So..the wife finally got her drivers permit today.  Its been a couple of years since she drove, and while she had a license to drive a manual transmission, she’d only practiced on the FRS in the neighborhood.  So she was more than a little concerned when I suggested that she drive it home from across town.  There were some bumps, but she didnt stall it once and was able to keep up with traffic and using a left-hand drive car without any problems (her previous driving experience was all with right-hand drive).  She will be doing most of the driving over the next month or two, preparing for the road test to get her license.  She enjoyed the power of the car, but it didnt seem like it was too much for her  I am looking forward to riding along and watching her get to enjoy driving the car too :D.