I've booked my driving test (woo hoo!!) and am looking at getting a little car once I have. However, I really don't like faffing about with gears, and even though I'm comfortable with gears/clutch, I'm thinking why not just get an automatic once I've passed.
So my question is, are automatics really easier to drive? There must be a downside otherwise everyone would be driving automatics, no?
Any suggestions for small (cheap to run, insure etc) automatic cars? I've been looking at the Suzuki Ignis or Alto.