Eagerly awaiting delivery of my oxford white st

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by lill2012, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. lill2012

    lill2012 Member

    Brand new to the forum. I just traded in my 2011 Fiesta SES for a 2014 ST. I can honestly say the Fiesta is the most fun car I've ever owned. I ordered it with the 6-speed dual-clutch "auto" and have regretted that since day one. Over the past 3 years, 1 full year was spent in loaner cars while months would go by waiting for new clutches to come off backorder. The car is amazing, but it didn't have enough power and the whole trans thing kind of pissed me off. The ST has been my dream car since I first heard about it. I still cant believe I'm actually getting one. Hopefully in a few weeks, I'll thoroughly learn how to drive a manual (small issue but anything is possible) and get to enjoy my new baby.
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  3. crzyworm623

    crzyworm623 Member

    Nice, love it in white. Waiting on a white one myself. Learning to drive a stick is a breeze. Especially when they have that hill assist, although I'll be turning that off. So much more fun to drive than an auto. Probably safer too, keeps me busy, less time to grab for the phone. :-/

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  4. JP6

    JP6 Member

    The wait is worth it, I'll be taking delivery of my OW st on Saturday. I've been waiting since dec 2nd.
  5. wash

    wash Active Member

    A way I taught a guy to drive a car with manual transmission in an hour was by starting with my feet.

    I had him watch my feet while I was driving and describing how and why I shift.

    Next I had him shift the gear lever while I drove and told him when I wanted to shift.

    Finally I had him drive around in an empty parking lot.

    Since he knew how and why a clutch works he didn't grind gears or smoke my clutch.

    Figuring it out yourself can work but it will wear on your car.

    Find a teacher and watch what they do, then learn it one piece at a time.
  6. Implicate

    Implicate New Member

    I bought the ST having not drove it nor a manual at all. I had my dad drive it home from the dealership for me and then I taught myself to drive it. It's not hard at all. With the car off you can push the clutch in and out and feel when it grabs. Do that for a bit, then to an empty parking lot and you'll be fine.

    One mistake I kept making for a few days was coming to a stop sign in a neighborhood and forgetting I was in 3rd and trying to go again. Something about the low speeds, my brain just wasn't thinking "Hey, you're in 3rd, not 1st..." Stalled a few times, but I don't make that mistake anymore.

    It's easy, you'll get the hang of it.
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