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Is driving hard?

Post by GyroVorbis » Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:24 pm

This is on a more serious note. I'm 15 and I've never driven in my life. I really didn't have an interest until just recently when all of my friends were in driver's Ed but me.

So, is it like really hard? How long had you guys been driving before you got a license?

I got my parents to agree to private driving school this summer so I won't go back my Junior year and not have my license.
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Post by ETR » Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:26 pm

Frankly, it depends, it'll go from being fun as shit, to making you wish you were dead.
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Post by GyroVorbis » Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:27 pm

Why would you wish you were dead?
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Post by ETR » Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:49 pm

Ever had an accident blamed on you when the other guy was speeding? That'll usually do it.
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Post by GyroVorbis » Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:06 pm

Yeah, that'd make sense.
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Post by Roofus » Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:09 pm

It's hard for me, but then I'm pretty much limited to one-handed driving.
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Post by that_guy » Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:14 pm

Meh, try driving for 8 hours straight, much less 12 of 13 which is what my brother does/did because he is a trucker. But the 8 hours I have done many times, and it can get boring at times. Thats why you take your cat with you and have a never ending stack of CD's. :D
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Post by FETUS » Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:44 pm

start out with something hard to drive and you'll never have a problem with driving after your first year. Get like a 200 gear panel van those are lovely
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Post by Zealous zerotype » Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:00 pm

How about driving a series II land rover...fun.
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Post by Wagh » Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:00 pm

driving is amazingly fun. Don't listen to these nubs. I totaled my first car 4 days after getting my liscense. >D Oh damn. it's fun, just get a fun car to drive.
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Post by rbenchley » Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:33 pm

Driving can be a lot of fun, as long as you don't have to deal with a lot of stress and evil traffic. Personally, I could do with a nice Japanese style rail system and leave my driving to wekend excursions. My last job involved a 90 minute commute (each way) through Chicago traffic, so I don't take take as much pleasure in driving as I used to.
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Post by mink03 » Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:25 pm

ive driven cars of all shapes and sized, i enjoy it, if you get the chance take a 1986 chevy caprise classic off roading now thats fun....man the things you can do in a 86 caprice....man those were the days...but yeah accidents are not fun...worst stomache feeling ever
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Post by Luriden » Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:12 pm

Don't worry, I'm 17 years old and have never driven. All my friends have their liscenses, but I have a fear of driving (or growing up, I should say). I'm a senior in high school, so I guess I need to overcome this fear soon. I completed driver's ed last year and got my certificate to take and get my permit with, but found out I have to drive to get my permit, so I chickened out. I now have no idea where that certificate is.

My mom has been in serious accidents throughout her life, one of which she suffered a concussion, and none of these were her fault, just the fault of drivers running redlights, stopsigns, ect. I inherit most of my qualities (mentally, not physically) from her, and she's scared to death of driving and hates it passionatly. I just can't get over this thought that I'll die in a fatal crash due to someone being foolish and me not getting out of the way in time.
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Post by hearld500 » Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:30 pm

Driving is easy. I've been doing it since I was about ten.
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Post by Code-Red » Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:55 pm

Learn manual first. Having the ability to set the rpm and speed of the engine by gears gives you much more control. With a standard transmission, I feel the car is a part of me.

Anyone ever driven a 40's hydromatic sedan? They are asses to drive. Even though its auto it has a clutch. You dont know what driving is until you've hit the older cars.
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Post by Prophet][ » Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:59 pm

driving is a double edge sword. Its fun to cruise round, but when its your turn to be desginated driver.....................
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Post by Wagh » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:16 pm

Code-Red wrote:Learn manual first. Having the ability to set the rpm and speed of the engine by gears gives you much more control. With a standard transmission, I feel the car is a part of me.

Anyone ever driven a 40's hydromatic sedan? They are asses to drive. Even though its auto it has a clutch. You dont know what driving is until you've hit the older cars.
If you don't feel in control of an automatic car then there is something wrong with you.
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Post by OldSkoolGamer » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:45 pm

Code-Red wrote:Learn manual first.
I agree with this. There will be times when you might need it. If you start on automatics, you might not bother learning manual.

I also think manuals are more fun to drive.

Just make sure you learn on someone else's car.
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Post by |darc| » Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:48 pm

I was nervous originally... It's incredibly easy. Just take it easy and slow and there's absolutely nothing to worry about it.
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Post by Yonke » Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:43 am

|darc| wrote:I was nervous originally... It's incredibly easy. Just take it easy and slow and there's absolutely nothing to worry about it.
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