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do all americans drive manual gearbox?
« on: March 11, 2012, 09:52:59 pm »
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I was looking for cars in the US and I noticed that it was hard to find any manual transmission car. People is just lazy or they just dont know how to drive manual?

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Re: do all americans drive manual gearbox?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 10:32:22 pm »
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I'd say people are lazy, and that an automatic transmission is more practical in most cities.

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Re: do all americans drive manual gearbox?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 12:25:01 am »
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A surprising amount of people don't even learn how. I've only ever driven a manual as I own an older truck and don't live in a big city so it's not a big deal. But people who live in populated cities with lots of traffic it would be a serious pain in the butt.

I do think everyone should learn though.
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Re: do all americans drive manual gearbox?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 08:47:18 am »
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i learned but never do it. i can walk or take public transportation pretty much everywhere i need to go, so i don't own a car. but none of the cars i have access to when i do need one are manual.

not sure whether that's laziness or people not learning or whatever, but most cars for sale up here are automatic.
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Re: do all americans drive manual gearbox?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 09:57:13 am »
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And I don't see why they shouldn't be. Here all the cars are manual and it's really annoying.

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Re: do all americans drive manual gearbox?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 11:39:06 am »
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I drive manual, its normal, thats how they are sold and its cooler than automatic, when shifting gears you feel like a pro racer brummmmmmmm brummmmmmmmmm, its more fun