• Sep 18, 2009
Real man driving a stick - click above image to watch the video

Yes yes, we're well aware this post will result in screaming matches in the comments between adherents of three pedals and those of you that can't drive stick. Regardless, our pal Justin Kaehler wrote a pretty funny article for Ask Men explaining just why it is that men specifically need to row their own. Here's the first bit of the first reason given, just to give you a taste:
There's a reason we have to suffer the unfunny jokes about how men don't like to relinquish the TV remote: men do enjoy being in control. It goes without saying that most men would rather be the boss than the subordinate. A car with a manual transmission lets the driver be the boss of the car; throttle response will always be immediate, intuitive and easily controlled.
To that we say: exactly right. There are nine more reasons given and you can pretty much read between the lines and guess the number one reason. Pop on over and have a look. We're also including a pretty noisy video of a man making a woman squeal. Save a few expletives, totally safe for work, after the jump.

[Source: uk.askmen.com]





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      • 5 Years Ago
      I've never owned an automatic, even when I was a kid I drove a volkswagon bug my parents gave me in highschool. All stick/manual. I just love it. Some friends say I'm crazy, I wouldn't have it any other way. I'll cry when they stop making stick shifting cars.

      I'm the clutch commander!
      • 5 Years Ago
      She,s screaming because her crotch belt is too tight
      • 5 Years Ago
      Real Men are not afraid to drive anything.

      Real Mean do not need a magazine called Ask Men to tell them anything.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What all the wanna-be men (republicans especially) who pretend driving manual makes them better and their car awesome seem to forget;

      a) Most high end race cars and supercars are clutchless manu-matics.


      b) You're a total jackass if you drive on public roads in a way that taps a cars upper revs, I hope you only kill yourself and no one else.
        • 5 Years Ago
        When youre investing millions of dollars to be number 1 and you have an option to give you a slight advantage why WOULDNT you take it. And most people who buy really expensive cars let alone supercars dont do it because they enjoy driving...they do it for status.You can showoff just as much in an automatic as a stick so why waste the energy. And with regards to upper revs have you heard of something called accelerating ?Passing?
        • 5 Years Ago
        What does political affiliation have to do with it?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I live in New York City. Every car I own is a MANUAL. Is it fun driving in traffic? No, but everything has its price. It keeps my head in the game and not on some damn cell phone. I have an old 98 Neon as a daily driver and it has a very easy clutch. I get 40 MPG highway. I fill up the tank every two weeks.

      You can take my stick equipped car away from MY COLD DEAD HANDS.

      MAN UP. DRIVE A MANUAL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have a physical handicap that disallows me to operate a clutch pedal, If i was given a choice I would choose manual, however, I wasn't dealt the right cards at birth :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      Number's 6,4, and 2 are wrong.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They're generalizing.
        Yes, it is possible to drift an automatic. But it's not very practical. And yes, a CVT can get better gas mileage than a manual. But they're not common. And yes, a 2 speed powerglide will be faster in the quarter mile, but not around a circuit.
        In general, all of their points are true.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You think she climbed into the Waaambulance after she got out of the car?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with Yaroukh, I dont think she will ever get into anything with wheels after that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        a toilet more likely
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nothing sexier than a woman driving a stick shift.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Remember, you're only a real man if you can perform a trivial task that can be taught to a teenage girl in a matter of hours.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In my country ( belgium ), everybody drive stick. If you can't drive stick, ====> no driving licence. i think everybody should learn it. If you can drive stick, you can drive everything.
      you are more in control. Every year, i go to the US to visit my family. i always rented an manual transmission car when i was in the us. No problem in the traffic lights in LA,NY or atlanta. All my cousin drives stick now. ( i teached them) . It's not about Real men cars or not... For me, a car is a car. It's just a cultural thing.. In the US, most of people prefer an auto. you have to respect that ;)
      i had a Golf 6 tdi with DSG for my job, it was really great. automatic are great today and fuel efficient. 47 mpg overall with the tdi

      blue3874
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm one of those liberal Democrats who loves non-fridge-like cars and I'd love a Cadillac CTS (either coupe or sedan) with a stick. Try not to paint folks with a broad brush.

      I have the solution to the lack of manual drivers: driving schools. If parents can't or won't teach kids to drive a stick, have the driving schools do it. When I learned to drive at a driving school, it was in a Corolla with an automatic and I predict everyone has had a similar experience.
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