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Old 09-30-2012, 05:49 AM   #1
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my wife thought i was crazy! do you?

I've had my 13 mustang almost 4 months now and i love it! But after the first week of owning it i thought I made the wrong decision. You see ive been driving automatic for 18 years and never drove manual before so when i was at the dealer ordering my car with the wife beside me and the asked auto or manual and i said manual without ever driving one she said "are you f 'in crazy? You've never driven manual before and your going to buy a 28k $ car!! Yep, because every mustang owner has always told me "Dont go automatic you'll regret it, it takes alot of fun out of owning one"Well i tell ya getting out of the dealers parking lot, with about ten employees wathing me, was to say the least a laughable event stalling it about 10 times, no joke, and the first week in traffic going to work was not very fun, but now im a manual driver for life! So much fun, and the wife cant drive the car, Lol! Dont worry ill teach her..........eventully. Anyone done that before?
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You are crazy! Why would you ever teach the wife to drive it?!? Lol
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You are crazy! Why would you ever teach the wife to drive it?!? Lol
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I learned on mine, been just about 6 weeks shy of a year that I got her
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Yes I will say it;"You are crazy"

I'm with primer2tone when he say's:

[QUOTEYou are crazy! Why would you ever teach the wife to drive it?!?][/QUOTE]

Once she learns how to drive it you won;t see your car again. She won't want to give it up.

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I've gotta teach my wife to drive mine too!! It will be an experience for sure.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #7
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When I was teaching my kids Mom how to drive with a manual transmission she went completely off the road and into the front yard of mobile home nearly running over their dog. That was 12 years ago and a $100 car. She's since come a long way and is a very good manual driver now but she will NOT drive my mustang. I tell her, it's too low and you're too careless.Click image for larger version

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When I was teaching my kids Mom how to drive with a manual transmission she went completely off the road and into the front yard of mobile home nearly running over their dog. That was 12 years ago and a $100 car. She's since come a long way and is a very good manual driver now but she will NOT drive my mustang. I tell her, it's too low and you're too careless.it wouldn't be long before she tore off all my splitters. Lol
That's a sick car man! I love it
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When I was teaching my kids Mom how to drive with a manual transmission she went completely off the road and into the front yard of mobile home nearly running over their dog. That was 12 years ago and a $100 car. She's since come a long way and is a very good manual driver now but she will NOT drive my mustang. I tell her, it's too low and you're too careless.It wouldn't be long before she tore off all of my splitters. Lol
Wow thats a beauty!!! Love the rims! What size? 19, 20? Next spring thats the first thing im changing and to that exact style!
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First time I ever drove a manual was driving my 2011 ford ranger home from the dealership lol.
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sometimes I regret not getting a manuel but I got the auto because my wife said she was going to drive it too but she .drove it once and said it bounced around too much for her. but I still love my stang no matter what tranny it has.
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The wife issue seems to be common. My wife can't drive manual either, and was a little difficult with the road trip to NH, since then I've been required to teach her to be able to ' get by in an emergency '. My poor clutch

Great choice with the manual!
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sometimes I regret not getting a manuel but I got the auto because my wife said she was going to drive it too but she .drove it once and said it bounced around too much for her. but I still love my stang no matter what tranny it has.
Well you don't have to worry this way.

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The wife issue seems to be common. My wife can't drive manual either, and was a little difficult with the road trip to NH, since then I've been required to teach her to be able to ' get by in an emergency '. My poor clutch

Great choice with the manual!
I would've bought a beat up Jeep or Honda and say here ya go.
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Well you don't have to worry this way.

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I would've bought a beat up Jeep or Honda and say here ya go.
Yeah, she has an old VW golf. I couldn't spend that much time in that underpowered commuter without a decent sound system or cruise control.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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My wife can drive a manual better than me I think. It was nice though because a manual was a must have when we decided to buy a muscle car.
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You are crazy! Why would you ever teach the wife to drive it?!? Lol
+1 say good bye to your nice wheels! Women love grinding them on curbs! Lol

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First time I ever drove a manual was driving my 2011 ford ranger home from the dealership lol.
I thought they stopped making rangers?
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2011 was the last year. Got a 4cyl 2wd 5 speed. First car or loan I ever got. Just got it to build credit. Had it for 13 months and had 5,300 miles on it when I traded it for my stang.
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2011 was the last year. Got a 4cyl 2wd 5 speed. First car or loan I ever got. Just got it to build credit. Had it for 13 months and had 5,300 miles on it when I traded it for my stang.
I still think that's dumb they stopped making them it was such a good little truck an it looked like ford made a lot of money off of them.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:25 PM   #19
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I taught my Wife to drive a 5spd in my 2006 WRX TR
and the clutch was burnt out not long after that. I was
lucky and Subaru replaced it under warranty, not so lucky
when 3rd gear broke at 59k. They wouldn't warranty it, said
that she must have tried to launch it in 3rd or something.
I told them she couldn't launch it if she tried, she has no idea
how. I will admit that I launched it hard numerous times on the
street and autocross events. I woiuld think that 1st or 2nd would
hav broke??
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #20
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sometimes I regret not getting a manuel but I got the auto because my wife said she was going to drive it too but she .drove it once and said it bounced around too much for her. but I still love my stang no matter what tranny it has.
If you install the tune ,,you chirp 2,3,4 gear ,,i think thats cool as sh^& to hear that,,and when you drive it normal you barely notice it,,just a good positive shift like it should b
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+1 say good bye to your nice wheels! Women love grinding them on curbs! Lol

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I thought they stopped making rangers?
I have a 90 ranger with 320000 miles on it..It was my first new vehicle,,still running strong,,looks like crapp though..lol..I think the funnest manual was the (3 on the tree),,on a old chevy..A lot people probably dont remember them,,the shifter was on the column,,instead of the floor
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Buddy of mine has a ranger it had over 300,000 miles then the odometer stopped working so no telling what it really has and still running strong. Really good little trucks wish Ford would keep making them.
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I'm with primer2tone when he say's:

[QUOTEYou are crazy! Why would you ever teach the wife to drive it?!?]
Once she learns how to drive it you won;t see your car again. She won't want to give it up.

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Naw, add a few tricks. Will freak her out
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That's a sick car man! I love it
Thanks man!

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Wow thats a beauty!!! Love the rims! What size? 19, 20? Next spring thats the first thing im changing and to that exact style!
Thanks man, there 19's OEM premium wheels. I love the lowered stance on these mustangs.

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sometimes I regret not getting a manuel but I got the auto because my wife said she was going to drive it too but she .drove it once and said it bounced around too much for her. but I still love my stang no matter what tranny it has.
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I've only driven a manual 3 times for about 30 minutes each, 1 of those times was only in a parking lot... After the first time I drove a manual i hated automatics.
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Lol closest I've gotten to manual was shifting while my friend manned the clutch :p
Parents refused to let me get a manual cuz they wanted to drive it.
The one time they took it out was the first week we bought it...
And when my dad bought the tag
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I learned from grandpa,in the snow,in a VW bug,when I was 11.
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I learned from grandpa,in the snow,in a VW bug,when I was 11.
That's what's up!

I learned by sneaking out with my Dad's 88 Ford Ranger when I was 13. Lol, he beat my *** when he caught me.
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That's what's up!

I learned by sneaking out with my Dad's 88 Ford Ranger when I was 13. Lol, he beat my *** when he caught me.
Watch out we got a rebel over here!
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Gravel road is good place to teach someone to drive a clutch,,that way it doesnt go dead a million times when they let off the clutch
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Watch out we got a rebel over here!
Nah, my Dad pretty much beat my rebellious stage outa me. Lol

Now that he's a Grandpa and I see him cave in to all my kids demands, I'm like WTF! He's a big ol softy now. Lol
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I've only driven a manual 3 times for about 30 minutes each, 1 of those times was only in a parking lot... After the first time I drove a manual i hated automatics.
I used to too,,but after getting older and a bad knee,,i changed up,,my brother even ragged me by buying a auto mustang,,
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I love my manual but man sometimes in New Orleans traffic I would love to have a auto.
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I've had my 13 mustang almost 4 months now and i love it! But after the first week of owning it i thought I made the wrong decision. You see ive been driving automatic for 18 years and never drove manual before so when i was at the dealer ordering my car with the wife beside me and the asked auto or manual and i said manual without ever driving one she said "are you f 'in crazy? You've never driven manual before and your going to buy a 28k $ car!! Yep, because every mustang owner has always told me "Dont go automatic you'll regret it, it takes alot of fun out of owning one"Well i tell ya getting out of the dealers parking lot, with about ten employees wathing me, was to say the least a laughable event stalling it about 10 times, no joke, and the first week in traffic going to work was not very fun, but now im a manual driver for life! So much fun, and the wife cant drive the car, Lol! Dont worry ill teach her..........eventully. Anyone done that before?
Back to the OP. No, you're not. I did the same on my first non-hand-me-down car. There is nothing like knowing you have to drive the car to work on Monday to motivate you to learn stick the weekend you bought the car.

I did teach my wife to drive stick (at least started to--had to go to Laguna Seca & friends helped out too; that kept me from pulling out what little hair I had at the time). Now both our cars have been stick for a while.
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If you install the tune ,,you chirp 2,3,4 gear ,,i think thats cool as sh^& to hear that,,and when you drive it normal you barely notice it,,just a good positive shift like it should b
That's the one thing I love about my auto
If I start from idle, or torque brake, and floor it, it'll chirp 2nd and 3rd
Not too sure about 4th though, can't find a road, uhhhh, I mean track that's long enough to do it, ( no I can't start from idle on a highway
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