Question by  xyroclast (65)

How can I learn to drive a standard shift?

I tried it once and was hopeless.


Answer by  bug57 (1048)

Start by just concentrating on the point at which the car stalls when you let out the clutch. Don't worry about moving, just focus on your left foot and the point where the car stalls. Get used to it. When you are, press the gas just before you hit that point. You'll move and can let out the clutch slowly.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

Give it another try. Find a patient driver who has some time to work with you in a parking lot. Just try doing from stopped to first gear to stopped again. Try it for a 1/2 hour and then break. You won't learn it in one setting.


Answer by  beerman12 (81)

The only way to learn to drive a standard or manual transmission is to get out and practice. It takes awhile to learn, but it stays with you.

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