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Learn2 Drive a Stick Shift (continued)
Step 6: Learn the subtleties of reverse

Be very careful in backing up. The reverse gear is very quick and can jump out at you. To get into reverse, sometimes you need to run the shifter through the other gears first with the clutch in.

The clutch is key while going in reverse. Since reverse is so quick, let out the clutch slowly and push it back in while using the brake if necessary; you will likely be able to back out of any spot with this simple measure.

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2TORIAL STEPS
Introduction
Step 1: Learn the Gears
Step 2: Start it up
Step 3: Protect the clutch, yourself and the car
Step 4: Find the G spot
Step 5: Now try downshifting
Step 6: Learn the subtleties of reverse
Step 7: Win the hill challenge
Step 8: Remember the parking brake
Step 9: Practice these scenarios

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