Yeah... so I let my girlfriend drive my 2013 WRX. I feel defeated.
So my girlfriend doesn't know how to drive clutch. I bought the car, knowing that she didn't know how to drive clutch (uh oh). I was pretty close with reasoning with her on buying a used beater car that we could let her practice how to drive using clutch and pedal. But, it's been over a year now and her persistence on wanting to learn how to drive my car finally won through.
So here's the setup: Today is a beautiful day in Seattle. It's sunny, ~50 degrees, and there was a completely empty parking lot. I was driving by a huge completely empty parking lot with her riding shotgun. We had some groceries and were heading back home (I WAS SO CLOSE!). But I was feeling in a good mood, so was she, so she asked if we could practice in that huge empty parking lot.
Okay, stage is set, here's what happened: I explained to her how clutch works with the pedal. Told her to find the sweet spot. I watched her feet with the engine off and tried to guide her with how the transition would work between the two feet. She's a pianist, so I figured she would have decent eye hand coordination. I then popped it in neutral, and let her rev the engine a little just to get an idea how fast the engine responds, and all that jazz. I'll be the first to admit, I'm probably not the best teacher in explaining how everything works.
TLDR: My girlfriend popped it into first, pushed the gas, and then COMPLETELY let go of the clutch. Car stuttered, she freaked, she gassed the pedal and added some clutch... Before I could think and react, we were up to ~40 mph (I think) and in 1st gear.
What can I do to make sure my car is fine? Everything seems to be shifting fine, no weird noises, no visible smoke. Just only burnt clutch smell and girlfriend swearing off on never driving my car. I hope fuel cutoff saved my car... but I'm a little razzled.