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Old 06-16-2000, 05:03 PM   #1
Brian Mayfield
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Talking My new rs

I got my RS today and I love it. I would like to thank every one who posts on this board for your help. But now I could use a little help with my driving technique. This is my first stick and I keep killing it. It is so embarising to see people laugh at you for stalling twice at the same light. Any tips for a new stick owner(wait..that sounds dirty).
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Old 06-16-2000, 05:11 PM   #2
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Practice, practice, practice.

And don't be afraid to slip the clutch a little (add a few hundred revs with the throttle, then ease the clutch out)
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Old 06-16-2000, 05:17 PM   #3
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Ahhh.. the clutch..

I had to get a bit used to it too. It's not as bad as a 240Z clutch but, again, just needs a bit getting used to.

Try this exercise. Go on a long stretch of road that nobody travels on.. Then without touching the acc, ease out VERY slowly until you feel it start to engage. Then step on the clutch again! Keep repeating this and you'll handle the clutch well. After you get used to that, then add the acc in there to give it a little push. Remember that the Suby clutch hates it when you don't disengage the clutch smoothly when starting off in 1st or when shifting into 2nd...

Tim
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Old 06-16-2000, 05:19 PM   #4
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Give it gas! When I was first learning, I was timid with the gas and I kept killing it. You'll get it. In a month you'll start to feel comfortable. In two months you'll feel pretty confident. In three months you won't think about it. From then on, you'll wonder how you lived with an auto before. Congratulations and I'm glad you ventured and got a stick!
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Old 06-16-2000, 05:48 PM   #5
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squirel bait......coo; name
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Old 06-16-2000, 06:16 PM   #6
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Hey Its another person who bought their impreza without knowing how to do 5 speed.

Just like me!

Well I live on a hill, and the only way to my house is up and down several hills, all with stop lights so my first few days were hell.

Everyone told me to ease out the clutch while giving it a little gas to save the clutch, they were wrong. If you're trying to learn, i'd say give it gas, when you're used to the clutch engagement, then you'll naturally find yourself easing off the gas as you engage the clutch.

practice alot of starts, also starting while facing downhill on a very low grade hill may help. your car will start to roll alittle by it self then you can ease the clutch while getting on the gas.

Sorry it's so long and confusing...
I'll stop here.

Shin
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Old 06-16-2000, 06:26 PM   #7
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Wow, I thought I was the only person to buy a 5 speed without ever having driven a stick before! I've had my Scooby for about a month now and the only thing I'm not 100% comfortable with are very steep hills.
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Old 06-16-2000, 07:54 PM   #8
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Nope, I too bought my RS without stick knowledge, But I drive it like crazy, and am pretty confident.

I have to make left turns on a hill into traffic all the time, so my hill technique is pretty good, I've only had the car for 2.5 weeks and I feel pretty confident. Only thing I'm a little leary on is downshifting for corners, but I have got my double clutch technique down pretty well.

The 5spd and slightly bigger engine really make a difference compared to my 99 impreza 2.2l 4AET, that thing was a pig for accelleration. I think you lose ALOT of power with the auto.
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Old 06-16-2000, 07:59 PM   #9
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You don't lose any power with the auto if you don't let off the gas.

~99 rally blue auto
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Old 06-19-2000, 05:14 PM   #10
Brian Mayfield
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Thanks for the tips guys. They have been realy helpful, I have been practicing all weekeand and I seem to be getting the hang of it.
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Old 06-19-2000, 05:21 PM   #11
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I didn't know how to drive a stick when I bought mine either. After about two weeks I could drive confortably around. I still avoid hills though. Its been about 3 weeks if you were wondering.
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Old 06-19-2000, 05:29 PM   #12
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I'm just wondering, but why would you buy a brand new car, a 5 speed, with not driving standard before? I remember when I got my first standard, I just abused the clutch for about a month, before I became really familiar with it. Take it easy, and don't kill your clutch
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Old 06-19-2000, 05:45 PM   #13
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i learned on my $18,000 subie too.. but i'm getting better every day (had it for about 4 mos.). i still have to think about shifting to get it super smooth.. its rough when i work a late shift and i'm too tired to care.

shaun
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