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#3: 04-30-2012, 08:35 PM
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I agree with the above. I've been driving manual for 14 years and there were always 2 things I practiced. I always leave it in gear when parking unless I'm warming it up in the winter time, and if you have a working parking brake, always use it. The 5th Gen changes the second rule though.

My dad always use to warn me NEVER to pull the parking brake on a car that it has never been used on because chances are it's rusted, stuck, corroded or you name it, and once you pull it it jams and a simple lever pull turns into a hour long project (or 15 minute project if you cut the cable). With a stick shift car, you use it as much as possible that way it is always good to go and doesn't have a chance of jamming. Now with the 5th Gen being electric, I'm not sure if I want to practice that anymore, considering electric motors have a tendency to wear.