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why Americans can't drive manual car?

 
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Mar 1, 2016 1:08 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35692845

Becauz they too busy eating McDonald's in the car, idk XD
 
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Mar 1, 2016 1:08 PM

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i can't drive manual because i need a spare hand to wank while going through busy intersections.
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Mar 1, 2016 1:09 PM

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I can drive manual but my car is automatic.
 
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because they don't like old technology
 
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cumshotz said:
i can't drive manual because i need a spare hand to wank while going through busy intersections.

i see btw is driving a manual car in America considered to be uncool , manual is real driving imo.

 
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Mar 1, 2016 1:18 PM

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Automatic is easier. One hand vs two.

Driving manual isn't seen as uncool. Lots of old muscle cars are manual and so are sport cars.
 
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Mar 1, 2016 1:28 PM

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SaturdayKrush said:
Automatic is easier. One hand vs two.

Driving manual isn't seen as uncool. Lots of old muscle cars are manual and so are sport cars.


Who wants an automatic muscle or sports car anyway?

I'd say manual all the way, since the only 2 automatics I ever saw had problems with their gearboxes.
 
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Clebardman said:
SaturdayKrush said:
Automatic is easier. One hand vs two.

Driving manual isn't seen as uncool. Lots of old muscle cars are manual and so are sport cars.


Who wants an automatic muscle or sports car anyway?

I'd say manual all the way, since the only 2 automatics I ever saw had problems with their gearboxes.


Mostly white gentlemen and car enthusiasts. Everyone else drives those small compact death traps.

*** edit I read that incorrectly. Yeah people dont prefer the automatic muscle and sports cars. Its a hobby / sunday driving thing.
 
Mar 1, 2016 1:46 PM

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Americans don't like Manual because Americans aren't stuck in 50s and 60s. We embrace new technology that makes our lives easier. It also explains why having a dish washer is standard.
 
Mar 1, 2016 1:48 PM

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Because it isn't a necessary skill for many people to have to live their lives, so many people don't see value in the skill itself (and therefore don't bother spending time to learn it).
 
Mar 1, 2016 1:55 PM

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Because manual cars suck balls

Seriously I'm not even American and I hate non automatic cars
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Mar 1, 2016 1:58 PM

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Because manual cars require one extra movement, Americans can't be losing that fat they work so hard to earn.
 
Mar 1, 2016 1:59 PM

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Americans don't like Manual because Americans aren't stuck in 50s and 60s.

no wonder they say muricans are lazy i mean driving an automatic car make you become a lazy driver because you only have to press the accelerator and brake , what's so fun about it

 
Mar 1, 2016 2:21 PM

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Because we embrace more modern things that make life easier.

Saying Manual is the better way to drive is like when old people say it was better when you had to flip through a dictionary to find a word instead of going on the computer.

People are more comfortable with things they grow up with even if it means staying in the past, it's dumb, who wants to flip through a dictionary when you can just go on Google?

Saying were lazy for liking automatic is like standing there with your big brick phone from the 60's saying Smart Phone's are for "lazy people" like nah man its modern and easier, get with the program.
 
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Yes because all Americans are the same and you should generalize us.
 
Mar 1, 2016 2:49 PM
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Automatic seems much easier duhhhhh
 
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AllenVonStein said:
Pirating_Ninja said:
Americans don't like Manual because Americans aren't stuck in 50s and 60s.

no wonder they say muricans are lazy i mean driving an automatic car make you become a lazy driver because you only have to press the accelerator and brake , what's so fun about it
You call it lazy, I call it technological advancement. Although why you draw the line for only certain things, I am not so certain. I mean isn't driving itself lazy? Why aren't you walking / running? But why stop there, why do you use a microwave, or if you don't, a gas-powered stove? Why do you take a shower (or bath) using water heated by a water heater? Why don't you hand-wash and dry your laundry? Why do you spend your time indoors on the internet? Or with cars, Why do you have power steering in your car? Why do you not manually role up your windows anymore? ...

Technology is made to make life easier (lazier). I just happen to like taking advantage of what has been invented. But nobody is forcing others from living in the past, in their own silly version of the "glory days".
 
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Waifu_Strangler said:
Yes because all Americans are the same and you should generalize us.


i forget to say " most " as from what i have read from an article about Americans and driving.

 
Mar 1, 2016 3:44 PM
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don't know that's just the way it is here.

why are manual transmissions popular in your country and not automatics?
 
Mar 1, 2016 4:33 PM

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Because most of them are too lazy to. I wanted to get a manual but I didn't know anyone who had one so I couldn't practice with one.
 
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For your information, Americans can't drive an automatic car either. They really need to be kept off the road, period.
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For your information, Americans can't drive an automatic car either. They really need to be kept off the road, period.

not surprised here i heard , most of them are worst drivers in world after all the driving test is not really a test there, is it, more of a joke

 
Mar 1, 2016 4:57 PM

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I live in America and most of the people I know can drive manual. It's just a pain and a lot of cars made nowadays that are worth getting are automatic.
 
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Because manual cars are too complicated for them.
 
Mar 1, 2016 8:01 PM

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I need at least one of my hands free so that I can show the finger to stupid people who can't drive...
 
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What's the point of driving though? To get to places in a timely manner. What does 'fun' have to do with it? If you drive to work or school or both enough times, that shit gets old. Fun... PSH!
 
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My old car was manual drive, but I had to buy a new one recently and this one is automatic.
 
Mar 1, 2016 8:45 PM

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It's too much work, manual is for sports cars over $70,000, some trucks, and racing cars.


 
Mar 1, 2016 8:52 PM

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Because what's the point of driving manual?
 
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Unless you are racing you really don't need a manual.
 
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Surprised by the number of people that aspire to having a manual for every day driving, chalk full of traffic, stop signs, and intersections.

Maybe I should try selling a new brand of cars that charges extra for windows that need to be rolled up manually, I might actually make some money.
 
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Surprised by the number of people that aspire to having a manual for every day driving, chalk full of traffic, stop signs, and intersections.


This is all extremely easy if you haven't been spoonfed automatic gear boxes since you learned to drive. And if something goes wrong, I'd rather make the decision myself than let a fully mechanical clunky system do the job with 0 understanding of the situation.

You can keep your manual windows sincethey don't influence the way your vehicle behaves in any way.

edit: reread that post and really? "stop signs, intersections"? If that really bothers you, you shouldn't be driving, manual or automatic. Driving isn't something you should do with your right hand in your pants and your head in the clouds.
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Clebardman said:
Pirating_Ninja said:
Surprised by the number of people that aspire to having a manual for every day driving, chalk full of traffic, stop signs, and intersections.


This is all extremely easy if you haven't been spoonfed automatic gear boxes since you learned to drive. And if something goes wrong, I'd rather make the decision myself than let a fully mechanical clunky system do the job with 0 understanding of the situation.
As if everyday driving situations are complicated.
 
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ibear said:
As if everyday driving situations are complicated.


As if everyday driving was something you should treat casually. And I don't see how "everyday driving" is safe in any way. Your insurance calls you 24 hours before to tell you you're going to have an accident or something? Because last time I checked there was no way to predict this kind of shit. You're living in one of the biggest city in the world, your driving experience is invalid basically everywhere else. Trust me, everyday driving can be complicated. I used to drive 3 or 4h/day for my work.
 
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Clebardman said:
ibear said:
As if everyday driving situations are complicated.


As if everyday driving was something you should treat casually. And I don't see how "everyday driving" is safe in any way. Your insurance calls you 24 hours before to tell you you're going to have an accident or something? Because last time I checked there was no way to predict this kind of shit. You're living in one of the biggest city in the world, your driving experience is invalid basically everywhere else. Trust me, everyday driving can be complicated. I used to drive 3 or 4h/day for my work.
What? I live on the island next to NYC and need to drive absolutely everywhere. Driving is really easy.
 
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I drive Manual.

Automatic is way more convenient for the average joe though. Manual if you really want to get the feel for the car.
 
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Driving is really easy.


You know what? Good for you, if you feel you can drive with one hand and your attention focused on something else. It's easy to drive a 1ton iron coffin around at 60 km/h. You're not a threat to me, I dodge enough people everyday who think "driving is easy" but somehow forget all their indicators and keep drifting to the middle of the road in every turn to the left.

No accident in 8 years and I don't plan to hit some random casual driver who thinks he can drive, phone and scrap his nose at the same time.

"driving is easy"... really? Hey, here's my attempt at playing the game: firearms are safe.

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Clebardman said:
ibear said:
Driving is really easy.


You know what? Good for you, if you feel you can drive with one hand and your attention focused on something else. It's easy to drive a 1ton iron coffin around at 60 km/h. You're not a threat to me, I dodge enough people everyday who think "driving is easy" but somehow forget all their indicators and keep drifting to the middle of the road in every turn to the left.

No accident in 8 years and I don't plan to hit some random casual driver who thinks he can drive, phone and scrap his nose at the same time.
thnx babe! After 4 years I've never been in an accident either, like I said it's really easy to drive with one hand on the wheel, both eyes on the road, and the other hand on my knee. Oh and if you think I sit on my phone while driving kindly go fuck yourself.
 
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ibear said:
Oh and if you think I sit on my phone while driving kindly go fuck yourself.


You're the one who makes driving a car around sound like a totally safe and casual thing. It's not, you're driving a 1ton armored ram at ludicrous speed, and it would be good if you could keep it in mind.
 
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Because it's pointless. I don't race or drive for fun, I just utilize my car for transportation.

The only time I would want a manual is if I buy an old muscle car or if my starter or battery fucks up and I need to push start my car.
 
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Clebardman said:
Pirating_Ninja said:
Surprised by the number of people that aspire to having a manual for every day driving, chalk full of traffic, stop signs, and intersections.


This is all extremely easy if you haven't been spoonfed automatic gear boxes since you learned to drive. And if something goes wrong, I'd rather make the decision myself than let a fully mechanical clunky system do the job with 0 understanding of the situation.

You can keep your manual windows sincethey don't influence the way your vehicle behaves in any way.

edit: reread that post and really? "stop signs, intersections"? If that really bothers you, you shouldn't be driving, manual or automatic. Driving isn't something you should do with your right hand in your pants and your head in the clouds.
Then how do you feel about power steering? That affects how you drive, and you definitely are not being assisted by any "clunky machinery" without it. Also, what is this about "understanding if something goes wrong" bullshit? You "understand" the mechanics of your car? Or just when you shift gears? I am very confused what you mean by this or how this is an advantage, so just gonna write it off as . . . something.

What I don't get, is why go out of your way to do extra work. Hand Washing your laundry is better than putting it in a washing machine, why not do that? Hand washing your dishes is better than putting them in a dish washer.

A manual would be nice if you were driving for sport, but having to shift between gears manually a few times in between each intersection during your morning commute . . . No thank you, I would rather get rid of my morning wood as you so eloquently alluded to.
 
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The US does not have every good public transport in comparison with Europe and Japan and is also much larger where everything is spaced out more so the average American does much more driving than a European which basically translates to driving being a necessity in the US, while in Europe it is a pass time. This difference makes a manual more tiring.
 
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no wonder they say muricans are lazy i mean driving an automatic car make you become a lazy driver because you only have to press the accelerator and brake , what's so fun about it
You call it lazy, I call it technological advancement. Although why you draw the line for only certain things, I am not so certain. I mean isn't driving itself lazy? Why aren't you walking / running? But why stop there, why do you use a microwave, or if you don't, a gas-powered stove? Why do you take a shower (or bath) using water heated by a water heater? Why don't you hand-wash and dry your laundry? Why do you spend your time indoors on the internet? Or with cars, Why do you have power steering in your car? Why do you not manually role up your windows anymore? ...

Technology is made to make life easier (lazier). I just happen to like taking advantage of what has been invented. But nobody is forcing others from living in the past, in their own silly version of the "glory days".


lol this post is funny and very on point that technology is meant to make life easier or lazier
 
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Why is racism against Americans so well-accepted?
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Also, what is this about "understanding if something goes wrong" bullshit? You "understand" the mechanics of your car? Or just when you shift gears? I am very confused what you mean by this or how this is an advantage, so just gonna write it off as . . . something.


Being able to change gears easily and pick the most useful one in any situation is what makes driving interesting. From my (very limited) experience with automatics, I can say I feel a lot safer in a manual car with a good driver than in an automatic car.
 
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Why is racism against Americans so well-accepted?


Who knows, definitely frustrating but it's based on the vocal minority of us Americans.


Personally I like a manual transmission for my car/truck. I have had 6 cars to date, 3 trucks and 3 cars. All the cars were sports cars: 95' Chevy Camaro Z28 with a 6sp, 06' Ford Mustang GT 5sp, 04' Subaru Impreza STi 6spd. My trucks where all automatics till I bought my new 16' ram 2500 Diesel with a 6sp and 4wd. I opted for the manual as the autos behind the diesels aren't reliable and cost a fortune to repair.

That brings up my second reason for owning a manual. A clutch replacement is much cheaper than a rebuild when they auto wears out.

Most people opt for autos since the daily commute is always littered with traffic. I have a company vehicle that I am in 4-6 hours daily and it's an auto. It would become physically tiring if it was a manual.

It's really hard to find vehicles over here that aren't autos. Back in the early 2000s when subaru Imprezas were super popular it was almost impossible to get one with an auto, now it's pretty easy to find.

Manuals are a dieing breed here in the states except in sports cars. There is only one light truck maker than still offers a manual and that's Ram. Hard to see alot of manuals out here when they don't mass produce them in the states. They use to be popular due to fuel economy difference but the autos have narrowed the gap considerably. Very long response
 
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Because what's the point of driving manual?


there are a lot of reason such as :
They're cheaper
better vehicle control , more fun not just accelerator and brake .....

 
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For your information, Americans can't drive an automatic car either. They really need to be kept off the road, period.


I never learned to drive. I thought there would be flying cars in 2000.



 
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I'm not American, but it doesn't take one to realise new technology is going to be embraced more so than the older one.
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