I got my 1st car when I was 21…1992 Ford Escort and it was a stick. I picked that car for 2 reasons. (1) that’s the one I could afford at the time and (2) it was a stick and I didn’t have to worry about anybody asking to borrow my car…lol.
One thing I learned early on is that, if you don’t know when to shift gears you can really mess some stuff up with your engine. Once you get a feel for the car you can kind of tell when it’s time to move to the next gear to gain speed or slow down. It took me a minute but once you learn, you never forget.
Some people prefer an automatic, easy and convenient…and that’s cool, I have one now myself. Thinking back on that car at this point in my life has taught me a valuable lesson….everybody can’t drive a stick.
Author O'mera Beavers