I'm a new driver, should I buy an automatic car just to get me from A - B....?Watch
Automatic cars are usually more expensive BUT I find manual cars more difficult to drive and consider them to be such an effort. I'd deffo go for an automatic if you can afford it.
Leave the automatics to the American's.
Don't be such a pussy and learn how to drive (i.e, manual) before you make the decision of whether to go automatic or manual. And then go manual because it's cheaper to buy and run, more control, and you'll feel somehow "limited" in an automatic once you can actually drive.
Manuals do take a bit of getting used to but honestly if you can, I would just drive a manual. They give you far more control, and to be honest if you live in the country surrounded by bendy country roads, a manual is probably more better.
Also, if you pass your test in a automatic car, you can only drive automatics. If you pass in a manual, you can drive in either.
Think of it this way, if autos were the first cars invented and someone said I've come with an idea of adding in an extra peddle and making you do all the work instead of letting the car do it... Doubt it would of caught on.
If you only want to get from A-B, don't like driving etc go for the auto.. they don't cost too much more, insurance will be exactly the same but the fuel consumption is slightly lower than manual counter parts.