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yes you are right, now that I think about it. (archive)

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Posted by Ran on March 11, 1999 at 17:43:03:

In Reply to: Underdeveloped countries like Germany... (more)xin posted by Lorenz on March 11, 1999 at 11:19:36:

in fact, i never drove a car where i had to depress clutch until i came to the US in 1989. Get this - I know of a guy who had to have a special handicapped permit to be allowed to buy an automatic. More foreign exchange loss. However, I never drive in europe unfortunately, since I am always on vacation or business; never really there long enough to lease a car for a couple of months and find out all the differences.

: : Yes unfortunate loss. Now you get such cars only in some underdeveloped countries. (unless some top of the line sports cars also offer that option).

: "Underdeveloped countries" like Germany, and the rest of the world for that matter. I think the US of A is the only country where pretty much all standard-transmission cars sold these days require you to push in the clutch to start the engine. Thank the lawyers in this "over-litigation-developed country"...

: I agree it's unfortunate that this is happening.

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