I'll have words with her when I get back. A few points for me to raise with her. Starting off with its only a car you silly bint (nothing like setting the mood straightaway)
Along with a few other suggestions and thank you all for those.
She's confident enough in her own car but struggles to be confident immediately in a 'new' car. In fact she drives like an arse sometimes but heyho we wont go down that route with all the '31mph is breaking the law types on here'
Davidtaylforth is bang on, yes you do see lots and lots of petite women driving around in Chelsea tractors....and YES they have no clue how big/wide/where reverse is etc.
For her, the Seat Leon (2009 1.9TDI) is a proper car, its certainly an upgrade from the 12 year old Golf she was driving and the 8 year old Corsa before that.