Feel like giving up and just doing automatic...but not due to ability..

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    I would like some opinions on how to proceed with this driving...

    -Started lessons in Mid Feb stopped as of last week Friday due to needing to change instructor (see my previous thread for more detail).

    I've done roughly 21 hours and I still hadn't gone on a roundabout or on a variety of main roads..

    Now I have a date set up to meet my new instructor...

    I don't know whether to continue learning manual or to just change to automatic..

    My car will be automatic and if I need to take manual lessons and a retest later on in life I would...I don't need a big range of cars to choose from (I know what I want already tbh), I work hard, save money and can cover my own costs (within reason ofc)..

    I don't find learning in manual to be a struggle as I imagined it would be, my clutch control isn't perfect but its not horrendous too (sometimes I drop the clutch too quick) and I rarely stall. I'm tempted to just stick it out, but I just feel fed up after my previous instructor messed me around abit and wasn't pleasant for the last few lessons and find myself to be anxious in regards to the new instructor the driving school have set me up with....

    I just wanna pass, so I can get my car, but I just am not sure what route to go down...

    I need to pass (in whatever) by the end of August/September at the latest due to me having a 7 day week from then onwards..

    Any thoughts/opinions.. Thanks
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    If you feel able with a manual, stick with it. You've still got 4/5 months until your deadline, which is quite a long time.
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    I agree, at least see how you get on with your new instructor - you might find they're much more helpful and you start progressing much more quickly. 4/5 months is plenty of time and if after a few more months you feel like you won't be ready in time then change to automatic then.
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    (Original post by PurpleConverse)
    I would like some opinions on how to proceed with this driving...

    -Started lessons in Mid Feb stopped as of last week Friday due to needing to change instructor (see my previous thread for more detail).

    I've done roughly 21 hours and I still hadn't gone on a roundabout or on a variety of main roads..

    Now I have a date set up to meet my new instructor...

    I don't know whether to continue learning manual or to just change to automatic..

    My car will be automatic and if I need to take manual lessons and a retest later on in life I would...I don't need a big range of cars to choose from (I know what I want already tbh), I work hard, save money and can cover my own costs (within reason ofc)..

    I don't find learning in manual to be a struggle as I imagined it would be, my clutch control isn't perfect but its not horrendous too (sometimes I drop the clutch too quick) and I rarely stall. I'm tempted to just stick it out, but I just feel fed up after my previous instructor messed me around abit and wasn't pleasant for the last few lessons and find myself to be anxious in regards to the new instructor the driving school have set me up with....

    I just wanna pass, so I can get my car, but I just am not sure what route to go down...

    I need to pass (in whatever) by the end of August/September at the latest due to me having a 7 day week from then onwards..

    Any thoughts/opinions.. Thanks
    Don't bother going with Automatic. If, as you say, your clutch control is OK, then there isn't any benefit from going Auto, is there?

    Still, these projections of "end of summer" seem a little extreme. I started mid-Feb, and never did more than 2 hours a week. I passed last week after 24 hours and while everybody learns at a different paces, my instructor told me that nearly all of his pupils do the test after 36 hours.

    Moreover, as soon as I got in the car, he told me to go on the main road (only for a short stretch) even though I didn't know how to drive whatsoever. I really don't know why your instructor is keeping you from progressing.

    Notwithstanding, your best option is to change instructors as opposed to throwing in the towel on manual, IMO.
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    If you can afford it then do an intensive course - or at least 20 hours in a week and then see where you are at - with a new instructor
 
 
 
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