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Old 04-18-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Manual vs Auto for Road Test?

Just for the record, did my 7N in an auto

feedback from anyone who's done their class 5 in a manual? Stuff they're picky about?
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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don't suck.



truthfully though they will fail people for coasting in nutral to much. for example comming up to a red light if you put the car in nutral and brake instead of downshifting through the gears while slowing down.
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if at all possible, try to get your hands on an automatic car (the family car or something)

less things they can mark you down on
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I didn't have any issues doing my Class 5 in a manual car. It was also a car that was lowered right to the ground (my old GTI if anyone remembers it). I asked my tester what he wanted to see in regards to how a manual should be done. His main things were to keep it in gear as often as possible, not to shift while in an intersection after a red light, and to keep both hands on the wheel unless it was necessary to perform a shift. Otherwise, gear down when you need to slow down and don't perform any of the bad habits you've likely already gained.
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They will deduct mark if you can't heel-toe and rev match precisely.
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I asked my instructor right before i started the exam for my class 5 if I can shift when turning left at an intersection from first to second, as I know they want you to keep both hands on the steering wheel during a turn. He was cool with it, and told me he was okay with anything in regards to shifting as long as I wasn't doing unnecessary crap like keeping my hand on the shifter and coasting around in neutral. Overall I guess it depends on the instructor, but I honestly think you'll be fine with manual, they're more picky about shoulder checking and making sure you stop completely at a stop sign before creeping up.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:05 AM   #7
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Heel toeing gets a bit difficult for me to do regularly.... you know, long legs and size 13 feet in a CRX. Everything else is fine


"he was okay with anything in regards to shifting as long as I wasn't doing unnecessary crap like keeping my hand on the shifter and coasting around in neutral."

that sounds much more reasonable


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don't coast in neutral
don't downshift if you can't do it well

i got some points deducted for revving too high (4k for a honda goin up a hill?) but i still passed so w/e lol

good luck on the road test
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don't coast in neutral
don't downshift if you can't do it well

this makes no sense. how can you not downshift while not coasting in neutral?
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idn i prefer automatic on those roadtests, why go through all theextra hassle?
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Try to find an auto car. Less things they can deduct marks off of.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:26 PM   #13
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I've got one, no worries about that

auto 91 'lude versus CRX
power steering, wheelbase nearly a foot longer

Meh I'll drive it for the week before the test, should be
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Take the Lude. Nothing to do with your 5spd driving skills, just much less to worry about so you can strictly focus on what you need to do to pass.
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I'm gonna go against the grain here and say DO take your manual car for the road test.

Maintaining exact speed was a breeze. It's incredibly easy to maintain exactly 50kph when you can hear the revs, and notice the motor getting louder when you accidentally speed up. I got commended at the end for being the best the examiner had ever seen at speed maintenance hahaha =D.

Stuff I got points for:
-shifting in the middle of an intersection
-coming to a stop in neutral (examiner said it was total BS too, but unfortunately he had to dock me because of policy)
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