wife terrified to drive the HC (A8)

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  1. huggytree

    huggytree Gold Member

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    wife has driven the 2011 392 many times.....and enjoyed it

    gave her the red key this morning and pushed her out of the way of the passenger seat....she sat in the drivers seat, but was practically kicking and screaming

    she got to drive it to church (she was nervous because she was also doing the reading at church).....she kept lurching the car go/stop go/stop.....she couldnt get used to the light touch needed to get it moving or stop....to me its not that different than the 392, but to her i guess it is.....on lookers probably thought she was learning how to drive stick....not knowing it was a Automatic and a scared wife.........finally got up to 50 mph....then had to slow down, and she got all frazzled at how it jerks when it downshifts like a manual....by the end of the ride even my kids told my wife not to drive it again......she's a tough/sturdy woman.....likes to drive big pickups....but i guess 707hp isnt for her............kids didnt have a problem with me driving it and going sideways down my Moms driveway after Easter dinner though....HA!
     
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    Let kids try!
     
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    The smooth words every woman wants to hear from her man :rolleyes::D
     
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    You should count your blessings. I have to hide the keys from mine.
     
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    kid's turn then the whole experience will be complete.
     
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    Top Cat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Fastest Cat/Record Holder HCC Charter Member

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    Give her an hour with my wife Linda or Tammy and you won't be able to pry the fob from her hand..:eek:
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Put into default/ECO try again.
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    If that don't work, valet mode try again!
     
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    Send her to texas I'll have her driving the m6 in no time
     
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    taught her a manual on my old 94 toyota pickup (like 115hp)....she did fine in a parking lot, but on the road she was a mess......on hills? she just froze when the car started to go backwards

    she'd kill my clutch

    ive offered her a chance on my gt500, but she isnt interested
     
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    The wife's been threatening to drive my Lightning. Still yet to do it and I've only had one for 12 years. Kerry wants to learn to drive a stick can I ship her out to you JeKo
     
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    i will let my kids drive my GT500 if they learn stick on someone elses car first.......i damaged my throwout bearing and wore my clutch heavily on my 1990 5.0 when i first learned stick......i bought the car new with i was 19 w/o ever driving a manual....had the dealer show me how and i drove it home (limping the whole way---killing it probably 5-10x)
     
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    My wife drives a stick almost as good as I do. Maybe even better after my accident. She has no problem driving my Hellcat. She doesn't like driving automatics.

    BKuz
     
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    All I had to do was tell my wife the 392 had 470hp and the Hellcat has 707hp........She wont go near it.........;) And it also helps that she cant drive a standard transmission.........Oh I forget that is why I ordered it with a standard...........:confused:
     
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    if you teach them how to drive a stick properly it won't be an issue. Don't hold it against your kids that it took you too long to figure it out :p
     

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