planning on getting an acura rsx type-s next summer. yea, its a long way to
go. lol. is driving manual easy? since during now till the summer i want to
learn to drive manual and heard its hard and easy from lotta ppl...
anybody from queens, new york tat knows someplace that teaches manual driving, then tell me please.
It's pretty simple. I basically learned by watching people cause I'm more of a visual learner but it's pretty simple and gets easier as you go along the challenging part would be the hills though.
its just accelerating in 1st or reverse that takes some learning. oh, and
uphill without the car going backwards. you'll get the hang of it quickly
if you're a fast learner.
u will mainly learn the most by parking the car, specially in reverse where u wont be able to cheat by looking at your feet to see how much pedal you're giving :wink2:
i woulda asked my only friend who has a manual to let me practice in his
beat up prelude tat he got in a car auction. but it got flooded over the
summer so i have no way of practicing. =T
is there a difference between 5spd and 6 spd? i think its mostly in the timing of the shift, but i could be wrong.
Its the number of gears thats the difference, thats all.
To start- Clutch in, turn key
To Go-Keep Clutch in, put in first, give it a little gas and increase giving more gas as you slowly let the clutch out.
Only difficult parts of driving a manual right there.
The difference between a 5spd and a 6spd is.... 1spd. A 5spd has 5 forward gears while a 6spd has 6 forward gears.
Don't forget to push the clutch in when you stop (I've seen a lot of people who switch over from an AT to a manual neglect this step).
It's very simple. It's something that can be easily learned visually. Just have someone drive you around in a manual car and observe. That's the easiest way. Then have some trial and error runs. Just takes a little coordination.
it's pretty simple.. i just got a prelude 5spd and started learning to
drive it 3 days ago. now i can drive smoothly and all i have to work on is
starting on hills without rolling back. :)
hmmm, sounds simple to start. but whats the speed range to change gears n stuff?
thats how cars stall right? when dont push clutch in when stopping?
When you stop you have to push in the little pedal you call a "clutch" or else it'll stall and/or buck until it stalls
Curious...how DO you start a manual while parked up hill?
Umm, brake and clutch :screwy:
A very easy way to start on a hill... and prevent excessive clutch wear, is to set the e-brake, let the clutch out until you feel it just start to engage, then release the brake as you continue to engage the clutch. You don't need to rev the engine nearly as much as most people do when starting on a hill. Plus, you don't roll back at all. This process is most convenient in a vehicle with a center mounted hand e-brake. But I've done it with left-foot engage e-brakes as well.
He said how do you start on a hill :laughing:
To drive on a hill in traffic I use the panic method where i mash the gas in and drop the clutch :doh:
i noticed its all on cluthes and gas. but how bout the brake petals? is that even used as much. o.o
Today's drivers. :screwy:
LOL, no shit :banghead:
you use the brake to slow down. :)
Theres nothing special you have do when breaking besides disengaging the transmission (clutching or taking it out of gear). I think thats what you meant by that question.
yea tats exactly what i meant. since i never drove a manual b4 i didnt kno how to word it.