Re: Driving new jeep
I think the "stay below 55" stuff is all garbage. Drive it normally right off the lot and you'll be fine.
As for never having owned a manual before, they are a lot of fun. I rarely started in 2nd in mine because first is there for a reason. You'll find you can usually skip around from 2nd to 4th or something. The less stress you put on the clutch, the better, so I'd keep starting out in first like you are. Plus, first is the most difficult gear. Once you master that, the rest is cake.
Tony-13 JKU Sahara
, Black. LED white fender lights & signals, JW Speaker LED heads and fogs and tails, LED windshield and rear bumper lights, retrofit Homelink GD opener, LED interior lighting, shorty antenna, weathertech liners, Drake gas filler. 67 Designs phone mount, Rugged Ridge hood catches, dead pedal, ventshades, rampage windshield tie down & stops, solid stainless lugs, 20% front tint, sill guards, FMF spare delete kit, OffRoadHeros cargo top, K&N FIPK intake, Smittybilt Molle roll bar covers, and lots of carbon fiber hydrographics. ToDo list: programmer, exhaust, and a bunch of other stuff.
15 Cherokee KL
Latitude Edition with cold weather package. Bone stock.
: 99 TJ Sport, 98 XJ Sport, 04 WJ Limited, 06 WK Laredo, 09 KK Liberty