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Re: what is your old car?(more) (archive)

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Posted by Test Driver on October 22, 1999 at 15:42:19:

In Reply to: what is your old car?(more) posted by nuke on October 22, 1999 at 15:25:15:

: While I find the clutch at times hard to shift smoothly once in a while, I find the car (323) a pleasure to drive. I have owned many cars with excellent manuals and find tthis to be equally pleasing. I don't understand what you mean by lifting your foot.

Okay, I'll try to explain what I mean in detail... Well, okay if you need to press the cluch you have to lift your foot completely off the carpet, place it on the cluch pedal and press it. When releasing it you need to lift your foot slowly, having the whole foot on the pedal. In most other cars that I drove (even in my friend's civic), your heel remains on the floor of the car when you start pressing the cluch, when it's all the way down, and when you release it. You can shift gears without lifting it. That way you can be a lot more precise in letting it go, and it's a lot less tiring (IMHO). Is this not why all sports cars have very little cluch travel?

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