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VeryKeen
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Hi,
My mum just bought me a new car. I have been into cars for a long time and recently bought a book all about them.
I've also been watching youtube videos of some really good drivers but haven't actually had any driving lessons myself (I'm not old enough yet.)
Yesterday, I managed to get it started and put it into first gear (it's a stick-shift.) So, now I have one foot on the clutch and the other foot moving up and down on the gas pedal which makes a cool noise but it's not going anywhere!
Where did I go wrong? What do I do next?
Owen Mc Ginty
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Can we make this a sticky? Smile
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Get out and walk!

Incidentally, that was an old school friend's hilarious catchphrase whenever he farted. True story.
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I hate to laugh because I'm guilty. But I did anyway.
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On 2011-05-04 08:29, VeryKeen wrote:
Hi,
My mum just bought me a new car. I have been into cars for a long time and recently bought a book all about them.
I've also been watching youtube videos of some really good drivers but haven't actually had any driving lessons myself (I'm not old enough yet.)
Yesterday, I managed to get it started and put it into first gear (it's a stick-shift.) So, now I have one foot on the clutch and the other foot moving up and down on the gas pedal which makes a cool noise but it's not going anywhere!
Where did I go wrong? What do I do next?


Good point good point. I have said it for years. Had you taken the time and effort to actually have someone teach you how to drive you would have noticed that you have to remove the emergency break prior to trying to move. Maybe you have to let out the clutch too.

While it seems pretty easy when you watch someone who has done it for so many years, there is really a heck of a lot more going on that it may appear at first glance.

Good thing though as you didn't get out in traffic and put yourself in a position where you could really hurt people!
Danny Doyle
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I learnt to drive the weekend before I was due to begin my first job. I decided the best way to do it was to drive to Fermanagh (a distance of 200 miles over country roads). At the end of the trip I would know how to drive or be dead.

I drove forty miles and stopped for petrol. Climbing back into the car I touched the lever that collapses the seat, and the seat promptly fell back. Not being a driver, I assumed it was broken, so drove the next 160 miles sitting very straight with nothing against my back.

Now I know what most of the buttons and knobs do, but I have to say I am a big fan of just going out and doing it. Its up to the other guys to get out of your way.
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Theres a pattern going on here Tony!
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Tony, it appears you don't ever learn anything properly or with any structure or guidance, you just seem to jump in and hope for the best. You're quite lucky as this can be dangerous. It makes one question how good you are and how well you drive?
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VeryKeen,
You've done so well to get this far. Many people experience the same difficulties as you at first. Don't give up.
I don't know the first thing about you, your mom, or your car but I'm sure a few people will try their best to talk you through it here on the forum.
First, I have a couple of questions to ask you in return:
1. What is in front of the car? I mean, is there any person or object obstructing your path?
2. Do you have the use of both eyes? Not a biggie if you don't, just thought it might help us to help you, if we knew...

LOL
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Go get a License.
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TonyB2009
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I think I'm spotting a pattern in my life. My first boxing fight was when I passed a sign announcing a fight night in college, and I walked in and blagged my way into the ring. I was knocked four times in the first round, and four times in the second. I was so far gone when the ref stopped the fight, I thought I had won.

But I did win my second fight. And my car seat hasn't broken in years. So I'm not worried.
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