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Teaching my daughter to drive stick on the GT-H

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My 15 year old daughter has her learners licence and it was always my intention to have her learn how to drive stick. She's been driving our Explorer for 5 months now so she's pretty proficient at driving an automatic. The only thing is that I have only one manual transmission in the stable right now so last Sunday off we went with the GT-H to learn how to drive stick.

 

She only stalled it half a dozen times and spun the wheels twice while practicing hill starts. Not too bad for the first time in a 5 spd if I do say so myself.

 

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QSS

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Good for you. Gotta luv it. Look @ that smile. Let my nieces drive my HERTZ and they loved it as well. Biggest smiles and they still talk about it from time to time. They were 17 & 18. Their boy friends say "your uncle let you drive that car :)

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Supercharged like your GT-H? :lol:

 

QSS

 

Don't laugh - It is actually turbo charged! My only other standard transmission choices are a 427 Cobra or my K code GT Mustang - neither of which my kids will be spending any time behind the wheel in anytime soon (:

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Don't laugh - It is actually turbo charged! My only other standard transmission choices are a 427 Cobra or my K code GT Mustang - neither of which my kids will be spending any time behind the wheel in anytime soon (:

Yes, the 427 Cobra would be "slightly" overpowered to let your kids learn to drive stick on.

 

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When I learned to drive stick, I was in college and a friend (who was also a car guy) taught me. I started in a tiny Honda Eco-box. I think it had 3 cylinders, but I did manage to get it to lay rubber when the guy behind me started beeping because I didn't move fast enough when the light turned green. My friend said "I didn't think it could do that!". Then we moved to his robins egg blue Volkswagen Karmin Ghia. At one point while trying to get it started on a steep hill, and rolling further back with every attempt, I did "something" and ended up pushing the clutch in with my right foot. After the VW was an old Toyoda Land Cruiser (shift lever in that was about 3' long). Then his Mazda RX-7. When he was satisfied that I could drive the RX-7 well, I was considered "graduated" and allowed to drive his favorite car as a graduation gift.....a Lotus 7.

 

Good times and better memories! Hope your daughter remembers learning as fondly as I do.

 

Z-man

 

Ps- Two weeks after graduation my first manual transmission car was delivered. It was a 1988 Mustang GT. My friend was the first person (other than me) who got to drive it!

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It's awesome that you are sharing your Shelby GT-H obsession with the family ... That way they will understand you in your later years.

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It's awesome that you are sharing your Shelby GT-H obsession with the family ... That way they will understand you in your later years.

I don't think the family will ever understand the GT-H obsession but ya never know.

 

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