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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Can your wife/girlfriend drive a stick?

Nope
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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No but my daughter can.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:43 PM
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Yes - her car 2001 VW Golf diesel stick
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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Nope.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:47 PM
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"Can she", "does she" or "will she" are all three seperate questions.

Since my blushing bride is an English Rose - she grew up on a manual transmission and not knowing the joys of automatic transmissions. However, since I have brought her to the land of milk and honey (and automatics) she is happy to never go back. Her DD is a Chevy automatic.

She will, under protest, drive the Rover.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Yes, sort of, but she cannot replace a clutch so I don't let her.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Is that a euphemism or are we talking about cars with manual transmissions?
ha! my first (read: smartass) thought was "no, but she can ride one"...
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Hell no.

------ Follow up post added May 28th, 2013 03:53 PM ------

I grew up on stick shifts. She didn't. First car was a compromise I got AC she got an automatic.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:53 PM
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No but my daughter can.
Indeed.

One daughter can, one can't.

Both boys can.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:56 PM
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Yes. Not exceptionally well, but good enough to get me around if necessary.

Both my 200tdi and my 6 speed car with a stiff upgraded clutch.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:03 PM
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I taught mine when we were in college and she then had a couple of little convertibles with 5 speeds but now that she is a mom she has resigned to an auto SUV. I convinced her to drive my 90 one time and less than 50' in the clutch blew...she hasn't driven it since!
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:14 PM
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Yes she can, loves the 6 speed.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:24 PM
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Wife can. We had a 2003 BMW M5 for a long time. She's not interested in driving the 110 so no RHD manual experience.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:26 PM
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yes, but she doesn't like driving the D
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Yes. Like a pro.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:35 PM
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I've tried to teach her. But since she wasn't perfect the first time, just gave it up. Also thought she nearly killed the truck.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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But, can she fix a dipstick. Merged thread time?
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Yes she can, loves the 6 speed.
What is that a mazda
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Drive a manual, yes
Double clutch the SIIA, yes
Replace a clutch, yes
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