Hi - just started driving a 5-speed manual c-class... with the foot
"parking brake" (ie no handbrake)
I have to drive a long (>1 mile) uphill section which in rush hour is
stop start every few yards on the uphill section...
My other cars have had a handbrake ... so I can hold the car on the
handbrake... while I get the clutch to biting point, increase the gas,
and move off ... without rolling backwards, or stalling...
Now with the merc .... I'm really struggling ...
putting on the parking brake ... every few yards to hold the car is a
really slow/ clumsy operation....
but without it I risk stalling / rolling back ?
I've tried keeping it in first with clutch down / right foot on the
brake pedal then, when ready to move... get to biting poiint... then
quickly move right foot onto acceleartor before it stalls ... sometime
I stall ... sometime I roll back...
Surely mecedes wouldn't supply a manual transmission, with only a foot
parking brake unless there was a safe way to drive uphill in heavy
What's the correct technique?