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Ovrclck
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Hello from SoCal!!

Postby Ovrclck » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:03 am

Hi everyone! Just wanted to say how much I appreciate this website! It has helped me immensely by overcoming my anxiety's as a n00b stick driver.

First stick car
2014 WRX - Purchased 4/26/14
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My roommate drove it home for me. She taught me the basics over the weekend and was off to work the following Monday. Talk about anxiety!!

Second
2010 MINI Cooper S - Purchased 5/26/14

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The Subaru just didn't fit my style. Was too plain and the gas mileage was hurting my wallet (People don't buy WRX's or STI's because it gets great gas mileage lol)

3rd and final purchase for this year.

2013 JCW (John Cooper Works) - Purchased 11/28/14
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After driving the S for a couple months. I realized that I should have gotten the JCW to begin with. I've learned the basics and some advanced stuff like rev-matching. Now with the JCW, i'm taking my sweet time to really get a feel for the clutch and proper shifting etiquette.

Thanks and hello! :)

-Kristian

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potownrob
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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby potownrob » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:37 am

WOW!!!

That's one HELL of a lineup of first manual cars :shock: :o :D :lol: :!:

Patiently waiting to see what could possibly replace the JCW :lol: :D :twisted: :?:

BTW, Welcome to the Forums
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

For Pizza!!!!

Ovrclck
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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby Ovrclck » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:36 am

potownrob wrote:WOW!!!

That's one HELL of a lineup of first manual cars :shock: :o :D :lol: :!:

Patiently waiting to see what could possibly replace the JCW :lol: :D :twisted: :?:

BTW, Welcome to the Forums


Honda Fit? :P

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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:55 am

Considering the recent gas prices,......

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'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

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Squint
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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby Squint » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:07 pm

Ovrclck wrote:
potownrob wrote:WOW!!!

That's one HELL of a lineup of first manual cars :shock: :o :D :lol: :!:

Patiently waiting to see what could possibly replace the JCW :lol: :D :twisted: :?:

BTW, Welcome to the Forums


Honda Fit? :P

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Welcome!
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!

Ovrclck
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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby Ovrclck » Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:16 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:Considering the recent gas prices,......

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My coworker wants one of those. Even with the body weight. It will devastate pretty much anything on the road.

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watkins
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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby watkins » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:56 pm

As long as there arent too many turns to take
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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:12 pm

watkins wrote:As long as there arent too many turns to take

Your comment got me to stinkin',......

When I'm driving in RWD and it gets kinda snowy and I'm just battling oversteer and trying to get some power to the ground,......Shifting into 4WD feels kinda nice - it tends to go where I steer it and I can get out of my own way once again.

Is that what it's like driving a Hellcat Challenger or Charger on dry roads? Would having AWD make it less frustrating to drive? I bet you could still steer it with the loud pedal, but you might just have to be a little more deliberate about it.
'08 Jeep Liberty 6-Speed MT - "Last of the Mohicans"

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six
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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby six » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:53 am

Welcome! And that's a great lineup of cars :)
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2015 Heron White Chevrolet SS Sedan 6MT

Ovrclck
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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Postby Ovrclck » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:37 pm

six wrote:Welcome! And that's a great lineup of cars :)

Thank you very much! :)


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