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Yes, I finally learned to drive a manual. Thanks, Golf GTI for a Fun Week!


What kind of auto journalist doesn’t drive manual? Until recently, that was me. But I’m a big girl now. I’ve finally joined the ranks of those who can drive a stick shift. Yay me!

It all started with this sporty little 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The VW Golf GTI Helped Me Learn to Drive Manual

Once I got the hang of it, (two weeks of trial and error, watching YouTube and enduring endless teasing from my kids who aren’t even old enough to drive) this sporty little compact hatchback was FUN to drive. I missed it when I had to turn it back in.

Want to read the whole story? Head to A Girl’s Guide to Cars and see why I think this is the best learner car for someone wanting to learn to drive manual.