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      05-31-2007, 05:18 AM   #1
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Houston, Tx stick shift drivers read up!

Hey guys, I really want to learn how to drive stick shift, I have no one around me who knows how that I know that can help. I am hoping someone on this board from Houston will be willing to teach ofcourse I will pay for the lessons...basically you are going to get paid for sitting in the passanger seat and teling me what to do, not bad, anyone up for it? Let me know thanks
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Why not contact a local driving school? If you're willing to pay, you might as well mash up the gears on their car rather than some member of this forum that's doing you a favor.
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Hey guys, I really want to learn how to drive stick shift, I have no one around me who knows how that I know that can help. I am hoping someone on this board from Houston will be willing to teach ofcourse I will pay for the lessons...basically you are going to get paid for sitting in the passanger seat and teling me what to do, not bad, anyone up for it? Let me know thanks
Using your brand new car right? it is very easy to learn. Find an empty parking lot on Sunday and just drive around the lot and feel the clutch.

Also, ask your CA for a lesson when taking delivery. ask him if he can sit in the passenger seat and talk you thru the motion of shifting as you drive off the lot.
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Using your brand new car right? it is very easy to learn. Find an empty parking lot on Sunday and just drive around the lot and feel the clutch.

Also, ask your CA for a lesson when taking delivery. ask him if he can sit in the passenger seat and talk you thru the motion of shifting as you drive off the lot.
His car is a step...he just wants to learn how to drive a stick.....
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His car is a step...he just wants to learn how to drive a stick.....
you kidding me right? well, he should take your advice and find a local school. Not gonna happen in my bmw.

Hey houston06, read this post #24 by Revlis, that is basically how I learned to drive manual. Read that and remember the step before you go out and drive a manual car.

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...+manual&page=2
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also, call all the high school in town and see which one offer lesson on stick shift. I think you are not trying hard enuf. Houston is a big town and I am very certain there are driving school that offer manual lesson.

here, i did a search for you. Call each one of these and I am very sure one of them offer manual training.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=dri...p=mss&ei=UTF-8
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I think that I can volunteer for this without too much fear. If I'm there with him, I'm not gonna let him tear up my clutch if I can help it.

Houston06 - PM me and we can set up something. This should not be a big deal - everybody has to learn the first time.
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Hey, just wanted to thank bilbarstow he had me going on manual after not too long, im really impressed by the advantages of the e90post community being a relative new comer....
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Hey, just wanted to thank bilbarstow he had me going on manual after not too long, im really impressed by the advantages of the e90post community being a relative new comer....


Glad someone stepped up to the plate to help you out.

Was it fun, once you got the hang of it?
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