How Do You Drive A Manual Transmission (Stick Shift) Car?
You don’t drive stick. If you did, I wouldn’t be writing this and you would be reading a blank screen. The amount of people who don’t know how to drive a manual transmission car is unfortunate, but overseas is a different story. It’s far more prevalent than their slush box counterparts. Manual transmissions equal maximum control. And maximum fun. There’s a reason you don’t see too many race cars with automatics. You shift when YOU want to shift, not when the car feels like it. You may shift early, or skip gears entirely, to maximize fuel economy or available traction. It will ultimately make you a better overall driver because you will be a more involved driver. That means no more sending text messages, doing the crossword puzzle, reading the newspaper, fiddling with the radio and GPS, applying make-up, shaving, and drinking coffee during your morning commute because sorry, you need two hands and two feet to drive stick. It will also make you a more attentive driver because you’ll anti