i should probably add, however; that i learned stick before i could get my license, i just never drove stick consistently. i had all auto cars...that blew head gaskets and trannies...stupid american cars.
Well this is my third edit and i just wanted to say that it sucked when i did my first launch. I slipped the clutch because it seemed better than dumping an AWD car...and you could smell clutch for like 10 mins afterword. I haven't launched since.
by the way, update on gas mileage and stuff: I've been getting 22-23 mpg average - and i occasionally bring it up, but for the most part, shifting at 3, driving around between 2k-3k. I've driven other cars that would drive fine at like 1.5k, but this one doesn't like its revs that low.