- Oct 11, 2006
Yes. I’ve driven right-hand-drive stick in Great Britain several times. I’ve also driven left-hand-drive stick in the left lane several times in Trinidad. That was interesting too!Now here's the corollary followup: can you drive a right-hand-drive stick? I can, but it was a wee bit hairy the first time I tried it (in Ireland.) I kept whacking my right hand against the car door, LOL. Interestingly, though the stick is on the opposite side, the gears themselves are usually still in the same order, so it isn't a mirror-image motion with your left hand.
I was about to say yes—I learned on one and drove one for years, but it’s been a long long time. I suspect it’s like riding a bike and you don’t forget, but I bet I haven’t even tried in 25 years.Well, my high school car was a stick. I didn't love it, but I got pretty good at it. However, that was 30 years ago and I haven't driven stick since. MAYBE I could do it. It would definitely take some time to get used to it again.
Not when you're as frugal as my BIL, LOL. He special-ordered the most stripped-down Fury I model possible: manual 3, no power steering, no power brakes, no right-side rearview mirror, no retractors on the lap-only seatbelts, and no A/C (in coastal Louisiana! And it was black.) He bought it under protest, after having kids (and the Nader report!) forced him to give up his beloved '60 Corvair. By the time I got my time in it, it was 12 years old, and showing every minute of it.Wow, even in 1966 a Plymouth Fury Wagon with a manual transmission would have been very rare.