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What is that in? Ford does not put a manual in any of their pickups
 

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What is that in? Ford does not put a manual in any of their pickups
Mustang, Feista, or Focus I guess.

Edit: I believe the only trucks you can get with manual transmissions now a days is a Toyota Tacoma or Nissan of some sort.

I don't believe Chevy or Dodge comes with them anymore.

Why I forsee hanging onto my 6speed 06' dakota as long as I can.

Edit 2: Looks like you can get a BARE BONES MODEL Colorado with a manual from chevy, but that is the only model that offers one.
 

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Not as bad as the warning on the battery under the hood. You know, the one that says Do Not Drink! :roll:
 

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My wife loves her 2014 Mazda 6 that has a manual transmission.

The salesman that sold her the vehicle couldn't even drive it.

She and I joke about a manual transmission being a theft deterrent.
 

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My wife loves her 2014 Mazda 6 that has a manual transmission.

The salesman that sold her the vehicle couldn't even drive it.

She and I joke about a manual transmission being a theft deterrent.
Hadn't thought about it that way but given the state of affairs I guess a good old fashioned manual would be a genuine theft deterrent these days. :roll:.
 

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My wife loves her 2014 Mazda 6 that has a manual transmission.

The salesman that sold her the vehicle couldn't even drive it.

She and I joke about a manual transmission being a theft deterrent.
Yes, its basically called the "Millennial Anti Theft Device" on the internet.

I don't even bother locking my truck.
 

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I may be dating myself, but growing up, we had a 2 dr. '56 Ford Crown Vic Station Wagon with manual H pattern on the column. My dad later had a Ford Galaxy 500 around '66 with manual H pattern on the column. Now, how many can drive one of those without some instruction?
 

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I may be dating myself, but growing up, we had a 2 dr. '56 Ford Crown Vic Station Wagon with manual H pattern on the column. My dad later had a Ford Galaxy 500 around '66 with manual H pattern on the column. Now, how many can drive one of those without some instruction?
We had a Valiant wagon and a Falcon wagon both with 3 on the tree.

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I learned to drive in a '72 chevy truck with a 3 on the tree. Still have it sitting in the backyard too. Its not really running much these days, but still here. It was a fun truck to drive
 

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Talk about a theft deterrent... I had a 2nd Generation RX7, with a lightened flywheel and ceramic puck clutch. Those engines had very little low end, and the clutch did NOT slip. Starting it off smoothly was an art not easily mastered... you had to blip the throttle as you started to release the clutch, then time a smooth application of throttle with the clutch gripping as the rpm was settling back to idle. Otherwise, it was either stall, or launch, or launch then stall...
 

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I learned to drive in a '72 chevy truck with a 3 on the tree. Still have it sitting in the backyard too. Its not really running much these days, but still here. It was a fun truck to drive
Hope you plan on fixing it up... that's a keeper!
 

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It's on the list of things to do, it's just such a low priority right now that it really doesn't even register. But I don't plan on getting rid of it though. My dad bought it new in '72, then sold it to my uncle a few years later. I started driving it at 16 in '88. It was in rough shape when I got it as my uncle used it as his work/ farm truck/ daily driver. But between time & money, it just sits out by the shed under the carport for now.
 

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I may be dating myself, but growing up, we had a 2 dr. '56 Ford Crown Vic Station Wagon with manual H pattern on the column. My dad later had a Ford Galaxy 500 around '66 with manual H pattern on the column. Now, how many can drive one of those without some instruction?
First thing I drove on a regular basis was a 1970 F-100 with the 3 on the tree. Loved that thing.

First thing I bought for myself was a 72 Pinto with the 4 on the floor (well tunnel hump) that was a dull orange color. My punkin. It was great.

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At least it's under cover. Regular leaded gas, I guess.
 

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2/3 of my vehicles in my life have been manual transmissions. I was never a fan of the two slushboxes I briefly owned.
 
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