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Old 01-17-2019, 08:35 PM
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Can I learn manual in a day?

So I am thinking of trading my TSX for an RSX-S but I never drove an MT, been driving for about 3 years and feel like im a pretty good driver and picked it up quickly, reason Im asking is because I need to drive 30m for work everyday so..yea lol

I have people to teach me so at least theres that, how did you guys learn?

Also is this a wise trade for me? Its a 2008 TSX, great condition for a 2002 Type S great condition, both similar condition and miles (170kish on both)
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It takes a day about. once you get used to it, you're good. Be careful on hill starts, though
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:41 PM
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It takes a day about. once you get used to it, you're good. Be careful on hill starts, though
Iíll have someone drive me home and once I learn Iíll practice all day
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Start with the clutch and, at first, don't let out fast, you'll stall. Release clutch over a couple of seconds while throttling maybe 15-25%. Be smooth and easy, you're not trying to race yet. Just get it rolling. Also, don't worry about downshifting at first... Because $$$ could happen if you can't feel where the gears are. P.S., only drove one manual a few times, four years ago. It was a POS 1996 Suzuki Sidekick.

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I learned back in 1977; a friend was selling his car and promised he'd teach me how to drive a stick before I drove home. Unfortunately at the last minute he landed a hot date; I gave him the money, he gave me the keys and title, and he split.

I knew enough to put the car in neutral, rolled it down the hill where there was an empty parking lot, and then practiced for an hour or so before I drove home.

Long story short, yes, you can easily learn to drive a stick in a day.
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Cool story, Horseshoez.
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Before I actually bought my first manual, my mom had a miata and she took me out and I was driving it around in less than an hour, this was when I was 16. Got my first manual at 18 right before I went to college and I had hills & everything else figured out in about a day. Plus the RSX is a pretty easy manual to drive, so unless someone put a heavier clutch set up in it, it will be fairly easy to figure out.
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Been driving manual transmission cars for the past 21 years. Every car I've owned since I was 16 has been manual and will always keep one in the stable.

You can pick it up in a day, but I'll be honest it takes several days to get comfortable with it. Biggest advice is to Not panic! You will stall at a light, you will miss a gear or two, you will forget to depress the clutch and cut off when stopping. People will honk, speed around you, etc. Don't stress out, take a deep breath, sync the clutch and start her back up again.

Last tip, timing is everything, so as a previous poster mentioned, take your time. Dump the clutch, car will stall... Riding the clutch will burn it up. I taught my 3 nieces and nephew to drive manual transmission last summer and lost a clutch in the process lol, but all is well and 2 are experts now.
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