Can We Guess if You Can Drive a Stick?

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By: Nikki Weed

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you can think back to your first days of driving, nothing was more daunting than trying to accelerate from a stop without either crawling or peeling out. To complicate things, some people had to learn how to drive on a stick shift. The already complicated task of driving got even more intricate with the addition of an extra pedal and the required finesse to press, release and press again without stalling out. Parents who were able to teach their children right away on a standard shifting car deserve trophies because it's not easy!

Currently, the manual transmission is getting swept under the rug in favor of innovative automatic transmissions. These incredibly advanced systems can shift at such a rapid pace that the driver doesn't realize the car has switched gears. This smooth transition between gears is nice, but what about the rush a driver gets while downshifting to speed around a corner? As the manual transmission slowly goes into extinction, so does the young generation of drivers who can master a clutch pedal.

Did you learn to drive in an old manual car? Can you tell stories of how you were a master at peeling out in high school? Maybe you learned later in life and now preach the gospel of the manual.

Take a spin through our stick shift quiz. Can we predict whether you can pop a clutch if needed or you'd be stranded in the parking lot? Who knows, you might want to learn how if you don't already know, after reading all of this cool shifting-related stuff!

To you, what is the most aggravating part of a traffic jam?

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What parking situation is the most challenging for you?

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When you hear the word "Holden," what do you think of?

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Which of these age classifications do you identify with the most?

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In your opinion, what is the best automotive theft deterrent?

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While traveling abroad, what is your biggest complaint with rental cars?

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Without thinking too hard, what's the most expensive fluid to go into a car?

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What is a rolling start?

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When you hear the term "15% rule," what do you immediately think of?

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What do you think about while driving?

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What is the biggest aggravation of vehicle ownership?

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What do you put on your feet in preparation for a long road trip?

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In all of your years of driving, what is the scariest thing you've ever piloted?

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Which button do you find yourself pressing the most inside your vehicle?

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If you were to overhear somebody talking about a clutch popping, what would you first think about?

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What was the very first car you had all to yourself?

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What do you consider the sportiest part of a car, and why?

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The average car is composed of around 30,000 parts. Which component seems the most complicated to you?

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Can you select what ATF stands for?

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What is the absolute most fun you've ever had in a vehicle, either while driving or not?

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Can you define what "overdrive" is?

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If you were to compare your driving style to a Samuel L. Jackson movie, which movie would it be and why?

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If you were at a stoplight on a hill, what would you be mentally computing?

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Let's do a word association activity! What's the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word "stall"?

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Fuel costs are rising! What's the easiest way to save fuel?

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Can you explain in one sentence what the heel-toe technique is?

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What is the best part of taking a scenic drive through the mountains?

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Who taught you how to drive?

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In a panicked braking situation, what is the quickest and safest way to come to a stop?

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On a scale from 1–10, with 10 being Jabba the Hutt, how lazy are you?

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