Oppo, I want to learn to drive a stick shift because in 2-3 years, I will plan on buying a new to me stick shift daily driver to replace my beloved TSX. In my mind, there are two options:

1 buy a reliable beater (max budget $1000)

or

2 find a rental/school/driving experience to do my learning

But since I am indecisive, I need suggestions for/against the two options. I’m located near Hartford, CT.