So, as the story goes, I thought I would never let him drive the M...fast foward 2 years. He now drives a Mk V GTI stick and I thought it would be "interesting" to see how he drove the M. He did very well. Didn't burn the clutch or kill it and drove it with a great deal of respect. Got it onto the freeway and I let him open it up...but only a little. You should have seen the smile when he felt the power! As you know, 80 came quick and he backed off. His comment was "damn I'm barely stepping on it and doing 80". I won't let him take it out alone, but am very confident about him being able to drive the M well. Time for me to open her up!