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Haven't really driven an auto for like 2 years and been driving one the last couple days and its a struggle to get comfortable. Something just feels off, its weird. Like just feels like I can't sit properly. Also reaching for the clutch when slowing down or stopping.

Don't get me wrong auto's are great and better in a lot of scenarios but it was just something I noticed and was wondering if anyone else has had the same experience?

Also was in the parking lot and accidentally slammed the breaks when I was reversing because I thought it was the clutch (no I don't drive auto 2 feet, im not sure how my left foot got in the center and thinking it was the clutch). Completely forgot it was an auto. Had quiet the laugh with my mom.
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Yeah you don't realize how heavy your left foot is until you left foot brake by accident lol
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I personally like stick shift better. Swapping to autos are weird lol. I've done the same thing you mentioned. Was laughing my arse off
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Automatic is what I learned and all I know. I do want to learn standard but I don't have any family or friends that have a standard.
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Same feeling.

When I do drive an automatic I'm holding the shifter the entire time, even tho im not shifting. Just a habit.
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I drove all sorts of manual cars while working for VW crazy cars here, Mitsubishi, Mercedes, and had fun driving manual but wouldn't do it daily.
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Sundown wroteSame feeling.

When I do drive an automatic I'm holding the shifter the entire time, even tho im not shifting. Just a habit.


ya know, its actually bad to hold onto your shifter while driving a manual?
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Crossfit wrote
Sundown wroteSame feeling.

When I do drive an automatic I'm holding the shifter the entire time, even tho im not shifting. Just a habit.


ya know, its actually bad to hold onto your shifter while driving a manual?


Not really dude. I drive one everyday. Got an ugly jeep renegade. I keep my hand on it 25/7
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XeReviver wrote
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Sundown wroteSame feeling.

When I do drive an automatic I'm holding the shifter the entire time, even tho im not shifting. Just a habit.


ya know, its actually bad to hold onto your shifter while driving a manual?


Not really dude. I drive one everyday. Got an ugly jeep renegade. I keep my hand on it 25/7


It will eventually wear out the shift forks.
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Crossfit wrote
XeReviver wrote
Crossfit wrote
Sundown wroteSame feeling.

When I do drive an automatic I'm holding the shifter the entire time, even tho im not shifting. Just a habit.


ya know, its actually bad to hold onto your shifter while driving a manual?


Not really dude. I drive one everyday. Got an ugly jeep renegade. I keep my hand on it 25/7


It will eventually wear out the shift forks.


How? If it's staying the the same spot
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