Can you drive a manual transmission vehicle?

@snowy22315 (58668)
United States
December 20, 2017 6:40pm CST
I have driven automatic vehicles most of my life..except for about 2 years when I was newly married. One manual transmission car was all we had so that is what I drove, in fact my ex taught me how to drive a manual. He was a very patient teacher. However, he later accused me of burning out the clutch in the vehicle which cost a lot of money to fix..so since time I have stuck to automatics. It is good to know I could drive a manual in case of emergency though! My riding lawn mower has a manual transmission too, but is a bit different than a car of course. Do you prefer manual or automatic transmissions?
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@JohnRoberts (70364)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Dec 17
Drive a stick? Easy as pie.
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@snowy22315 (58668)
• United States
21 Dec 17
It's not hard, just different..
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@JudyEv (148402)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Dec 17
I learnt to drive and got my licence with a manual but now I have an automatic and I wouldn't want to change back. Most of the cars in France seemed to have manual transmissions.
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@LadyDuck (196131)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 17
My husband still drives a manual car, most people do here, it's better for our mountain roads.
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@snowy22315 (58668)
• United States
21 Dec 17
Yeah, I think there are more of them in Europe. I am not sure what the percentage is here, but I would guess there are more automatics. Most seem to prefer them.
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@LadyDuck (196131)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 17
@snowy22315 In Europe only the 15% of the drivers have an automatic car.
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@Courtlynn (57187)
• United States
21 Dec 17
I dont drive but would go with automatic if i did.
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@snowy22315 (58668)
• United States
21 Dec 17
Why don't you drive?
@Courtlynn (57187)
• United States
21 Dec 17
@snowy22315 dont need to with mom driving and we go to all the same places, stores and food being in walking distance, plus the cape bus that goes on the main road from one end of the Cape to the other for $2 plus dont want to. Never have.
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@RodrickH (14293)
• China
21 Dec 17
I think it's easier to handle an automatic transmission vechicle
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@snowy22315 (58668)
• United States
21 Dec 17
I would agree, but some people swear by a manual transmission, claiming it gives them more control.
@RodrickH (14293)
• China
21 Dec 17
@snowy22315 That's true
• Quezon City, Philippines
21 Dec 17
I do not know how to drive any four-wheeled vehicles
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@snowy22315 (58668)
• United States
21 Dec 17
Well, that is interesting!
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• Quezon City, Philippines
21 Dec 17
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• United States
21 Dec 17
When I was younger I drove one, but I'm not sure if I could handle it anymore. It's very nerve wrecking.
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@snowy22315 (58668)
• United States
21 Dec 17
Yeah you have to be a b more aware
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@1hopefulman (36291)
• Canada
21 Dec 17
I learned how to drive on a car that was manual but I prefer driving an automatic.
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@snowy22315 (58668)
• United States
21 Dec 17
Yrah nothing to think about.
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@franxav (5940)
21 Dec 17
I'd like any of them.
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@snowy22315 (58668)
• United States
21 Dec 17
I prefer automatic. Manuals sometifmes slide backward a bit on a hill which can be a little scary.
• United States
21 Dec 17
I learned a couple years ago in the parking lot. Wasn’t good and didn’t like it so I never tried again. Automatic all the way!
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