Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters
My first manual car experience was the day I bought my first car on my own. I drove it home off the lot...that was a really bad idea.
I had drove a manual only about 2 times before I bought mine and had to drive it home. =P Got a lot of horns honked at me.
If you have a car that has reverse below the 5th gear, it is practically impossible to put it in reverse while going at those speeds. Normally the reverse gear is NOT directly below the 5th gear. Its not like 3rd to 4th where it just pops in. It is farther over to the right, you would have to pull out of fifth into neutral, go over to the right, then down into reverse, which my car will not let me do unless if I am going under 5mph, it somehow blocks that gear entirely.
I personally will never go back to an automatic, I love my stick. XP I learned by push the clutch in, give it a little gas then slowly let the clutch out until the scar starts to move, hold the clutch in until the car is moving good then slowly let it all the way out. On hills your e-brake is you friend, and where I'm from if someone is close behind you and you roll back into them, they are the ones that are at fault and must pay for any damages.