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So at the age of 22 I'm learning how to drive

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Just as the title say I'm starting to learn how to drive, it feels a little nerve racking(is this normal?) and what sucks is since I'm so tall(around 6'5") it always hard to manuver the sterring wheel and having big feet just add to the difficulty, and the person who's teaching me only has a finite amount of cars wich even with the seat all the back and the sterring wheel up doesn't change much. So just looking for some words of encouragement and some advice.

Odd queston; a friend of mine has a driving wheel set and a copy of GT5, will that help?



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If it helps, I've only started learning to drive at the ripe old age of 30.

I only started 5 weeks ago so had my 5th lesson on Monday. Starting to get used to clutch control now. I never thought I'd be able to get my head around the clutch/gears but it's starting to gel quite nicely now :)

You in a manual or an automatic?



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That might help, you should try it at the least. You're a late bloomer, but It's not as bad as some other people at least. :)



MikeRox said:
If it helps, I've only started learning to drive at the ripe old age of 30.

I only started 5 weeks ago so had my 5th lesson on Monday. Starting to get used to clutch control now. I never thought I'd be able to get my head around the clutch/gears but it's starting to gel quite nicely now :)

You in a manual or an automatic?


We're starting with automatic then switching to manual(that's with a clutch and three pedals right?)



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driving is pretty easy but it can be nerve racking early on.

...you'll get used to how much pressure it takes to break and how long it takes to break and then it will get better. in my early days i kept slamming the brakes afraid i wouldn't stop in time.

my only other advice is keep your eyes far down the road. if you look at the lines on the road only 10-20 feet in front of you you'll end up swerving left/right a lot as you attempt to correct yourself. keep your eyes about a 1/2 mile down the road and you'll have a much smoother ride.



arcane_chaos said:


We're starting with automatic then switching to manual(that's with a clutch and three pedals right?)


Yeah, Manual is 3 pedals, Clutch, Brake and Accelerator.

Yeah I wish Automatic was more common here. It costs a lot more to do automatic here as insurance and your car costs more. That said, after a few weeks I'm at the point where I don't think it's going to be an issue anymore :)



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Don't worry, it's a little hard at first but becomes easy after a little while.



    

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