I have a void of friends or family who drive manuals in my life. Today my brother who has always lived in a different city from me since I was 16 let me drive his manual car for 10 minutes in the local fairgrounds and then drive it home. I had a hard time finding the right point for the clutch but I was definitely thinking too much. After I started getting a feel for it and said, “it’s definitely more fun than an automatic” then I think I started struggling again. Damn, opened my big mouth too soon.

Anyways, I’ve been thinking that it would be good to get a fuel efficient but quick and practical little front wheel drive car lately, like a vibe/matrix, and i think at this point I'd shop mostly for a manual because it seems like something that after a month I wouldn't even think about anymore.