Do you know how to drive a "stick"? How did you learn?
March 30, 2009 4:47pm CST
Just curious as to how many people can drive a "stick" and what type of vehicle you drove to learn. When I was almost 16, my dad bought a Ferrari 308 GTS (which, made my mom just a little peeved). One day he took me for a ride in it. We turned onto this really straight rural road and he just stopped the car in the road. He looked at me and said get out. I was thinking, huh? what did I do? So, I asked him what I did and he told me nothing but that I was going to drive. Okay, I thought at that point he had completely lost his mind!!!! And I told him that too! lol We changed seats, and here I am in the drivers seat of a $65,000 car wondering wtf he's going to do when I run off the road or run into something! Ya, I was just a little nervous! But I learned how to drive it! About a year after I got my license, I got a little Audi that was a stick. And it did take me a few times around the block to get comfortable driving a stick again. But it was not anywhere near as nerve wracking driving that car as it was my dad's Ferrari!
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6 May 09
I was self-taught when my car would not start one morning and I needed to get to work. My husband had the day off and was sound asleep. I just took his truck and I of course messed up a few times but I made it to work and called him. After that we went out a few times so I could get better at it. It is good to know.