People that cant drive stick * mostly females * hehe sorry ladies im playin... are just lazy and dont wanna learn. I learned on a stick My step dad asshole used to let me drive his toyota gutless wonder around.
The hardest part is Foot/foot/hand/ear/eye coordination.
If you let the clutch out too fast, you kill the motor. Not enought gas, you kill the motor. Too much gas, and you lurch forward or peel out. If you are on a hill and you are too slow with the clutch/gas switch, you will roll backwards into the guy behind you!
It is harder than just "push in cluch, change gear/let out clutch".
All that being said...once you learn how, and get used to it, you will be amazed at the ammount of control you have over the car, and you will miss that control when you go back to driving an Autotragic slushbox.
Leave it to Random to Needlessly complicate things.
Well spoken, Random! (I like the slushbox comment).
Krn- Try to learn somewhere where there is little to no grade. Hills are an entirely different story in a standard. Once you are comfortable driving where there is little to no grade, then slowly move up to small and then eventually big grades. When I teach people how to drive stick, for the first while on hills, you might want to assist a take off with the hand brake. By this I mean when you want to take off up a hill, pull the hand brake up (now you will not roll back) and slightly rev the engine. Slowly let off the clutch and you will find yourself rolling up the hill, rather than into the bumper of the person behind you.
Really, all it takes is pratice. I learned how to drive in a standard and I find Automatics too self controlling. I want to drive my car, I don't want to be driven by it.
Msg for 4drGL just to let u know Im sure that you know this but just for the sake of people learning car/ engine parts the part that you refered to is a crankshaft not a driveshaft, and also there are no drive shafts on the Accents or Elantras only half shafts. Just wanted to clear that up cuss then when a person learns from reading this doesn't go make an ass of himself when he calls crankshafts driveshafts and refers to the shaft coming out of the tranny a drive shaft when really its a half shaft, unless in some cases something is a rear wheel drive set up then sometimes yes its a drive shaft. Sorry to get under anyones skin but mis-informing people of parts is a pet-peeve of mine. My private pilot ground schooling instructor called the connecting rods of a piston push rods and called other parts of the engine by a similar but wrong name, and half the class gets all of this stuff wrong in the shop. Until I informed the instrutor of the incorrect info and he told the class. Thanks for your time <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
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