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Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:03 am
by Ovrclck
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

Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:37 am
by potownrob
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

Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:36 am
by Ovrclck
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

Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:55 am
by Rope-Pusher
Considering the recent gas prices,......

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Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:07 pm
by Squint
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!

Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:16 pm
by Ovrclck
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.

Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:56 pm
by watkins
As long as there arent too many turns to take

Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:12 pm
by Rope-Pusher
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.

Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:53 am
by six
Welcome! And that's a great lineup of cars :)

Re: Hello from SoCal!!

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:37 pm
by Ovrclck
six wrote:Welcome! And that's a great lineup of cars :)

Thank you very much! :)