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    I taught my wife how to drive a manual in my s2k. First showed her how things worked. Then the concept of clutch control. In most cars you can slowly let the clutch completely out with no gas and roll forward with out stalling. After a couple a temps she got the hang of it.

    She has not driven the wrx yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBill View Post
    This is why I'm deeply afraid to try and teach my GF how to drive a stick on my WRX...
    Why? It's not going to destroy anything unless she is repeatedly bouncing it off the rev limiter and clutch dumping the car. In which case she is either not going to figure it out, or you're a bad teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichD514 View Post
    Get a new girlfriend.
    Haha. So will you try part 2? Or are you both done?

    It's a shame how most females are clueless on driving manual. They're so much fun. I am a female, learned on my father's SRT4 back in 2005 and was instantly sold on manual cars. (not so much on the SRT wheel hopping in 1st gear though...AWD FTW).

    I did try teaching/explaining how to use the clutch to a couple of my girl friends. Laymen terms work best. If you say something like "apply as much pressure on the gas pedal as if you were driving your automatic car while you're in first gear and start lifting your left foot up slowly until you start moving" they seemed to get that. Give and take. Build off the knowledge they know with their current car.

    Best of luck to you, and your car. Your poor, beautiful car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avenger73 View Post
    Haha. So will you try part 2? Or are you both done?
    lol, yeah I haven't tried part 2. But MAN did that make what WAS a good day quickly into a horrible one. The ride home after the incident was a really quiet one...

    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Why? It's not going to destroy anything unless she is repeatedly bouncing it off the rev limiter and clutch dumping the car. In which case she is either not going to figure it out, or you're a bad teacher.
    i'll be the first one to admit it, I'M A BAD TEACHER

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    Your car is fine, it takes more than that to kill a car let alone a WRX. Like everyone says, teach her to feel the clutch without using the gas either in 1st gear or reverse. Company rentals don't have manual transmission car? That's fine, go to a dealer!!! Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibanez97 View Post
    Remember, the clutch is covered under bumper to bumper. If she burns it up, no worries. One time ain't a reason to hang it up.

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    Do not listen to this guy. Clutch is a wear item and never covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElusiveSAV View Post
    Do not listen to this guy. Clutch is a wear item and never covered.
    Clutch IS covered for factory defects. But you're right, burning up the clutch is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElusiveSAV View Post
    Do not listen to this guy. Clutch is a wear item and never covered.
    This was according to a dealer I was talking to two days ago. I was surprised when he said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibanez97 View Post
    This was according to a dealer I was talking to two days ago. I was surprised when he said it.

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    Dealers =/= SOA or your warranty rep.

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    My wife really wants to learn to drive using mine.... Mine is probably worth 1/3 of the OPs and I still tell her no... haha

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    This from the subaru.com website:

    WEAR ITEM COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Items covered are brake pad/shoe linings, clutch linings, and wiper blades.

    Subaru covers wear items for 3/36K. This is in addition to the 3/36K Bumper to Bumper and 5/60K Powertrain warranty.

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    This from the subaru.com website:

    WEAR ITEM COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Items covered are brake pad/shoe linings, clutch linings, and wiper blades.

    Subaru covers wear items for 3/36K. This is in addition to the 3/36K Bumper to Bumper and 5/60K Powertrain warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimboWRX View Post
    This from the subaru.com website:

    WEAR ITEM COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Items covered are brake pad/shoe linings, clutch linings, and wiper blades.

    Subaru covers wear items for 3/36K. This is in addition to the 3/36K Bumper to Bumper and 5/60K Powertrain warranty.
    Wish that included tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Don't have her touch the gas pedal at all!

    Stop the car in neutral on a dead-level parking lot. Swap seats, have her press in the clutch, put the car in gear, and then slowly let off the clutch. She might kill it the first time, but that's fine. After a couple tries, you'll get the car rolling slightly. This will teach her to feel for the clutch biting, and she'll learn the basics of clutch modulation. Once she can get the car rolling from an idle, THEN introduce the throttle.


    THIS!

    I do know that feel though. Let a girl who I was dating drive my car once (she said she knew how!) and she proceeded to stop at a stop sign in 4th gear. Made such terrible noises...

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