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I forced my two to learn on one and have manuals as first cars.  They love them!

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3 minutes ago, RUQWIKR said:

I forced my two to learn on one and have manuals as first cars.  They love them!

I think this is a decent strategy. It's a lot harder to mess around with a phone or whatever when you've got to shift.

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I bought my first car which was a manual before I had ever driven a manuel. So my options were 1) learn how to drive the thing, or 2) sell it. Seemed to work out okay. 

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Learned on a manual, 9 of 14 I've owned have been manual (not counting spouses' vehicles or my motorcycles)

Thought I'd have more notches by now 😐 first car was in 1993 (first 3 were manual: 1979 RX7, 1987 RX7, 1989 Acura integra)

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Excluding my wife's cars, the only auto I've ever bought was my truck, and probably would have bought that in manual too given the option. I'm on my 7th manual car 🙂

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hmm..  I gotta count that up.

I'm at 17 cars if you count the 2 family wagons I've bought for the wife.  11 of those 17 were manual.   so 11/15 if you count the ones specifically purchased "by me for me"..

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On 6/3/2019 at 9:14 PM, KevinDB said:

Learned on a manual, 9 of 14 I've owned have been manual (not counting spouses' vehicles or my motorcycles)

Thought I'd have more notches by now 😐 first car was in 1993 (first 3 were manual: 1979 RX7, 1987 RX7, 1989 Acura integra)

Aw man I forgot my awesome 1989 Volvo/mustang (WC-5 trans, 5.0 engine swap).  10/15 😄  

Forgot my '97 GTi.  sheesh.  11/16

 

Ok I'm listing mine now to trigger memory!

1986 Toyota Tercel, Mom's car - M (learned to drive in this one)

1979 RX7 - M (loved my first car, it fit me like a glove, was so much fun)

1987 RX7 - M

1989 Acura Integra - M

1989 Chevy Caprice - A

1983 Volvo 242 - M (4 speed with overdrive baby!)

1997 VW GTi - M (sad slow 2.0, but a fun little car)

1997 Audi A4 - A (sad face, what a horrible transmission)

1999.5 Audi A4 - M (got it right this time) (several SCCA Autocrosses, first track day at MSRC 1.7)

2002 WRX - M (auto crossed)

1989 Volvo 740 / Mustang swap - M

2002.5 Audi S4 Avant - A (sad trans again, but a sexy wagon for Spokane winters)

2001 Audi TT - M (fwd, aborted track rat project)

2008 Mazdaspeed3 - M (many track days and some TT)

2012 F150 - A (motorcycle hauler)

2013 Camaro - M (current ill advised track car)

2009 Chevy Tahoe - A (current beater)

 

Current Wife's, current cars:

2013 F150 - A (her daily)

2006 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet - M (I drive it more than she does)

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Everything but my truck has been a manual. 1966,1969,1970 VW Bugs, 1984 VW Scirocco, 1988,1998,2003 VW Jetta, 2008 VW Rabbit, 1992 Acura Integra, 1997 Toyota Tacoma, 1992 Acura NSX, 2001 Honda NSX, 1999 Lexus SC400.

I need to experience more cars.

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Hrm

96 Civic Hatch - M

98 Chevy Blazer - A

2000 Jetta TDI - M

2001 Maxima (Supercharged) - A

2001 Maxima (Same Supercharger) - M

95 240SX - M

2011 Elantra Wagon - M

2012 Evo X MR - A (ish)

2008 M5 - M

91 Miata - M

7/10 plus the Mitsubishi likes to be called two manual transmissions stitched together when no one is listening 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'll play :)

Mom's Borrowed Accord in High School - M

91 CRX Si  - M

1974 C10 Half ton "383 powered couch" - A

90 Civic Wagon (died with 325K on the clock!)  - M

98 Corolla (mostly bondo) - A

06 STI (way beyond my means) - M

04 WRX Wagon - M

10 Silverado - A

16 BRZ - M

17 WRX (Wife's) - M

99 Miata - M

8/11 - My family like to row their own. The automatic outliers were results of "cash strapped beggar not chooser" straits in college, or lack of choice in new half ton trucks ;)

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First 2 trucks as a teenager were 3 on the tree. First truck that I bought once I got out on my own was a J10 with a 4 speed. 

Only vehicles I’ve owned since with an auto were those that didn’t offer a manual option (CTS, JGC, and later pickups). 

 

My wife broke our record by getting her Cayman with a PDK versus a manual. Now she’s spoiled and will probably never go back. 

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My current tow vehicle is my fist automatic.. the other 30 cars before where manuals.. might have something to do that you get a "special, can't drive a manual" license in Europe. 

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