The first car I learned to drive was standard transmission. HA! A Pinto of all things. Yeah the rolling grenade was what we called it. Because reportedly they had a problem with exploding when struck in the rear. I to this day would much rather drive a stick shift it just feels like You have a lot more control to me. From what I understand not many can drive one well here is Your lesson from a couple of death metal heads. (No worries there are captions to make it easier to understand) HA!