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Old 04-04-2008, 12:07 AM   #1
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Just wondering, im glad my g/f actually can drive stick and has an intrest in cars, anyone else this lucky?
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:19 AM   #2
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My wifes' DD is our '06 MS6. She loves driving it. I don't think I'll ever talk her into a auto. Her first car was an MX-3, then an '02 Celica, now the MS6, all manual's. What's awesome... she can actually tell you what boost is and how the turbo works.
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My fiancee has always driven stick (3 different cars) and I know she prefers it. She wants a Honda Pilot though so...
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Itís all I can do to keep my GF out of my normally aspirated miata, the one with the kick *** radio. She wonít drive the turbo car, and the world is a safer place.
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my gf steals my car all the time, just to boost around,
she takes her sister to the store, then i get texts from her sister saying how she wont shut up about how quick the spool time is since the 3" turbo back install
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my gf steals my car all the time, just to boost around,
she takes her sister to the store, then i get texts from her sister saying how she wont shut up about how quick the spool time is since the 3" turbo back install
If my g/f did that I would probably hug her to death when she returned home.
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My GF rides a Yamaha FZ6 but wants to drive the Miata at the next autocross.
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My wife drives the SRT4, so yes.
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I was trying to teach my g/f to drive stick. We used her brothers SVT Focus, but the shifter was too notchy for her to drive easily. I got her into my Miata and she was doing pretty well.

After a few days she said shifting was stupid and not worth it. I guess she just got tired of it. Oh well, with the 6 puck going it I won't ever have to share it.
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The g/f is scared of the clutch in the miata and thinks manual transmissions are a waste of time. I tried to teach her on my truck and she did great until she backed us into the ditch and then almost into a telephone poll. That was the end of that and when it comes to driving i'm in the driver seat 90% of the time. The other 10% is her driving her own car when we're on road trips, its an automatic.
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Mine can drive it fairly well...even with the XT PP and 9lb flywheel. She actually got BETTER when I put those in, because she could feel the clutch engagement. She just hates driving it though.
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my girl drives stick and prefers it that way. She has never had an auto. She could give two ***** about cars though, she starts rolling her eyes 2 seconds BEFORE i ever bring anything up.
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With a title like does she like to "dive on stick".... I wasn't thinking about her and a manual transmission.
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not a chance. i can't even get her to learn using the argument "what if there were an emergency and the only car available to drive is a stick?".
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When my wife and I went car shopping, she wanted a new corolla. I said the only way I will sign the paperwork is if she gets a stick and learns how to drive it. Shes put about 30K miles on it so far.
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My girlfriend loves riding in the miata, and keeps asking to learn to drive stick. I tell her "Once you learn you can drive it, but you won't learn on my car". Then I make her make me a sandwich and do the laundry.
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My wife has always driven a manual except for the past few vehicles that have been SUV's. Her current ride is an automatic Trailblazer SS, but the 395 hp/400 ft-lbs LS2 makes up for it. She has also autocrossed as long as I have and is the current SCCA E-Stock Ladies National Champion!
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My wife is not what I consider an enthusiest but she drive a stick.
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my wife learned how to drive a on turbo 5-spd mazda. when she wanted a prelude she couldn't find a 5-sp for sale so settled on the auto, when it craps the bucket she wants another prelude with a 5-sp.
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Sadly no. Come to think of it, I don't think any girl that I've dated could...

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