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Driving a Manual? #139038 Mar 29, 5:43pm Mar 29, 5:43pm
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Driving a Manual?
Just wondering how many people do not know how to drive a manual or are not very good at driving one yet?

Me I am practicing...I use to kinda practice a long time ago but stoped when i bought my celi which was an auto..now i am trying to learn how again..my problem is getting to nervous to get on the actual road.

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139039 Mar 29, 6:06pm Mar 29, 6:06pm
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Originally Posted by Angelica
Just wondering how many people do not know how to drive a manual or are not very good at driving one yet?

Me I am practicing...I use to kinda practice a long time ago but stoped when i bought my celi which was an auto..now i am trying to learn how again..my problem is getting to nervous to get on the actual road.


Try hitting the side streets, and then the highway early some Sunday morning.

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139040 Mar 29, 6:08pm Mar 29, 6:08pm
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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139042 Mar 29, 6:14pm Mar 29, 6:14pm
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Its okay to be nervous, find a private place to practice. I had a hard time learning how to start on an incline. Kept spinning my tires. I was practicing in a church parking lot one night and almost had the cops called me because someone said they saw a suspicious looking car circling the building. grin


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Mizery_Machine] #139043 Mar 29, 7:04pm Mar 29, 7:04pm
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i still have probs with stick thumbsdown

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Bakablo1] #139044 Mar 29, 7:12pm Mar 29, 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by Bakablo1
i still have probs with stick thumbsdown


lol i mastered it in 3 days, havent killed it in months except when i almost smoked a dog, its second nature and i even have a short shifter and a loud ass stereo so its hard to hear what im doing, for some people it jst clicks


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139045 Mar 29, 7:17pm Mar 29, 7:17pm
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don't be nervous just relax and do not let go of the cluch too fast, make go even with the gas pedal and you'll be the best

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139046 Mar 29, 7:22pm Mar 29, 7:22pm
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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139047 Mar 29, 8:01pm Mar 29, 8:01pm
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havnt got a chance to drive a manual car...so i dono how to drive one yet~ grin


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139048 Mar 29, 8:05pm Mar 29, 8:05pm
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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #139049 Mar 29, 8:14pm Mar 29, 8:14pm
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I only drive a stick about once or twice a month, but I'm pretty good at it. I'm not ultra-smooth... but then again, I'm not very smooth in my auto either. I think that it's more fun to "feel" the driving experience. laughsilly


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: RevMonster] #139050 Mar 29, 8:20pm Mar 29, 8:20pm
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it didnt take that long for me to learn because i already knew what i was doin but when i first really to do it the next day my left leg hurt like hell angry.. but after that it was fine took me a about a day to get it and about a week or two to get pretty smooth, i used to get scared on the inclines because i didnt want to hit the person behind. just get to know ur clutch... lol and ull b fine


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139051 Mar 29, 8:27pm Mar 29, 8:27pm
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i need to learn to drive manual too...my dad's truck is manual, so i'm gonna try to learn a lil bit on that, then hopefully caleb will teach me to drive his gts...b/c i wanna get an rsx-s...so i need to know how to drive it!!


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: eric_h] #139052 Mar 29, 8:32pm Mar 29, 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by eric_h
Originally Posted by Bakablo1
i still have probs with stick thumbsdown


lol i mastered it in 3 days, havent killed it in months except when i almost smoked a dog, its second nature and i even have a short shifter and a loud ass stereo so its hard to hear what im doing, for some people it jst clicks


A loud stereo is actually the best way to practice!! You go by feel instead of RPMs. thumbsup

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139053 Mar 29, 9:31pm Mar 29, 9:31pm
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Actually I know the basics and I am now in the process of trading my auto gt for a 6-Speed gts thumbsup But I am still nervous as hell. I am fine after I get into 1st. But getting into 1st is the hardest part for me!!!frustrating at times angry Guess I have to learn somehow...

For those of who know how to drive a manual very well...Are there any websites you know of that might help us?? thumbsup ThX

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139054 Mar 29, 9:52pm Mar 29, 9:52pm
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its easy, but i hate steep hills thumbsdown

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: gtscelica05] #139055 Mar 29, 9:58pm Mar 29, 9:58pm
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you all are gonna kick my ass for this one but...
when it cam to purchasing a celica
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or a red gt 2001 w/ 26000 miles for about 13,000
the main reason i picked my gt was because it was an auto
my main message is, if you realllllllly wanna go fast learn to drive a stick


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139056 Mar 29, 10:11pm Mar 29, 10:11pm
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Originally Posted by Angelica
Just wondering how many people do not know how to drive a manual or are not very good at driving one yet?

Me I am practicing...I use to kinda practice a long time ago but stoped when i bought my celi which was an auto..now i am trying to learn how again..my problem is getting to nervous to get on the actual road.


Practice makes perfect.


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139057 Mar 29, 10:18pm Mar 29, 10:18pm
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You won't even think about it once you get used to it. I love my 6 speed. I've driven autos before and I get bored. All you need is practise. thumbsup

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139058 Mar 29, 11:38pm Mar 29, 11:38pm
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dont over analyze. you arent gonna get good by thinking "ok, now i gotta clutch and give it some gas"

imo driving careful is harder then just going at it in a manual


remember that if you stall too much that you're not giving enuf gas. also remember that you gotta let off the clutch or you wont go anywhere.

i dunno . . . just practice.


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: gtscelica05] #139059 Mar 29, 11:43pm Mar 29, 11:43pm
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
its easy, but i hate steep hills thumbsdown

yea me to at first when i got my car, now it's a peice of cake.

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139060 Mar 30, 12:05am Mar 30, 12:05am
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its just like learning to ride a bike grin, practice makes perfect.. try practicing on an empty lot like the school parking lot or any business parking lot on a weekend, then after getting used to it for a couple of days try driving on side streets, when you're really comfortable driving then you wanna hit the freeways, just have to be patient, you'll get there thumbsup

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139061 Mar 30, 3:35am Mar 30, 3:35am
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You'll pick it up, use the engine sound and tach (not at first gear, just generally speaking). Once you have it down, you won't even have to think, look at the tach or even listen to the engine. It'll take a couple of weeks to have it down if not months to have a smooth ride. Good luck!

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139062 Mar 30, 5:55am Mar 30, 5:55am
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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139063 Mar 30, 5:58am Mar 30, 5:58am
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wow in my country we must take driving lessons for over 2166 us dollar and are only allowed to use stick to we have the license not before then we get a ticked and must w8 6 months to take the license

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: csulbkid] #139064 Mar 30, 6:07am Mar 30, 6:07am
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Originally Posted by csulbkid
dont over analyze. you arent gonna get good by thinking "ok, now i gotta clutch and give it some gas"

imo driving careful is harder then just going at it in a manual


remember that if you stall too much that you're not giving enuf gas. also remember that you gotta let off the clutch or you wont go anywhere.

i dunno . . . just practice.


yeah I think I am over analyzing it...I think to much when i am trying to do it instead i should just relax and not think about it so har..but it's hard when are driving because cars are so expenisive and you don't want to mess anyone's car up!

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139065 Mar 30, 6:11am Mar 30, 6:11am
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driving stick is so mutch cooler just fhink putting it 2 gear down and hear the engien get crazy then flooring it hehehe
pricless , insted of siting and press a gas pedal

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139066 Mar 30, 6:36am Mar 30, 6:36am
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yea..out of all the manual cars i've driven, about 5...i think the celica is the hardest for me to drive and took me the longest to get use to, besides when i first got into a car...might be because this is the fist sports car i've ever drivin...and i am still taking it out, i try not to make the car jumpy...i can drive it pretty smooth now, but i get off slow as hell! haha...i havent dared to try a incline yet with traffic, i went to a pretty steep incline and i got it on the second try...but that's the only incline i ever took on my celica...but this car is fun 2 drive once i got use to it!

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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139067 Mar 30, 8:07am Mar 30, 8:07am
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manual is the way to go !!! did you know that the first automatiques where invented for hadicapt people tongue it's true tho


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139068 Mar 30, 11:40am Mar 30, 11:40am
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I would not know how to drive automatic, never driven one. There is only one auto Celica in this country an its imported from the US. eek



Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139069 Mar 30, 2:08pm Mar 30, 2:08pm
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I learned how to drive on a manual and I've only driven a manual and I think I'll only drive a manual! Unless for some reason I move into the bigger city where it's hectic and I am forced to drive in rush hour traffic every single day.. and if so, then maybe I'll consider an auto, and since Mercedes have all but two cars in auto I think have a Benz would be a fun idea wink .. oh and then I could be a brainless, stuck-up, rich yuppie rofl

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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139071 Mar 30, 8:06pm Mar 30, 8:06pm
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it took me about 2 hours 2 get use 2 my GTS i was just drivin around my crib and by the next day i was out on the road ill be honest the hardest thing to do is get off in first gear because its wen you start sometimes you let go 2 fast and you just stall and other times you hit the gas 2 much and let go 2 fast and you burn out sigh it takes times but practise makes perfect ull get it just get use 2 ur car and think about wat ur doing the hardest thing ur going to come across is up hills man those was so hard for me i though i would hit the car behind me so i will always burn out hahahah thats y im gettin new tires tomorow smile but yeah try on being on a hill and hiting the gas and letting go easy of the cluth till ur car just dont move ether up or down thats wen you know you kinda get it hard to explain

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139072 Mar 30, 8:11pm Mar 30, 8:11pm
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just takes a few stop signs to feel where your clutch catches, dont worry anyone can do it thumbsup


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Vampyre] #139073 Mar 30, 8:13pm Mar 30, 8:13pm
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Originally Posted by Vampyre
I learned how to drive on a manual and I've only driven a manual and I think I'll only drive a manual! Unless for some reason I move into the bigger city where it's hectic and I am forced to drive in rush hour traffic every single day.. and if so, then maybe I'll consider an auto, and since Mercedes have all but two cars in auto I think have a Benz would be a fun idea wink .. oh and then I could be a brainless, stuck-up, rich yuppie rofl


yeah my family all drive auto mercedes so I have no family car to practice with!

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139074 Mar 30, 8:21pm Mar 30, 8:21pm
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does anyone ever dirve stick everyday, and then one day, for some reason has to drive someones auto? i did the other day, and it seriously confused the hell outa me. i went from small manual celica, to a huge auto durango. i was driving like a moron, i felt so stupid. so yeah, its all experience, you cant really tell someone how to do it.


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Originally Posted by Veilside

manual is the way to go !!! did you know that the first automatiques where invented for hadicapt people it's true tho


nope, not true at all, in fact the first auto tranny cars were offered as a convenience for the average buyer, just like power steering and AC.

In fact the first automatics didn't have shift knobs, they had buttons on the dash to select reverse, neutral, drive, 1st and 2nd gear. It was way cool (I've seen a couple old cars with this, it was a slick idea!) Problem is, a lot of people went to hit the preset buttons on their radio back then, and the gear selector's buttons looked a LOT like the radio buttons, and they were also placed just above the radio. wouldn't you know it, some poor schmuck would go to change the rtadio station and accidentally press reverse, next thing you know, the person steps on the gas when the light would turn green, and end up smashing the guy behind him. very funny, and yes, very true.

since then, the gear selector has either been a lever in the center console or on the steering column.

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: metalliceli] #139076 Mar 30, 8:49pm Mar 30, 8:49pm
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Originally Posted by metalliceli
does anyone ever dirve stick everyday, and then one day, for some reason has to drive someones auto? i did the other day, and it seriously confused the hell outa me. i went from small manual celica, to a huge auto durango. i was driving like a moron, i felt so stupid. so yeah, its all experience, you cant really tell someone how to do it.


That has happened to me a couple times! One time I had to drive my girl to Walmart in her car. I kept working the brake like the clutch. spineyes


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139077 Mar 31, 2:50am Mar 31, 2:50am
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I think it is very easy to drive with a stick... I have had a couple of cars with automatic transmission... so I have tried both types of transmission - and I like the manual best... You are always in control of which gear you are in...

And by the way, in Denmark (Europe/Scandinavia) the Celica only comes with a 6 speed manual transmission regardless of engine type...

And I think a 6 speed manual is more fun than a 4 speed automatic...



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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139078 Mar 31, 6:38am Mar 31, 6:38am
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Selena I can have you driving a manual like a pro within 3 hours.


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: GTSHYPR] #139079 Mar 31, 11:50am Mar 31, 11:50am
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Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Selena I can have you driving a manual like a pro within 3 hours.


(Not meant in a sexual way you prev's.) ohboy



seriously??? i practiced for about an hour the first night!

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139080 Mar 31, 12:00pm Mar 31, 12:00pm
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Originally Posted by Angelica
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Selena I can have you driving a manual like a pro within 3 hours.


(Not meant in a sexual way you prev's.) ohboy



seriously??? i practiced for about an hour the first night!


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139081 Mar 31, 12:07pm Mar 31, 12:07pm
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i've never driven a manual before and i got a manual celica gt and learned in like a week. I love it. it's so much fun to drive. i've had it for about 3 weeks right now and i can drive it pretty good. not the best but it feels more natural and im not as nervous.

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139082 Mar 31, 12:34pm Mar 31, 12:34pm
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Originally Posted by Angelica
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Selena I can have you driving a manual like a pro within 3 hours.


(Not meant in a sexual way you prev's.) ohboy



seriously??? i practiced for about an hour the first night!


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #139083 Mar 31, 12:54pm Mar 31, 12:54pm
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by Angelica
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Selena I can have you driving a manual like a pro within 3 hours.


(Not meant in a sexual way you prev's.) ohboy



seriously??? i practiced for about an hour the first night!


Did you get it?


I know the concept but I need to practice on the road road..we were in a parking lot...my other friends told me that I can practice in there cars but I havn't had time to yet..

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139084 Mar 31, 1:08pm Mar 31, 1:08pm
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Originally Posted by Angelica
Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by Angelica
Originally Posted by GTSHYPR
Selena I can have you driving a manual like a pro within 3 hours.


(Not meant in a sexual way you prev's.) ohboy



seriously??? i practiced for about an hour the first night!


Did you get it?


I know the concept but I need to practice on the road road..we were in a parking lot...my other friends told me that I can practice in there cars but I havn't had time to yet..


Oh...Sweet thumbsup


Once you get a feel for the clutch, you'll have it in no time. It becomes second nature after a while grin

Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139085 Mar 31, 1:35pm Mar 31, 1:35pm
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I drove an automatic for 4 years, then I bought my Celica GTS with a manual transmission. I actually drove it home from the dealership on the interstate eek I sucked so bad...but I got her home safely.
Now I drive her with hardly any problems at all and I LOVE driving a stick. It just takes practice. Don't get frustrated if you stall it, I still stall it occasionally.


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Re: Driving a Manual? [Re: Angelica] #139086 Apr 1, 12:09am Apr 1, 12:09am
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Practice makes perfect. when I was learning how to drive manual, the first gear was the hardest, but after a weak, I had it nail.. Now I drive my GTS really well.. is like you become one with the car, and before you know it, you will changing gears without even noticing.. thumbsup Keep practicing and don't be afraid.. thumbsup wave

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