While the majority of cars I’ve had have been standard, I’ve never felt particularly good at driving them. I do well enough that I still enjoy them, but I’ve always liked having the safety net of an automatic car as well, at least partly because of my lack of confidence when it comes to driving stick. Because I’ve been driving standard on and off for about 4 years now, I assumed there was just something wrong with me and I wasn’t ever going to be that good at it. Today, however, driving the Raider, something just clicked. I can’t explain it, but suddenly it all felt more natural. Whatever it was, I’m smoother now, going easier on the clutch when starting, and overall feeling more confident, just from a half hour drive that I’ve done countless times in other standard vehicles. Whatever clicked, I’m glad it did.