When teenagers gets their driver’s license, an entire world of freedom opens up to them. After passing driver’s ed and the road test, it seems like the open roads are the limit. However, buying your first car might not be the dream come true you think it is.
East High student Tyjhan June bought his first car with his brother Ronney last week. The car is a 99’ Ford Taurus. The car was a steal, nothing wrong with the engine nor transmission. The only problem was that the car is a stick shift. Both Tyjhan and Ronney are experienced drivers and both know how to drive an automatic. However, neither know how to drive a stick shift. Because they bought the car together, both brothers are determined to learn how to drive the car.
In between their work and school schedules, both brothers take turns learning to drive their manual car. “I’m excited to have my first car,” states June. “Now I just have to learn how to drive it.” Tyjhan says that the first couples times he tried to start the car and actually learn how to reach all gears, and reverse the car was hard, but he’s starting to get it down.
So let this be a lesson to all the teens who are looking to get their first car: make sure you can drive it before you buy it!