I've been getting pretty good with shifting my little Honda around town. I feel confident that the DMV officer will not have any issue. THe only thing is reverse...
Reversing as a maneuver is easy for me, with an automatic. Getting into reverse gear is fine as well, no bucks or jack rabbits. It just seems that my car (not sure if this is MY car, my kind of car, or stickshifts in general) is either on or off when it comes to reverse. If I release the clutch and give no gas, the car will go but most likely stall at even the tinniest incline. Then, if I give enough gas to not stall, the car reverses very quickly. I don't feel at all comfortable backing into a parking space at that speed, and I don't think a DMV officer would be pleased either!
The only way I've been able to obtain a slow reverse is by letting the clutch slip a little bit. I hate to let it slip, but it seems like the only way to get a parking lot worthy speed. Is there any technique out there that might assist me? Or maybe some adjustment to my vehicle?
I know with all the automatic's that I've driven, I can just put it into Reverse and give no gas, and the car will still creep backwards (though at a snails pace).