I was taught how to drive a manual by my grandfather in his pickup and by a friend in his g37. Although I am not new to stick I am certainly not the best at it. I purchased a 2010 2dr sport 2 weeks ago from the dealer and got an extended warranty due to the low miles (12.5k). Almost every day for the past week that I have been driving it I have had problems with either 1st or reverse. In first ill let the clutch out while giving it the proper amount of gas and sometimes it will just make a loud noise like a bang and the stick is thrown back into neutral. I'm not sure if this is because I haven't put it fully into first gear, since I am new to the car, or if my clutch is slipping. Also first seems to take a little more effort to get the shifter into gear while 2-6 are smooth. The other thing that has happened in both 1st and reverse is a grinding sound. When I engage the gear at the point where i should start moving I head a almost grinding noise and then I just put it back into neutral, let the clutch out, and then try again. This has worked all but once and the time it happened twice I was in reverse. Again I'm not sure if this is being caused by my error of not putting it all the way into gear, although i think i am, or if my clutch is slipping. If anyone has any ideas let me know.