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Manual is the best way to go. I drive one and my whole family drives one. It's more fun and more economical. Automatic cars are boring and just put me to sleep... And dude, i'm from America, and we're not all fat. I've been stuck around 120 pounds for the past 5 years and i'm 20. And we're not all ignorant douchebags like we're made out to be... I personally don't think that America is "the greatest country on Earth", saying that is just plain ignorant. In some ways it's better than

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how is this an fml? you got your car back right? oh and i replied to first comment to get to the top. suck on it bitches!

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I assume you have insurance? If that's the case, then this isn't an FML. Look at the bright side, at least you still have your car

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Maybe he has a swapped engine/not stock engine, and insurance won't cover it because of that.

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it's still gonna cost a lot of money to replace the engine and now they have to make an insurance claim which sucks, the engine is the most expensive component of a car. true they found it but still FYL OP. why would the person bother to try and drive it if they knew they couldn't. all they did was blow out the engine!

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Ahhh, that's AWESOME! You don't hear that kind of story nowadays about grand theft auto.

Why cant americans learn to drive like real men/women? Get a fucking manual, its the only way to drive.

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I drive a manual and my dad has an automatic. The manual is far better, I save a lot of gas and have more control over it. Oh and I save a lot of break (i can't remember the word you use...) because I can simply reduce the gear and it reduces speed too.

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no i guess not, just my country founded your country of rebels, who disowned us, became independent, then came to us to help fight your stupid wars. you're all British at heart, stop cowering behind your fat. Manual cars are far superior.

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no were not all british at heart but i agree manuals are superior in sports cars compact cars economical cars trucks and pretty much anything else besides luxury cars.

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@37: Hey, captain wrapped-in-the-flag: Shut it. It's amazing that people like you wonder why people hate our country and then proclaim that all non-americans are idiots. First part of trying to improve anything is to recognize that it has problems.

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i'm from america, and america owns britain hands down, stick shift is nice although my car is automatic, and i have yet to learn to drive stick, i will learn though =P. anyways Canada ftw though, the people there are cool, im in french IV. and Canada is just pretty cool.

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Manual is the best way to go. I drive one and my whole family drives one. It's more fun and more economical. Automatic cars are boring and just put me to sleep... And dude, i'm from America, and we're not all fat. I've been stuck around 120 pounds for the past 5 years and i'm 20. And we're not all ignorant douchebags like we're made out to be... I personally don't think that America is "the greatest country on Earth", saying that is just plain ignorant. In some ways it's better than

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I think the people who know nothing about history should at least watch 'Eddie Izard: Dressed to kill' that helps explain the American/Britain situation a tad better. Hehe, Britain is waiting for America and throws pots and pans at the enemies 'where the bloody hell is America?!'

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I love manual. Every car I ever get will be manual. pulse and glide, engine off gliding, powershifting, enginebraking, the gas pedal responding instantly.(In an automatic if you slam it down too hard it will do nothing for a few seconds while it downshifts.) I love the freedom of control it allows. If you don't drive stick look up hypermiling. With the exception of some hybrides it can't be done in an automatic but it can more than double your gas mileage with no ill effects to your car when don

how the fuck is it a FML?? ok so the engine is broken, u can get who ever stole the car in the first place to fix it for u, and if they dont, press charges on them so tht the police takes care of it!! u get insurance money if u have tht plan!! dude chill and think of it as a fortunate thing not a FML!!

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yeah, as I'm sure the car thieves bailed, but left a note reading "sorry I blew your engine and tried to steal your car, here's my insurance details so you can charge it to me and then have me arrested." But the guys insurance should cover it regardless, assuming it was insured, and under the right policy. done this possibly twice as fml kept removing and unremoving my comment.

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#6, Pretty sure this IS an FML, and a funny one at that, which is what these are SUPPOSED to be. I wouldn't want someone to have stolen my car, and I'd be upset if the engine was blown. Some people just don't have such great insurance, y'know? OP - Note to self: To avoid successful car theft, drive a stick. Vrrrrrrrroooooooom! (sucks for you, but you have to admit it's pretty funny. ^_^ ) Shadenfreude ftw

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I see where #6 is coming from, but it still is an FML. You report the car stolen to the police, they find the guy, he pays for a brand new engine for you. It sucks that you're out a car for a while but you get free repairs once they find the guy.

I love the whole "stick shift" term Americans throw around makes me chuckle. over here, UK, it's called manual as oppossed to automatic and manual is the norm here and much better than auto far more control and far more fun! Look on the brightside at least you still have you car you can fix it with insurance!

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+1 on that, manual FTW :P Besides, those thieves must've been complete morons, the engine would roar like some kind of alien from Doom or smthn, if they didn't get smthn's wrong, my guess - they needed the car to get back to their retard colony. On the other hand, the clutch would've burned down way before the engine blew imo, so either it's a fake or you dunno what exactly is broken.

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We call it manual in America too... Stick shift is just another name or slang term for it... Just like shopping carts are called "trolley" or "buggy". :p Right?

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And why would thé clutch burn down ? It's able to support much higher rpm than the engine. You go at 8-9000 rpm on your regular gazoline engine, the valves won't last real long...

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