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Driving lessons

I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
drive...uh...any tips? 😕 btw, this is in a stick
shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
general as this is my first time teaching
someone. 🙂 Thanks!

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Nuri
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it's just another freight train headed your way.
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best friend will be the one sitting next to you
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Nuri Inuki wrote:
> I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
> drive...uh...any tips? 😕 btw, this is in a stick
> shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
> shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
> any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
> general as this is my first time teaching
> someone. 🙂 Thanks!


I strongly recommend finding a driving school for her to attend.
Driving is a complex set of skills that deserve to be taught by someone
experienced in teaching them. The husband of my boss' boss teaches
driving education in the summer; he learned how to teach it by
"teaching" people to drive who already knew how and did their best to
present him with every possible set of problems he could face.

My own experience of trying to learn from my parents' instructions left
me in tears and both of them frustrated. It would probably be better
for your relationship to find someone else for her to be angry at.

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nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain
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Enroll her in a drivers' ed. class. I taught my wife how to drive a
stick shift, but it nearly cost me a new transmission.

Nuri Inuki wrote:
> I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
> drive...uh...any tips? 😕 btw, this is in a stick
> shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
> shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
> any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
> general as this is my first time teaching
> someone. 🙂 Thanks!
>

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What section of the country are you in so that I may avoid it until you get
her up & running? 🙂

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"Nuri Inuki" <nuri.inuki-spammie@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:C4h3k.395$5H4.348@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
> drive...uh...any tips? 😕 btw, this is in a stick
> shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
> shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
> any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
> general as this is my first time teaching
> someone. 🙂 Thanks!
>
> --
> Nuri
> It's not a light at the end of the tunnel,
> it's just another freight train headed your way.
> ------
> A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your
> best friend will be the one sitting next to you
> saying "That was #%$&ing awesome!"



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Teaching a spouse how to drive a stick shift is like trying to live in a house with 10 kids, all under 12, and expect quiet and solitude. It just ain't gonna happen.

If you value your life, marriage and happiness, go to a driving school and drop her there. The instructor has a prescription for heavy duty drugs that he/she will take after work that you can't get.
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Keith V. Klenke wrote:

> What section of the country are you in so that I may avoid it until
> you get her up & running? 🙂
>
> -
> "Nuri Inuki" <nuri.inuki-spammie@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:C4h3k.395$5H4.348@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> > I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
> > drive...uh...any tips? 😕 btw, this is in a stick
> > shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
> > shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
> > any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
> > general as this is my first time teaching
> > someone. 🙂 Thanks!
> >
> > -- Nuri
> > It's not a light at the end of the tunnel,
> > it's just another freight train headed your way.
> > ------
> > A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your
> > best friend will be the one sitting next to you
> > saying "That was #%$&ing awesome!"


Texas. <bag>

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Patience and an evacuated mall parking lot...
think midnight to 3:00 AM.

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Nuri Inuki wrote:

> any tips


Don't.......

Gonna cust you millions.........

First for car repairs.....

Second for credit card, when she can drive to the mall without
supervision


Ohhh...and by the way......

We got two cars 😉

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G of Borg <G@collectiveAB1.com> wrote in news:41i3k.425$5H4.388
@kovat.provo.novell.com:

> Patience and an evacuated mall parking lot...
> think midnight to 3:00 AM.


Yup, and also try to draw out how the clutch plate works and how the two
sides like to be at the same speed when you let it out and how the
relationship between rpm and landspeed and gears all works together.
Still want to explain it to her?

Don't bother teaching down shifting EXCEPT for hills both down and up and
anticipating shifts and always have the radio off so she can hear the
engine. Open the windows a little bit to get more engine noise.
Brakes are for stopping. Unless she gets the rpm to gear correctish when
shifting, she will just burn out clutches and they cost more than brake
pads!

I gave my wife's friend some tips on parking in an empty lot and she was
not really very good. I did not enjoy it at all. She had really bad
clutch feathering control and no grasp of how things are backwards when
reversing. She would over compensate and then go too slow or too fast or
turn to sharply or not sharply enough...


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Dave Taylor wrote:

>
> I gave my wife's friend some tips on parking in
> an empty lot and she was not really very good.
> I did not enjoy it at all. She had really bad
> clutch feathering control and no grasp of how
> things are backwards when reversing. She would
> over compensate and then go too slow or too
> fast or turn to sharply or not sharply enough...


That sounds awfully familiar...maybe I will call
those driving schools...

--
Nuri
It's not a light at the end of the tunnel,
it's just another freight train headed your way.
------
A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your
best friend will be the one sitting next to you
saying "That was #%$&ing awesome!"
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Oh...well, *that* might be a problem...thats a pretty big grin there
Lindsey....


> Texas. <bag>
>
> --
> Lindsey



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Send her to a professional driving instructor and save yourself the
headaches (and possible arguments). It will also help save your clutch.
🙂

I learned so young I don't have much advice other than to stay calm, don't
yell, and have her practice in a large parking lot first.

I learned in an orange grove, then graduated to local roads and highways,
then the big freeway, but I started driving when I was 5.

>>> On 6/9/2008 at 5:16 PM, in message

<C4h3k.395$5H4.348@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Nuri
Inuki<nuri.inuki-spammie@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to teach my little wifey how to
> drive...uh...any tips? 😕 btw, this is in a stick
> shift car. She's having trouble learning how to
> shift currently...and slow down...but I'd like
> any tips on how to teach someone how to drive in
> general as this is my first time teaching
> someone. 🙂 Thanks!

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Keith V. Klenke wrote:

> Oh...well, that might be a problem...thats a pretty big grin there
> Lindsey....
>
>
> > Texas. <bag>


Ain't everything big in Texas Keith?


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Lindsey Johnstone wrote:

> Keith V. Klenke wrote:
>
> > Oh...well, that might be a problem...thats a
> > pretty big grin there Lindsey....
> >
> >
> > > Texas. <bag>

>
> Ain't everything big in Texas Keith?


Everything.

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Nuri
It's not a light at the end of the tunnel,
it's just another freight train headed your way.
------
A good friend will bail you out of jail, but your
best friend will be the one sitting next to you
saying "That was #%$&ing awesome!"
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