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Old 01-17-2013, 01:30 PM   #95
zander271
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
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My Ride: 6spd ZHP/5sp XI
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Originally Posted by dmax View Post
OP, drive it like it's a truck. Keep your distance, don't feel like you need to keep spaces tight to prevent others from getting in...just let them pass.

I've been driving a manual longer than most here I'd bet.

Also, when you're off the gas, remember that those behind you assume everyone has an auto and uses brakes to slow down...in faster traffic when I 'lift' off gas, if someone is close behind, I'll tap brakes lightly a few times...just to make sure the guy behind sees a brake light.

You know, you can cruise in 1st without giving it any gas, right? Maybe 3-4 mph...if not slower. Even in NYC traffic, with enough distance in front, I can usually stay in gear a lot of the time.

HTH
this is exactly how I drive.
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