My wife has decided to learn how to drive a manual transmission! I gave her her first lesson this weekend, and it went pretty well. We’re still married, and she wants to keep learning.

The 135i isn’t the best car to learn manual with, because it has hill assist and the clutch has almost no feel whatsoever. She had things figured out pretty quick, though. She takes too long to get started on hills, so the hill assist lets go and makes things worse, but she figured it out. It was funny when I told her she needs to push in the clutch every time she comes to a stop. “What!? I don’t like that.”

One major problem is that even with the seat all the way forward she has trouble reaching the clutch and pushing it in all the way. Anyone have any tips to help with this?