I am finding it difficult to put the car into 1st gear - a lot of resistance. All other gears are fine. I am somewhat new to manual transmission problems, so I defer to the experts on the board. Thanks for any help!
In addition to the other advice, try rev matching. With the clutch pedal out, blip the throttle lightly, then push clutch pedal in and slide in the gear lever. The blip should help line up the synchros.
If you can't do it with the car stopped, try shifting to 3rd, then back to 1st. Also helps line everything up.
1st is a little stiffer in this car than any other car I have driven. You have to be firm on your shifts, but never force it!! If you have to force it, something is wrong!
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