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  1. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    Wow! It most certainly does! 😁 Ha! I think My son rolls all the way to Iowa in neutral... "Hyper-miling." Yes... That's a real technique/practice... Hyper-miling! /smh... 😒
  2. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    Might be long gone... But still an mpg advantage IFF driven properly. My son has Cooper S manual. Driving to conserve... Can get close to 40 mpg. Driving in sport mode... Just under 30. It does 0-60 in around 6 seconds... Top end is around 140 mph... And it's very comfortable easily doing 100 mph. But, roll, 65-75 mph on highway, conserve through town, the thing sips fuel. Weight doesn't matter any more... All vehicles are heavy. That little car is over 3,000 lbs.
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    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    Hill Assist is nice! The new style Cooper S, F-56 (+2014 hardtops) have "rev matching." It will match rpms on downshift. No blipping the aaccelerato through neutral. 6th is overdrive. 4th power, 5 high speed.
  4. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    One of the reasons I sent my kid to school with a stick! Though, those are key words highlighted there! Anybody can move anything... But properly is another question!
  5. ExiledInIllinois

    Hot for school nurse-- Maryland edition

    In a van you say. Would that be going down by a river? Ahhh... I like rivers and all, but (I) gotta pass.
  6. ExiledInIllinois

    Hot for soccer referee

    Holy Moly... Somebody do a wellness check on Mead! Anybody hear from him in 5 hours... Send help my way. Who wouldn't flop for that!!! You'd have to be St.Francis of Assisi to resist!
  7. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    Automatics have come a long way. Vehicles already bloated and heavy... Computers react faster... Even 4 wheeling they are more efficient and quicker say on a rock crawl... BUT the big disadvantage 4 wheeling is water crossing. Automatics can hydrolock, manuals superior getting wet.
  8. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    EDIT: Ooops. I had #s reversed. Yet, I didn't recall how many manual trannys were sold. 18% is still weak and worthless. We are going soft! MAMA! Make America Manual Again! The report from U.S. News and World Report show only 18 percent of U.S. drivers know how to operate a stick shift. It says that because of advancements in automatic transmissions and fuel economy, only about 5 percent of vehicles sold in the U.S. today come with a stick shift.Oct 11, 2016 My wife will drive manual... But I have to be 3 States away! LoL...
  9. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    We are a skewed buch here. The Ladies need to chime in! But I am Googling as we speak!
  10. You got me thinking so much, I put the poll together on OTW. That Mustang would be cool! Yet... Today... Automatics probably quicker, more performance. Computers faster than humans.
  11. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    First time making polls. It seems you have to answer all questions, why I did that. Not sure what the check box "Poll-Content only" means. I left it unchecked. Ha! One really old guy that can't drive stick, which is shocking! That's 60+ years ago. Most cars were stick on column back then. They must have been the rich kid! Back in the day... Some ladies couldn't even press the clutch. Had a family member that just gave up trying. My MiL, 90 pounds... But my FiL bought VWs in 1960s & 70s.
  12. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    It's not you. It's one of the pollers who can't drive stick... LMAO... Coincidence? I think not. They are too busy texting. Sorry... For subtle stick shaming!
  13. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    Edit: Not on me. I was watching from window!!!
  14. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    One person ground some gears in the poll. Last two answers in last two questions should equal totals of first question. I know who it is... It happened early. They are as old as dirt and only drive automatics... LoL... Just giving you a hard time, who shall remain nameless. My older sister drove home from getting her learner's permit. Father in wagon, '77 Caprice Classic. Well, she missed the turn into driveway and drove over front lawn... My father almost had a cow... LoL... It left an indelible mark on my young brain for 5 years later. Good to be third born!
  15. ExiledInIllinois

    POLL: Can you drive a manual transmission?

    He's just being a wise-azz... His GirlFriend would slap him silly... Too.
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