My 18 year old daughter is ready to buy her first car. We have noticed that manual transmission cars are slightly cheaper. I feel that everyone should know how to drive a manual but have not had the guts to teach her on my car as I wish to drive it for many years to come. How crazy is it to help her buy a manual and then teach her to drive it? Will she wear out the clutch or do irreversible damage before learning? We are considering a 2008 Toyota Yaris. Thanks for any helpful advice. This is a big decision for her and I don't want to lead her astray!