Can you help me understand, once and for all, what I need to do to get the best mileage out of my manual-transmission car? [more inside]
Help me get over anxiety from learning to drive stick on surface streets in a moderately hilly town, please? [more inside]
Where can I find an ideal and expansive place in or around Baltimore to teach someone how to drive manual transmission safely? [more inside]
I'm in Toronto and I'd like to learn to drive a manual transmission. I don't want to ask anyone to lend me their manual-tranmission car because of the wear and tear I might inflict on it, and you can't rent stick-shift cars (as far as I know) for exactly that reason. So I'm considering paying for lessons. My question: does it make sense to spend more money for lessons from a dedicated learn-to-drive-manual outfit like Shifters, or should I inquire with a regular driving school like CSS about individual lessons? Or, alternatively, do you have any other suggestions?
Help me figure out what's wrong with my old crappy van. [more inside]
I'm driving an automatic car for the first time. How should I safely move off when stationary in heavy traffic pointing up a steep hill? [more inside]
Driving a Stick: Help settle the debate before I shove the gearshift up my boyfriend's wazoo... [more inside]
How quickly should I be able to learn to drive a manual transmission vehicle well enough to manage some tricky conditions (large van, driving from Berlin to Brussels)? What are some tips and tricks? How often (and in what conditions) should I be practicing before I get there? Tips specific to German driving are welcome too. [more inside]