That shouldn't be a problem. I learned to do the same. Heck, when I'm going down my street I get up to 45 mph on the first little stretch, pop it in to neutral, and coast the rest of the way down the street!1- when aproach to a light, go from any gear to neutral to coast.
Could you give more detail on when you would do this? If you're in neutral and coasting at cruise speed, then you should put it in a gear fast enough to match your wheel speed. You definitely don't want to pop it in to first if you're coasting at 40 mph!2-in some case go fron neutral to a high gear 4th, 5th...
Then you're doing it right. If you pop it in neutral to coast at speed, you're definitely going to want to put it in a faster gear. Coasting at 40 mph, you're probably going to want to go into 4th gear...exactly, jejej is jut punt in a gea fast enough to match my speed.
That chart should give you an idea of which gear you should be in for a given speed.2007 Civic Owner's Manual said:With 6-speed manual transmission:
Shift | Normal Acceleration
1 to 2 | 17 mph (27 km/h)
2 to 3 | 29 mph (47 km/h)
3 to 4 | 37 mph (60 km/h)
4 to 5 | 43 mph (69 km/h)
5 to 6 | 47 mph (79 km/h)
I've heard this before, but please explain something. If a kid jumps out in front of you, how is having the ability to accelerate (forward speed) going to help at all?I was taught (and I think taught correctly) that you should never have ANY vehicle, auto or stick, in neutral while driving on a public road.
What happens when some kid or dog or some idiot's soccer ball comes shooting out in front of you and you have to take some evasive action other than trying to stop? You have to put the car in gear to accelerate. Time lost if you're in neutral...possibly with serious consequences. With a stick, if you feel like you have to coast, depress the clutch and downshift to a gear that will provide some oomph in an emergency, based on your coasting speed.
Hate to sound like an old man, but I am.