|Wife drives ///M for first time. (archive)|
Posted by David D. on September 21, 1998 at 16:32:48:
Well,since my wife's first words to me were "where are MY keys?" when I brought our new ///M Roadster home, I knew I was in trouble. Since she had driven a manual only 3 times before (over 20 years ago!)I was a little apprehensive. But we found a BIG empty parking lot, and the lessons began. She stalled it about 1/2 dozen times, but no grinding of gears or smell of burnt clutch plates. She practiced for about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes before she was ready to call it a day, but you should have seen the smile on her face and the brightness of her eyes. I don't recall seeing her this excited since we got married. She giggled all the way home, and STILL has that smile! Going camping next weekend, so lesson #2 will be the weekend after that.. My only wish is that I had the $$$ to get her one for herself.