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    There's nothing wrong with my instructor, but I now live an hour away and have to pay a fiver to go on the train, then £3 more per hour compared to the local rates. This means I'll pay £11 more per two hours. The thing is I've had around 30 lessons already, but postponed it to focus on work at University. I recently passed the theory and have booked the practical (which I may/can cancel). Is it worth travelling up for an hour to be with the same instructor in the same car, or would it be better to continue locally even this close to my practical? I was thinking of taking six lessons before going for the practical test, but this would be a different car/clutch etc. I've heard (from my Dad) that this could have a detrimental effect on my test as he failed having changed cars two lessons before his test, though this was over 25 years ago.
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    There's no harm in booking 1 lesson with a local instructor to see what the car/instructor is like. You have to debate weather the extra £70 and time is worth sticking with your current instructor or if the money saved is worth switching to a new car. If you've already done a lot of driving changing car shouldn't really be an issue unless you were taught specific points when parking etc. (My instructor did to save time and money)
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    which is exactly why I have issues with the way people are taught. IMO someone should be able to walk into any car and drive instead of just learning to be acceptable in a test - so many people master corsas, get an escort and realise that the waypoints they''ve been taught dont apply :laugh: a freind of mine can't park his astra to save his life! but yeah, it might be a different feel depending on how long you've been practicing, but its not one that you shouldnt get to grips with within 2 lessons or so. If you've got the extra £70 then I'd stick with the one you're with just to make it a little easier on yourself if anything..

    why a train btw, surely he could come to you to pick you up if the tickets only a fiver?
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    (Original post by jaw)
    which is exactly why I have issues with the way people are taught. IMO someone should be able to walk into any car and drive instead of just learning to be acceptable in a test - so many people master corsas, get an escort and realise that the waypoints they''ve been taught dont apply :laugh: a freind of mine can't park his astra to save his life! but yeah, it might be a different feel depending on how long you've been practicing, but its not one that you shouldnt get to grips with within 2 lessons or so. If you've got the extra £70 then I'd stick with the one you're with just to make it a little easier on yourself if anything..

    why a train btw, surely he could come to you to pick you up if the tickets only a fiver?
    He's near central London, I'm in Kent. It takes an hour to drive to me :s I was at Uni while learning to drive but now I'm home and aren't going back to that Uni.
 
 
 
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