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Is there anyone ubering with stick shift?

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

  1. Kembolicous

    Kembolicous Active Member

    Location:
    COLUMBUS OHIO
    Driving:
    UberX
    God. I used to drive stick and even 3 on the tree transmissions. Can't imagine having to rack thru the gears at every stop sign and traffic light again. Plus, it would seem that clutches would not last long, in Lyft/Uber use and I hate changing clutches! I would rather change fluid and filters every 30K. The last car I drove with stick was Honda Civic. What cramped junk. Give me a Town Car.
     
  2. PCH5150

    PCH5150 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Knoxville
    Manuals are great except for heavy traffic. My Uber car is automatic, but I've owned a 99 Honda Accord stick shift for a decade and it is actually better for snow, etc.
     
  3. NorthernBelle

    NorthernBelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Same here. 2011 Jetta manual.
     
  4. Bean

    Bean Active Member

    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Driving:
    UberX
    Thanks to all the driving I now do my shifting has become so smooth people think they're in an automatic. Even watching me shift, one guy refused to believe my car had a clutch. Glad I'll have improved at least one skill when I come out of this hehe
     
  5. lesh11

    lesh11 New Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    I have had several riders seem amazed. "Are you driving a stick!"
     

  6. SandysSpot

    SandysSpot New Member

    Location:
    Florida
    2014 Toyota Corolla S - it's just as normal to drive as an automatic is for anyone else. If I drive an automatic, I'm always mashing down on the non-existent clutch LOL!
     
  7. elelegido

    elelegido Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Varies
    Driving a manual and a Yaris and Uber. Must be a masochist.
     
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  8. rumbl

    rumbl New Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    2006 Subaru Legacy, manual here. Been doing it since I started driving so it's not a hassle. I feel funny when I drive an automatic, my right hand reaches for the non-existant shift knob lol
     

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