Sounds like you're just learning your new stick shift vehicle. Every one of them is different. Most every manual vehicle I've ever driven will do number 1, in my experience. That's completely normal. It's a jeep with a short first gear, and it's meant to easily do a slow crawl offroad, so #1 might be more pronounced than other vehicles though. Even moreso if you have the 4.1 final drive. But as far as I know, every manual will take off if you slowly reach the engagement point of the clutch.Had some questions for you fellow manual owners. I have noticed three things that I thought were odd at 4k miles on mine...
1. If I am on flat ground, i dont need to give any gas in first gear to take off if i take the clutch out very slow.
2. Any incline or I need to take off like i would in other manual vehicles (not fast but normally), I need to get up to about 1300-1700 rpm before releasing the clutch. 1k under these conditions is close to stalling out/i feep like im riding the clutch. My dad is a truck driver and car tester but didnt think that was odd.
3. Reverse gear feels way too fast
I owned a manual frontier before this, and I thought that the three above items were odd. Ive had zero codes, and i have the updated controlcode. I love it otherwise and dont regret it at all.