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Old 02-16-2005, 05:48 PM
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iv found that the friction point on the Z is very high and sometimes very easy to stall.. im still learning how to drive this car and its hard to start it without rolling on a hill

any tricks or tips anyone??
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I didn't really notice this car being much harder to drive than any other manual car. I guess you should just practice, practice, practice!
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Yup, practice. The rise on mine is high too, that is, compared to the Honda and Acura MTs that I've driven (oh, and an RX-7). You'll get used to it soon enough.
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i actually think the higher friction points makes the car easier to drive. I learned how to drive stick on hondas and when i started to drive nissans and newer mazdas, they were alot easier. Plus...if the friction point is higher you don't have to depress the clutch all the way down to the floor.
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Originally posted by sokudo9l6
i actually think the higher friction points makes the car easier to drive. I learned how to drive stick on hondas and when i started to drive nissans and newer mazdas, they were alot easier. Plus...if the friction point is higher you don't have to depress the clutch all the way down to the floor.
I agree. When I test drove the Z I loved the way the clutch pedal was setup.

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Old 02-16-2005, 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by sokudo9l6
i actually think the higher friction points makes the car easier to drive. I learned how to drive stick on hondas and when i started to drive nissans and newer mazdas, they were alot easier. Plus...if the friction point is higher you don't have to depress the clutch all the way down to the floor.
wouldnt it still be better to deprese the clutch all the way down when shifting or going to 1st at the redlight/stop sign??

how do you guys shift.. and on uphills also
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when i'm at a stop and going into 1st, i depress the clutch all the way to put it into gear. When i shift into 2nd i push the clutch pedal almost all the way down just so it can be smooth. When i shift from 2nd to 3rd...i depress the clutch enough(pass the friction point) and then i shift. Just find whatever works for you. There are soooo many ways to drive stick. Find a way that works best for you and stick with it.

BTW...starting off on hills is the same as from a flat road. The car just rolls back so you have to do your "foot work" a little faster. If the hill is too steep...try using the e-brake.

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Originally posted by kvn8
im still learning how to drive this car and its hard to start it without rolling on a hill

any tricks or tips anyone??
Originally posted by sokudo9l6
...you have to do your "foot work" a little faster. If the hill is too steep...try using the e-brake.
That's bascially the trick/tip. Fast feet or e-brake.
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practice, practice, practice!
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thankss.. right now i practise evrey chance i can get.. but when its on a busy road.. i just use the e-brake
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