I learned on a 58 Ford tractor in the middle of 40 acres where I couldn't hurt anything. I learned to start, change gears, & steer.
Then I progressed to a 64 Ford Truck with 3 on the column. That took some learning..
When I finally drove an automatic I didn't know how to act.. it was sooo easy, lol
I tried to teach dd to drive a standard... she wouldn't let me.. so.. she learned on an automatic... she's a great driver.. now if she would just get her eyes checked