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Some of y'all... (media.patriots.win)
posted ago by Hippopoonis ago by Hippopoonis +1622 / -6
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Jaunty_Haul 75 points ago +75 / -0

My first car was a 1979 Toyota Celica that I got for $200 in the early '90s because it was in shit shape and literally had no starter. I had to push start it everywhere. I got used to it.

Once, while at the top of a small hill, the damned thing needed a push while the driver's rear tire sat in a dip in the driveway. To power the car out of the dip, I had to push from the rear bumper, backwards squat style. Once out, the car began rolling downhill immediately. The car door swung shut before I could reach it.

I dove half in the window just before the car reached the intersection with the country highway, pulling the steering wheel left just enough to ease the car directly into the six foot ditch on the other side. The car came to a stop with my hips in the window frame and legs still sticking out the window, in the air.

My neighbor pulled me out with his tractor. Zero damage.

Two cars later, I bought a 1986 Yugo. It made me miss the Celica.

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19American62Woman 22 points ago +23 / -1

ROFL!

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Kmdub2 18 points ago +18 / -0

KeK. A Yugo....I remember being next to a gold one on the highway, the side mirrors flapped in the wind at 55 mph.

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Jaunty_Haul 33 points ago +34 / -1

My Yugo consistently blew spark plugs in two of the four cylinders. And, I mean, they really exploded in the cylinders. I'd pull them and half the plug would be gone. I never figured out why.

It also leaked oil so bad it destroyed the bushings in the front suspension. Whenever I could get close to 55 (on two cylinders, floored, downhill), the whole front end would start an African tribal dance, jumping from side to side erratically.

It was disconcerting.

I tossed the title to my Yugo in the pot in a poker game at one point, to call a $50 raise. The guy argued that it wasn't worth $50, but I had already talked to a junk yard about scrapping it and that was the quote. The guy relented.

Unfortunately, I won the hand.

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Kmdub2 15 points ago +15 / -0

Unfortunately is right. Thanks for the mem'ries and for making me laugh this morning Fren Also, had a friend whose parents trolled her in 87 by telling her that her 1s car was gonna be a Yugo....I was there when she told them , "YUgo straight to hell with that bullshit"

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Forbidden_outcast 2 points ago +2 / -0

Top notch response right there

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Nightbringer33 10 points ago +10 / -0

"Unfortunately, I won the hand."

Please take my humble updoot!

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BidensPrisonWallet 7 points ago +7 / -0

To quote Lucas Jackson, " Sometimes nothings a real cool hand".

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Smurfection 2 points ago +2 / -0

Kind of hard to believe that the country that built the Yugo fell apart.

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

underappreciated comment.

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Triple_Jabrony 6 points ago +6 / -0

If you think thats bad I knew a guy with a Susuki X 90. That car made everyone laugh when brand new xD

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SPEDMan64 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ever seen one of the deluxe models with all the dealer options? Whole other level of bad and ugly.

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BunkerHill 6 points ago +7 / -1

Epic!! Great story You also brought me back to my 1972 (or 73?) Toyota Celica I had in the late 80s. Loved it. Or maybe, that was just after the fact and I realized how cool it was. Lots of memories. Driver window propped up with a block of wood. Dad showing me how to clean a carburetor. Waxing and buffing the dull paint until it shined. Driving it everywhere. Good car and wish I had it now. With another car (my boss's) I pushed it down the driveway then jumped in to pop the clutch to start it. But can't match yourstory. Truly epic!

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Hippopoonis [S] 6 points ago +7 / -1

Holy shit! LOL!

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Glower_not_shower 5 points ago +5 / -0

That car is probably worth 30X more today.

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Jaunty_Haul 6 points ago +6 / -0

Mine was more rust than car, I think.

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Glower_not_shower 3 points ago +3 / -0

All good still. Older Toyota and Hondas that are rust buckets held together with bondo and shitty welds go for thousands. Really kinda pisses me off sometimes. If you want to rebuild anything of the sort and don't want to pay over 8k for a body you've gotta deal with some real Frankenstein shit.

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Forbidden_outcast 3 points ago +3 / -0

We got my oldest kid a 1979 Ford courier truck. Was actually in good condition. But you did have to check the oil, and couldn’t make any fast movements or brake quickly, for sure. This was in 2006-2007. So the kid really had to learn to pay attention drive, and check the oil, and she still drives excellent to this very day.

BUT, one time she before that, when she was getting a drivers license, in our new 2004 maxima, (that was so fine) and we had just paid off (2006), right before she got her license. She missed a curve, and went off on the side, and it was a little hilly. Car looked perfectly fine, no issues except one wheel that sat kinda funny. Well, that one wheel arm broke off in the motor, and they totaled the damn car! We actually came out ahead- no issue there…. but the problem was it was the in-laws who had paid the car off so fast, and I had to tell them it was me that totaled the car. (Was afraid insurance wouldn’t cover.) They cussed me out, and we didn’t talk for probably a year. 10 years later, the wreck gets brought up- and MiL is still cussing me, and at that point we informed her that it was the kid who wrecked the car and I was covering for insurance. She almost cried, bc she realized what I had done to protect her son. It a weirdly special moment. (Ha!)

Next I got a 2001 Honda Accord with all the bells and whistles (bc I fell in love w/it) after that, and then that car went to the next kid when she started driving. We had promised her a new car if she got a full scholarship to university, and she did, so she got a brand new 2012 accord SE, and the 3rd kid got the 2001 accord. She totaled it within a week, and both me and sister were devastated, bc it was the best car ever. So then the 3rd kid got a bad shape used 2003 civic, that even we couldn’t keep running. So move in a few months, and it was her senior year, and we and the in laws were trying to encourage her- so she got a brand new SE 2015 Honda Civic. Now THAT was a fine ass car.

The next year, on the way to moving in with her oldest sister to go to college on full scholarship as well, she missed a turn and but still tried to make it, but the side gravel and flipped it, and ended upside down in a ditch. We were following her, but we were far behind because we had stopped to get stuff for her new place.

Insurance again totaled that car, but we still lost nothing, bc it was a Honda. Then she got a used 2012 Honda Accord, that she still drives today. I drive a 2007 pilot, and hubs always wants me to get a new one…… but I’m totally against it, bc he wouldn’t be able to work on new cars today, bc they’re all electronic.

The next kid coming up will get a permit in 2 years, DL in 3. Not sure if I’m willing to risk my precious pilot, but she will get something that is big enough to teach her how to drive properly, or maybe the pilot, idk. But it’ll probably be a Honda😬

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

check outt the british top gear where they tried their best to destroy an old toyota pickup(hilux?)..left in at the beach at high tide etc etc..only killed it by placing at a roof of a 20+ story building set to implode.

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Gyrfalcon 1 point ago +1 / -0

more rust than car

That was my brother's Vega. Held together with duct tape.. I borrowed it for a week while my car was being fixed. I got about 50 miles to the quart... of oil.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ 4 points ago +4 / -0

All of them are

Well, in dollars at least

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PoorMansPsychiatrist 29 points ago +30 / -1

Such memories here!

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DrewJackson 18 points ago +18 / -0

In college, we used to park my friends VW beetle up a hill, so we can take off emergency break and roll a bit before popping. Could not afford a battery. Definitely good times and memories.

You can pop a clutch in reverse as well.

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Ophelia 11 points ago +11 / -0

We used to push my Beetle with a friends car til it caught. That was how I started it ALL THE TIME. Don’t remember if I was too cheap to buy a battery lol

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True-Grit 11 points ago +11 / -0

You can pop a clutch in reverse as well.

Did this in my 18 wheeler and on such a low incline one Sunday morning getting ready to make my run. Found battery dead and couldn't jump it off. Put that thing in R, ignition on and popped the clutch. Off I went.

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DrewJackson 6 points ago +6 / -0

Holy shit!!!! Props brother!!

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BiteMeMarxist 4 points ago +5 / -1

Yeah, used reverse a few times...

Impressed my kid circa 2006...he didn't know it was possible.

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onemoretimeagain22 7 points ago +7 / -0

I pushed my old ragged Camaro off just yesterday, lol

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BiteMeMarxist 6 points ago +7 / -1

We had a friend in college who was always busting people's balls.

And so...EVERY time we would find his Beetle parked ANYWHERE two or more of us would lift the front end and rotate the car 50-90 degrees into the road or onto the curb.

He got so pissed!!!

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Triple_Jabrony 5 points ago +5 / -0

In my friends car we had to literally open the doors and push back with our feet Flintstones style because the car didnt have a reverse xD

Then he tried to sell it for 300$ and I painted an extra 0 without him noticing and everyone kept looking at the POS car being sold for 3k xD

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Ford42 20 points ago +20 / -0

Millennials: "Um... what's a clutch?"

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Hippopoonis [S] 14 points ago +14 / -0

It's where you store the blinker fluid...lol!

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Tuggy_McTuggboat 11 points ago +11 / -0

You mean millennial anti-theft device. Don't worry though, you need to lube the throw out bearing with elbow grease.

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Kmdub2 15 points ago +15 / -0

Best kind of car to have now, no computers on board❤ and no jumper cables needed. Ever

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Perhelion 12 points ago +12 / -0

Some of y’all never had to bridle your own horses and draw a carriage across the farm and it shows..

🙄🙄🙄

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Forbidden_outcast 2 points ago +2 / -0

That’s something I’m actually sad about

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Updoot 12 points ago +12 / -0

When your car died at the top of a a hill it was like Christmas all over again.

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Iceman1518 12 points ago +12 / -0

Been there, done that. Fuck Joe Biden.

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kommisar6 10 points ago +10 / -0

Can you still purchase a car with a standard transmission?

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Hippopoonis [S] 10 points ago +10 / -0

I think only the really expensive ones. Ironic, isn't it?

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grenades_and_ham 8 points ago +8 / -0

Did that on dirt bikes too.

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Hippopoonis [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ha!

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 2 points ago +2 / -0

Street bikes too.

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SirJiub 5 points ago +5 / -0

Either really expensive, or really cheap. I bought a cheap commuter new a few years ago that has a 5-speed.

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JeremiahKassin 5 points ago +5 / -0

Dang. Used cars are going to get more and more expensive.

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fazaman 2 points ago +2 / -0

You have to have the clutch depressed for the car to start with the "start" button on my '18 VW, but you definitely can pop the clutch to start it. I've already done it when the battery died, once, and a couple times just driving down the road just to make sure I knew the procedure (first car with a start button). Works fine!

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Oskar 7 points ago +7 / -0

Toyota Tacoma and some subarus still come with a stick. My Crosstek has a 6 speed manual.

I think the new Broncos come in manual but they look too girly for me.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 3 points ago +3 / -0

My 2010 Forester is a manual, but I had to do a lot of searching to find one when I bought it new.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ 4 points ago +4 / -0

Used.

Dems don't want humans controlling their own machinery, that's why they're building an AI god.

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kommisar6 4 points ago +4 / -0

What year did they start putting non-user serviceable flight data recorders in cars?

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fuckthealphabetsoup 2 points ago +2 / -0

When did Allstar become standard on Chevy/GM - that's when; roughly.

Am retard: Meant OnStar

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becky21k1 -1 points ago +2 / -3

Hey now, you're an all star, get your game on, go play

Onstar

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Gyrfalcon 1 point ago +1 / -0

About 96-98. I was working on the GM account and remember the discussion about one car line running 30,000 lines of code.

Edit: OnStar was starting around 2000.

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

intersting since government motors only went bankrupt 10 years later.

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Threeballes 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes, my Porsche Boxster is a six-speed manual.

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ravioli_king 9 points ago +9 / -0

It's been a while for me. I should really attempt it again, now that I've had the luxury of not driving a bad car for long, but on the plus side I've been lifting for almost 2 years now, so pushing the car should be easier.

My friend's uncle used to train us to change tires. Once every 2 or 3 months. "Better hope it doesn't rain! Rain doesn't care if you're changing a flat. Better learn now instead of in the hood at midnight coming home from a concert."

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MAGAnic316 5 points ago +5 / -0

I was still just a basic trainee at this big audit firm in 2009. One of the hotshot young managers there was a guy I actually went to high school with a decade before, who had now done pretty well for himself. Fancy suits, gelled hair, always kissing ass with the higher ups and winking/flirting with the ladies in the office (Reminded me of Emo Toby Maguire in Spirderman 3 actually)...

I walk out into the parking lot one day at lunch time and find him standing next to his car, phone pressed to his ear and sobbing uncontrollably like a small child. Asked if everything was okay, he tells me he has a flat tire but can’t get through to road side assistance, and if he was late to his meeting he’d be in deep shit.

I asked him if he had a jack, and he just stared back at me blankly (probably not knowing what I was talking about).

Long story short, I ended up changing his tire for him, but not before a couple of other coworkers walked by seeing him stand there like the helpless weasel he was. Must have been pretty humbling for him because the guy’s general attitude improved a lot after that. He became way less of a douche.

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Sansa_Belt 4 points ago +4 / -0

When I saw that Geicko or Triple-A ad on the tube where there were two young guys phoning a parent because they had a flat and were "stuck". And of course their insurance or auto service covered the situation. Well, I was amazed that they had the stones to represent two young men so poorly. As if they didn't know how to change a tire.

I was wrong. The ad was accurate as hell.

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becky21k1 0 points ago +3 / -3

That story about the dude crying reminded me of the one where the gecko cries "Someone help me I have a flat tiiiire"

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Forbidden_outcast 1 point ago +1 / -0

We made our girls learn how to change a tire and check the oil before they could drive. They literally had to do it themselves. (And check and fill the tire pressure.)

They could do it, but still called us. After college, Triple A became a Godsend, for real.

We still have policies on them… (even after they age out) just bc there’s not a more helpless feeling than your kids calling you from 200 miles away (or now 600 for one) and there’s nothing you can do.

Got a policy for parents, too, after seeing how nervous they were driving in unknown areas. Told them….. call triple A, lock the doors and keep the windows rolled up, and don’t shoot anyone😂

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

should have mad ethem change the oil.

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Forbidden_outcast 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yea, but we don’t even do that, really. Do all the other expensive fluid changes, but not oil. They are really good about getting it changed on time, and keeping the air pressure in check, and getting new tires when needed. They’re both for a timing belt change…. So I’m hoping we can help them with that, money wise. I know it’ll be hard on them.

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

yeah but if they did they would really put a potential soy boy suitor to shame..i prefer to change my oil as i know plug threads wont get stripped and i can put whatever qualuty of oil/filter i like...i once had a place changge oil but left filter on. have to say it wasnt jiffy lube or any of bigger franchises. and hate changing tranny fluid myself. coolant no problem even brake fluid isnt too bad even with one person.

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Forbidden_outcast 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol. My step-dad, who kept the oil and brakes changed on my mother’s “rural route mail carrier personal vehicle ” job….. I have never seen him so pissed as to when he got a commercial oil change after they both retired.

I took a picture after they left here one day, and asked “is your vehicle leaking oil?”, and he had already seen it in his own garage- but mr noticing it that just set him off. (Not at me, thankfully)

This man then spent days torturing the employees of the car dealership- bc who would have been liable if he ran out of oil and it killed the engine? I didn’t want to laugh, but the tenacity of people have kills me.

My grandmother would shop at 3 different grocery stores all in one day, just to get the best deals.

If something was bad, she would take it back and demand a replacement. Didn’t matter that it cost $1.10, vs the gas that was spent in her 8-cylinder…. bc she was going to get her money’s worth for what she was expecting.

A fair deal for a fair dollar.

That’s how far the value of the dollar, and time spent working for that dollar…… has decreased.

We lost that somewhere, and I miss it.

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

yeah people take their job way too much for granted..i dont care how much i get paid, i will make sure it is done right..work ethic as gone out the window..much respect to your stepfather. i guarantee that if he were to go there next time the job would be beyond perfect being double and triple checked by the main guy in charge. meanwhile some other sucker with his new car gets the new hire to fuck his shit up..now if everyone didnt take shit like your sted dad didnt...as for you grandma probably lived in or felt the depression era second hand..much respect to her plus i am sure it was a nice tine to socialize while doing her errands...people have it too easy in the west and take shhit for granted..

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BidenSexCrimeFamily 8 points ago +8 / -0

I had a '89 Subaru Justy, the one with the 3-cylinder powerhouse and it was a manual with FWD. I was working in bumfuck North Dakota one year, and there was an overnight blizzard that left the front wheels buried, and stuck, at the motel I was staying at. I got the bright idea to put it in reverse, let the clutch out and push the car from the front with the wheels already spinning. I forgot to factor in that the carb badly needed a rebuild and the thing would idle at about 1800 rpm. As soon as the car got unstuck, it hit some clear pavement and took off like a rocket. I took off after it to try and get it in it, got beside the car -- remember it's rollling backwards -- opened the door and did my best to jump in. I hit my head so hard on top of the door frame that I saw stars and it nearly knocked me out. I was able to get the car stopped right before it slammed into the motel's restaurant. Everyone in the restaurant saw it happen, and some of the work crew I was with saw it from the motel. One lady on my crew had tears in her eyes from laughing so hard. Well, as they say, all's well that ends (fairly) well!

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Forbidden_outcast 4 points ago +4 / -0

That is hilarious. I so wish I could have seen it!! Things like that are so memorable, that they never go away. They stick like glue to you, and it’s not a bad thing.

Me and my dad where in a field on our property, that kind of leaned a little bit, like a hill, and it leaned right down into a ditch at the end of one side of the field.

I don’t remember why he met me out there in his blazer, and I don’t remember what I was doing. But he parked, and got out to talk to me. Don’t know if he left it in neutral or what happened, but it was parked horizontal to the ditch, so I guess the wheels were turned from the way he had pulled in.

Because that thing started moving. At first he was amused, then it turned and started gaining speed as it rolled toward the ditch. (He was in process of selling it for $2500). He just looked at me and shrugged his shoulders. I looked at him like he was insane, and ran after the car, barefooted, across a field. The blazer was picking up speed, headed for the ditch, and I have never ran so fast in my life. I first hit it to open the door…. and that was super difficult- it’s almost unimaginable (in my mind looking back.)

That set me back, and so I had to catch back up to it to jump in and hit the brakes. I was able to stop it at the edge of the ditch.

I was dying, and my dad just gave me one of “that’s my girl” looks.

God I miss him!

(He got his $2500 hundred though!)

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BidenSexCrimeFamily 2 points ago +2 / -0

Great story, and your dad was right -- you're a hell of a girl!

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Tenspot20 8 points ago +9 / -1

Most don't even know what your talking about or even what a "clutch" is. :/

Lots of young faggots here!

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Hippopoonis [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

LOL! Yes!

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dizzle_izzle 7 points ago +7 / -0

Pop the clutch? Shit..... Most can't even drive stick shift

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MythArcana 7 points ago +7 / -0

Still driving a 25 year-old manual vehicle. It just reached middle age this year.

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Forbidden_outcast 3 points ago +3 / -0

25 years old is an antique in my state. Can get that tag

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Super_Dave 6 points ago +6 / -0

Bitch please.. that was the ONLY way it would start.

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So_Rare 6 points ago +6 / -0

I've popped many a clutch. I had a clutch cable break while I was driving and I still was able to drive home, even with a couple of lights.

Another time I locked my keys in the car and was able to reach inside the door through the rust and unlock it.

Crazy times. You did what you needed to do.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 1 point ago +1 / -0

Clutchless shifting is a forgotten art.

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Bax101 6 points ago +6 / -0

We used to steal my friends fathers 1987 Toyota pickup truck this way out of the garage before we had drivers licenses. We pushed it out in neutral from the garage and coasted it down the driveway and popped it in gear to drive around at night and off road in the fields around the property.

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Hippopoonis [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

It worked for stealth too! :)

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iaintgottimetobleed 4 points ago +4 / -0

Pro tip I got from a friend, if you live in a state where the police lay emissions sensors across the highway: step on the clutch, turn the engine off, coast past the sensors, turn the ignition back on, relase the clutch to turn the engine on.

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Weloveflyovercountry 2 points ago +2 / -0

WTF? what state is that? i hear in tx that speed camers get shot.

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Forbidden_outcast 2 points ago +2 / -0

I sure used it for that

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TheyLETyougrabit 5 points ago +5 / -0

Nah, but I had to push my exes car only to have her realize the brake was still engaged.

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mercynurse 5 points ago +5 / -0

Driving a stick shift now is a great anti theft device!

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iaintgottimetobleed 5 points ago +5 / -0

I once advised a friend to buy his college freshman daughter a car with stick shift, and to teach her how to drive it. This way: 1- she has to keep one hand on the wheel and the other ready to shift gears (can't use a cellphone while driving), 2- her friends can't borrow the car because they wouldn't know how to drive it, 3- she will be paying attention to the road and the car because a car with a manual transmission requires you to really drive it.

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Forbidden_outcast 4 points ago +4 / -0

Best advice EVER, and we have 4 daughters, who have certainly had their car issues. This needs to be a thing.

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SocialJudgmntWarrior 5 points ago +5 / -0

No, but did have to bungee cord the stick shifter to the dashboard to keep it from popping out of gear on the freeway.

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kag_WI 5 points ago +5 / -0

I parked on hill or bank. Just needed a quick roll.

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DiscoverAFire 2 points ago +2 / -0

I spent a month parking at the top of every parkinglot and driveway, no matter how inconvenient, so I could do this.

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Hippopoonis [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I would always look for a hill. LOL!

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RohdKill_2020 5 points ago +5 / -0

My new jeep is a manual!

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YDS2016 4 points ago +4 / -0

True story... I once delayed installing a new starter after it died because it was so easy to do this. I hardly ever had to push it because I would strategically park on ever so slight hills. One car length of slight roll and pop the clutch in second gear and I was off.

In fact, I didn't install it until it came time to sell it. I miss that car and its Muncie 4 speed.. and I still LOVE standard transmissions.

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jsmurphy62 4 points ago +4 / -0

Been there, done that.

I had a bad starter for over a year during the lean times of my youth.

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Pelosi_Halitosis 4 points ago +4 / -0

A little tip for anyone trying to push a car or trailer. Roll a tire instead of pushing or pulling they body or frame, it's much easier to get it moving. This is how I tuck my cargo trailer into a tight space in my shop. Pushing or pulling from the tongue is very difficult, rolling a tire is nearly effortless.

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DiscoverAFire 3 points ago +3 / -0

2:1 Mechanical advantage :)

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So_Rare 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hmmm...next time I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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njb425 4 points ago +4 / -0

shut up Ms. Larusso

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schism 4 points ago +4 / -0

I used to do that to sneak my car out of the garage late at night.

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Forbidden_outcast 1 point ago +1 / -0

same

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Sgtt 3 points ago +3 / -0

I laughed at this a little harder than I should.

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Riehlpissed 3 points ago +3 / -0

Also. 1965 Chev Malibu. Carried heavy duty clutch kit in trunk. Could change clutch in30 minutes or less. Big boss 60s. I was hell on my burnouts....

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Markstarr85 3 points ago +3 / -0

Had to push my good old vl commodore to get petrol one time. Wish I kept it. China asshoe

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Thejudge6060 3 points ago +3 / -0

I swear being a millenial that came of age driving a beater with a stick shift is like telling my peers I was raised by wolves or some shit.

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MobileDev4Trump 3 points ago +3 / -0

I drove manual for years and rebuilt a few transmissions :(

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Kerra_Holt 3 points ago +3 / -0

Some of y'all never had to do math without a calculator, or remember basic facts, and it shows.

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yeldarb1983 3 points ago +3 / -0

in my defense, nobody I knew had a stickshift when I was trying to learn to drive..

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Forbidden_outcast 3 points ago +3 / -0

My dad took me to a weigh station parking lot when I was 15.

Had about enough patience for 15 minutes, then set me free.

He told me what to do and when to do it, and I had to learn it by doing it myself based on that talk, one demonstration, and 2 out of 3 times with me killing the motor, or throwing him into the dashboard bc I didn’t ease off the clutch slow enough.

These drivers have to concentrate more, use both hands and a foot in coordination with what the vehicle is telling you, and eventually it becomes second nature. you still have to have your hands free, but you learn what you can do. After a certain speed, your hands are free anyway.

Had a friend call me once, they were driving a company bread sized truck for a brown company, manual transmission, and eating KFC.

Something went wrong, and they were upside down, hanging by a seatbelt, with mashed potatoes and chicken all over the cabin, and was so scared to tell their boss. (I was like an intermediary boss/ so they could be honest w/me.)

I could not stop laughing. Their dramatic telling of the story didn’t help, especially as they were still hanging by the seal belt and wasn’t sure how to get out of it without breaking their neck, literally.

I had to excuse myself from being a secondary witness. 😆. Damn that was the funniest thing

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yeldarb1983 2 points ago +2 / -0

still wanna learn at some point. I hear you get better gas mileage.

way I hear it, though, even eighteen wheelers are going automatic these days...

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Forbidden_outcast 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don’t know alot about the big rigs, even though I was a dispatcher. Last I head (201112), they had up to 18 gears. That is unimaginable to me. And the way they guys can drive and park, many backing up to a dock with just a few inches (or less) clearance on each side, total respect.

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yeldarb1983 2 points ago +2 / -0

had a driver tell me they had so much trouble training drivers to drive stick, a lot of companies were just giving up and getting automatic tranny trucks

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ARfreedom 3 points ago +3 / -0

I lived on a slight hill. It was great for this, just release the e-brake and she'd start coasting downhill for the clutch start.

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__I_dindu__nufin_ 3 points ago +3 / -0

I had a 77 LTD wagon with a Windsor engine and it was automatic transmission but I definitely pushed that beast myself a few times lol

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YOLOSwag_McFartnut 2 points ago +2 / -0

I parked on a hill in high school for a month because I was too lazy to change my battery. Just let her roll down and good to go!

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GeorgeBailey 2 points ago +3 / -1

Memories like the corners of my mind... 1977 Chevy Vega. May she Rest In Peace. :-( (sniff, sniff)

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Gorignak 2 points ago +2 / -0

More fun doing it on a motorcycle. Just remember to put it in third gear to pop it.

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Will 2 points ago +2 / -0

I made my brother do the pushing.

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scabies2 2 points ago +2 / -0

yeah, some of us aren't dinosaurs either. '81 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Wagon was my first hunk of shit on wheels.

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Asael 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've had to do that with the push and jump part, but never on a standard. Come to think of it, I've never had a problem that would require that when driving a standard. And that thing was beat to hell.

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Tesserae 2 points ago +2 / -0

Every time with my fiat!

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SkullE 2 points ago +2 / -0

Park it on a hill next time.

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Ampman69 2 points ago +2 / -0

🤣🤣 I did that for about 2 months. Starter went on my Supra was only 17, not much money to fix. I mostly went to the mall and parked around back on the hill. Much easier! God I miss that car.

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Decypher 2 points ago +2 / -0

Kek

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Angelpuncher 2 points ago +2 / -0

Daniel Laruso had to do this on a date.

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dreddhead 2 points ago +2 / -0

shit... that was only a few years ago for me. funky battery, 5 speed 96 Sentra. milked it for 2 weeks.

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Mungo 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don’t miss that….