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Old 03-11-2006, 10:29 AM   #16
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me personally, go with the YD at $18 for an hour.... it takes most people 30 min or less to learn as long as you know how it works and aren't completly clueless, sounds like you know what your doing.. and also the chances of learning bad habits ie. riding the clutch and so on, your gonna learn that if you learn by yourself or if the person teaching you does it, whereas with the YD lesson im sure they will teach you proper technique, also be sure to learn how to start off from a incline without too much roll back/riding of the clutch, and also be sure to learn how to keep the car from rolling back in general, cause these days most people at a light or stop sign get right on your @ss because they think everyone drives auto, then they look at you afterwards like you are the spawn of satan cause you rolled back towards them.... good luck with which ever you choose, also remember that down the road if you develop bad habbits now, that may end up costing you a pretty penney in clutch wear and/or syncros....
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:00 PM   #17
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My dad rented me a MAzda from a dealer. There is one dealer in toronto that will rent stick protege's and miatas. I forget the name of it though. If you really want to know I could find out.
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:05 PM   #18
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me personally, go with the YD at $18 for an hour.... it takes most people 30 min or less to learn as long as you know how it works and aren't completly clueless, sounds like you know what your doing.. and also the chances of learning bad habits ie. riding the clutch and so on, your gonna learn that if you learn by yourself or if the person teaching you does it, whereas with the YD lesson im sure they will teach you proper technique, also be sure to learn how to start off from a incline without too much roll back/riding of the clutch, and also be sure to learn how to keep the car from rolling back in general, cause these days most people at a light or stop sign get right on your @ss because they think everyone drives auto, then they look at you afterwards like you are the spawn of satan cause you rolled back towards them.... good luck with which ever you choose, also remember that down the road if you develop bad habbits now, that may end up costing you a pretty penney in clutch wear and/or syncros....

That sounds awsome. People used to tell me that YD is way overpriced. I will give them a call too. I think roll back and riding the clutch is a very serious issue for most stick drivers. I always notice it at the traffic lights.
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:08 PM   #19
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My dad rented me a MAzda from a dealer. There is one dealer in toronto that will rent stick protege's and miatas. I forget the name of it though. If you really want to know I could find out.
Maybe Giro Mazda. Eglin/Larid. I heard those guys rent cars to everyone.
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:19 PM   #20
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me personally, go with the YD at $18 for an hour.... it takes most people 30 min or less to learn as long as you know how it works and aren't completly clueless, sounds like you know what your doing.. and also the chances of learning bad habits ie. riding the clutch and so on, your gonna learn that if you learn by yourself or if the person teaching you does it, whereas with the YD lesson im sure they will teach you proper technique, also be sure to learn how to start off from a incline without too much roll back/riding of the clutch, and also be sure to learn how to keep the car from rolling back in general, cause these days most people at a light or stop sign get right on your @ss because they think everyone drives auto, then they look at you afterwards like you are the spawn of satan cause you rolled back towards them.... good luck with which ever you choose, also remember that down the road if you develop bad habbits now, that may end up costing you a pretty penney in clutch wear and/or syncros....

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That sounds awsome. People used to tell me that YD is way overpriced. I will give them a call too. I think roll back and riding the clutch is a very serious issue for most stick drivers. I always notice it at the traffic lights.

you cant avoid roll back unless you use the e-break... and you should only use that on steep hills... otherwise, learn how to drive stick properly hahaha.
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:16 PM   #22
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You can learn in my car if you want. For the low low price of a new clutch. LOL.
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:33 PM   #23
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you cant avoid roll back unless you use the e-break... and you should only use that on steep hills... otherwise, learn how to drive stick properly hahaha.

sounds like you are the one who needs to learn how to drive stick
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:37 PM   #24
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That's what I did. The salesman was chill since my dad talked him into it.
I stalled about 8 times in a row from a stop sign. Haven't touched a stick since then.
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if i were you, i'd ask that carlos tomas train you personally. He's the owner, but he still does do some lessons. It may feel wierd taking driving lessons, but you develop good manual driving habits, instead of bad ones which are easily aqcuired and difficult to lose.
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:52 PM   #26
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That's what I did. The salesman was chill since my dad talked him into it.
I stalled about 8 times in a row from a stop sign. Haven't touched a stick since then.
loooooooooooool....same thing happens wen my sister drives my dads e36... stop signs and hills are her wost nightmare......
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^^^ You get the point. I can do it too but what's the point of it since you have to worry how to overcome the up hill and stops.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:42 AM   #28
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Its all about knowin the basics of how a clutch works. Read about it first before u get in a car. Thought my sister in 10mins after reading after her readin it about it. Now she drives lke a pro.

here is a good article to get u started.
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/transmission4.htm
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:39 PM   #29
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Hey i know 1 rental company in mississauga "Express car rental mississauga", located on burnhamthorpe rd / mavis road.
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