I talked my buddy into buying the 2000 STS national Champ's car and he couldn't drive a 5spd either! MYPREZA is right in that you should get the feel for where the clutch actually starts pulling the car along and add gas as necessary to keep the rpms stable while letting the clutch out more. Also, parking lot practice will have you rowing gears like second nature in no time. Just remember that if you get into trouble...both feet to the floor...clutch and brake! Drive off the lot with confidence! Jumping in and just doing it will help you get the hang of it faster than sitting there watching someone else drive it while you try and imagine what it's like. Sink or swim baby! One more thing...being agressive with the gas and clutch will help you more than excessive slipping, bogging, bucking and stalling!