A tip of the hat to any guy that ever taught his significant other to drive a manual transmission.

A tip of the hat to any guy that ever taught his significant other to drive a manual transmission. | YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS ANY CHICK THAT'S EVER DRIVEN MY CAR | image tagged in memes,peter griffin news,funny | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
3,562 views, 50 upvotes, Made by reallyitsjohn 32 months ago memespeter griffin newsfunny
Peter Griffin News memeRe-caption this meme
Add Meme
Post Comment
reply
4 ups
I knew a girl who could drive stick, but insisted when slowing on the highway you had to shift into 2nd at 70mph. I told her not to do that. I drove her car once, and for some reason 2nd gear didn't work.
reply
4 ups, 1 reply
I knew, after getting through the process of teaching my girlfriend to drive a manual, that the relationship would have a fighting chance for success, and we've been married 30+ years as a consequence.
reply
2 ups, 1 reply
Maybe I should make sell "Our relationship survived teaching my SO to drive a stick" t-shirts :)
reply
2 ups, 1 reply
I'm not saying she knows how. Just that we got through it. :)
reply
2 ups, 1 reply
So you're saying you wouldn't try to drink a hot cup of coffee when she drives a manual? :)
reply
5 ups
[image deleted]
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
How do you think da Vinci got his gray hairs? How do you think da Vinci got his gray hairs? | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
:)
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
reply
3 ups
:)
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
Where I grew up, it was the opposite... My dad drove auto and my mom drove standard. Does that mean my mom is more manly than my dad? O.o
reply
2 ups
It can go that way too :)
reply
3 ups, 2 replies
I guess this is mostly a US thing, since (in the EU at least) nearly everyone originally learns to drive with a manual transmission because you're not allowed to drive stick if you got your license with an automatic transmission. I think that's a good law. :)
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
Our three kids were not allowed to drive our one car with an automatic until they had demonstrated their ability to drive a stickshift first. And this was in the Sierra, so hills were part of the deal.
reply
3 ups
Yeah, that sounds sensible to me. It really isn't that difficult, so why wouldn't you learn it "properly" to begin with? :)
reply
2 ups, 1 reply
Seems a little micro-managed to me, but driving in Europe is different from driving here in a lot of ways.
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
What do you mean micro-managed? Everyone just gets their full license (using a stick), with which they can then drive all types of transmission. It seems ridiculous to me to learn to drive with an automatic transmission anyway, at least as long as stick-shifted cars exist. It really isn't all that difficult and it means you know how to drive any car in production.

Looking it up I found out it's not just in Europe, by the way, it seems to be this way in most places.
reply
2 ups, 1 reply
Personally I think its a good driving skill to possess, but If I never intended to drive a manual why do I need to know? Or learn when I'm ready to own such a car, as I did when I bought my 1st car? I know this seems ordinary to you as it is part of what you grew up with, which is why it seems extraordinary to me.
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
I don't know, I still think it's the obviously better choice to learn to drive with a manual instead of restricting yourself with an automatic. Especially since learning stuff becomes more difficult with age, and you can never know what situations you might find yourself in or what you might want to do at some point in your life (even something as silly as a drunk friend needing a ride home in their car).
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
Your last statement was a great argument for. I haven't had a drink in 15 years and don't put myself in that position but I do see the logic and with that I mind I think I will make sure my daughter (now driving age) learns!
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
Yeah I actually don't drink either, but I know it happens. :) In any case, I hope your daughter enjoys driving, picks it up well and always stays safe on the road. I don't know the prevalent attitude towards manual transmission among US teens though, she might curse the person who put you up to this. :P Oh well, like I said: it's not all that difficult. Don't know how age comes into play though. In Belgium you can only get a license at 18, but I assume all motor skills are fully developed well before the age of 16. :)
reply
2 ups, 1 reply
Its 16 here in the states. I was 20 when I bought my first new car and it had a manual. The salesman taught me in about 15 minutes how to drive it on the back lot. On the way home I had to face every manual driver's nightmare, a stop sign at the top of a steep hill.
reply
3 ups, 2 replies
I know it's supposedly a dreaded situation, but I've never had a problem with that. Though I have to admit the first really steep hill I can remember coming across was when I already had several months of experience, and it was with a diesel car. I imagine it's a lot tougher when you've only had a 15-minute crash course (and perhaps driving a petrol car?) :P
reply
3 ups
Yes, and this particular hill still made me cuss it many years later. It was even a nightmare for experienced drivers.
reply
2 ups
If you'll pardon the pun.
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
LMAO! ! why my old 94 pickup is off limits !
reply
4 ups, 1 reply
I taught my 1st wife to drive a stick... that poor truck!
reply
3 ups, 1 reply
Our daughter learned to drive stick in a 1971 VW Beetle. She took it in to get new tires. Nobody there knew how to shift it. So she had to drive it onto the lift for them. She was 17.
reply
3 ups
That's crazy!
reply
1 up
I thought they liked to sit in the middle. To get the feel of the shifter
reply
1 up, 1 reply
DUDE!!!! I SO FEEL YOU ON THAT!!!!! DONT EVEN ASK ME TO DRIVE MY RIDE...LIKE EVER WOMAN!!!!!!...or man...
reply
0 ups
lol
Flip Settings
Peter Griffin News memeRe-caption this meme

Created with the Imgflip Meme Generator

Show embed codes
IMAGE DESCRIPTION:
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS ANY CHICK THAT'S EVER DRIVEN MY CAR
hotkeys: D = random, W = like, S = dislike, A = back
Feedback