Alright everyone go easy on me. First off I am not sure if this is the right section so if it isn't kindly point me in the correct direction. I am not new to driving manual cars but at the same time I have had limited experience. I learned to drive on a Jeep Wrangler and have a little experience driving on a Mazda Speed 6 and a Porsche Carrera (very limited in both of those maybe 2 hours each) and maybe another 3 in the Jeep.
I had been eyeing up a 2012 Si and unfortunately it sold the night before I went to pick it up. The dealership had a brand new 2014 si sitting on the lot that they offered me at a price I couldn't turn down so I picked it up. I have put about 400 miles on it this weekend (I do lots of driving) but it seems like I am having more troubles with this than I have with any other cars. I am smooth from 4-5 and 5-6 and sometimes I don't have any problems in 3-4 but it seems like I am really jerky with my shifting. It isn't anything that throws me through the windshield or back into the seat but it isn't like I remember the other cars being. I know the rev hang is messing with me a little but I figure I can get used to that. I haven't stalled and it seems like I might be 200-300 above or below the ideal RPM point when I shift.
Do you guys have any pointers on getting better with this? Am I doing any substantial damage during this learning curve. I know I am probably being over paranoid because the car is new and I don't want to cause issues. I am rather quick with my shifts which might be why I am having problems but I wanted to hear some pointers from others with the 9th gen civic.
Again please go easy on me. I am obviously not overly experienced with manual but it isn't my first time either.