERE you walk though town you will be asked to drink a shot or multiple. My buddy said it would take them 2 hours to walk a 1/2 mile to the beach and EVERY time they would be hammered when they got there b/c everyone on the street would stop them to drink with them. Even in the AM..

so really, i DONT think you will be driving much b/c you will be wasted the whole time..


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March 26, 2007, 08:40 AM

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Thats what I thought, however I think I will stall out.
you will a few times, but you should be fine. As long as you understand the mechanics of it (which you obviously do since you ride a motorcycle) you should be fine!

I would recommend finding someone you dont like that much who drives a stick and have them teach you...
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March 26, 2007, 08:43 AM

dude... find a car and I'll teach you!
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Alex, of course you can. It won't be for another month or so. I will try to remember to let you know when it is here, but if you haven't heard from me by the end of April, remind me.
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March 26, 2007, 08:44 AM

I seriously can't believe anyone is even entertaining this concept of
"riding a bike, and not knowing how to drive a stick car"
WTF!
I'm not trying to be a ball-buster, but that is the dumbest shit
I have heard in a while.


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March 26, 2007, 08:45 AM

do you have any friends with a stick car? I have taught two of my friends to drive...very easy to teach and to learn. My one friend got a BMW but had no clue how to drive stick. It was so nice to teach her on her car b/c I got to drive her car to the parking lot for her to learn
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March 26, 2007, 08:51 AM

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I seriously can't believe anyone is even entertaining this concept of
"riding a bike, and not knowing how to drive a stick car"
WTF!
I'm not trying to be a ball-buster, but that is the dumbest shit
I have heard in a while.
Dude I always had an automatic car. Sorry bro, people ask me that all the time.

Rddy I am not going to Greece till August so I will chat with you on that.

Alex the father in law has informed me about all the drinking that is involved. He did offer his moped to me. I was like I want a car.
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