5 Things You Should Never Do In A Manual Transmission Vehicle

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-16 1. tiggfigg commented 5 years ago

First one is owning one.
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+4 2. watsonlr commented 5 years ago

I love my standard, but with automated manuals, it's becoming harder and harder to find them.
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+4 3. mwak commented 5 years ago

nice little waterfall in the background on the first stop :)
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+1 4. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#3 Yes, I think so too :)
I love driving cars with gear shift, for one you can accelerate much faster...he brought up some important points.
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+2 5. MindTrick commented 5 years ago

Automatic has come far today tho, there is very few scenarios where you need manual. But its fun to "feel" the car of course, i think manual vs auto comes with age and the need for speed. Young people love manual, but i think when you get mid-age'ish, you'll start to appreciate the auto :)
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+1 6. loadrunner commented 5 years ago

2:10 Putting the car in neutral in front of any crossing or red light anywhere in the streets where you need to stop is a very bad idea, you need to react in case of emergency and it takes one extra second to put the car back in gear to clear the crossing or escape from incoming objects or vehicles. Where I live the 'green' on a lot of traffic lights lasts only 3 seconds and that means you are to late to react.
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+3 7. KallAngo commented 5 years ago

Nice tips. I really enjoy It.
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+3 8. Abdullah54 commented 5 years ago

Most important tip for Americans travelling to Europe is missing: When renting a car with manual transmission you REALLY MUST SHIFT THE GEARS! ;))) http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/citroen.asp
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+2 9. MindTrick commented 5 years ago

#6 You are always taught to put it in neutral, and put on the handbrake. This goes for pretty much every single serious driving school. I understand you think that its safety reasons behind it, but there is safety reasons behind why you shouldn't. What if you are the one with a problem, lets say you get some sort of fit, and your foot slides off the clutch? The car will start moving and you risk a lot more danger than standing still. Also, if a car is speeding and driving like a maniac, the driver will still try to avoid hitting obstacles that are stationary. If you then suddenly decide to slam it in gear and floor it, you might end up causing a crash instead of avoiding it. This is not just me, this is a general attitude that you will notice from pretty much any serious driving school, all over the world.
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0 10. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#9 ...except in the US, where people rarely do driving school and would probably not be able to take the test and pass in a stick shift car, since it takes a little more skill than driving an automatic.
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+1 11. loadrunner commented 5 years ago

#9 It could be different in some European drivingschools. Mabey it is different where I live. Here you can fail a driving test when you put the car in neutral on a crossing at redlight. Here 'neutral' is only used for parking, with handbreak or when waiting for a bridge, and then the engine must be turned off. Every other situation the car should be in first gear. The traffic is also much faster here.
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+1 12. Abdullah54 commented 5 years ago

#11 that's weird, no such rule here. I can't imagine having the clutch pressed 20 out of 30 minutes when in traffic jam or during red lights. I can get moving from red sooner than there is a green light and even with a car which has the Start/Stop "feature", so the engines turns off every time you slow down under +- 5kph with neutral a clutch released.
You however are advised to gear down 4-3-2-0 before the crossing, red light, and not going to neural directly from higher gear using only brakes. That makes sense because that way you use the slowing effect of engine, save your breaking pads and have a better control over the car on a slippery/icy surface (no wheels blocking). But that does not justify having first gear and pressed clutch on a red light.
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0 13. Giselle commented 5 years ago

Wrong title.
Should read:
"Video of me in my fast car. It's a great car and I want everyone to be jealous."