Well, I finally bought a 2003 WRX. I'm pretty excited about it...ok, make that "holy crap wow OMG yeehaw" excited about it.
Anyway, I'm here to ask advice on driving technique. The peddle on the right is the one that makes it go, right?
Alright, I don't need that much help, but I am concerned about getting the most fun out of this vehicle during my commute to work and while driving it around town. I'd also like to be sure not to do anything stupid to it and wind up breaking something. Here's a list of vehicles I've driven during my driving career:
1995 Ford Ranger, automatic
1997 Isuzu Hombre, manual (drove this very briefly)
1999 Ford F-150, automatic
2002 Saturn SL, automatic (my wife's car)
1994 Toyota Corolla, automatic
As you can see, the list is long on sensible and short on fun. Also, I've very little experience with manual transmissions. I know how to drive one, but I'm not sure that I know how to drive one "correctly."
Basically, I'd like advice on how to best achieve that "Yeah, now that's why I bought a WRX" feeling without breaking too many laws or car parts. Since I've got so little experience with manual transmissions, I've been driving it fairly timidly. I don't want to get the revs up to much, because I'm not used to that sort of thing, and I don't really even know what "too much" is on a WRX, or if there is even such a thing as too much.
So, if you have any advice to give on how to intelligently have a reasonable amount of fun with this vehicle, I'd greatly appreciate it. Anything goes too, no matter how basic or stupid it might be... common knowledge type stuff isn't common with me, so don't hold back