This is fun. I don't know my list as thoroughly as you but it's something like this:So here's my list:
1970 Plymouth Duster (1st car): 3 on-the-floor (an H-pattern where top-left is reverse);
1975 Chevy Monte Carlo (hand-me-down after I blew-up the Duster): Auto;
1982 Chevy Corvette: Auto (they didn't make a stick that year, it had the '84 drivetrain (and no '83 model) );
1984 Mercedes 190E 2.3: 5-speed stick;
1985 Ford Mustang GT: 5-speed stick;
1985 Toyota MR2: 5-speed stick;
1991 Toyota MR2: 5-speed stick;
1992 BMW 325is: 5-speed stick;
2001 BMW 325Ci: 5-speed stick;
2001 BMW Z3 2.5i: 5-speed stick;
2006 BMW Z4 3.0i: 6-speed stick;
2011 BMW 128i Convertible: 6-speed stick;
plus various motorcycles - all manual shift.
Bought my 1st car ('70 Duster) for $225. Had it towed to my house, got it running, and fixed the body. Put alloy wheels on it. Had it for a year, and blew the engine. Sold it for $275 to the repair shop that towed it away.76 Ford Pinto. Only caught fire a little bit. Bought for $500, sold 4 years later for $400, cost was $25/year.
Yeah, learning to drive a stick initially seems unnatural and frustrating. Kind of like skiing.I have driven a stick shift exactly twice. On one of those occasions I managed to get to second gear. On neither occasion did I not stall the car. Hated every moment of each drive.
I mentioned earlier that BMW and other makes have gone to the clutchless sequential shifters, and aside from how well they shift, they have the advantage that you can leave them in auto mode if you want.I had an '86 Mustang and a '94 Isuzu pickup that had stick. The bad thing about it was during stop and go traffic at rush hour...it really does work out your legs!!
Like Hectic, I too got lazy and the vehicle I own now is automatic.