Sheriff of Mayberry
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I think everyone learning to drive should start out with a manual. Harder to find these days.
I learned to drive when I was 14 in a ‘66 C10 with three on the tree. Later learned to drive farm trucks with manuals and 2-spd axles, which are fun.
My now nearly 40 YO son learned to drive in a ‘92 Ranger with a 5spd, and now he’s a die hard manual driver. He almost won’t consider getting anything with an auto.
A while back I borrowed his 3-series BMW with a stick for about a week, thinking it would be fun. I didn’t hate it, but I found it tedious to stir my own gears.
2015 RAV4 Limited, AWD, tech pkg, Barcelona red metallic, 63k miles
1996 Avalon XLS, ABS brakes, super white II, acquired w/ 139k, now at 398k
1992 Camry LE, V6 (3VZ-FE), ABS brakes, dark emerald pearl, owned since new. Replaced HGs @332k, totaled at 384k miles