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skillz
02-02-2012, 07:57 AM
I'm sorry if this was already made but what are something to look for when buying a 5 speed car I have never driven a stick before but grew up driving motorcycle and stuff of that nature so I'm pretty confident.

audienthusiest
02-02-2012, 03:07 PM
make sure it shifts smooth between the gears (sometimes the syncros lock you out for no reason... mine does it to 1st alot) look at wear on peddles. Ask when the clutch was last replaced if it had been replaced. Make sure the clutch peddle doesn't let up at the top. Get on the freeway get going about 60 shift into 4th and go WOT make sure the car is accelerating and the rpms arnt just going up (early signs of a bad clutch).... thats about it... manuals r pretty easy to buy because you can tell be how the clutch feels whether or not the car has been driven hard.