yeah skip shift is gone from these cars thankfully. That said, when driving around town (speed limit 25) my pattern is 1-2-4 for normal driving. I could start out in 2nd like an earlier poster said, but I just hate doing that. You can launch smooth from 1st with the 3.73 gears you just have to slip the clutch a little (leave it partially disengaged while smoothly accelerating) if you don't do this on ALL the gears you shouldn't damage the clutch driving this way, and it'll help you get the hang of it.
Have fun! Autos might be killer at the track, but on the street it's all about the feel of the gear shift.
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2013 Mustang GT P 6M: Second Generation MT-82, Barton shifter and bracket, Catch can, MMD hood struts, Blendmount, Bama 93R. Next up - Headers and off-road X pipe, axle backs.
Replica: $400? No. I'm good. Stock one is fine. It throttles and bodies just fine.
Rawbeef: Sorry to pile on... But is your wife named Bubba?