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Step 1:

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To turn on the car push in the clutch all the way while turning the key.

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To set off push in the clutch and select first gear.

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Slowly let out the clutch and give it gas.

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To do a hill start put on the handbrake.

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Put it in gear and it give gas while letting out clutch.

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Take off the handbrake and go.

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To change between any gear put the clutch in.

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Choose the gear.

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Let out the clutch slowly and give it gas.

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To get better gas mileage change gear at a lower rpm.

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To take off fast, build up the revs with the clutch in and first gear selected.

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Let out the clutch as fast as possible while putting the gas in all the way.

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Change gear at the red line or wherever you think the most amount of power will come from. To go as fast as possible make every gear change as quick as you can by putting in the clutch, changing gear, and putting the gas all the way on as fast as you can.
boxbbcar1 month ago

For those just trying to learn to drive a stick, let me make this suggestion (I have used this to train my stepdaughter and have had others report positive results). Go to an area with no traffic and flat, like a parking lot on early sunday morning. Have the student start the car, put it in first gear, then, using ONLY the clutch, release it till the car moves. Repeat this until the motion is fluid. If you can find a small incline also with no traffic, you can use the same technique for practicing at stops on hills.

djvergyn1 year ago
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