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    I passed the automatic test after 1 two hour lesson and a few hours practice in a friend's car.

    **** manuals.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I passed the automatic test after 1 two hour lesson and a few hours practice in a friend's car.

    **** manuals.
    Yes, yes don't rub it in :laugh:
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    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    Yes, yes don't rub it in :laugh:




    I get too much anxiety to drive a manual
    Plus they're pretty rare here anyway. :dontknow:
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    An automatic licence is like buying lean mincemeat to make burgers. Tastes ****ing ****

    Manual licence is like an 80:20 split fat mincemeat. Much better.

    jk
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    Passed in a manual, but I think the stick about automatics is starting to fade. Autos back in the day were a completer waste of space, more expensive, less economical so learning manual was a no brainer. Nowadays, automatics are on par with and sometimes better than their manual counterparts
    The only reason I would suggest learning in a manual is so you are licensed to drive one should the need arise, never know when you need to drive a drunk mate home or something
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    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    as much as I hate dealing with gears sometimes
    After a few months behind the wheel you barely even notice tbh, you just do it on autopilot.

    Far better to have the ability to drive whatever.
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    Are manual and automatic lessons usually the same price? I know it'll vary from instructor but in general, are they usually the same price or is one more expensive than the other? Just asking because my 1 hour lesson in a manual car costs £20 whereas my mum's 1 hour lesson in an automatic costs £26. We are both with different instructors so that's one reason for the difference in price but I was wondering if the type of car would influence the price too?
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    (Original post by Rum Ham)
    Are manual and automatic lessons usually the same price? I know it'll vary from instructor but in general, are they usually the same price or is one more expensive than the other? Just asking because my 1 hour lesson in a manual car costs £20 whereas my mum's 1 hour lesson in an automatic costs £26. We are both with different instructors so that's one reason for the difference in price but I was wondering if the type of car would influence the price too?
    From experience, automatic lessons are a lot more expensive.

    Probably because the demand for automatic lessons are lower? So perhaps fewer customers meaning they need to inflate the price a bit to compensate? I'm not sure!
 
 
 
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