February 4th, 2010

Manual transmissions?

Poll #1521419 Manual transmissions.

Can you drive a car, truck, motorcycle, or other motorized vehicle intended for conveyance on the public roads? (i.e. not do you own one, or do you have a drivers license, but can you drive one whether or not you own one or whether or not you are licensed to drive one)

Yes
102(98.1%)
No
2(1.9%)
some other answer--please explain in comments
0(0.0%)

Do you know how to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission? (Manual transmissions is defined as one with a clutch which the driver has to engage and disengage. Manumatic, semi-automatic, autostick, etc. transmissions do not count.)

Yes
74(71.8%)
No, but i do know how to drive a car with an automatic transmission
24(23.3%)
i do not drive a car
1(1.0%)
some other answer--please explain in comments
4(3.9%)

Do you own a car, truck, motorcycle, or other motorized vehicle intended for conveyance on the public roads?

Yes
89(85.6%)
No
15(14.4%)
some other answer--please explain in comments
0(0.0%)

Do one or more of the vehicles you own come equipped with a manual transmission?

Yes
34(33.0%)
No
58(56.3%)
I do not own a vehicle intended for conveyance on the public roads
11(10.7%)

On scale of zero (0) to nine (9), how would you assess your ability to drive a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, where 0 is "I cannot drive one" and 9 is "I am as confident or more confident in my ability to drive a vehicle with manual transmission as I am driving the same vehicle with an automatic transmission"?

0
15(14.4%)
1
6(5.8%)
2
9(8.7%)
3
8(7.7%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
4(3.8%)
6
1(1.0%)
7
12(11.5%)
8
11(10.6%)
9
38(36.5%)

On scale of minus 5 (-5) to plus five (5), how would you assess your preference in driving a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission versus one with automatic transmission, where -5 is "I prefer driving a vehicle equipped with manual transmission, all else being equal", 0 is "I don't care either way" and 5 is "I prefer driving a vehicle equipped with manual transmission, all else being equal"?

-5
14(16.7%)
-4
3(3.6%)
-3
6(7.1%)
-2
4(4.8%)
-1
3(3.6%)
0
13(15.5%)
1
2(2.4%)
2
5(6.0%)
3
5(6.0%)
4
4(4.8%)
5
25(29.8%)

Would you have any interest in learning to drive a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, if you do not currently know how to do so?

Yes
25(24.5%)
No
2(2.0%)
I already know how to drive a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission
75(73.5%)

Would you have any interest in improving your skills in driving manual transmission vehicle, if you already know how to do so?

Yes
58(58.0%)
No
23(23.0%)
I do not know how to drive a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission
19(19.0%)

Clicky?

Clicky!
92(100.0%)

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Alas, as many of you have observed, I made a mistake on the poll I just posted and must repost the poll question. (LiveJournal does not allow polls to be edited.)

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Poll #1521474 Transmission preference question

On scale of minus 5 (-5) to plus five (5), how would you assess your preference in driving a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission versus one with automatic transmission, where -5 is "I prefer driving a vehicle equipped with manual transmission, all else being equal", 0 is "I don't care either way" and 5 is "I prefer driving a vehicle equipped with automatic transmission, all else being equal"?

-5
23(24.0%)
-4
4(4.2%)
-3
6(6.2%)
-2
4(4.2%)
-1
2(2.1%)
0
4(4.2%)
1
5(5.2%)
2
1(1.0%)
3
8(8.3%)
4
8(8.3%)
5
31(32.3%)