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I have had my silver M6 goat for 2 weeks now and got a little over 500 miles on it. My girlfriend (bless her heart) always wants to drive it. I knew it was inevitable that I was going to have to let her drive it when I bought it. She didn't know how to drive a stick but I figured it wouldn't be hard to teach her and she would learn in a couple of hours or at the most in an afternoon. After two weeks, she is still struggling. We took a ride tonight and I almost got whiplash from her starts. She is beating my poor baby like a red-headed stepchild. I don't want to deny her the oppurtunity of driving the car but I get so frustrated when the car is being knocked around. I have taught many people to drive a stick but she just ain't getting it. What do I do? :confused
 

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The M6 tranny gm puts in their cars isnt the easiest to learn in. I had a LS1 Z28 with a M6 and tried to teach my last girlfriend. The lesson lasted all of 30 minutes, and it was the last. I feel your pain! Unless you have a old beater you can teach her on, you have two options. Stick with the GTO and have it crying for mercy--or just tell her that this cars clutch is too expensive to replace so we must figure out a better alternative for teaching you.
 

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kevracer said:
This is a dilemma that I have been putting off dealing with.....so far I have managed to dodge the "borrow the car" question, but the day is coming when I will have to say "NO."
Watch out, "no" can be a two way street. :D Better to try to find some way to convince her that she really doesn't want to drive it. If that doesn't work, then flat out bribe her. :cheers
 

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i guess i'm a lucky one, then :confused

my wife absolutely HATED my '02 SS Camaro M6, also have full size Blazer 4x4, and she hated driving that, too.

bought her an 04 - Malibu Maxx right before I bought the GTO

she hasn't even ASKED to drive the goat, and when I threw her the key to go to the store, she said "no thanks - i like my malibu" :party
 

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westell said:
i guess i'm a lucky one, then :confused

my wife absolutely HATED my '02 SS Camaro M6, also have full size Blazer 4x4, and she hated driving that, too.

bought her an 04 - Malibu Maxx right before I bought the GTO

she hasn't even ASKED to drive the goat, and when I threw her the key to go to the store, she said "no thanks - i like my malibu" :party
Ain't bribery great! :cheers
 
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