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How do I get the most mileage out of my manual-transmission car?

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]
posted by Scientist on Oct 2, 2012 - 27 answers

Learn to drive stick-filter

Help me get over anxiety from learning to drive stick on surface streets in a moderately hilly town, please? [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Jun 12, 2012 - 44 answers

Help me learn to drive stick in NYC

How do I learn how to drive a manual transmission in New York asap? I have called a few schools and they're booked for a few weeks ahead. [more inside]
posted by I-baLL on Jun 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Seeking info on Ford Country Squire transmissions.

What was the last year that the Ford Country Squire wagon was available with a manual transmission?
posted by jpallan on Dec 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for an ideal spot for driving lessons...!

Where can I find an ideal and expansive place in or around Baltimore to teach someone how to drive manual transmission safely? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Dec 14, 2010 - 18 answers

Conventional wisdom lets me down...as usual.

I thought a 5-speed manual always trumped an automatic for mpg, all else being equal? [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Oct 5, 2010 - 25 answers

Kia seems to think that I should take it to the dealership, but...

How do I get the transmission fluid/gear oil into the transmission of an '08 Kia Spectra5? It's a manual 5-speed, and, as far as I can tell, there is no dipstick. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Mar 21, 2010 - 7 answers

What's the best way to learn to drive stick in Toronto?

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?
posted by Dasein on Sep 8, 2009 - 14 answers

What's the shift pattern on a 1980 Toyota pickup?

What's the shift pattern on a 1980 Toyota pickup? The 4-speed shifter, not the 4WD.
posted by attercoppe on Aug 4, 2009 - 13 answers

How to teach someone to drive stick?

How do I teach my wife to operate a manual transmission? [more inside]
posted by rush on Sep 17, 2007 - 24 answers

Help me drive up a hill safely.

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]
posted by thparkth on Jun 10, 2007 - 18 answers

Should I consider a car with a manual transmission?

Manual or automatic transmission? [more inside]
posted by itheearl on Jun 9, 2007 - 68 answers

Michael Schumacher you ain't, honey...

Driving a Stick: Help settle the debate before I shove the gearshift up my boyfriend's wazoo... [more inside]
posted by romakimmy on Apr 21, 2006 - 48 answers

How best to learn manual transmission shifting?

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]
posted by xo on Feb 25, 2005 - 23 answers

Condisering buying a manual car

I'm interested in buying a car with a manual transmission. Unfortunately, while I've driven with a manual a couple of times in the past, I'm still very inexperienced. What's the best way to practice prior to getting the new car or without ruining the gears on my new car (or causing traffic problems)? And is it even worthwhile to get a manual these days if I don't already know how to drive one? Keep in mind this car would be used for daily commutes through moderate to heavy traffic. [more inside]
posted by EatenByAGrue on Feb 2, 2005 - 52 answers

Why is my gear stick/stick shift wobbling and stuck in 2nd gear?

I was stop and go driving for about an hour today (hanging flyers for my job; the car's a manual transmission '95 Saturn) and after I finished I was heading back to the store when I hear a pop and my stick shift is just wobbling around. I still have to hold the clutch to start the car but it is stuck in second gear so I can get it going but only drive 10-15mph. What in the hell just happened?
posted by untuckedshirts on Jul 9, 2004 - 11 answers

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