I sure can. Learnt on a Massey 35 before I was 10!! My last car, a 2000 sunfire was a stick. I would not own a small auto car.back in my trucks again: I would not mind a ZF6 Dmax/8.1 truck. But those days are gone, so autos are fine for me.Manual (stick) shift cars are rare today and I'm wondering how many people still know how to drive them. How did you learn and do you have a desire to own one?
Same here.I know how to drive a manual, but it has been ages since last time I have been in one
Conventional torque converter auto's still sap more power and fuel than sticks. But, with DCT's entering the market, the advantage of the manual transmission went out the window.When you drive to/from Toronto all the time, standard just makes no sense, now that autos are much more efficient.
I'm not sure what that should tell people. None of the others have space for a traditional stick shift, and they all still use some form of manual.Plus, of all the major auto racing circuits, only NASCAR still uses stick shifts. That ought to tell people something...
This.I drive manuals although I won't buy them any longer as there is just too much traffic and local, stop and go driving in my routine.
People do it every day, It does make sense. Everything from VW, to cobalts/G5 to trucks. Small car autos are junk, and do not have the longevity of larger autos , like in trucks. If I ever own a car (not gonna happen.). It will be a handshaker, or nothing at all.When you drive to/from Toronto all the time, standard just makes no sense, now that autos are much more efficient.