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Bhaal85
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Ahh! Just been on the BSM website and the lessons are like £20.50.

I am after somewhere to learn in Manchester that offer good prices without compromising quality.

I already hold a full motorcycle license, and wish to do my car license before I'm off to uni. However, I think preferably I would prefer to do a crash course (no not smashing cars!) so that I can do it and start driving as soon as possible.

Does anybody herem know any good places in Manchester? Is it worth going with companies such as BSM or AA, or are they overpriced? Should one go with the private teachers? How much should lessons be? As you can tell, I am completely oblivious to cars? Any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.

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Yup back when I learnt I paid £14 a lesson (or £12 if I booked a block of 10). Again one man band instructor not the smelly old AA or BSM

The only thing that appeals about BSM et al is their driving simulator thingies which look quite cool to play on.
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I don't know Manchester, but I pay £14 per lesson with a one-car instructor. BSM et al are definitely overpriced. As far as I can tell the only benefit with them is that you can book your lessons whenever you want rather than have to fit into the schedule of someone with only one car. Smaller instructors seem to have a more personal approach in my experience.
Go to a local firm. My lessons cost a tenner each and were very good quality (I passed after a few months, second time around). All driving instructors have to pass the same tests I think, and even with a big company like BSM you might still get someone you just don't get along with. This matters a lot.

Don't get ripped off!

You might also save some money by buying lessons in bulk (I bought mine 10 at a time and saved £1 on each lesson - doesn't sound like much, but you'll have a lot of lessons!).
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(Original post by piginapoke)
I don't know Manchester, but I pay £14 per lesson with a one-car instructor. BSM et al are definitely overpriced. As far as I can tell the only benefit with them is that you can book your lessons whenever you want rather than have to fit into the schedule of someone with only one car. Smaller instructors seem to have a more personal approach in my experience.
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I don't know Manchester, but I pay £14 per lesson with a one-car instructor. BSM et al are definitely overpriced. As far as I can tell the only benefit with them is that you can book your lessons whenever you want rather than have to fit into the schedule of someone with only one car. Smaller instructors seem to have a more personal approach in my experience.
Thanks people for your contributions.

With a one-car instructor, can they do crash courses as well? Do you have to pay up front as well? Say you plan on doing 20 lessons will they want it all up front or is it a pay as you go basis?
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Thanks people for your contributions.

With a one-car instructor, can they do crash courses as well? Do you have to pay up front as well? Say you plan on doing 20 lessons will they want it all up front or is it a pay as you go basis?
I expect it depends on which one you choose. Have a look in the phone book, on yell.com, or on upmystreet.com for your nearest insructors and phone around. There is bound to be at least one that does a payment scheme you're happy with.
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