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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 11:04 AM
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Re: teaching someone how to drive stick

Oh yeah, and have your cousin practice backing up once they get the hang of driving around the parking lot on the 2nd or 3rd time behind the wheel (I suggest the backing up practice not be around other cars at first).
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[quote author=AngelsSunSet05 link=topic=106307.msg2169626#msg2169626 date=1206108219]
WOW a boyfriend that will let his girl drive his car. :shock:

i first learned how to drive stick in a acura rsx-s i drove it fine after stalling a few times. my boyfriend has a ms3 and when i tried to drive it i felt bad bc the cluthes are completely diff. tell ur cuz to 'feather' the clutch that helped me. ((but to this day he still wont let me drive it cause i freak out when im at red lights))
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its probably better that way....you cant get scared when your on the road...lol


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thats okay the speeds at home today ive been telling him that i want to take his car and teach myself without him making faces that im hurting his other baby

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IMO there is no easy way to teach or tell someone how to drive a stick. when I bought my first car (5-speed Saturn SC2) I had no idea how to drive stick. My dad went with me to the car lot and made me drive it home. The only way is to let the person figure it out themselves & see what is easiest/most comfortable for them. I gave my boyfriend some little pointers and told him what he was doing wrong when he would stall it out but he figured it out for himself for the most part and he's pretty good at it

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haha yeah she normally takes my ribbing pretty well but I guess she could sense something. Thanks for all the pointers
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who wants to let me borrow theyre speed and learn how to drive stick? :shock:

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[quote author=kj442 link=topic=106307.msg2169552#msg2169552 date=1206106739]
one thing my dad told me to do when he was teaching me was to learn exactly where the clutch grabs...

on most manual cars you can get the car moving without giving it any gas what so ever just letting the clutch out slowly to the point where it grabs and learn that point. then you exactly where the point is and it becomes a lot easier from there. Also make sure you have plenty of room to practice so they can shift all the way to atleast third so they can have some practice down shifting as well. and try not to make it a stressful envoirnment.

hmm thats all I got for now...if I think of anything else ill post.

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DO THIS!!!

I used to let my learning passengers find the engagement point, then give it gas straight away, but that leads to a lot of really bad screwups. I've found people tend to learn faster and safer by just learning to feather the clutch back and forth until the car is moving, then give it gas after the clutch is fully disengaged. Let them drive around, shift up to 2nd, stop, and repeat. You'll be amazed how fast they'll pick it up.
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I'm gonna suggest explaining what exactly is going on when you depress the clutch, change gears, release the clutch, apply the accelerator, etc... My brother was trying to learn and he did well his first try, but I explained EXACTLY what is happening in the engine and transmission when you do what you do, he said he drives much better now.



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[quote author=AngelsSunSet05 link=topic=106307.msg2169626#msg2169626 date=1206108219]
WOW a boyfriend that will let his girl drive his car. :shock:

i first learned how to drive stick in a acura rsx-s i drove it fine after stalling a few times. my boyfriend has a ms3 and when i tried to drive it i felt bad bc the cluthes are completely diff. tell ur cuz to 'feather' the clutch that helped me. ((but to this day he still wont let me drive it cause i freak out when im at red lights))
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oh hello dear.

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