Automatic is convenient, but MAN do I love my little stick-shift Saturn. It's getting old now, but I love it to death. Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-Vrrrrrrrrrrrr-VRRRRRRRRRRRRR down the on-ramp.... ...... (it's late at night. my only excuse for such a peculiar comment)
My first attempt at learning to drive were in automatics but my b/f drives a manual so i had to learn to drive that(and be pregnant at that). My family/friends and I never thought i'd learn to drive muchless be shifting gears. It's FUN!!! Sometimes i feel the NEED for SPEED, but I'm scared of bein pulled over or loosing control( i drive 99% of the time with my daughter). Beside's, i dont think i'm 100% perfect at it.
I tried driving an automatic after learning manual....yeaah that sucked! I kept pushing the "clutch" pedal but was really pushing the break. There were alot of angry drivers that day.
I've been reading that other countries have 2 diff drivers license? That's smart. I think there are ppl in the States that shouldnt be driving manual.
the first time i drove a standard i backed out of my driveway did a full turn and almost took out the front fence. this was mostly due to the fact that my mom was screaming grabing the wheel, (before i started to back up) and yelling at me "not to touch the brakes" it's a good thing i took my foot off the gas and pulled the emergency brack instead. after she said "i may have over reacted" that is why i drive standard and never with my mom in the car.