My better half does not drive either. She grew up in central Europe and never really had any big incentive to learn how to drive.
Teaching her to drive stick was a lost cause.
Teaching her to drive an automatic has been 'interesting' too. Ahem. :)
Stick = S10 pick up . 4 cyl, stick, 2wd with a camper shell. About as basic as you can get. Pretty decent MPG. Drove it all over for backcountry pursuits: Utah dirt roads, many places in Colorado, from CO to NC and back, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona...you get the idea. Did many late-night trail head bivvies over the years in the back of the camper shell. Good times. :)
Terrible in the CO snow, though. :O
It is now my commuter/utility vehicle. Dirt cheap to insure, clutch was replaced along with some other wear and tear items. Should have it for a while.
Automatic = 2005 Kia Sorrento. Weekend car. Awesome up rough dirt roads and in the snow. 4WD (not AWD) and built on a truck frame. Mediocre gas mileage (low 20s, at best, on the highway) Think the Kias and the Hyundais are what the Toyotas and Hondas were 30 yrs ago: Inexpensive and reliable transportation. Being an automatic, maybe Mrs. Mags will be able to drive it someday........
BUICK REGAL = My first car! A 1978 Regal complete with FM radio. I was a stylin' 16 year old!