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Well long story short I've been spoiled with the automatic in my G6 and have slightly forgotten how to drive a manual, embarrassing however that it may be I'm looking to change that since I'm considering nothing other than the 6 spd manual for my '12 Camaro I'm gonna buy.

With that said I'm looking for preferably a Pontiac Firebird or Chevy Camaro with a V8 (LT1 or LS1 but earlier years are welcomed too) but obviously needs to be a manual gearbox since I want to re-learn manual. Last time I drove a manual was 3 years ago so needless to say this will be good well needed practice since I don't want to blow a clutch in my new Camaro I figured spending $2-3k on a beater/re-learner won't be bad if all goes to hell.

Like I said I'm only looking to spend about $2-3k tops so if you know someone in the SWFL area with one of these vehicles please let me know :lol:

I know it will be like riding a bike you never forget but this might be a fun journey as well so I figured I'd look. If nothing turns up I'm sure I'll do fine but it's just I'd figure I'd look for a good deal.

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You forgot how! :lol::rofl::rofl:

Jimmy its like riding a bike man you never forget! you just may not be that great at it but as soon as you take one drive youll be fine. ;)

Forgot :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

I forgot to take the trash out last night. :lol:

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Thanks Josie! :rofl:

Yeah it's probably me being paranoid more than me forgetting because the '12 Camaro will be a garage queen and babied, never seeing adverse weather, etc... Plans for this was not to buy some POS but if I do find a nice Firebird/Camaro for $2-3k I'd pick it up for 2-4 months and work the rust off of myself w/ manual plus of course have some fun with a V8 :rofl:

If I can't find something even worth the 2-4 months of use than I won't pick something up because I do have confidence in myself but could just be paranoid because the '12 Camaro will be a $40k car :lol: The most expensive car (obviously) that I've purchased in my life.

If it keeps going the way I've been finding stuff is I won't be getting one because either they're in excellent shape but they're a V6 or Auto, or they're not even worth my time.

I know it will be like riding a bike you never forget but this might be a fun journey as well so I figured I'd look. If nothing turns up I'm sure I'll do fine but it's just I'd figure I'd look for a good deal.

As of now that ^^ is the quote that I'm living this purchase by :rofl:

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Well also the fact every manual is a little different with how the clutch feels, where it releases, the gear pattern, learning how to be as smooth as possible. I am sure you will do fine, driving a new 6spd camaro is a piece of cake. They pretty much drive themselves with all the power they have. They are pretty fun to drive but there alot differnt then the f-bodies except you still cant see out of them lol.

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I agree modern 6 speed cars with alot of power are easy to drive. On another note 1st gear in the Sky red lines hated me. I just dont know why they liked stalling on me. lol

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The only manual that I have stalled in awhile was a f-450 stake body that was parked on a hill. You always have to like floor them to get them moving but they also take off like a bat out of hell if your not carefull.

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