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Old 07-23-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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My girl wanted to know how to drive manual
So nothing is more fun thn a sti

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Old 07-23-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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I tried to teach my girlfriend to drive stick in the subie but she's intimidated by the car. She did a pretty good job getting into first and second in a parking lot the first nite, but she won't get on the road and I haven't been able to get her behind the wheel since.

EDIT: Can see the subie wiggle when you crank it!
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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It's all in the confidence level. I taught my wife how to drive a manual 20 years ago and she did fine but didn't believe in her skill and has never driven a manual again. I taught my son and at first he was wicked hard on himself but was doing fine. He ended up double clutching like you should, not granny shifting.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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Mine climbed in and did fine, she was alil less than smooth the first couple weeks but did perfectly fine after that. She never put 100% throttle down on it till I let her Autox it... It took her all of 2 seconds to loop it, but ended up just doing a donut and kept going. It was quite entertaining to watch apparently because the course photographers followed her every time she got in the car. lol
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Awesome video! She did great.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #6
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My wife daily's her WRX. It's a necessary skill and IMO the only way to truly know how to drive a stick is to daily one.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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I taught my wife many moons ago to drive stick in my then 03 Cobra. It was easier to learn on IMO than my WRX would have been.

She never really had the desire to actually drive it though. She just wanted to learn in the parking lot, and never go on the streets.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:43 PM   #8
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #9
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My fiance took over my Sti now..she drives it to work everyday lol...pretty much told me to get me another car haha...
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:51 PM   #10
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She did a lot better than my ex when I tried to teach her. Kudos to you for being patient with her and letting her drive your baby.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #11
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I feel the best way to teach someone how to drive a stick is not even using the gas at first. Have her put it in first and let the clutch out very slowly. She will feel it catch and the car will start to move forward. This way she will get used to how far she needs to push the clutch in and how far to release it to catch. After she gets used to that, go from there.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #12
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Thanks did it thru my phone and it
Came up like that
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:55 AM   #13
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I learned to drive stick in my friend's 1984 Camaro. The tranny and clutch were bricks.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:57 AM   #14
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I feel the best way to teach someone how to drive a stick is not even using the gas at first. Have her put it in first and let the clutch out very slowly. She will feel it catch and the car will start to move forward. This way she will get used to how far she needs to push the clutch in and how far to release it to catch. After she gets used to that, go from there.

Thats brilliant. Im doing this from now on when I teach stick.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:59 AM   #15
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Thats brilliant. Im doing this from now on when I teach stick.
Definitely the best way to go about it. I do that every time I get into a different car.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #16
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I once tried to teach my girl to drive my modded WRX wagon and it didnt go so well. After stalling it twice she just completly gave up. Said I cared about the car to much to try and learn on it while she knew everytime she stalled out I was thinking o god not again please dont ruin my car, lol.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #17
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I feel the best way to teach someone how to drive a stick is not even using the gas at first. Have her put it in first and let the clutch out very slowly. She will feel it catch and the car will start to move forward. This way she will get used to how far she needs to push the clutch in and how far to release it to catch. After she gets used to that, go from there.

This is how the motorcycle foundation classes teach it
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #18
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Haha shouldve just told her to floor it, dump the clutch, and hang on! Haha Ive been trying to talk my gf into learning to drive a manual in my GTO. Unfortunately with a Monster Stage 4 in it, its prob not the best car to learn in haha. If I can figure out the electrical issue in this POS stealth I have, itd be a perfect car for her to learn in.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:11 PM   #19
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My girlfriend has a TT 225 six speed, she drives better than most of my friends. Quite a turn on.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:00 PM   #20
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go to a used car place that has a mt car for sale.....take car for test drive...teach gf on THAT

NEVER use YOUR car
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #21
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my wife has been a manual since her first car, a Datsun B210! We both had some years in Minivans because of the kids. She went to Autocross and Road Race schools to LEARN how to drive her WRX!
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:16 PM   #22
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EDIT: Can see the subie wiggle when you crank it!
What is the Subie Wiggle you speak of?

On topic, I tried teaching my girl to drive stick on my moms cavalier(my bugeyes clutch was starting to fail and I wanted to put off replacing it) in hopes of her picking the manual version of the Legacy she just bought. She had it up until a slight incline in the parking lot, and couldn't get it rolling. Eventually got so frustrated she gave up.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:29 PM   #23
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i taught my wife how to use the clutch on the incline in our drive way. as she went further backwards down the hill she could use the clutch and gas combination to get back up the hill. took time and patience but she has it down now. she dd's the gf8 whilst i have the gc8. were going to swap both of them in due time!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #24
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I'm fairly certain my girlfriend drives my car smoother than I do. One of the first nights I met her we were at a mutual friend's engagement party where I had one too many to feel comfortable driving. She offered to drive my car home with 2 of our friends. Reluctantly, I handed her the keys and prepared to cringe.

That feeling immediately disappeared the second she left the parking spot. We've been together 3 years now and she drives the car more than I do. I should also mention that she has 140k miles on her Mazda 3 and still has the original clutch going strong.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #25
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some understand the relationships between right arm(lhd cars) and the feet

some dont

i dont have passengers very often and im...sometimes... kinda...abrupt...with control inputs that dont bother me at all, but passengers have been
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