I've been driving my WRX for about 4 weeks now. Some of the technique I have learned when I was being taught on manual (ahem... years) doesn't seem to "appropriately" apply.
1. when the car is rolling (say from higher gear to stop light, then suddenly would go) & I think the gear most appropriate is 2nd, the car is like going to stall-- when I try going to 1st it won't let me do it (by this I mean grinding if I have to forcefully do it)
2. I have also noticed that when I rev it hard, ( not past 4500rpm-- I'm still under break-in) its harder to upshift. Sometimes I would go from 1st to 2nd in a low speed..
3. I do remember before that I can put a higher i.e from 5th, 4th, etc gear to neutral without pressing the clutch, NOw I am hesitant to do it because it would also grind if I try going to neutral without the clutch.
Any thoughts guys? Thanks