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What car did you learn to drive stick on?

I learned on a 1990 base model Mazda 626. It also became my first car when my dad got a new car. It was 8 years old at the time and was solid as a rock, until my sister wrecked it pretty good and no longer could go 70mph or over. Got some pretty dirty looks on the highways

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Re: What car did you learn to drive stick on?

Ive done a little bit of stick shift, and this was on my friends suzuki jeep. Cant remember the actual model name, but it was a mid 90s vehicle. This happened maybe a year or two ago. Id like to learn with my dads truck someday.
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Re: What car did you learn to drive stick on?

1976 Ford Pinto 2.3L I-4 with a 5 speed back in 1985

This isn't it, but it looked just like it.
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89 Honda Accord f20 motor with i/h/e and stage 2 clutch. Stalled it once and was good from there. It was a ballsy little car, had more torgue then my 3 did na. I swear.

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Learned on a bike at the M.S.F. course. I think its a lot easier to learn that way, since you control the throttle and clutch with your hands. After that I had no issues driving a manual car.

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About 1970 in something like this...
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It was a Renault I just don't remember what model!

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Re: What car did you learn to drive stick on?

On my mom's 1992 Mazda Protege, back in 2004. I also drove a bit in my stepdad's Toyota Tacoma (don't know the year... around 1999-2001 though) but it wasn't nearly as fun or easy to learn as the Protege.

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Late '70s Saab 99. It was a good car to learn on. Nice clutch, and smooth shifter on those cars.


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'93 ford f150 with an I6 and a 5 speed, pain in the ass clutch, and the throws are well... truckish lol

I had to re-learn techniques when I got the speed 3... much nicer setup, now I'm heel toeing like a champ

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First learned on principal long before I drove a stick shift. First one I actually drove, my friends 2000 Isuzu Amigo in a parking lot. Next was gold course equipment that was standard shift (only a bit). Then it was my car, mine was the first that I ever did much driving in that was a manual transmision.

Never had any real issues learning, I knew the principals. My test drive in my 3 was a little rough, but it was mostly because when pulling out of a parking lot there was a steep hill at a light and some idiot pulled up right on the bumper of the car. I stalled a good 4-5 times through the changing of the light and then peeled out once it turned green again to get going. Even now as a well experience manual drive that person would have made me sweat, they couldn't have been even a foot off my rear bumper, and it was about a 6 degree slope.
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