A few months back I bought a 99 tj. Well I've had some medical issues arrise and now I can't drive for 6 months. The wife is apprehensive about learning to drive it.
My parents are going to let her drive their automatic suburban while they use my jeep. The plan isn't final but we have a few options. The one I like the most is to purchase another vehicle. Another is to sell her off and buy something with an automatic, I would prefer to get a cherokee if that happens. The biggest problem with selling the tj and purchasing something else is that I have to sell the tj before we could purchase something else, during which time we would be without transpo for however long it takes to find another decent replacement.
I want her to learn to drive the 5spd but like I said she is apprehensive. Another problem is that she hasn't driven any vehicle in well over 5 years since the acident that totalled her jetta. Its not that she wasn't able to, its just that she kinda gave up and the basic liability didn't provide for another vehicle.
I really don't know why I am sharing this as I hardly know any of you, but maybe some suggestions or ideas could be helpful.
Maybe something about teaching a person to drive stick. Another topic I could use advice on is what to look for while looking at cherokees, both regular and grand. Of course it goes without saying that I need 4x4 and of course she would prefer automatic.
Bottom line is that I have to get to work one way or another. There is a slight possibility that I could carpool with someone from work another, which I detest is to see if public transportation would work for me. Houston has a horrible bus system, I am just guessing but I think my 20-25 minute drive will turn into a 3 hour bus hopping pain in my rear. I have done the bus here before and it generally take 5-6 times as long by bus to go anywhere. Last time I rod the bus, I think I walked more than I rod just because it was actually faster.
Please pray that I don't have to ditch my tj, she hasn't even been named yet.