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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Where were you guys when I needed help in deciding whether to go for Auto or Manual!? (Guess the Arsenal thread wasn't the best place though lol ) Went with Auto in the end anyway cos I'm lazy. Yh I've started taking lessons

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    Don't get an automatic license :facepalm:
    Nothing more to say than this.


    What exactly are you getting taught? How to steer the wheels?
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Where were you guys when I needed help in deciding whether to go for Auto or Manual!? (Guess the Arsenal thread wasn't the best place though lol ) Went with Auto in the end anyway cos I'm lazy. Yh I've started taking lessons
    Depends really what you want to do with the car. If you're just messing about London and that then an automatic is no different but you'd notice the difference quickly on the motorway with the loss of control. Manual is more efficient on fuel as well naturally. I'd find an automatic a bit frustrating tbh because you're not 100% on control of the car but it's just a habit really.

    Personally would recommend learning on manual because using the clutch and engaging the engine is pretty much what driving is. But it's not much different!
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Depends really what you want to do with the car. If you're just messing about London and that then an automatic is no different but you'd notice the difference quickly on the motorway with the loss of control. Manual is more efficient on fuel as well naturally. I'd find an automatic a bit frustrating tbh because you're not 100% on control of the car but it's just a habit really.

    Personally would recommend learning on manual because using the clutch and engaging the engine is pretty much what driving is. But it's not much different!
    Thanks Zurich.
    I'll just be using the car to do the usual, help the fam out with shopping, picking up siblings from school occasionally and all that. Then come September and I'll be using it to and fro uni.

    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    Do you mean getting an automatic car or doing an automatic license? Don't get an automatic license :facepalm:
    (Original post by 419)
    Nothing more to say than this.


    What exactly are you getting taught? How to steer the wheels?
    The amount of times I've heard this from my friends and other people is unbelievable! I just don't feel confident enough driving a manual, it's apparently harder to learn! I know that doing a manual will allow you to do both but personally I don't mind just being able to drive an auto. Inb4- "Watch when you become a proper driver, it'll come back to haunt you"- Possibly but ah well.

    And have you guys ever TRIED driving auto before? Or do you just get this from what people tell you about how it's so easy and all that nonsense!?

    lol you guys getting all emotional about it aww!
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    Reminds me of this video



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    Anyone recommend a good car to get for first one? 18, male so bear insurance in mind


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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)


    The amount of times I've heard this from my friends and other people is unbelievable! I just don't feel confident enough driving a manual, it's apparently harder to learn! I know that doing a manual will allow you to do both but personally I don't mind just being able to drive an auto. Inb4- "Watch when you become a proper driver, it'll come back to haunt you"- Possibly but ah well.

    And have you guys ever TRIED driving auto before? Or do you just get this from what people tell you about how it's so easy and all that nonsense!?
    !
    I wouldnt be put off with the clutch, you learn it in a few hours and then it becomes like blinking. You'll pick it up whilst youre learning what you would have learned in the automatic lessons anyway.

    Had a rental car once that was automatic and it felt kind of weird. It's not easier because as I say using the gears isnt hard anyway, it just becomes second nature. Would be odd to have an automatic on the motorway, you'd probably fall asleep at the wheel for lack of physical activity :dong:
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Thanks Zurich.
    I'll just be using the car to do the usual, help the fam out with shopping, picking up siblings from school occasionally and all that. Then come September and I'll be using it to and fro uni.





    The amount of times I've heard this from my friends and other people is unbelievable! I just don't feel confident enough driving a manual, it's apparently harder to learn! I know that doing a manual will allow you to do both but personally I don't mind just being able to drive an auto. Inb4- "Watch when you become a proper driver, it'll come back to haunt you"- Possibly but ah well.

    And have you guys ever TRIED driving auto before? Or do you just get this from what people tell you about how it's so easy and all that nonsense!?

    lol you guys getting all emotional about it aww!
    That's what the lessons are for. Trust, everyone's been there done that on the nervous boat. But eventually, it becomes easier and you confidence sky rockets. For me it was within a few lessons. I went from stalling and struggling to turn the car around very big corners- it was a miracle I didn't crash- to wanting to turning corners one handed (instructor obviously wasn't too pleased about this).

    Oh yeah, I have driven an automatic benz before. Bloody boring as ****.
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    (Original post by FKLW)
    Anyone recommend a good car to get for first one? 18, male so bear insurance in mind


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    Public buses.

    Get your license, put it in your wallet and use it as Id when you need to get alcohol or entry into a brothel.

    Wait till you're 25 and get a proper car then. **** paying the insurance price.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)




    The amount of times I've heard this from my friends and other people is unbelievable! I just don't feel confident enough driving a manual, it's apparently harder to learn! I know that doing a manual will allow you to do both but personally I don't mind just being able to drive an auto. Inb4- "Watch when you become a proper driver, it'll come back to haunt you"- Possibly but ah well.

    And have you guys ever TRIED driving auto before? Or do you just get this from what people tell you about how it's so easy and all that nonsense!?

    lol you guys getting all emotional about it aww!
    It will be a slightly easier learning curve yeah, but I'd at least try learning manual first then you can always switch to an auto if you're struggling.

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    Reminds me of this video



    I failed by test twice, my dad's Irish and this was pretty similar to his reaction.
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    (Original post by 419)
    That's what the lessons are for. Trust, everyone's been there done that on the nervous boat. But eventually, it becomes easier and you confidence sky rockets. For me it was within a few lessons. I went from stalling and struggling to turn the car around very big corners- it was a miracle I didn't crash- to wanting to turning corners one handed (instructor obviously wasn't too pleased about this).

    Oh yeah, I have driven an automatic benz before. Bloody boring as ****.
    Funny enough, that's the car I have an auto benz. We used it on our way up to Birmingham for an open day and though I wasn't the driver obviously. Yes I realised that's what lessons are for but hey, I'll just follow my initiative. What do you mostly use your car for?

    (Original post by Zürich)
    I wouldnt be put off with the clutch, you learn it in a few hours and then it becomes like blinking. You'll pick it up whilst youre learning what you would have learned in the automatic lessons anyway.

    Had a rental car once that was automatic and it felt kind of weird. It's not easier because as I say using the gears isnt hard anyway, it just becomes second nature. Would be odd to have an automatic on the motorway, you'd probably fall asleep at the wheel for lack of physical activity :dong:
    Hmmm I see what you mean, very understandable. It's too late now though and I'm alright with doing auto even though people think I'm crazy for doing so! And like I asked 419, what do you use your car for?
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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    It will be a slightly easier learning curve yeah, but I'd at least try learning manual first then you can always switch to an auto if you're struggling. I failed by test twice, my dad's Irish and this was pretty similar to his reaction.
    I'll take that on board, thanks.
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Hmmm I see what you mean, very understandable. It's too late now though and I'm alright with doing auto even though people think I'm crazy for doing so! And like I asked 419, what do you use your car for?
    Mainly long distance journeys tbh, always over and back to Holland so getting a car was pretty much more cost effective than flying every other month. Especially between say 4 people on the ferry, a car almost pays for itself by avoiding the air fares. Been in Germany alot this year as well at Uni so it's handy as **** just to jump in the car. In London my parents live out Watford way now so it's handy for heading out there, shopping, airport runs and helping mates move house for the price of a few pints

    Wouldnt bother with a car if I was in London exclusively, tube/trains work perfectly and you cant drive after a few drinks anyway
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Funny enough, that's the car I have an auto benz. We used it on our way up to Birmingham for an open day and though I wasn't the driver obviously. Yes I realised that's what lessons are for but hey, I'll just follow my initiative. What do you mostly use your car for?
    I don't have a car. It's not justifiable for me to been in London for the reason Zurich said, insurance and I'm pretty much always in the congestion charge zone.

    When I do drive other people's car though, it's usually a german whip.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Mainly long distance journeys tbh, always over and back to Holland so getting a car was pretty much more cost effective than flying every other month. Especially between say 4 people on the ferry, a car almost pays for itself by avoiding the air fares. Been in Germany alot this year as well at Uni so it's handy as **** just to jump in the car. In London my parents live out Watford way now so it's handy for heading out there, shopping, airport runs and helping mates move house for the price of a few pints

    Wouldnt bother with a car if I was in London exclusively, tube/trains work perfectly and you cant drive after a few drinks anyway
    Really?! That's soo cool! I haven't been back to the Netherlands (My origins in Eindoven) for over a year now. We used to go at least once every year but things are getting busy. We go by plane! and sometimes with the ferry (P&O cruises) or Eurostar and drive through Calais.

    I don't have any family outside of London, only in the nethelands and america but I still think it's okay to use a car if you're exclusive to London It's a big place!! If I'm going Central then I'll just take tube cos of congestion charge and shizz.
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    (Original post by 419)
    Public buses.

    Get your license, put it in your wallet and use it as Id when you need to get alcohol or entry into a brothel.

    Wait till you're 25 and get a proper car then. **** paying the insurance price.
    Got my licence already. Public transport is **** up north though? Anything would do tbh. Thinking of a 1.2 Corsa?


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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    Really?! That's soo cool! I haven't been back to the Netherlands (My origins in Eindoven) for over a year now. We used to go at least once every year but things are getting busy. We go by plane! and sometimes with the ferry (P&O cruises) or Eurostar and drive through Calais.

    I don't have any family outside of London, only in the nethelands and america but I still think it's okay to use a car if you're exclusive to London It's a big place!! If I'm going Central then I'll just take tube cos of congestion charge and shizz.
    aha, another Dutchie around is no bad thing Always been over and back to Amsterdam my whole life, usually fly from London City so it's literally a 30m flight but it's just the cost that can add up. It's not a long drive anyway and I find it quite relaxing tbh.

    Depends where you live really, always found TFL just the job for me. London's a big place but I have absolutely no interest in anywhere West of Bush, South of Clapham or East of Bethnal Green 90% of the time

    It is handy for shopping and that for sure, bought a load of ikea the other week and I wouldnt have fancied logging it on the train tbh
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    (Original post by FKLW)
    Got my licence already. Public transport is **** up north though? Anything would do tbh. Thinking of a 1.2 Corsa?


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    Solid car for the city and that, big fan of Audis myself(have an A3)

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    (Original post by 419)
    Aware me on some more Jay sean. I only know about his mainstream work.
    Define his mainstream work, you talking about his music since he joined Cash Money? I ain't a huge fan or anything, have like 6 songs of his songs, the song I posted above (Just a Friend) is probably the most obscure one I know and probably my favourite.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Solid car for the city and that, big fan of Audis myself(have an A3)

    :coma:
    That's the dream man

    Out of curiosity, what plate is our A3 and how much did you pay for it/insurance. Imagine it's fairly (completely) out of my price range though


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    I passed my driving test last July and have not driven since. Will definitely need extra lessons when I get my first car or I'll end killing someone and myself :/
 
 
 
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