How many BYCers cannot drive a straight drive (manual) vehicle?

Can you drive a straight drive?

  • Yes, It's the only thing I drive.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, but I prefer not to.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kind of; I know how to crack it up.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No, never learned how to.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No, and I refuse to.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other - Please specify.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    0

greenfamilyfarms

Big Pippin'
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
8,650
101
303
Elizabethtown, NC
My husband and daddy are always picking on me because I cannot drive a straight drive. They give me long speeches which include things like - "If you can learn how to drive a stick, you can drive anything!"

I'm curious... how many BYCers cannot drive a straight drive?
 

georgialee

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
2,399
14
191
Knoxville, TN
Me!!!
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pbjmaker

Crowing
11 Years
May 9, 2008
5,554
14
263
Central Iowa
I voted yes, but prefer not to. My dad is a VW mechanic on the side (well all the time since he retired) and grew up with nothing but stick shift. I much prefer automatic now that I'm all grown up BUT sticks do have an advantage in the snow so sometimes in the winter I wish I had one again.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
16,317
88
331
Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
We only have one automatic vehicle on the farm......my van. All our pick-ups and grain trucks are standard...I'd be in a pickle if I couldn't drive them. A standard is what I learned to drive on many,many years ago.
 

ducks4you

Songster
11 Years
Jan 20, 2009
1,572
77
236
East Central Illinois
This is SO NOT fair to ask ME!!! I learned on an automatic, then met my DH, who had a truck with manual drive. He told me that he'd teach me how to drive it, but it didn't matter, because I'd STILL burn out his clutch. Sure enough, I did. I was also driving it when it threw a rod.
Next truck and 3 subsequent trucks have ALL been automatic. (We kept the 1993 Dodge Cummins 3/4 ton front wheel drive when we bought the 2007 Dodge Cummins Full ton doolie 4 wheel drive.)
I have seen people on a slope at a stop light try (unsuccessfully) to keep from drifting backwards into the car in back of them. You know, bread got better after we learned to slice it. Every once in awhile mankind comes up with a better solution, and automatic transmission is better, so WHY USE ANYTHING ELSE?!?!?
 

Boyd

Recipient of The Biff Twang
10 Years
Mar 14, 2009
9,163
12
271
MI
if has wheels, treads, propellers, i can usually manage to take it where i need to go
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ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
85
291
SC
Quote:
Ditto. I like a stick shift, but the Honda Ridgeline doesn't come with one!

I had an ancient Chevy truck, 3 on the tree- LOVED that truck!
 

Mojo Chick'n

Empress of Chickenville
11 Years
Mar 8, 2008
5,261
17
261
Republic of Chickenville
I can drive a straight drive and I also know how to double clutch
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I used to drive semi trucks coast to coast.

I voted other, because although I don't own a straight drive vehicle right now, I am not opposed to driving/owning them.

meri
 
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vicki2x2

Super Chick
11 Years
Feb 9, 2008
2,950
17
214
Central Michigan
I voted Yes, but prefer not too, however, I don't mind driving a stick, I just don't have one, so the first one didn't seem to apply. I have had a few in the past, but unless you are driving a truck, they are harder to find now. So I usually end up with an automatic.
 

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