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Old 01-17-2003, 07:02 PM   #1
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It is about that time for me to get a car. I am 15.. and tired of the automatic trend. I want a stick, but not sure whether to buy a new car and risk messing up the clutch.. or should i get a beater car den get a new car... OR.. should i learn off a friends car... wut should i do?
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Old 01-17-2003, 07:05 PM   #2
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learn off a friend and get a beater car. i am surprised ur parents will buy u a brand new car at age 16. i'm surprised ur parents will buy u a car at age 16. anyways, learn from a friend and get a beater car first, that way u can learn to take care of it and if something goes wrong, people will know how to fix it. [i'm not sure about everyone, but i don't know much about the new d17's]
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I learned from solo test drives in small time car lots. Take a friend with you that knows how to drive stick, make sure to test drive a two door, preferrably a two seater. If you find a lot that allows solo test drives, be sure to drive every manual transmission car on their lot. Don't leave for longer than 15 minutes.
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Old 01-17-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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It is about that time for me to get a car. I am 15.. and tired of the automatic trend. I want a stick, but not sure whether to buy a new car and risk messing up the clutch.. or should i get a beater car den get a new car... OR.. should i learn off a friends car... wut should i do?
I got my 98 civic when I was 15, 5 years ago. I learned how to drive a stick on that. never wore out the clutch either. you just gotta be a fast learner. It doesnt matter now cause I got me a swap.
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There is nothing hard about driving stick.
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once you learn to part from first gear stick is not hard at all, just get a new car, dont waste your money on a beater
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It's really up to you on what you wish to learn on. I learned the hard way (sort of). I had driven standard once or twice before, but my stepfather is a used car dealer. One day I had to drive an hour away with two other guys in order to pick up some cars. Well all the cars were standard, so basically if I didn't learn then, I'd be stuck out there. Like people said in here, basically once you get the hang of starting off on 1st, the rest is pretty basic. Then you gradually learn (driving in traffic, goin up steep hills, etc). Good luck
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i learned from my brother. i say learn from a friend or family member, then get a new car.
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get a rent a car
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just learn off a friends that lives out in the boonies on a dirt road. I cant even remember when I first drove a stick. lol its really easy. Good luck

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get a rent a car
Except that none of the major rental car companies rent them... you gotta remember that something like only 40% of americans can drive stick

buy what you want, after a month or so you'll be a pro.
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wow i di dnt know only 40% could drive stick
.... how depressing

seriously, borrow a friends car, or just buy the car
u wont **** up a car learning how to drive stick
dont waste the money on a beater
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