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    I am learning in a manual and as much as I hate dealing with gears sometimes, I agree with the saying "learn in a manual, then you can drive anything". I've noticed that a lot of people are starting to learn in automatic cars now. My mum is learning in an automatic car atm since she could never grasp a manual car and all the gear work and thats what put her off going back to driving when she was younger but now that my stepdad is ill and has an automatic mobility car and she has to pass asap, she has went for an automatic and is doing well :yep:

    What about you guys? Which kind of car are you learning in?
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    I learnt to drive a manual but I now drive an automatic
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    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    I am learning in a manual and as much as I hate dealing with gears sometimes, I agree with the saying "learn in a manual, then you can drive anything". I've noticed that a lot of people are starting to learn in automatic cars now. My mum is learning in an automatic car atm since she could never grasp a manual car and all the gear work and thats what put her off going back to driving when she was younger but now that my stepdad is ill and has an automatic mobility car and she has to pass asap, she has went for an automatic and is doing well :yep:

    What about you guys? Which kind of car are you learning in?
    I learnt to drive in a manual. Generally find them a lot better than automatic. I tought you passed your test?
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    I learnt to drive in a manual. Generally find them a lot better than automatic. I tought you passed your test?
    I've passed my theory but yet to sit my practical. I've just went back to driving lessons after a two year break
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    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    I am learning in a manual and as much as I hate dealing with gears sometimes, I agree with the saying "learn in a manual, then you can drive anything". I've noticed that a lot of people are starting to learn in automatic cars now. My mum is learning in an automatic car atm since she could never grasp a manual car and all the gear work and thats what put her off going back to driving when she was younger but now that my stepdad is ill and has an automatic mobility car and she has to pass asap, she has went for an automatic and is doing well :yep:

    What about you guys? Which kind of car are you learning in?
    Everyone i know including myself learned in a manual...after a while switching gears becomes like second nature. I think there is also a kind of stigma that people who learn in an automatic are just lazy. However cars will probably drive themselves in the future so i guess ultimately it doesn't matter which type you decide to learn in. >_<
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    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    I've passed my theory but yet to sit my practical. I've just went back to driving lessons after a two year break
    Oh right. Good luck with your lessons and your test. I heard that they're changing the test now.
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    Automatic because I'm a lazy cow
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Oh right. Good luck with your lessons and your test. I heard that they're changing the test now.
    Thanks Yeah I think it changes on 4th Dec. I'm going to book mine with my Christmas money and hopefully sit it around end of Jan/mid Feb
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    Manual is the best way to do it (unless you're unable to drive a manual for personal reasons), as you'll then have both manual and automatic entitlements :ahee:.

    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    Thanks Yeah I think it changes on 4th Dec. I'm going to book mine with my Christmas money and hopefully sit it around end of Jan/mid Feb
    The new test is easier (according to the trial statistics) How many lessons have you had for the new spec?
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    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    Thanks Yeah I think it changes on 4th Dec. I'm going to book mine with my Christmas money and hopefully sit it around end of Jan/mid Feb
    That's good. Good luck with your test, it won't be as hard as you think.
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Manual is the best way to do it (unless you're unable to drive a manual for personal reasons), as you'll then have both manual and automatic entitlements :ahee:.



    The new test is easier (according to the trial statistics) How many lessons have you had for the new spec?
    Wait...what?
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Wait...what?
    ??
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Manual is the best way to do it (unless you're unable to drive a manual for personal reasons), as you'll then have both manual and automatic entitlements :ahee:.



    The new test is easier (according to the trial statistics) How many lessons have you had for the new spec?
    With my old instructors - I had about 15 lessons overall and with my new instructor, I've had 3. Haven't really done anything relating to the new test yet, just brushing up on everything in general so far since I've been out the game for a wee while
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    ??
    The test is easier?
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Wait...what?
    If you learn how to drive a manual, you can then drive both manual and automatic. Where as, if you only learn to drive automatic, you won't be able to drive a manual.
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    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    With my old instructors - I had about 15 lessons overall and with my new instructor, I've had 3. Haven't really done anything relating to the new test yet, just brushing up on everything in general so far since I've been out the game for a wee while
    Fair enough! Do you do any private practice?

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    The test is easier?
    According to the trial statistics, yep. Although this came to a shock to myself as well.
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Fair enough! Do you do any private practice?
    Not any more since I am currently car-less we got rid of our car in August after it failed its MOT and after being quoted at how much it would cost to fix, we decided to just scrap it and save up for a new car. Miss my car so much :cry2:
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    (Original post by shameful_burrito)
    If you learn how to drive a manual, you can then drive both manual and automatic. Where as, if you only learn to drive automatic, you won't be able to drive a manual.
    That's so crap then. lol I'm so glad I leaned using a manual car.
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    Fair enough! Do you do any private practice?



    According to the trial statistics, yep. Although this came to a shock to myself as well.
    Yeah. Always assumed that the new one would be harder to pass.
 
 
 
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