Driving a standard is very easy. I taught one of my friends how to do it over the telephone.
Pedal order is: Clutch, Brake and Gas Pedal ... in that order from left to right.
Put the car in Park
Put your left foot on the Clutch
Turn the ignition key
Put the stick into First Gear (if you want to go forward. Or REVERSE, if you want to go backwards)
Put your right foot on the Gas Pedal and slowly press down. At the same time as you are pressing your right foot down on the Gas Pedal, slowly lift your left foot from the Clutch. As your right foot goes down, your left one comes up.
You will need to change to second gear to go faster and prevent the car from stalling and burning out your transmission.
The general rule of thumb is to shift gears every 15 miles per hour the vehicle is going. That means that as soon as the speedometer hits 15, you should shift into second gear. Third gear would be needed at 30 miles per hour, and so on.
With your right foot on the Gas Pedal, press your left foot on the clutch, switch the gear stick to 2nd gear. Remove your foot from the Clutch.
You will need to change to 3rd gear. Usually that's the highest gear you will use in the city for normal travelling.
With your right foot on the Gas Pedal, press your left foot on the clutch, switch the gear stick to 3rd gear. Remove your foot from the Clutch.
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