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Old 05-04-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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Question How To Teach Someone To Drive Stick-shift?

Hi guys, my girlfriend has always wanted to learn how to drive stick and I wanna teach her on my 6-speed. Any tips or tidbits? where should we start out at..what are some keyt hings to tell her? thanks guys
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:56 PM   #2
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http://www.car-forums.com/talk/showthread.php?t=26882

That should help.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:01 PM   #3
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Hey. I am not sure if this will help but i recently was taught how to drive stick. (kinda) He took me into a vacant parking lot and I practiced starting out in first gear and shifting up to fourth. Also we practiced starting on an incline. That was really helpful. He only helped me out for about an hour then a month later i bought my own stick and learned from there myself.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:04 PM   #4
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I would mention the sexy way of teaching her.... but I don't think Cliffy would approve
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:22 PM   #5
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Invest in the classes for it. Don't put wear on your car. All that stalling and starting up...it's killer.
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:27 PM   #6
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It depends on the person. Not everyone gets it right away but some do. I feel it was explained well to me how the manual works and i only stalled maybe twice my first time and both times were when we tried to start on an incline.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:55 AM   #7
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It depends on the person. Not everyone gets it right away but some do. I feel it was explained well to me how the manual works and i only stalled maybe twice my first time and both times were when we tried to start on an incline.



My experience teaching someone was different. It's not that I'm a horrible teacher, but the kid was too cocky and over-confident and wanted to jump right into fast shifting. He would let the clutch up way too fast and early. No concept of practicing. Just, "Ok, I got it right once, now let's move on!"


He stalled my car...many, many, many times on that first session. I will never teach him again on my car. He's hopeless.



And my car has to be the EASIEST stick-shift to drive in the world.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:37 AM   #8
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make them ride a dirtbike first, its alot easier to grasp the concept and youll only endanger yourself when the bike flips and lands on you, youll only screw up a few times
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:59 PM   #9
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My experience teaching someone was different. It's not that I'm a horrible teacher, but the kid was too cocky and over-confident and wanted to jump right into fast shifting. He would let the clutch up way too fast and early. No concept of practicing. Just, "Ok, I got it right once, now let's move on!"


He stalled my car...many, many, many times on that first session. I will never teach him again on my car. He's hopeless.



And my car has to be the EASIEST stick-shift to drive in the world.
Can you teach somebody over there without needing a few years driving experience under your belt? In the UK you need to have held a license for atleast 3-yrs to be allowed to
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:06 PM   #10
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My experience teaching someone was different.
He stalled my car...many, many, many times on that first session. I will never teach him again on my car. He's hopeless.


Right... that goes along with what I said... it depends on the person.
He should know if his gf is going to be cocky, nervous, confident... whatever.
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:01 AM   #11
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Can you teach somebody over there without needing a few years driving experience under your belt? In the UK you need to have held a license for atleast 3-yrs to be allowed to

just need to be the appropriate age if your teaching someone under the age limit. Either that or I've broke the law 3 times on this.
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:34 PM   #12
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Can you teach somebody over there without needing a few years driving experience under your belt? In the UK you need to have held a license for atleast 3-yrs to be allowed to


He knows how to drive and is licensed to drive, so that is not an issue.


If I were teaching him to drive and he wasn't licensed to drive, I'd need to be at least 21.



There's no law about teaching stick-shift.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:30 PM   #13
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Don't teach them with your car... I would borrow someone elses!
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:29 AM   #14
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He knows how to drive and is licensed to drive, so that is not an issue.


If I were teaching him to drive and he wasn't licensed to drive, I'd need to be at least 21.



There's no law about teaching stick-shift.
I see, I assumed he didn't have a license, but I understand now, thanks. Also I assume you need an extra catagory on a US driving license to drive a manual, if you only passed your test in an automatic? Or isn't that the case over there?
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:55 PM   #15
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That's not the case at all in NY state. You just drive it.


If it is a law, it surely isn't enforced.



A cop pulled me over once when my friend was trying to drive my car because he thought she was drunk. He just said keep it in the parking lot.
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