So we got a new car last week. Well, new to us anyway! I learned on an automatic and this one is a standard. I have been practicing figuring out the clutch and gas in the yard and I'm getting better at it. It has a really nice clutch. I'm going to hopefully go driving with my mom tomorrow and learn the gears.
It is a little exciting and nerve wracking! I know where all the gears are and I understand the idea of putting the clutch in and shifting. I just have to do it and get it smooth.
What is scaring me though, is that Mom said you can get it in the wrong gear by accident. Now I know you just fix it if you went into 4th instead of 2nd. However, is it possible to go from 5th into Reverse by accident? That is really scaring me! The last thing I need to do is wreck the vehicle. Or is there a safety feature that prevents that from happening?
Any tips on driving a standard would be appreciated! Thanks!