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Old 09-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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So my girlfriend just got a little bug... With a 5 speed. I finally understand why she is not allowed to drive my jeep... I feel bad for her clutch! For the most part I keep my mouth shut when she took me for a drive but I made one tiny comment and damn was she mad! Any help teaching girls how to drive? Cause they're so stubborn!

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So my girlfriend just got a little bug... With a 5 speed. I finally understand why she is not allowed to drive my jeep... I feel bad for her clutch! For the most part I keep my mouth shut when she took me for a drive but I made one tiny comment and damn was she mad! Any help teaching girls how to drive? Cause they're so stubborn!

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Take her away from everyone else. Not for their sake but hers. If she is in an open are where there are little to no cars and little to no traffic, she might be less nervous and less likely to snap at you. Lol

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Wait till she burns out the clutch and d make her replace it? Haha I'm sure she wouldn't slip the clutch again.
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When I taught my Daughter to drive a stick, I took her on some back roads. I'd have her practice on a slow start: I'd make her start from a dead start using only the brake and clutch (no gas). As she got better starting off slow, I had her start using just a little gas and advance from there.
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It's frustrating! She revs it way up and then dumps the clutch. I give it 2,000 miles and the clutch is toast. And instead of downshifting like I taught her she stops like my grandma by putting it in neutral and leaving her foot on the clutch. I should let her try and drive my semi... Maybe she'll learn
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It's frustrating! She revs it way up and then dumps the clutch. I give it 2,000 miles and the clutch is toast. And instead of downshifting like I taught her she stops like my grandma by putting it in neutral and leaving her foot on the clutch. I should let her try and drive my semi... Maybe she'll learn
Patience is key my friend. If you stay calm she will be calmer and more likely to take your advice.
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It's frustrating! She revs it way up and then dumps the clutch. I give it 2,000 miles and the clutch is toast. And instead of downshifting like I taught her she stops like my grandma by putting it in neutral and leaving her foot on the clutch. I should let her try and drive my semi... Maybe she'll learn
Lol I tried transporting a semi once. Not the easiest thing to drive...
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Have a friend teach her. She won't get mad at them and will listen to what they say.
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Taught both my girls and all the kids in the local neighborhood how to drive a standard many years ago. The trick I used was take them to the local high school lot that had speed bumps - pull up to the speed bump, and let them drive using only the clutch. Teaches them where the friction point is and that you don't need to over-rev the engine to get it to move. That was 26 years ago and they all now drive standard and auto cars and trucks with no problem!

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Wifey is from a country where auto trans aren't common, she drives a stick just fine. Funny how that works. Maybe there is something to this new fangled thinking about women after all! :/
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Patience is key my friend. If you stay calm she will be calmer and more likely to take your advice.
I would like that if someone was teaching me
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #12
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Wifey is from a country where auto trans aren't common, she drives a stick just fine. Funny how that works. Maybe there is something to this new fangled thinking about women after all! :/
Yea well i grew up on a farm, everyone there learnt to drive stick shift young. She's a city girl and her parents never taught her. I'm surprised she's as good as she is
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So my girlfriend just got a little bug... With a 5 speed. I finally understand why she is not allowed to drive my jeep... I feel bad for her clutch! For the most part I keep my mouth shut when she took me for a drive but I made one tiny comment and damn was she mad! Any help teaching girls how to drive? Cause they're so stubborn!

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Never ever ever ever ect. teach your significant other anything or comment on a mistake. If someone else does it's teaching. If you do it, it's only criticism because they're comfortable confronting you about it. Works both ways for guys and girls.
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Never ever ever ever ect. teach your significant other anything or comment on a mistake. If someone else does it's teaching. If you do it, it's only criticism because they're comfortable confronting you about it. Works both ways for guys and girls.
Life lesson here. Take it from this post or learn it the hard way.
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When I taught my Daughter to drive a stick, I took her on some back roads. I'd have her practice on a slow start: I'd make her start from a dead start using only the brake and clutch (no gas). As she got better starting off slow, I had her start using just a little gas and advance from there.
Same way I did it, this is the best way to teach a clutch.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #16
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I took my daughter into the sticks and had her practice in 4 low.
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just take her somewhere out in the open. and have her sit in the passenger seat and watch what you're doing, and explain everything your doing to her while you do it for a couple minutes then switch and let her try it. just talk her through it each step as she goes. hell I started in a parking lot in my dads LJ for about 5 minutes. didnt drive it again for a week, we went to cut wood, about 30 mins from our house, he started drinking and through me the keys.. I learned by the time I got home lol.
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Never ever ever ever ect. teach your significant other anything or comment on a mistake. If someone else does it's teaching. If you do it, it's only criticism because they're comfortable confronting you about it. Works both ways for guys and girls.
This is SOLID advice. If you can get another woman to teach her, even better. When my wife and I lived in Alaska, we had a few fights over the snow blower operation. I showed her how to use it several times and even showed her the instructions printed on the handles. It was super easy to use. But she'd have to snow blow while I was away from home and call me all pissed off because she couldn't get it to work. I'd then get pissed off because I showed her no less than five times and she didn't listen. It also had instructions on the handle! Finally, I called the girl that lived next door to us who had an identical snow blower. I asked her to teach my wife to use it. Five minutes with her and my wife did just fine with it for years after that.

It was the same story with my truck. It's a Chevy S-10 with a 5 speed manual. I tried to teach her to drive it about ten years ago and she about gutted the transmission out of it. We about got divorced over that shit. Don't try to teach your girlfriend or wife to do anything!!! Get somebody else to do it.
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Well thanks for the advice guys! Maybe ill get my mom to show her, or even my brother. She's pretty close to both of them and she seems to listen to mom pretty good!
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Had to teach my current gf to drive one last year since we have to move them at work a lot (car dealership). Took her in the employee lot and made her just sit in it and play with the pedals and shifter enough til she was comfortable enough to know what was what. After that I just had her start it and had her sit there with the clutch down til she calmed down and got over being nervous and it was a breeze from there. It doesn't hurt that new cars you don't need to hit the gas before you're off the clutch, most you can just let the clutch out slow and they'll move on their own a lot more than older cars would. The biggest thing was letting her sit and calm herself down enough to focus. I taught myself not long before I had to teach her and that was the biggest thing for me as well. If you can get her to calm down and keep calm yourself you should be fine.

I know it also helped me a lot to know that any time I thought I was in trouble all I really had to do was press down the clutch and it would kinda reset everything for me in my mind.
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