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Alright so I'm learning to drive standard. In about a week I'm driving with my sister in her standard Mazda 3 hatchback to Alberta, its gonna take us 2-3 days. I've done the drive 4 times (there and back x2) alone, although that was in my automatic car. So I don't really need advice on how to manage a long drive (unless you have some specific information relating to driving standard for long drives).
I just went for a spin around my block, I'm getting the hang of just shifting from 1st-2nd-3rd and doing reverse. Pretty much never went faster than 40 kph. I gotta get used to the whole using the left foot thing. I also want to get more comfortable before I drive in traffic.
Main things I seem to be screwing up are being unsure of if I'm actually IN the gear, and giving it too much gas. I don't feel like I am pushing down too much but the evidence of over revving speaks for itself. I stalled it once - taking foot off the clutch when stopped appears to be a bad idea.
I'm thinking that for the most part it wont be too hard since it'll be long hours on the highway - staying in 5th gear and not shifting or otherwise touching the clutch.