When I first took driving lessons in high school, when we first started to drive the 59 Ford four door sedan with a "three on a tree" manual, the instructor told me that he thought I had been driving for some time before since the shifting was so easy to get right from the first day. Told him that this was the first time I had ever driven any car, let alone a manual. Been so easy and fun ever since.
As far as the screens and phones in newer cars being a distraction, we rode in a new Tesla S with the 17 inch screen in the dash. I asked the driver if the big screen with all the control icons was a distraction. He said, oh, no way, as he weaved back and forth on the road, trying to hit several hvac or radio icons with a finger, looking over at the screen instead of the road. Ack, we said. Phones, of course they are dangerous things to have in cars, people being who/what they are. One has to practice very defensive driving every minute.
Plus, the darn Tesla S, although a very nice car otherwise, is always on line 24 hrs a day. Don't like that, and the new cars coming out are becoming the same way. Not my bag, although many young types do not care at all.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 08-25-2018 at 04:36 PM.