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Old February 5th 20, 09:27 PM posted to rec.autos.simulators
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Default Manual Transmission Simulator?

On Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 8:05:51 PM UTC-4, Chris Smith wrote:
> Hello,
>
> New to the group... can you recommend a good simulator that might be a
> reasonable place to start learning about how to drive a car with manual
> transmission? I know there is no substitute for the real thing, but I
> somehow think it would help to have some practice on a simulator...
>
> To make a long story short, I am considering purchasing a sports car, and
> was thinking it would be great to have it as a stick shift- only problem is
> that I've driven an automatic all my life, and all my closest friends drive
> them too (or are not willing to let me wear out/ruin the clutch in their
> manual transmission).
>
> Seems like driver schools don't typically teach stick, so I'm in a bad
> way...
>
> I have a pretty limited CPU setup (667 MHz PIII); might be worth investing
> in an upgrade, if it saves me a grand to get a clutch replaced 5-10K into
> ownership of my new car. Maybe I can somehow upgrade my old PSX in the
> process (still like to play a game now and then...).
>
> Any help greatly appreciated...
>
> ChrisS


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