Q: Car shudders when accelerating in first gear

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Hi, my sister just bought a new car (vauxhall corsa 2008) and when pulling off in first the car has a little shudder. This doesn't happen when changing to any other gear and I can confirm it isn't her driving as 3 other family members have had a go, wondering if anyone had any idea what the problem could be, cheers for your time

My car has 40000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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