Joined: Nov 2016
Wolfzrat, maybe just take your foot off the gas, and when you feel like it, you can downshift. Just use some common sense, and use brakes! Coasting with the engine engaged on decel is fine! It can help slow you. The main thing is not to rely on your clutch to do your brakes' job. The ENGINE can slow you down. Slipping the clutch to catch a much lower gear and use that to slow the car though? That's not going to do you any favors.
If possible, go for a ride with someone that's been driving a stick for a long time, and you'll see how it all works together.
You'll figure it out, I'm sure!
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