Am i wrong for wanting to drive an automatic?

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so im going to start learning to drive after the pandemic is over.

i want to learn in an automatic and only drive automatic cars. i have no interest in driving a manual, it stresses me out and i just find it so confusing and basically just prefer autos haha!

is this ok? is it fine for me to just drive and learn auto?
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(Original post by babyshark)
hi!

so im going to start learning to drive after the pandemic is over.

i want to learn in an automatic and only drive automatic cars. i have no interest in driving a manual, it stresses me out and i just find it so confusing and basically just prefer autos haha!

is this ok? is it fine for me to just drive and learn auto?
Once you learn to drive a manual, you can drive any car.

I learned in a manual, but have driven an automatic ever since, so personally I'd say... if it doesn't bother you that much then do it.
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I literally just posted in another thread, if your positive your only ever going to drive an automatic then its fine, however, you then don't have the choice or ability to drive a manual without resitting another test.

Its whatever works for you I guess
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It sounds a little lazy tbh, how will you deal with the other confusing parts?, and I say that as an auto driver.
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(Original post by MKaur18)
Once you learn to drive a manual, you can drive any car.

I learned in a manual, but have driven an automatic ever since, so personally I'd say... if it doesn't bother you that much then do it.
okay thanks!
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It sounds a little lazy tbh, how will you deal with the other confusing parts?, and I say that as an auto driver.
i just mean that i have learned the basics and will continue to learn the more advanced things as i learn to drive etc. i just personally find the whole idea of learning manual not worth it for me personally as it makes the whole idea of driving more stressful for me
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I literally just posted in another thread, if your positive your only ever going to drive an automatic then its fine, however, you then don't have the choice or ability to drive a manual without resitting another test.

Its whatever works for you I guess
I am 100% sure I only want to drive automatic cars
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i just mean that i have learned the basics and will continue to learn the more advanced things as i learn to drive etc. i just personally find the whole idea of learning manual not worth it for me personally as it makes the whole idea of driving more stressful for me
If you're absolutely sure then yeah it's an option. but the trend still seems to be for people to learn manual and the pass rates are higher. I personally feel better knowing I can drive either if needed.
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If you're absolutely sure then yeah it's an option. but the trend still seems to be for people to learn manual and the pass rates are higher. I personally feel better knowing I can drive either if needed.
i understand that but i have a blind parent so the quicker i can learn to drive, the better. it just seems more natural for me to drive an auto so i feel like i could learn quicker!
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Hi I've moved this to the Learning to Drive forum :hugs: :auto:
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Hi I've moved this to the Learning to Drive forum[s]hugs[/s] [s]auto[/s]
So sorry! I’m still working out where to post things haha!
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Why would it be wrong? It’s all down to personal preference. If you’re planning on driving an auto after you pass and in the future, then as I see it it’s perfectly fine to pass in auto! Hell, I did and I’m doing alright 😂
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Why would it be wrong? It’s all down to personal preference. If you’re planning on driving an auto after you pass and in the future, then as I see it it’s perfectly fine to pass in auto! Hell, I did and I’m doing alright 😂
Haha thank you! I was looking at posts in the car forums and everyone was being rude to automatic learners so I just wondered if I was doing it wrong haha!
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(Original post by babyshark)
hi!

so im going to start learning to drive after the pandemic is over.

i want to learn in an automatic and only drive automatic cars. i have no interest in driving a manual, it stresses me out and i just find it so confusing and basically just prefer autos haha!

is this ok? is it fine for me to just drive and learn auto?
If you get an automatic license, you are tied to automatic cars. If you get a manual license, you have the choice. Right now it may seem logical to have an automatic license, but in the future, you may be required to drive hire cars for work, or minibuses or all sorts. It makes no sense to get an automatic license. That said, there is nothing wrong with automatic cars.
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If you get an automatic license, you are tied to automatic cars. If you get a manual license, you have the choice. Right now it may seem logical to have an automatic license, but in the future, you may be required to drive hire cars for work, or minibuses or all sorts. It makes no sense to get an automatic license. That said, there is nothing wrong with automatic cars.
No offence, but I will not get a job where I need to drive minibuses and I can always get automatic hire cars? Having a blind parent, I need to drive and an automatic best suits me!
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Haha thank you! I was looking at posts in the car forums and everyone was being rude to automatic learners so I just wondered if I was doing it wrong haha!
Not at all! Don’t worry about them, honestly had the same problem. Like I and some of the others above me said, it’s all down to personal circumstance and choice. I chose auto as at the time I didn’t have the time or money to spend on manual. I had a terminally ill family member and needed the license. I struggled with manual before and honestly enjoy driving auto. I’m perfectly happy sticking to auto cars in the future so auto I chose 😂
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Not at all! Don’t worry about them, honestly had the same problem. Like I and some of the others above me said, it’s all down to personal circumstance and choice. I chose auto as at the time I didn’t have the time or money to spend on manual. I had a terminally ill family member and needed the license. I struggled with manual before and honestly enjoy driving auto. I’m perfectly happy sticking to auto cars in the future so auto I chose 😂
Haha thanks! I have a blind parent so I need my licence! I’m sorry to hear about your family member
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Haha thanks! I have a blind parent so I need my licence! I’m sorry to hear about your family member
Thank you and definitely don’t worry about manual if it’s easier for you! It’ll get you from point A to point B at the end of the day 😂 good luck with getting your licence!!
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Thank you and definitely don’t worry about manual if it’s easier for you! It’ll get you from point A to point B at the end of the day 😂 good luck with getting your licence!!
That’s exactly my thoughts haha! Thank you!! )
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To be honest the way things are going automatics are becoming more and more common anyway... I wouldn’t worry about it, do what you feel is right for you, there is no harm doing an automatic only licence!
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