man i have a chance to buy a 98 civic but...

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Post by iceberg187 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:01 pm

its standard transmission and i can't drive stick so i don't know how i would move it

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Post by P911C4 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:43 pm

You've come to the right place to learn how to drive stick.

I'm sure it's only a matter of time before this thread is inundated with advice.

With some very basic knowledge of what that pedal over on the left does and how it works, you can teach yourself over the course of a few days and become a Master Standard-shifter. Just get in the car and play with it. You'll figure it out; that's what I did. Member #193

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Post by violinandbass87 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:19 pm

i'll take the much will it cost you???

i'm looking for a car.

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Post by Johnf514 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:16 am

Welcome iceberg! Ask away, and in no time, you'll be able to drive stick just fine.

Read our FAQs and our Terms and Definitions to bring yourself up to speed. Feel free to PM members for 1-on-1 advice. And finally don't be afraid to ask questions. We're here to help.

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Post by papyrus » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:01 am

Hey Iceberg - welcome! :D

All good advice above ^^. Kick around the site a little and ask away. Do you know anyone that would be willing to give you a lesson or two in thier stickshift? Read up here first and then give it a go. :)
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Post by Sypher » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:28 pm

Hi Iceberg. If I were you, if the price is right, take the offer. You can always learn with the car. If you are afraid of moving it, get a friend or someone who knows how to drive a standard to move it for you back home. Dont pass up this opportunity and regret it in the future

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Post by missesm » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:49 pm

where are you iceberg? maybe someone can arrange to give you a lesson...
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Post by subzero » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:57 pm

yeah dont let this deal fall through the cracks. just get the car and teach yourself or get a friend to teach you.

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Post by eaglecatcher » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:06 pm

or, if you have a truck, or just something with a towing hitch, you could rent a uhaul trailer for a day, and pick it up.
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Post by potownrob » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:46 am

Where'd Iceberg go :?: :?
Here's how you do it Iceberg

Make sure the ebrake is set
Wiggle the shifter til it moves freely back and forth
Now it's in neutral
Push down the left pedal with your left foot
If you have a hard time pushing the pedal all the way in, move your seat up til your leg's still slightly bent with the clutch in all the way
Turn the key to ignition :twisted:
Let the clutch out
Now take a deep breath
Look around you to see if you wanna move forward or backward
Check your mirrors 8)
Push the clutch back in all the way
For first move the shifter to the left and forward
For reverse move the shifter to the right and back (see shift pattern on stick)
Now let the clutch out nice and slow
When you feel it grab rest your right foot on the gas pedal
Let up the clutch a little more
Put a little more weight on the gas pedal
Take a little more weight off the clutch
Rinse and repeat
Off you go :!: :D
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Post by JackBauer » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:14 am

Lets not waste time BSing him about how he can drive it home with no prior experience- more than likely; it ain't gonna happen. What you need to do- is let the seller bring it to your house. or go to a mall- and look for fat older guys, that have a hint of red on their neck- and tell them you'll pay them if they can lend you a helping hand. After that- we'll help ya get rolin'. 8)

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Post by TomCivic » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:17 am

I dont think id do that jack, unless the Civic was modded for offroading.
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Post by eaglecatcherthe3rd » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:11 am

so did ya buy da car?

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