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you gonna sit there and slip the clutch the whole time? I gotta admit, I've never heard of this technique before.

The clutch didn't slip. It held the car still. Let it out a hair and the car creeps forwards. Push it in too much and the car rolls backwards. Keep it precisely in the right spot and give it just the amount of gas to keep it running and the car sits still on the slope. Once the drawbridge is closed or the light changes, you let out the clutch, give it some more gas and go on your merry way. No rolling backward into the person behind you.

Daddy was an independant dealer who had to fix our cars, with much cursing involved on his part. He never replaced a clutch on any of our Beetles, Rabbits, Jettas, Golfs etc. It's the way I was taught to sit still on an upslope.

Moonglade
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