Sometimes I slip my car into neutral at a light then slip it into first and stall because I bought a manual car without ever driving stick before don't judge me. (FYI I posted on here a while ago about someone running a red light and totalling my car but I finally got a new one and am doing fine.)
@A Math Dealer, I try to get my friends to drive manual, I tell them all the time if they were to buy a manual car that it would force them to learn. Not that hard really, you'll get better.
@DrawinAblank, after only a few days I can finally drive it around town without stalling and obviously smoother shifting. It helps I've ridden motorcycles before but cars are definitely a bit different.
@A Math Dealer, the worst is when you're stopped on a hill, and someone is right on your bumper. Not stop and go traffic like everyone thinks. Once you learn where you clutch catches you wont even be nervous, stop and go you can just go super slow in 1st most the time and roll for awhile before stopping.
@DrawinAblank, yea that's what I've been told and I'm trying to ease into it on small hills around me. I'm starting to learn where my clutch is and how much gas I need to give it
@A Math Dealer, yeah I remember when I first learned (my parents driveway is a hill luckily) i would stop halfway up and play with the clutch and the gas in 1st untill I wasnt rolling backwards but I wasnt going forward either. Once you figure that out you're golden
@DrawinAblank, yea I actually kind of enjoy it. Idk if it's because it's a break from the normal monotonous way of driving or what but it's not bad
@A Math Dealer, I love it, I'll buy manual vehicles till I cant drive if I'm able to lol
@A Math Dealer, glad your doing ok
@megamanx181x, thanks 👍
@DrawinAblank, the new cars have hill assist , it will hold the car in place for a few seconds on a hill so you don’t roll back
@A Math Dealer, get on a flat surface like a parking lot. Put it in first and ease of the clutch as slowly as you can. You'll feel it engage. If you go slow enough you can start moving without ever touching the throttle. But just practice feeling how it feels on your foot and in the stick when it engages. After that, you can practice blipping the throttle on a downshift to equalize your rpms before releasing the clutch.
@A Math Dealer, I highly suggest practicing on a slightly slanted driveway getting just the right spot to engage the engine coming out of first. My mom made me do this as we have a ton of stop lights in the middle of hills around me, and it has saved me on more than one occasion
@A Math Dealer, dude I did the same thing, I bought a WRX and never drove manual before. Now that I've been driving it for a few months I rarely stall.
@A Math Dealer, I learned on a manual when I was 14. Never looked back. My current car is a fiesta ST. Love it to pieces.
@DrawinAblank, use your handbrake when on a hill.
@CrazyRightWinger, my ebrake is a pedal. No need anyway lol
@A Math Dealer, I learned manual too after I purchased my vehicle. I feel like its owning a VCR though, eventually it will be out dated. Even the 16 wheelers are coming out automatic.
Then I lock eyes with the person next to me and regardless who it is I rev my engine, slam into drive and floor it
Confession: I don’t seed my torrents
@Nurse Joy, definitely a sin, to hell with you
@Nurse Joy, if you use μtorrent, you do.
@Empshok, I stop them immediately once it’s downloaded. So it doesn’t actually seed.
@Nurse Joy, it still seeds while you're downloading.
@Empshok, I didn’t want to know! Now I can’t pretend I’m a badass!