The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn for November 04, 2023

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    Ratkin  6 months ago

    Clearly he’s shiftless. He’s not a clutch player.

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    oldpine52  6 months ago

    Yeah, he’s a dip stick, not a stick shift.

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    ronaldspence  6 months ago

    and yet you are still shifty!

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    STEPUP  6 months ago

    My first job, I learned to drive a manual tranny in about a half hour!!!

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    Superfrog  6 months ago

    Definitely a sticking point.

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    maureenmck Premium Member 6 months ago

    My dad used to say that if you have an automatic transmission, you’re not driving the car; it’s driving you. I was well into my 30s before buying my first automatic.

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    phritzg Premium Member 6 months ago

    The salesperson who sells cars to crash test dummies must be really successful, considering how much repeat business there is.

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    Go figure …

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    Hickory  6 months ago

    Those of us that drive sticks don’t have to worry about car theft.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 6 months ago

    A few years ago I rented a fairly expensive car in France that was a straight shift. I later told a dealer of the same car in the US about it and he was amazed that it existed.

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    Mainesailah Premium Member 6 months ago

    They used to call them “standard transmissions”, because that’s what came as the base or least expensive option. With the improvements over the years, “automatics” are now, at least, as efficient and reliable as “sticks”. Unfortunately, as some have suggested here, their use has just helped promulgate the dumbing down of the average driver. Two of our three vehicles are sticks, but we live in the “sticks”, so once we are into top gear we can stay there for a while. City dwellers and high traffic commuters really happier with “slushboxes”. And, yes, PLEASE stay off the phone, no matter what you drive.

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    derdave969  6 months ago

    I learned to drive in the family car (automatic for Mom). In the Army they put me in a standard shift ton and a half flat bed to learn and get my military driver’s license. I had told them I had driven automatics, but I guess they didn’t trust me in a deuce and a half.

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    jango  6 months ago

    I can’t even draw a stick!

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    uniquename  6 months ago

    If he gets stuck in wet dirt, is he a stick in the mud?

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    belovedkija  6 months ago

    I taught my nine kids and their friends to drive a stick, some of them learned very easy , some of them took months to grasp it.

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    jel354  6 months ago

    Well that figures.

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    Amra Leo  6 months ago

    I can drive a stick, but have trouble drawing stick figures…

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  6 months ago

    This guy would really stick out in a lineup.

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    Lablubber   6 months ago

    Better check his credit. He looks shifty to me.

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    DaBump Premium Member 6 months ago

    Now THAT is ironic!

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    zeexenon  6 months ago

    Tis no big deal, and for goodness sake, put on some clothes.

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    gopher gofer  6 months ago

    whenever he’s asked, that’s his standard response…

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    T...  6 months ago

    The only “stick” available nowadays is Broomhilda’s broomstick…

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    mountainclimber  5 months ago

    Getting so hard to find a new vehicle with manual transmission.

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