HAHA yea tell me about it but she should learn though. My first car I ever bought was standard and I learned on my own. I hate people telling me how to do things but in all honesty, she is blond and I'm worried, but she has to learn..
Seriously though, won't you consider formal driving lessons? My husband enrolled in one and after 1 year, he's driving like a pro. He was made to drive through heavy traffic, "hang" while going up a bridge / incline and other such things.
Doesn't that cost? If it does, I cant afford it. She can learn, I did without any lessons! The first car I ever wanted was standard, and I didnt know how to drive it, but I wanted it, so I learned. She wants to learn how to drive my car, BAD. So I am thinking she will....
There are advantages with getting formal lessons and you'll be sure the first car she will run on a ditch or against the wall (heaven forbid!) is not yours . just kidding. I don't like manual / stick shift / clutch driving because I am a clutch driver. I'd rather go for the automatic. Unfortunately, here, an automatic car is more expensive than a manual car. I guess this is why my husband took the formal lessons for clutch driving .
I got my first driving lessons 5 years ago by borrowing my aunt's car and having a pro driver teach me on a not-so-busy subdivision. After two sessions, I drove the car on a busy road and a highway. It went well (considering it was a manual car) but I don't think my aunt will let me borrow hers again .
Ya thats what I was telling her. She wants to try in my driveway but there's things she could hit, if she was to drop the clutch which scares me, so I am going to take her someplace where there isn't anything around. hmmm, maybe when I start to teach her, I shall write a hub about teaching a teen to drive standard. lol
Boy, your lucky! My daughter is turning 14 next month and began her driving lessons at 12! My son is 13 and is already driving..... I'm shopping very carefully for their car -- it's going to be an beautiful, sleek and shiny '67 Buick Le Sabre....that way they can't afford the gas (or the insurance) to drive anywhere!!! And, it's like a tank so they can't get injured. And, they'll be too embarrassed to drive it anywhere! ha ha ha (pay back for all the grey hairs they've given me with them driving!)
We live out in the country in Canada (sshhhh, don't want the RCMP looking for us... ha ha ha) I was driving by the time I was 13 (that was also in Canada but I was driving legally). My son's been driving the tractor since he was 8! Talking about scary!
Well, it was scary, but now that I'm facing drugs, alcohol and sex that is rampant at the high schools and malls, the driving thing isn't so scary. At least we were there next to them. The other things can happen without me being present and that is really scary!
He put a box in the back of the truck. It was to help me come to a stop smoothly. If whatever he put in the bed of the truck moved he deducted points. Yes, my dad was totally like that.
He made me drive backwards around along and around curbs.
He made me parallel park in the tightest spots possible.
Also, when I learned to drive stick, basically I learned on the go. I learned how to shift and feather in the drive way but didn't really learn until I got on the street. It's enough to make you learn fast.
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