Just don’t push down on the stick or rest your hand on it while driving.

A large eraser was an important tool for those cars as well.


> On Jun 7, 2015, at 7:17 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> Its not something was going to get for a daily driver, more for a toy. The 
> 190D sits. I mostly drive the Jetta and Angie the pickup. I think the 190D 
> had been hit at one point, I've been unable to get it to ever drive right. It 
> was acceptable at one point but is quite mushy now. I don't care enough about 
> it to want to fix it anymore.
> The Beetle was actually a fairly nice car, maybe a 5 out of 10 but at $2400 I 
> wasn't expecting perfection. We looked at another one on the way home that 
> was maybe a 7 for which the guy wanted $7500. I was surprised how bad the 
> autostick wasn't. Its an interesting system because its BOTH an automatic and 
> a manual. There is a torque converter but theres also a vacuum operated 
> clutch which activates when you put your hand on the shifter. In operation I 
> got pretty good with it pretty quick.
> Anyway I really just wanted to drive it, I don't think I ever really was 
> going to buy it but you never know until you try.
> -Curt


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