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The running joke between my wife and I is I never taught her to drive manual transmission and I won’t bc i dont want her to mess up the Juke clutch.
But every time I ask her to set aside time to learn she never feels like it. I guess at some point you get too old to be excited to learn new things LOL
 
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I'm almost embarrassed to admit this as a 36 year old man but I never owned a manual and never really had a need to learn how to drive one until I bought my 93' beat to hell Celica (her name is Hellica: two L's) convertible recently. It needs a lot of love but the thing is mechanically perfect motor and trans. AC even blows ice cold. Sat with half a top outside for 5 years. I taught myself to drive it on a Friday afternoon and now wonder why I ever even owned an auto anything. I definitely don't forsee myself buying much else in the future that doesn't have a manual transmission. Even if that means I gotta buy older cars.

The running joke between my wife and I is I never taught her to drive manual transmission and I won’t bc i dont want her to mess up the Juke clutch.
But every time I ask her to set aside time to learn she never feels like it. I guess at some point you get too old to be excited to learn new things LOL
 

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That’s great you taught yourself. I did myself also when in college and my roommate had a 93 manual escort hatchback which needed to be moved on alternate side of the street parking every day. The tough thing about the training was I was in Syracuse NY with the snow and very steep hills. That was fun trying to balance the clutch and brake pressures. Later on I had a 87 Nissan Sentra manual in the late 90’s. Then i bought a brand new 2002 subaru wrx, so much fun in the snow with that car. After 2004 i sold the wrx and went corporate vehicles for many years, and thereafter i decided i needed a manual car again. In 2015 i almost bought the 500 abarth, but with young toddlers decided on the larger 2014 manual juke rs. A car i really want after the juke is the 2017 chevy ss manual with magnetic suspension and all. Down here in FL that RWD and 50/50 weight distribution would kick @ss.
 

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I'm almost embarrassed to admit this as a 36 year old man but I never owned a manual and never really had a need to learn how to drive one until I bought my 93' beat to hell Celica (her name is Hellica: two L's) convertible recently. It needs a lot of love but the thing is mechanically perfect motor and trans. AC even blows ice cold. Sat with half a top outside for 5 years. I taught myself to drive it on a Friday afternoon and now wonder why I ever even owned an auto anything. I definitely don't forsee myself buying much else in the future that doesn't have a manual transmission. Even if that means I gotta buy older cars.
Hellica is a beauty
 
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