He can't be trusted. Our agreement popped right out of Sexy Nerd's head the instant he saw this Mini Cooper, which is a manual transmission.
Compare this photo to the Mini Cooper I posted a few weeks ago. Yep, Sexy Nerd took no time going crazy with the decals. At least I was able to talk him out of painting flames on each mirror!
We've made it through driving lesson #1 and are still a happy couple. The car is still working fine, as far as I can tell. No progress toward me actually being able to drive the Mini Cooper though. Why does anyone choose a manual transmission over an automatic? I can't figure out how to drive that crazy thing!
After bringing the Mini Cooper to a shuddering, jerky halt for the 5th time, I asked Sexy Nerd if my problem was that I was releasing the clutch too quickly or too slowly. His answer?