I thought this might make for a good thread after talking to my sister the other day. I offered to let her borrow my car for some unimportant thing and she reminded me that she can't borrow my car, as she never learned to drive stick. People are funny about their transmissions. I like stick shift if I'm driving a performance car, but I have no illusions about my Ford Fusion SE falling into that category. Some people say it's a pain to drive in traffic, or that it makes them feel more connected with the road, or they like the extra control. I seem to be the only person I know that doesn't care. Manual or auto, for a grocery getter it's all the same as far as I can tell. So, TFP, now's your chance. Convince me. Do you know how to drive standard? If you do, do you have a preference for it? If so, why? If not, would you like to learn? Or do you not care?