Is it a bad thing to buy your son a car that rolled off the assembly line the same year he did?
Yeah...a 1988 Saab 900. (ok, so Tom was born in 87, but cars are made the year before their model year.
I - YES! ME! I taught my son to drive a stick! (everybody should know how to drive a stick.) I took him to the campus where I work and told him that yes, he would stall. I told him about my learning experience and gave him the basics. And then I just let him drive. Everybody but maintenance goes home at 3:30 so it was quiet and he did really well.
He's a little disappointed because I don't want him to drive it in the city until he's a little more confident with shifting - and it doesn't have a license plate yet - I can't get a copy of the insurance, so I can't get a plate.
But I think he's happy...
So am I.