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Is there anyone ubering with stick shift?

Discussion in 'People' started by Leonard818, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Leonard818

    Leonard818 Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Just saw a guatemalan guy in carwash with sedan yaris manual. He told me has been driving manual since 15 yo. Manual is fun but must be hard with uber 200+ miles a day.
     
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  2. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    The automatics get better gas mileage nowadays.
    I've replaced a few clutches.
    Never had to replace an automatic transmission yet. Had to replace a few rear seals and transmission filters,even adjust shift points,but never had to replace bands yet.
     
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  3. Peanut hello

    Peanut hello Active Member

    Location:
    Louisville
    Driving:
    Taxi
    He must have two right legs.
     
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  4. Pinkubergirl

    Pinkubergirl Member

    Location:
    saint Anthony
    I drive a stick and I love it I get great gas mileage and it's fun and I feel like a Race Car Driver LOL
     
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  5. TBone

    TBone Active Member

    Location:
    Columbus, OH

  6. NGOwner

    NGOwner New Member

    Location:
    Leawood, KS
  7. Leonard818

    Leonard818 Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Tbone and NGowner what car u guys drive?
     
  8. Tnasty

    Tnasty Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    I drive a 2011 Kia soul with 225k and still the original clutch.
     
  9. Sub Guy

    Sub Guy Member

    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    I drive a 2012 Mazda3 with manual transmission and my daughter drives a 2014(15?) Chevy Spark with manual transmission. I started out driving an 06 Kia Optima automatic but after my first month went shopping for a more fuel efficient vehicle and only looked at manuals because 80% of my vehicles over the years have been manual and I prefer the control I have with a manual. I did notice that automatics have come a long way in matching and in some cases exceeding the MPG of manuals but it is what I prefer to drive.
     
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  10. milooo

    milooo Member

    Location:
    allentown pa
    06 honda accord manual. I always get wow you are the first uber to drive stick shift and you are so smooth i would not have known it was stick until i seen you shifting
     
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  11. argyowl

    argyowl Member

    Location:
    Daly City
    Going to start driving Uber this week most likely with a manual. Been driving manual since I was 15 years old too. I'm 28 now.
     
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  12. Bean

    Bean Active Member

    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Driving:
    UberX
    2010 Honda Civic LX-S Manual. I love it and my passengers do as well :)
     
  13. KingTravisHasNoClothes

    KingTravisHasNoClothes Active Member

    Location:
    Phoenix
    2008 Bashas shopping cart
     
  14. Ozzyoz

    Ozzyoz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    MSP
    I once learned to drive a stick and the day after I got grey hair. I couldn't imagine doing stick with Lyft as I will often need my other hand free to accept pings and all of that. Wonder how they do it in the UK. Driving in the snow is even tougher with stick shift. Plus if I am on a hill upwards, the car will start rolling back before I can get a chance to go forward. It is like I need a 3rd leg or something to hold brake pedal while I slowly get off of the clutch and accelerate at the same time. Plus it keeps shaking and stalling on me and I have to turn ignition on again when it shuts off. I am like how in the world do people deal with this--no wonder manual cars are way cheaper.
     
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  15. Bean

    Bean Active Member

    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Driving:
    UberX
    Ozzyoz, All of those problems go away with experience. I don't even think about it anymore.
     
  16. Ozzyoz

    Ozzyoz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    MSP
    Lol I got a try that too. My next car will be a stick shift for Lyft but I'll only drive it in warm weather.
     
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  17. Rooster06

    Rooster06 Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Driving:
    UberX
    Wouldn't drive anything but a manual. 2011 Jetta, so much more control and fun. Safer in the snow than an automatic as well.
     
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  18. uzurper

    uzurper New Member

    Location:
    Toronto
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Drove a manual VW Golf TDI for 6 years and it was awesome. The only time it sucked was in stop and go traffic... that being said, when I visited the PI all of the Uber drivers in Manilla were driving cars with manual transmissions.
     
  19. Tommy Vercetti

    Tommy Vercetti Active Member

    Location:
    California
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yeah, all my cars have been MANUAL. So is my current Uber car. I dont find it a pest, its second nature to me.
     
  20. Michael_Knight77

    Michael_Knight77 New Member

    I just started driving today. My Mazda 3 has a 6-speed manual transmission. One passenger said that he thought it was cool, lol!
     
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