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    new to the manual transmission

    Iím two weeks in from my STI 5door order at the ripe old age of 51 years. I guess itís my mid-life crisis car. Iím trading in my more sedate í05 Legacy GT Automatic. Iíve never driven a manual but always wanted to and should at this point. I just finished a two hour session learning from my brother in law on his í01 VW Passat. I want to get the car home through busy Northern VA traffic without stalling or damaging the clutch. It seems like every car has their peculiarities about their clutch/shifter. Would love to hear what the 2011 STI may have in store for me.

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    id say its the easyest/best manual car to buy or drive in general....u shouldnt have anything to worry about

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    Its nice to see some older people buying wrx's and sti's... post pictures up when you get it... as far as the manual transmissions go they are great once you get the hang of them... I have the 5speed and it could be smoother, but your getting the 6speed which is by far a more superior. Transmission...
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    just remember to be smooth with the clutch..let it out slow with a little bit of gas a little over 1k ( i can get out of first gear without even giving it gas) overall after about a solid day or two you should have a pretty good feel for it

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    to gain a feel of where its going to grab and how much throttle to use off the line, I say play with it a bit at the dealer before you actually hit the street (or find a close large parking lot to work with) .. You've been driving long enough to have good throttle modulation, just remember too much throttle or too much slip is bad.. you'll catch a feel for it once you get in there and start driving it around even if just in the parking lot.

    I had my x driving my then brand new 2010 in about 15 min and she'd never driven a manual before that.. so I'd say they're pretty easy cars to learn on.
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    I cant wait to drive stick.. Im in the same boat I drove automatic my whole life with

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