Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

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Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by Twiggy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:07 pm

I bought a '95 Miata in February, not knowing how to drive a stick at all, and figured, heck, I might as well learn now. It was a rough and long learning curve, and my launches/shifts aren't perfectly smooth yet , but I drive to work every day just fine.

I found this forum a few weeks ago, and I haven't heard of half of the stuff on here . I've tried a few experimental rev-matches during downshifts and it really helped get my extremely rough downshifts smooth!

All I gotta say is, I don't want to go back to automatics.

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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by six » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:35 pm

Welcome to StandardShift!! :D

Great car choice. Glad you are enjoying it :)
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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by watkins » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:02 pm

Welcome! Im the local Viggen guy.

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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by RITmusic2k » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:39 pm

Greetings! Enjoy the handling!

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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by Squint » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:49 pm

Welcome! Seems like most of us stumbled upon this site somewhat by chance looking for tips.

Also, there's a video somewhere of Miata racing courtesy of the local pro racer, Gary Sheehan... anyone know where it is? It's applicable..
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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by FDSpirit » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:57 pm

Where's Cosmin? :lol: :lol: . Welcome aboard! Don't be a stranger! I be the local Si driver.
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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by potownrob » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:09 pm

Welcome to WV!! :)
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.

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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by Squint » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:15 pm

potownrob wrote:Welcome to WV!! :)
wha..?
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'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by potownrob » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:56 pm

Squint wrote:
potownrob wrote:Welcome to WV!! :)
wha..?
whoops!! meant to say Welcome to the SS!!!!
WV on my mind... 8) :lol: :D :mrgreen:
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.

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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:44 am

Welcome, Welcome! I am the resident Miata lover. I live in Chicago. If you ever want to let me drive it, I'm down :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by Rope-Pusher » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:11 am

94Corolla5Speed wrote: If you ever want to let me drive it, I'm down :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by Twiggy » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:46 am

Wow, thanks for the welcome guys!

Haha, well, I might be in Chicago sometime this summer, but my car doesn't usually get picked for road trips with friends :lol:

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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by Charles421 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:34 pm

Welcome!!!

Nice car ... a Miata is on my "to drive" list, looks like a lot of fun.
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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by eggwich delfiero » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:52 am

Welcome, AWESOME choice in car!

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Re: Miata driver in Indiana - new to manuals

Post by AHTOXA » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:25 pm

Hey, welcome! I'm the resident Whatever guy.
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