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Old September 24th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #1
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Anywhere to rent a manual transmission car?

Hey guys,

Do you know if any of the rental companies here in SoCal offer any manual cars?
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Old October 4th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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wanting to learn how to drive stick ?
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Old October 4th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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wanting to learn how to drive stick ?
Yea, I drove my friend's car a couple times a few years ago, but I'd like to rent a car for a day or so to practice some more.
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i cant think of any that have manual trannys. Off the top of my head maybe the hertz shelby mustang? but im not sure.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #5
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^ no they are also autos.

just go to a luxury car dealership and take one their cars for a test drive and learn.

taht's how i did, i went to a acura dealer, test drove a used 04 NSX, returned the car with a burning smell, lol....
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Old October 4th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #6
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^ no they are also autos.

just go to a luxury car dealership and take one their cars for a test drive and learn.

taht's how i did, i went to a acura dealer, test drove a used 04 NSX, returned the car with a burning smell, lol....
HAHA, that would be funny. I'd like to have one for an entire day, just to mess around with. I tried calling a bunch of rental places but they only have autos.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:54 PM   #7
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just a day isn't guna really get you the experience you need though..
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #8
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Aahh, sure it is. ^

My dad taught me in an hour or so on some back roads. He let me loose on my own close to the house for a few hours and I was fine after that. As soon as the basics "click" for you, it is like riding a bike.
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yeah man why don't you just cut the BS and make a new thread

"I want to learn how to drive stick can anyone help"

Before my MR2 I learned how to drive stick on my friends 5th gen accord

YOU DON'T WANT TO LEARN ON YOUR OWN

its better to have someone there

a) so that they know that you aren't destroying their clutch
b) help you with engagement points, revs to shift etc
c) have an extra eye since you are going to be distracted at first
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:34 AM   #10
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Aahh, sure it is. ^

My dad taught me in an hour or so on some back roads. He let me loose on my own close to the house for a few hours and I was fine after that. As soon as the basics "click" for you, it is like riding a bike.
I disagree, its one to "be able" to drive stick

its another to be comfortable and not mess up your tranny :P
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watever u do try practising on a hill or incline also. its very nerve racking when ur not comfortable when theres cars behind u and your car is rolling back when u want to go forward hahahaha
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watever u do try practising on a hill or incline also. its very nerve racking when ur not comfortable when theres cars behind u and your car is rolling back when u want to go forward hahahaha
The new 07 Acura 6spd SH-AWD TL-S will have an anti-roll feature
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I disagree, its one to "be able" to drive stick

its another to be comfortable and not mess up your tranny :P
ditto to that.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #14
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im not in cali so i dont have any specific places to refer.. but some driving schools offer manual driving classes for people who already have licenses (not new drivers)... i took a 2 hour class that cost me 120. it as a little pricey but considering i didnt have friends who wanted to teach people on their cars.. and the price of repairing my new car if i messed it up, 120 wasnt bad at all. within the 2 hours i was able to drive in moderate traffic and had enough skill to not cause damage to my accord when i got it.

call up driving schools around you and see what they have.
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just buy the mt car. you'll learn within hours.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #16
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yeah man why don't you just cut the BS and make a new thread

"I want to learn how to drive stick can anyone help"

Before my MR2 I learned how to drive stick on my friends 5th gen accord

YOU DON'T WANT TO LEARN ON YOUR OWN

its better to have someone there

a) so that they know that you aren't destroying their clutch
b) help you with engagement points, revs to shift etc
c) have an extra eye since you are going to be distracted at first
Like I said, I've driven a stick before. I know the basics. I just want to get one to have some fun with for a day and practice.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 10:59 PM   #17
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My girlfriend learned at a MINI Cooper event at the Rose Bowl. It was on an autocross track. Gonna have to wait 'till next year for that particular event... or I'm sure there will be other company events, just have to snoop around.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #18
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best thing to do in my opinion is to buy a later model civic. A complete stock one with a fresh clutch.
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