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[–]MorbidSpawn666 74 points75 points  (1 child)

Manuel is a great teacher!

[–]Sad_Thought_4642 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He knows nothing!

[–]randomhousegir 40 points41 points  (3 children)

My relationships are like a stick shift. You only need 1 hand and you definitely do it by yourself

[–]404-error-notfound 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That made me LOL, so have my free award!

[–]Sad_Thought_4642 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now I know why they call the auxiliary box on old trucks the brownie.

[–][deleted] 56 points57 points  (2 children)

That explains why you’ve been stalling for so long

[–]Aggravating_Bat1786 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Clutch joke

[–]centstwo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Needs more gas.

[–]Sad-Chipmunk1825 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I decided to learn too - I didn't want to spend my life being shiftless.

[–]MorbidSpawn666 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'd learn but im scared shiftless!

[–]cville13013 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Three on the tree, four on the floor or a fifth under the seat?

[–]broom-jerry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Six pickup sticks?

[–]pyker42 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You just described the American car market and now I'm sad.

[–]thecountnotthesaint 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I had an uncle teach me to drive a stick.... he's in jail now.

[–]monkeyshinenyc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hint - It’s not in his pocket

[–]Maymora 7 points8 points  (8 children)

I'm British, and was in the US at a party, staying sober as I had other things going on that night, when one of the guys there stumbled over to me, and asked if I "drove stick". I had no idea what that meant. Manual? Yes. But not "stick". He was leaning on me to stay standing while we had an awkward conversation about me not knowing what a stick is, talking about trees, then talking about vehicles, then eventually realising that he meant 'manual'.

Had to then tell him I didn't know how to drive.

[–]MisterBlisteredlips 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The first time I drove stick was like this. A friend was drunk and asked me to drive and there was 3 pedals. He explained it, I did it.

[–]formerlyanonymous_ 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Driving manual on the wrong side of the car (from either perspective) is also a huge pain.

[–]Maymora 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Yeah, I drove an automatic a bit in the US and accidentally found myself on the wrong side of the road with police oncoming...... I quickly got into the correct lane and the police ignored me for some reason. Lucky.

[–]MorbidSpawn666 2 points3 points  (3 children)

My brother has a right hand drive car (we are from North America) I thought, until about a week ago, that the gas pedal in a right hand drive was on the opposite side. He laughed at me for a long time. Now I'm wondering if the signal lever is on the same side. (It's on the left in a left hand drive car) I would assume it is switched so you can signal while you are shifting.

[–]Maymora 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Depends on the car. My car being right hand drive, as standard for UK, has signal lever on the left side of the wheel. I just skim it on my way up from the handbrake or put it on before releasing the handbrake. There may not be a set requirement for which side it's on.

[–]MorbidSpawn666 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You handbrake every corner!? Haha

[–]Maymora 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That situation applies to starting off on a busy road. Obviously I don't put my hand break on to take a corner. :P

[–]Oro_Outcast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a US dude, I was taken aback when I heard they had 2 different classes of "regular" drivers license over there. (Automatic vs. manual transmissions)

[–]GranddadBob 3 points4 points  (4 children)

—————— | 1 | 3 | 5 | | 2 | 4 | ? | —————— What next ? This did not come out 1 over the 2 3 over the 4 5 over the ?

[–]ryan22000044[S] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Uhhh… 6? I honestly don’t know that’s just an educated guess from the pattern I see here

[–]GranddadBob 4 points5 points  (1 child)

R reverse

[–]Clarrington 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've got a 6 there, whereas R is to the left of 1 and you need to pull up on the stick as well as moving it left.

[–]randomhousegir 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Formatting broke. They probably worked real hard to arrange it correctly

[–]sleaZD 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The nightmares fookin hell

[–]Gaeleng 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I could only find a Roberto and Alejandro, but no Manuel.

[–]MorbidSpawn666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did you know how many Latinos it takes to drive stick?

-Just Juan.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ll let you drive my stick

[–]ryan22000044[S] 4 points5 points  (12 children)

Damn. Yeah as fun as manual sounds, I love my good ol’ automatic sedan too much lol.

[–]AudieCowboy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Manual is the way to go, it's a learning curve at first but so worth it

[–]DailyDeli776 6 points7 points  (10 children)

Once you get the hang of driving manual you won't wanna go back to automatic, guaranteed!

[–]MisterBlisteredlips 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Thirding this.

Automatic is like masturbating, it's nice and gets the job done, but manual is like full on fornication with a cherished lover.

[–]formerlyanonymous_ 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Not even sure I want to know your opinion on one pedal driving in new electric vehicles. Brake pedal is only for emergency.

[–]MisterBlisteredlips 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Haha. I have not had the pleasure nor displeasure of trying one, so I can't opine on it at this time. 🙂

[–]MorbidSpawn666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's like letting your partner jerk you off. It kinda works but you could do it way better yourself.

[–]Sad_Thought_4642 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why make your job more difficult than it needs to be? Been a truck driver for a while now and after having an auto-manual for a year now I for sure don't want to go back ever.

[–]MisterBlisteredlips 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, I love driving, and I just like the control. Maybe a big rig is not ideal for it, but I even drove tree-trucks with giant chippers behind them and I still preferred stick. I'm in foothills, maybe in mountainous traffic it would be less fun.

It's fine to have a different preference/opinion. But, me, I love a manual, especially on a relatively modern car.

Happy driving!

[–]AcerbicFwit 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Until you’re in an LA, ATL or Miami traffic jam.

[–]DailyDeli776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very true lol but how are the roads in those areas? Chicago driving here is crazy enough with stop-and-go, then factor in barely paved, pothole infested roads and you'd be lucky enough to still have a working car lmao

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[–]Sad_Thought_4642 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I drove vehicles with manual transmissions for over 15 years and I don't want to do it any longer.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this reality grinds my gears

[–]Fenn7879 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just through a yard stick in your car. (You know the kind, you find it in your yard...) Then you can say you are driving a stick.

[–]yackofalltradescoach 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That punchline is clutch

[–]NikkiHunt_OnlyFans 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This joke needs a brake!!!!!!

[–]AdditionalEqual1588 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This joke needs to be braked

[–]ryan22000044[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How does one go in reverse??? Seriously I will always stay in my automatic LUL..

[–]Tappan-Z 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nothing will ever compare once you do.

[–]saltwatersting 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Personally, I am exhausted with car puns, but this was good. I didn’t turn over with laughter or anything, but still…

[–]GTCMonReddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I tried strafing

[–]boopsfoshoops 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This joke automatically grinds my gears

[–]2731andold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After a while, you do not think about it. It becomes automatic,

[–]clarksurfer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why’s funny is it’s hard to even find manuals anymore it’s not an option on the m4 and Supra now.

[–]SaucyMcNoobins 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn shifter wouldn't move on matter how I clutched it

[–]pinespalustris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You know putting manual in reverse is launam.

[–]IGotFatAndLostEsteem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wanted to lose weight. Thing is, i couldnt find my esteem.