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Proper Way to shift to 1st gear?

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My salesman taught me to:
- rev to ~3000 rpm
- slowly release clutch
- remove left foot at 5 mph

Is that the proper way to do it?

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um...if you like buying new clutches it is. The Insight's engine doesn't have that much torque without the assist but I'm able to get an assist-less launch below 2k rpm. The ideal is to launch at or just above idle rpm but that means using the assist more than I want to.
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