Nothing wrong with 3k rpm. I usually am at 4-5k before I even realize it and chirp the tires a bit.
Exactly. There's no set place that you must shift. Just shift when you feel you should shift or when you want to. It's all in getting the feel for it. It takes a bit to get used to driving a different manual transmission even if you've previously driven some before. I'm pretty good at driving my car with a manual, and going from my car to the Fiesta ST test drive cars was easy, but I wasn't perfect at it. It just takes a bit to get used to the feel. Once you get the feel you'll get the shifting down right.Bottom line, ... shift where YOU feel comfortable. based on road and weather and traffic conditions.... unless you are trying to optimize fuel economy, in which case, ... Why buy one of these cars?
I shift into 2 when the shift indicator illuminatesI've been driving my car for a bit. I'm still fairly new to manual cars and have learned previously. I'm shifting into 2nd at about 3000 rpm and just getting a slight jerk.
Just wondering what is your 2nd gear shift technique.
Have you started on just basic rev matching yet?I had similiar problems as this was my first manual car. just had to work on getting the ballance right between clutch and gas inputs (mainly smooth clutch engagement). Everything is going good and shifts are smooth. now just working on downshifts and preparing for heel toe action.
Any advise on how to achieve smooth downshifts?
Heel toe practice tips?