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Old 10-21-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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IMO I don't think you should be required to drive stick to get your license only because there's no "safety" benfit of manual vs. auto, except in the snow. But manual sure is a hell lot more fun to drive!!!
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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What purpose would that serve?
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:26 PM   #4
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:31 PM   #5
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Gonna have to vote NO on this one.......
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:31 PM   #6
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they should make it a lot harder to get your drivers license. too many idiots on the road these days.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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What if you were out with someone that had a stick and they had a medical problem. You have no cell service and not a lot of time. I bet you wish you knew how than. there are many other good reason to know.
There are alot of good reasons why you should know but I notice alot more people drive auto than stick, at least around me. Its an art thats slowly declining. So you're very rarely gonna be put in a situation like that, if ever, so there's really no necessary need to know how to drive manual. If people were dropping left and right in their cars every day, then I could understand. There just isn't a practical reason to make it mandatory.( I hope that last sentence makes sense)
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:39 PM   #8
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they should make it a lot harder to get your drivers license. too many idiots on the road these days.
Totally and 100% agree with you on that.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:43 PM   #9
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Well another post made me think of this. Should everyone be required to learn to drive a stick in order to get their driver license. What do you guy's think. I really think they should.
I like the idea..but I don't see it happening..with all the autos out there now
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:11 PM   #10
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How often do you see a car with a stick anymore? They are getting less common nowdays. The local high school drivers ed uses automatics so the students don't learn how anymore.. Some of the students have never seen a car with crank up windows or manually adjusted seats..
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:38 PM   #11
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Well, I can tell you one car that caused a lot more manuals to be out there, and their are a lot of people that now wish they could drive a stick. Most countries outside the us have more manuals than auto's. Better gas mpg also.
Automatics these days have been tuned and calibrated so well that the MPG benefit of a manual is minimal now. Sometimes automatics are even better.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:56 PM   #12
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there is no benefit of offering Manuals only... if anything it will give the already bad drivers out there something else to worry about while driving. Your plan would also eliminate most people with a bad knee, or people above the age of 50.
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Well another post made me think of this. Should everyone be required to learn to drive a stick in order to get their driver license. What do you guy's think. I really think they should.
I think it would be awesome just for the simple fact it might, MIGHT I said, give a small portion of people who make the switch something to do with their other hand, rather than grab a cell phone.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:07 PM   #14
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On the other hand, I think you would have to give them more levers than that to deter some folks.
lol True.

I actually remember seeing an episode of Top Gear where it mentioned that..Finland(I think?) made people learn how to drive using a stick and are probably one of the countries that have the least amount of a-holes per square acre on the road. Not exactly in that wording, but you get the drift.
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