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Is stick shift worth learning?

December 18, 2013
Raise your hand if you’ve never stalled out in an intersection — either you did, your friend did, or you witnessed some other unlucky soul doing so. It’s the sign of a stick shift driver in training, and like learning many things in life, it takes bravery to begin the process. But is it worth it? The masses are preach the truth!

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Let me put it this way: If you survive stalling out, you feel a lot more like this while driving: 550b5c60f94ffcca9c86908524564426 (Really cool.) My recommendation? Swallow your automatic-cars-only pill and take the plunge into the fabulous world of manual driving! Grab a friend or a parent who’s willing to spend some time teaching you the intricacies, and soon enough you’ll join the ranks of fabulous folks who drive stick!