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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Yes she does and drives both of our Ds. Always wants to grab the one with TGV the most, no sh#t. But if I would let her free pick a ride to the supermarket she would go and take our automatic Volvo 850 wagon out of the 3.

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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Yup - she sure can.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Yep, the girlfriend does like a pro, and loves to drive my manual D90 and M3. (Her everyday ride is a manual 3-series AWD four door, even with the kids.) She grew up in South Africa driving family manuals, whether Landies, Toyotas, her dad's Jags, Triumphs, Austin Healeys, etc.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Mine prefers to drive my drunk a$$ around in the jag.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:58 PM
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Of course. She could also do a custom engine swap for you, should you like.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 05:40 PM
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Once when were dating I pulled into her driveway and she was under the hood of her pickup.
If anything, she complains about my shifting!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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ah... but can she back up with a trailer with a stick?
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Old May 28th, 2013, 05:54 PM
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But, can she fix a dipstick. Merged thread time?

Effecting a field expedient repair while driving an ExMoD 90 across the country with only her daughter? Someone top that!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 05:56 PM
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Yes, wife can.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 06:28 PM
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both wifey and the daughter can...wife had a 68 Camaro growing up (wishes she still had it)....I taught the daughter on my '71 88" last year when I had it....what a blast that was!!!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Wife can.. daughter can, my daughter learned stick by her grandfather on his Mitsu COE dump truck, then his VW TDi Jetta by the age of 12. She also mastered her dirtbike straight away when I brought it home. Not bad for this years prom queen!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:13 PM
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My wife sure can. She in fact never even touched an automatic until she was 28.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Nope and I dont blame her. The manual equipped car is a dying breed. No real point in trying to teach her.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Obviously, my wife can. My older daughter (38) can. My younger daughter (21) is resisting with all her might.

Carrie has done tune ups and packed bearings. While she has not tried it, I have no doubt she could change a clutch.

Also, I did not mention she is pulling a 6X12 trailer. This is a slow and hot trip.

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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:51 PM
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Yep

Wife is my co-driver on most of the rallies we go on...
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Nope. Part of the reason I ended up with a 1997 90
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Old May 28th, 2013, 08:00 PM
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My older daughter (38) can. My younger daughter (21) is resisting with all her might.
Wow and I thought my older brothers were large gaps at 10 and 14 years older than me.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Yep she can. She drives it like she stole it
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Old May 28th, 2013, 09:43 PM
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yep and my 12 yr old daughter just said that she wants to learn this summer.
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