>start riding motorcycles
>gets me into driving as a sport and manual transmissions
>parents want to get me car
>tell them I want a manual transmission car
>they get me one
I've got starting and stopping down pretty well, but when I shift from 1st -> 2nd or 2nd -> 3rd, it's still "jerky"; it shifts fine, but I'm not doing it smoothly, so the car rocks back and forth (sometimes pretty hard) as I shift between those gears. How do I improve this? Time and experience?
It's a pretty new car, so I doubt that's the problem. Pretty sure it's me, not the car.
I'm not super fast with the clutch, but maybe I'm not letting up smoothly enough?
2016 Subaru Forester, rev limit is 6500, I shift around 3000.
What he said. Tutorials on YouTube may help. If it's a newer car u have a hydrolic clutch. Which is way more forgiving then cable. It's literally just giving it enough gas to match the road speed when easing off the clutch. Once ur good u can Rev match minus the clutch even. You know you got it right when the car falls into gear and doesn't jerk at all.
Am I damaging anything when it does the aforementioned jerking back and forth, though? I don't want to fuck anything up because it's a pretty new car and my parents got it for me.
let the clutch out slower, if that's not it then that's the car bucking, if that's the case then you have to just get good.
I got made fun of on here because I didn't know cars bucked because I've never driven a manual car before 2009 and I bought my s2000 which did this. Thought something was wrong with the car.