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Eagerly awaiting delivery of my oxford white st

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Brand new to the forum. I just traded in my 2011 Fiesta SES for a 2014 ST. I can honestly say the Fiesta is the most fun car I've ever owned. I ordered it with the 6-speed dual-clutch "auto" and have regretted that since day one. Over the past 3 years, 1 full year was spent in loaner cars while months would go by waiting for new clutches to come off backorder. The car is amazing, but it didn't have enough power and the whole trans thing kind of pissed me off. The ST has been my dream car since I first heard about it. I still cant believe I'm actually getting one. Hopefully in a few weeks, I'll thoroughly learn how to drive a manual (small issue but anything is possible) and get to enjoy my new baby.
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A way I taught a guy to drive a car with manual transmission in an hour was by starting with my feet.

I had him watch my feet while I was driving and describing how and why I shift.

Next I had him shift the gear lever while I drove and told him when I wanted to shift.

Finally I had him drive around in an empty parking lot.

Since he knew how and why a clutch works he didn't grind gears or smoke my clutch.

Figuring it out yourself can work but it will wear on your car.

Find a teacher and watch what they do, then learn it one piece at a time.
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