posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 04:08 PM
Having just learned to drive a manual shift, I know the pain it can be, I got so frustrated, specially when the car stalled in the middle of
traffic... during peak hours! But I learned the key to success on that matter: Don't panic! That's all it takes, really! Just take your
time (as you normally would) and don't try to reach the shift as if you were executing an ejection procedure on a fighter aeroplane
I pretty much had figured all of the theory by myself (dad has always owned manual trans. cars so I've got to watch him daily as he shifts through
gears) when I sat, for the first time, in the drivers seat of a manual trans. car, but this time actually trying to drive the thing by myself!
Now... I can't imagine how driving a Lorry is like... that must be a pain in the A$$, mustn't be?
I did, however, find a pretty decent primer on driving manual shift, which might as well help you out during your learning
And the clutch is your best friend, indeed!
Any questions are welcome! (I'm not an expert by any means, though, but just got the hang out of it