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    So I started driving lessons in a manual and I want to pass my test in a manual. All is going well. However, my dad started teaching me in an automatic at the side. But in my next driving lesson, it took me longer to get warmed up and used to the manual car. My instructor says that happens if you mix in automatic driving, and I shouldn't drive in an automatic as it'll confuse me and take longer to pass.

    Is this true? My dad's car is a bit different (braking, steering, everything) so it makes sense...
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    It makes sense that it would because the cars work differently and learning in both at the same time could hamper the speed you learn, although the observations and rules of the road will be practised, I think it is advised against. If you want a bit of time to practise in an automatic then I suggest you wait until you have passed your test. That way you have the freedom to transition at your own pace between the two types of cars (assuming you do buy a manual)
 
 
 
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