2 Hour Driving Lesson £6 @ Amazon/DSBS
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2 Hour Driving Lesson £6 @ Amazon/DSBS

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Found 3rd Feb 2013
£6 (regular price £44) for a two hour driving lesson.

Instructors are fully qualified and graded four and above by the DSA.

Manual instruction

What You Need to Know:
While you can buy as many as you like, each voucher must be redeemed by a different individual.

Bookings are required and subject to availability.

Vouchers valid for new drivers only.

Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Must be over 17 and in the process of acquiring a UK Provisional License; please visit the DVLA website for further information prior to purchase.

Manual drives only; no automatics.

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its been a while since i took lessons but £44 for one 2hr lesson oO is that the going rate nowadays, thinking of getting my daughter some lessons for her 18th ..


Edited by: "sues" 3rd Feb 2013

sues

its been a while since i took lessons but £44 for one 2hr lesson oO is … its been a while since i took lessons but £44 for one 2hr lesson oO is that the going rate nowadays, thinking of getting my daughter some lessons for her 18th ..

£22 an hour - seems about right. I was paying this two years ago.

Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the instructors have pay for petrol, wear and tear and insurance (none of those things are cheap). And they have to feed their families + pay rent and bills. If 22/hour is too much you can always spend £20 a week travelling to work on a bus full of chavs, smelly people, alcoholics and psychopaths for the next 40 years, that would work out somewhere beyond £35,000.
Edited by: "spaceinvader" 3rd Feb 2013

any small print attached that i may have missed which may say that you have to book atleast 5 lessons or such? or is the voucher as the title says and no strings attached?

lol

I hope it's a genuine offer without silly conditions such as must be used as per-test lesson!

spaceinvader

Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the … Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the instructors have pay for petrol, wear and tear and insurance (none of those things are cheap). And they have to feed their families + pay rent and bills. If 22/hour is too much you can always spend £20 a week travelling to work on a bus full of chavs, smelly people, alcoholics and psychopaths for the next 40 years, that would work out somewhere beyond £35,000.



Oh yeah and the other 99% of decent people that actually use public transport.

Will this offer not be suitable if your 17? I'm turning 18 in July. :L

-_- I consider myself over 17 :P
Edited by: "MRR_ltd" 3rd Feb 2013

heat just for the photo

£22/hr is a tiny bit steep. I paid £17/hr just a couple years ago. Though all really depends how good/calm/patient/experienced your instructor is.

I paid £11 a lesson as I booked a block of 10 about 6/7 years ago. Obviously not that anymore but I know friends were paying £30+ a lesson with BSM at the same time but they all had to do at least 2 tests to pass and I, along with a few friends with the cheap company, all passed first time. So lessons here are shop around and don't always trust the big names

Looking at it practically the amount you spend running your car is proabably similar to the amount you would spend on public transport, maybe more. However the sheer convenience of owning a car overshadows any benefits of public transport for me. It also makes you miles for suitable for the vast majority of jobs. Consequently the cost of driving lessons should be judged against just how useful it is to be on the road.

Awesome, thanks

LOL at the pic

£6 for the first lesson sounds like a sweeter so you carry on with the same instructor at £22ph. £22ph seems to be the going rate

Provisional driving licence – £50
Driving lessons – £1,034 (@£22ph)
According to the Driving Standards Agency, the average learner driver needs 47 lessons and 22 hours of private practice before they pass their test.
Theory test – £31
Driving tests – £124
Driving tests cost £62 on weekdays and £75 for on weekday evenings or weekends – if you intend to use your driving instructor’s car you’ll need to book their time as well as the test.

Total cost of learning to drive – £1,240
Edited by: "intime" 3rd Feb 2013

Im a driving instructor..£22/hr isnt steep at all, infact, its fairly cheap, but varies vary greatly from area to area. I personally charge £20/hr & it works for me. I work damn hard to make ny business work & may 'earn' £600/£700 per week.....before fuel, tax, mot, repairs, income tax, advertising, national insurance, business loan repayments, business car repayments, dual control installation/servicing...and the list goes on & on....what i earn & what i take home are two entirely different numbers infortunately

PS the reason the first 2 hrs can be charges so cheaply is because its all about talking to the student, teaching them the controls etc etc so barely any cost to the instructor in regards to fuel etc

spaceinvader

Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the … Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the instructors have pay for petrol, wear and tear and insurance (none of those things are cheap). And they have to feed their families + pay rent and bills. If 22/hour is too much you can always spend £20 a week travelling to work on a bus full of chavs, smelly people, alcoholics and psychopaths for the next 40 years, that would work out somewhere beyond £35,000.

Actually I thought that it was a perfectly reasonable question, and your response seems totally OTT to me

Got my hopes up for a moment there £6 is a bargain was going to buy a block for hubby looks like will just be 1 .......

What You Need to Know

While you can buy as many as you like, each voucher must be redeemed by a different individual
Bookings are required and subject to availability
Vouchers valid for new drivers only
Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
Must be over 17 and in the process of acquiring a UK Provisional License; please visit the DVLA website for further information prior to purchase
Manual drives only; no automatics
For full list of areas covered please click here
Entire redeemable value of the voucher must be used in a single visit and used by the same customer
Available for use beginning the day after purchase
The amount paid for the voucher does not expire. The remaining promotional value of the voucher above what you paid for is valid through 10th August 2013 and will expire immediately after such date. Learn More

£6 is an amazing price for 2hour car hire.

It gives you enough time to:
Rob a bank (don't forget to bring a spare balaclava)....for instructor / get-away driver ;
Go 'bling' shopping with a sawn-off companion;
And if done in the Kent area,even allows you enough time to make it across our very own 'Mexican'-border--the Channel,
only downside is you end up in France.....but at least the petrol is cheap.

Naturally these motors are designed to be driven at speed and are great at handbrake turns, and because they have dual controls, should allow you the ability to lean out of the driver window, and fire at the filth chasing in the rearview window, whilst Dave the instructor, takes over the controls. It's the perfect get-away car.

Check out the look on Maureen's hubby's boat-race (pic above).........won the lottery ? Not 'Arf !
They've just done the above.....and crowned off the day by ram-raiding their local BP, draining them of both a full tank of unleaded, and a great big thick sausage roll.....which judging by the look on his face......he is looking forward to sharing with Maureen later on when they get home !


Edited by: "Chumba_Wumba" 3rd Feb 2013

SensitiveBagel

Oh yeah and the other 99% of decent people that actually use public … Oh yeah and the other 99% of decent people that actually use public transport.

only takes one tramp to tazz on your leg and ruin your day.....and your trouser.

I like the picture, will be I able to park same way after 2 hours lesson?

maccalen

Im a driving instructor..£22/hr isnt steep ..what i earn & what i take … Im a driving instructor..£22/hr isnt steep ..what i earn & what i take home are two entirely different numbers infortunately



I think you will find that applies to the majority of people that work.

spaceinvader

Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the … Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the instructors have pay for petrol, wear and tear and insurance (none of those things are cheap). And they have to feed their families + pay rent and bills. If 22/hour is too much you can always spend £20 a week travelling to work on a bus full of chavs, smelly people, alcoholics and psychopaths for the next 40 years, that would work out somewhere beyond £35,000.

did I see you on bus on Friday.

spaceinvader

Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the … Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the instructors have pay for petrol, wear and tear and insurance (none of those things are cheap). And they have to feed their families + pay rent and bills. If 22/hour is too much you can always spend £20 a week travelling to work on a bus full of chavs, smelly people, alcoholics and psychopaths for the next 40 years, that would work out somewhere beyond £35,000.



22 quid an hour is that 9 hours a day like a "normal" person?
So thats 198 a day. So that's a 1000 a week.

Bearing in mind all these learner cars are small engine so they get great mpg, plus the people driving them rarely get over 30 mph. What sort of wear and tear are you talking about ?

My wife was doing 1 hour lessons and 20 minutes of that was spent outside my house talking.

According to the Driving Standards Agency, the average learner driver needs 47 lessons and 22 hours of private practice before they pass their test.

47 lessons ! Omg really ? I passed first time in 4 months and I had 10 lessons. I did do a lot of driving inbetween lessons with family as well though.

intime

Provisional driving licence – £50Driving lessons – £1,034 (@£22 … Provisional driving licence – £50Driving lessons – £1,034 (@£22ph)According to the Driving Standards Agency, the average learner driver needs 47 lessons and 22 hours of private practice before they pass their test.Theory test – £31Driving tests – £124Driving tests cost £62 on weekdays and £75 for on weekday evenings or weekends – if you intend to use your driving instructor’s car you’ll need to book their time as well as the test.Total cost of learning to drive – £1,240


47 lessons surely thats wrong.
I did it in 17 would of been less but there was a long wait for a test. Took 6 months in total.

Edited by: "garbage456" 3rd Feb 2013

boo.

Cabbyfan

According to the Driving Standards Agency, the average learner driver … According to the Driving Standards Agency, the average learner driver needs 47 lessons and 22 hours of private practice before they pass their test.47 lessons ! Omg really ? I passed first time in 4 months and I had 10 lessons. I did do a lot of driving inbetween lessons with family as well though.



and I did it in a week, but then again I did do 6 hours of lessons per day.

garbage456

22 quid an hour is that 9 hours a day like a "normal" person?So thats … 22 quid an hour is that 9 hours a day like a "normal" person?So thats 198 a day. So that's a 1000 a week. Bearing in mind all these learner cars are small engine so they get great mpg, plus the people driving them rarely get over 30 mph. What sort of wear and tear are you talking about ? My wife was doing 1 hour lessons and 20 minutes of that was spent outside my house talking.



There is no way most driving instructors are getting 9 lessons a day, I'd imagine they are lucky to get 5 a day...plus once the person has passed its not like there is repeat custom. The wear and tear? you ever seen a learner trying to learn how to use a clutch? there is a reason driving instructors have to change cars so often...shagged gearboxes and clutches being towards the top. Wheelspin ragged tyres, emergency braking to stop learners stuffing it into other cars etc. The insurance they have to pay is obviously very expensive too, having to cover 17 year olds on provisional licences.

It's one job i could never do, the amount of stress of driving is bad enough without having to deal with potentially dangerous students. All of which has to be dealt with absolute patience for fear of upsetting the student and having them sod off to one of the many, many competitors.

seezyf

My old man loves reminding us how lessons used to cost £4 in his day


When I took lessons it was a £1 per one hour lesson or 12 lessons for £10

Cost me £25 a hour only 2 years back.

I am a Driving Instructor & have been for more than 10 years. £22 is quite standard & is roughly what I charge (cheaper for block booking etc). There will always be the extremely cheap driving schools & the other end of the spectrum like BSM/AA. Going with a recommendation is a good move, as there are some awful instructors I've heard about from pupils who have come to me after a few lessons with them.
Also - the totalamount calculated in an earlier thread included 2 practical test fees!!!!! Yes, whilst this can happen & does, I put my pupils in for their practical test when I feel they'll be ready - I do not assume they will be needing a 2nd test. First time passes are NOT uncommon - certainly not for my pupils anyway! Best of luck & happy motoring! :-)

1duck

There is no way most driving instructors are getting 9 lessons a day, I'd … There is no way most driving instructors are getting 9 lessons a day, I'd imagine they are lucky to get 5 a day...plus once the person has passed its not like there is repeat custom. The wear and tear? you ever seen a learner trying to learn how to use a clutch? there is a reason driving instructors have to change cars so often...shagged gearboxes and clutches being towards the top. Wheelspin ragged tyres, emergency braking to stop learners stuffing it into other cars etc. The insurance they have to pay is obviously very expensive too, having to cover 17 year olds on provisional licences. It's one job i could never do, the amount of stress of driving is bad enough without having to deal with potentially dangerous students. All of which has to be dealt with absolute patience for fear of upsetting the student and having them sod off to one of the many, many competitors.



I thought instructors had dual controls. In all my adult life not one of my friends have crashed or damaged the car.

Why would emergency breaking damage the car? Ragged tyres from driving at 30mph with 2 hands on the wheel, yeah right! Instructors dont let you abuse their cars, they cant afford to.

daughters after lessons so perfect timing for a couple of cheapies to lesson the blow of the financial storm shortly after these first two

If 22/hour is too much you can always spend £20 a week travelling to work … If 22/hour is too much you can always spend £20 a week travelling to work on a bus full of chavs, smelly people, alcoholics and psychopaths for the next 40 years



You might want to move to a better area then. I only travel by public transport and can't remember the last time I had even minor problems (Think it was the London Underground at night). Also on long distance journeys I often have some interesting conversations with some of my journeymates or alternatively fit in a working day into the trip. Obviously a car can be very convenient in some circumstances but you need to weigh up the costs/benefits.

mateenac

any small print attached that i may have missed which may say that you … any small print attached that i may have missed which may say that you have to book atleast 5 lessons or such? or is the voucher as the title says and no strings attached?


spaceinvader

Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the … Amazes me how people are so tight about the cost of lessons, the instructors have pay for petrol, wear and tear and insurance (none of those things are cheap). And they have to feed their families + pay rent and bills. If 22/hour is too much you can always spend £20 a week travelling to work on a bus full of chavs, smelly people, alcoholics and psychopaths for the next 40 years, that would work out somewhere beyond £35,000.

. Yes but you still have to that while you are taking lessons.
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