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43 here...got a '99 PowerStroke and a '91 Cummins, both standards but they're not my daily drivers. They're only used when needing to haul something.

My daily driver is a '12 Titan with an automatic, but only because it is nearly impossible to find a newish 1/2 ton that is a standard. I never should have sold my '08 1/2 ton Ram standard...I sure miss that pickup.



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At some point it will need replacing, and I'm not looking forward to it.

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Millennials don't know how to use a clutch & manual transmission.

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Sunbeam Alpine with Ford 2.8 V6 and Mustang 5 speed tranny. More fun than the law allows.
Also Tahoe with automatic tranny.

PS -- age is largely state of mind.


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At this point the only stick shift I drive regularly is my hot rod AC Cobra. Nothing like rowing through the gears in a hot rod a listening to the pipes and accelerating out of corners without worrying about your tranny shifting at the wrong time....
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However, when it comes to my other vehicles I just find the Auto tranny to just have too many advantages to ignore. My kids all learned to drive on a stick shift and can get by just fine with a stick or auto.

Oh yeah, I'm 69 going on 21.... but my wife thinks I'm crazy...

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I haven’t for almost 15 years but am getting a 2001 Ford Ranger tomorrow with a five speed. I’m 63.


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Originally Posted by Sheister
At this point the only stick shift I drive regularly is my hot rod AC Cobra. Nothing like rowing through the gears in a hot rod a listening to the pipes and accelerating out of corners without worrying about your tranny shifting at the wrong time....
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However, when it comes to my other vehicles I just find the Auto tranny to just have too many advantages to ignore. My kids all learned to drive on a stick shift and can get by just fine with a stick or auto.

Learning to drive stick certainly has little downside. My dad made sure we could - young, in case anything happened while at the cabin, regardless of vehicle - we could go get help. So I taught my kid for the same reasons.


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My last one was a 1984 Jeep CJ7 that I sold in 1990, so 1990 is the last manual I owned.

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I sold an 03 Jeep Rubicon with a 5 sp. in 09, big mistake. I thought.

Looked at a Tacoma with a manual the other day & thought it fun to knock around in, but had been out all day & my knees were killing me. Got to thinking about sitting a a long red ight or the like, & holding the clutch in. My left knee said fugg that clutch & I passed on it. I'm 69.

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Originally Posted by gunzo
I sold an 03 Jeep Rubicon with a 5 sp. in 09, big mistake. I thought.

Looked at a Tacoma with a manual the other day & thought it fun to knock around in, but had been out all day & my knees were killing me. Got to thinking about sitting a a long red ight or the like, & holding the clutch in. My left knee said fugg that clutch & I passed on it. I'm 69.

The pedal on my Taco is pretty light, compared to many other older ones I've driven.


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52 and have 03 BMW 325 and a 91 Dodge 350 with stick. One is just the backup car and Dodge is the farm truck that gets less than 20 miles a year on it. Has the 24 valve Cummins and only 127,000 miles. BMW has 223,000...

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a 2003 hd 2500 farm truck with a 5 speed. Have driven standards for the last 30 years.
My daily driver is f150 auto. I am 67.

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57 and have a 2012 VW Beetle with a stick to help teach my kids how to drive a stick. I also drag race a stick shift. That is a real thrill.

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