I used to take my '99 Si to a parking lot with a small number of light poles and just practice. It was the same lot we would use to autocross, so it had plenty of wide open spaces. The hardest thing to master was the "reverse J-turn" -- backing up in a straight line and sliding around to go forward without losing momentum (tricky with a 5-speed). You really get to know your car, like practicing emergency lane changes, skids and slide recovery, that sort of thing. Basically Autocross and the wisdom of the pros at those events really helped me understand what I was doing right/wrong.
Haha the yard is a good place to practice that. The hardest vehicle for me to ebrake turn was my nissan pickup. You had to pull the ebrake out of the dash just to the left of the shifter. It was a rachet style that required a 90 deegree rotation to release. It was really tricky to ebrake and get the shift just right(downshift prevented without a proper revmatch when rolling). Theres nothing quite liking driving into the bottoms meeting some high water on the road and ebrake turning right in the edge of it. It always scares your passengers. I lived out in the country by the TN river.
02 Saturn SL
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