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This is a discussion on Unable to Drive Manual within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Two weeks ago I ruptured my left achilles tendon, while playing soccer. Found out yesterday, I will probably need surgery. ...

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    Unable to Drive Manual

    Two weeks ago I ruptured my left achilles tendon, while playing soccer. Found out yesterday, I will probably need surgery. Do you think I could operate the clutch with a cane, or a crutch ? Anyway... Looks like my car will be chilling in the garage for a couple months

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    that sucks I dont know what I would do if I couldn't drive the rex, but I you got really good you could shift without even using the clutch even though it is not recomended, but to shift with a crutch I think would be very dificult
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    The one downside of driving manual...
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    Ouch man, sorry to hear! Do you have a back up ride? At least your WRX will be sittin' pretty in the garage and not out accumulating miles (higher resale value )
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    Hire a midget to run the pedals for you.

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    Thanks for the encouragment. My wife has been driving me around in her Corolla. I wish I finished teaching her how to drive a manual. Now, we are stuck sharing one car. I am planning on turning my WRX on once a week to keep the liquids from settling too much.

    One weird thing I noticed was my coolant reservor was empty. Must have come low from the dealer when I bought it. It's been hot in Texas the past few months, but I have never heard of a car running out of coolant that fast. I hope I don't have a leak.

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    Oh man does that suck. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Maybe you can just use your right foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colt

    One weird thing I noticed was my coolant reservor was empty. Must have come low from the dealer when I bought it. It's been hot in Texas the past few months, but I have never heard of a car running out of coolant that fast. I hope I don't have a leak.
    My wrx seemed to go through coolant quicker than other cars I've had. Probably normal. Just keep an eye on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colt
    One weird thing I noticed was my coolant reservor was empty. Must have come low from the dealer when I bought it. It's been hot in Texas the past few months, but I have never heard of a car running out of coolant that fast. I hope I don't have a leak.
    Are you sure? I thought so, too, but the coolant tank doesn't "appear" full. Use the measuring stick in it to see if it's empty or not.

    I thought mine was empty but it really wasn't.
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    I will check the coolant with a measuring stick. I am pretty sure there is still coolant left in the car, its just really low. Which I thought was strange.

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    Sorry to hear you can't drive your car...
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    that really sucks i hope you make a quick recovery too.

    I have weak ankles (both of them which sucks a$$) and i tend to roll my ankles pretty easy. now i've never needed surgery, thankfully, but the first time )before i discovered they were weak) that i hurt one of them really bad, i needed like months and months of therapy. and i've ALWAYS had a stick car. i was stuck driving my ex's car around that was an auto. i tried driving my car, but just even putting a LITTLE bit of pressure on it hurt like a b*tch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colt
    Thanks for the encouragment. My wife has been driving me around in her Corolla. I wish I finished teaching her how to drive a manual. Now, we are stuck sharing one car. I am planning on turning my WRX on once a week to keep the liquids from settling too much.

    One weird thing I noticed was my coolant reservor was empty. Must have come low from the dealer when I bought it. It's been hot in Texas the past few months, but I have never heard of a car running out of coolant that fast. I hope I don't have a leak.
    Man that stinks. sorry to hear. What yr corolla? I have a 2006 LE fully loaded and love it! Quick for an auto!

    Hope you get better soon!

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