In Reply to: People are supposed to know how to drive!!! posted by Rudy on September 24, 1999 at 23:20:52:
: The user's manual is not the place to learn how to shift properly! What's next, "Sorry officer, my BMW manual didn't mention anything about going over 100mph in a 55mph zone!"
: But seriously the transmission/clutch/shifter can be a little tricky but you learn by doing not by reading in a manual.
Does screeching to a halt come under the heading "Good to do to your new BMW"? Naw, didn't think so. It's not the best but everybody's gotta learn some time. Don't sweat it, and seriously check out the shifting techniques pictured at
Contrary to what some people may think, they (the shift techniques shown at the website) are not just for racing applications. I looked over that page and learned the proper way to drive my manual transmission BMW. Food for thought...
Steve "I need to be ///M Powered"