Let America's F1 Driver Teach You How To Drive Stick In An Overkill Scirocco

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Our favorite American F1 driver Alexander Rossi is here to tell you that manuals are awesome, while also showing you how to use them because “it’s the only way to drive.” Mr. Rossi just earned himself a Jalopnik sticker.

You know what’s cooler than any Golf GTI? A first-generation Scirocco, hands down. Even if it has more aftermarket parts than the Fast and Furious Jetta.

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These classic Volkswagen coupes have plain and simple five-speeds and trusty handbrakes, all that’s clearly all you need for some unaltered manual fan, as Rossi demonstrates in theCHIVE’s field guide:

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I will never not miss my MkI Scirocco. Perfectly underpowered, light and agile, with a surprising amount of room for stuff.