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:funny post: I really want to learn how to drive manual transmission.
So If I pick up a PS3/forza motorsport 4 /steering wheel, pedals w/clutch and a stick shift controller, would that help me learn the basic at least?

Would that help me get ready to drive a stick in real life?
 

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:funny post: I really want to learn how to drive manual transmission.
So If I pick up a PS3/forza motorsport 4 /steering wheel, pedals w/clutch and a stick shift controller, would that help me learn the basic at least?

Would that help me get ready to drive a stick in real life?
Honestly just find a friend who owns a stick and you can learn in 1-2 hrs. You really need the feel and sound of the engine to know when to shift, and to be able to learn the catch point of the clutch to be able to shift and not stall. I just don't see a video game replicating that.
 

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Video games leave out the hardest part of driving a stick, the clutch. You have to be able to feel the pressure plate grab the clutch and know how to slip it according to how fast you wanna take off. No matter how much games you play taking off on a hill is always a challenge. Learning the shift pattern is easy. To master your particular clutch will take weeks. Each car has a different clutch feel some are easier to drive than others. My best advice on learning how to drive a stick is find a gravel road as if you drop the clutch the tires will just spin. It's easier on the car. I learned to drive in a stick a1972 pinto hatch oh ya!
 

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Just make sure the car you learn in can be beaten on without a care.
 

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Was just teaching my son the other day. As above, hardest part is learning clutch engagement point. Set your seat distance to comfortably use the clutch. If you have lots of room, practice letting out the clutch pedal without even using brake or throttle. Once you got that, the rest is riding a bike :)
You won't get the tactility of clutch engagement without being in the car.
Like racing, there's no replacement for seat time. Have fun learning stick!
 

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I have taught people in about 20 minutes on ice covered parking lots. they still had to have drive time to refine. but its not all that hard. its like all others said though, you must be able to learn how to feel out the friction point and work between that and throttle. you also must learn to shift without looking but go by feel and learn where each gear will be. most of it is a rhythm. I would not put time into a video game to help me.... if you do not have a friend maybe there are driving schools in your area that have a class on driving standard.
 

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I have a PS3

I didn't know they had forza. I'm playing need for speed most wanted and my gamertag is bluv3r18. I'm not that good but as long as I'm not the last one I'm happy LOLS
 
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