By thanksdad - 03/07/2012 01:20 - United States - Beaverton
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It's bad enough getting pulled over but no insurance??? That just sucks
55: But first you'd have to learn when to shift with your car. The reason there's better mileage is because a practiced human can make better calls than a computer on changing gears. But having an amateur drive manual is probably worse than driving automatic. (But of course practice makes perfect.)
FYL, OP. Hopefully things go smoothly from this point on. Your dad owes you one, in my opinion. Getting side-swiped is bad enough on its own.
Ok manual is not fucking rocket science there is a clutch petal next to the brake that u push in and move the shifter to shift gears... Kinda like a bike but when u shift u push the clutch that's the only difference. God people are dumb
Thank you for that. I'm sure all the people reading this comment can take their newfound knowledge and just go drive a clutch right now! Seriously, learning to drive a clutch at all, let alone driving one well, takes training and practice. It is NOT common knowledge, especially with so many cars with an automatic transmission. It may not be hard for those of us that know how, but to someone who has never driven one, it very well may be like rocket science.
If you learn to use your brain and drive a manual you will be licensed to drive both an automatic and a manual. But if you think using your hand, foot and brain is too hard then learning in an automatic means you're limited to automatic and things like this happen. I suppose there were only automatics around when OP started to drive but they could have looked. Many still drive manual. In the uk most instructors have a manual car because they want as many customers as possible, plus they will be happier knowing they can drive both.