Hopefully the clutch and brake pedals are far enough apart to wear boots and not touch both pedals at once. I had a Scion tc with close pedals, and one pair of boots were too wide to wear when driving that car.
I learned how to drive a manual with my Dad’s 85 F-250 300 straight 6. It would easily start out in 2nd gear. No overdrive sucked on the highway and it was thirsty.
granny gear was for pulling stumps or slow off roading without hitting the gas.