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arnold clark dual control car hire £9 per hour
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Arnold Clark car hire is £9 per hour and that includes 10 miles in the price, after that its 30p per mile.

With pennies few n far between for a lot this is now a cheaper way to learn to drive?

Book 6 hours pay for 5 and 12 pay for 10

You need to pay this with a credit or debit card on the day, they won't take cash.

Also, insurance you have a choice of either £500 excess or you can pay £5 when you take the car out and thats you covered.

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If you have a friend or family member willing to help you get some extra practice before your driving test our dual control vehicles are perfect.

* Only 9 GBP per hour
* Price includes 10 free miles (any excess mileage costs 30p per mile)
* Learner Driver must have a clean, provisional licence
* Supervising driver must be over 23 and have been driving for >3 years
* No additional passengers may be carried in the vehicle

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BEFORE USING THIS COMPANY - IT IS WORTHWHILE TO DO A SEARCH ON "ARNOLD SUCKS" - WHICH WILL SHOW A NORTHERN UK CAR DEALER GETS MORE BAD INTERNET COVERAGE THAN THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA.
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wouldnt it be cheaper to get 2 blocks of 6 (12) and pay for 10 rather than buy one block of 11 for 10?:?

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lil_tiger;6338720

wouldnt it be cheaper to get 2 blocks of 6 (12) and pay for 10 rather … wouldnt it be cheaper to get 2 blocks of 6 (12) and pay for 10 rather than buy one block of 11 for 10?:?



my bad its 12 for 10 lol

You need to pay this with a credit or debit card on the day, they won't take cash.

Also, insurance you have a choice of either £500 excess or you can pay £5 when you take the car out and thats you covered.

Can't get link to work...?

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van fan;6338765

Can't get link to work...?



cant book online

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hunchback;6338744

You need to pay this with a credit or debit card on the day, they won't … You need to pay this with a credit or debit card on the day, they won't take cash.Also, insurance you have a choice of either £500 excess or you can pay £5 when you take the car out and thats you covered.



added it in mate

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this isnt a new scheme, my ex was doing this 7 years ago when I met her!

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its Marc;6338783

this isnt a new scheme, my ex was doing this 7 years ago when I met her!



and ur point is caller?

maybe it wasnt as good a deal then?

now, with the economic climate IT IS

This is a really good idea in my opinion, but have yet to be convinced that having a friend or family member as a teacher is the best way to keep your relationship on good grounds :giggle:

May be worth it for getting a few extra hours road practice in for confidence before the test, but then it would probably be better just to add the learner onto your own car insurance - think it only cost me £30 odd to add my MIL onto my car for the 10 months I had left

hncb0809;6338797

and ur point is caller?



that it isnt a new scheme .... i'd have thought you'd have stumbled upon this point from my wording?

its Marc;6338952

that it isnt a new scheme .... i'd have thought you'd have stumbled upon … that it isnt a new scheme .... i'd have thought you'd have stumbled upon this point from my wording?



hncb0809 never said it was new, he was just informing people about the deal incase they are interested :roll: - and it seems like a very good price if you have someone that can teach you but you might not have a the right car (too powerful or big etc) - hot.

Mrs.Z;6338926

This is a really good idea in my opinion, but have yet to be convinced … This is a really good idea in my opinion, but have yet to be convinced that having a friend or family member as a teacher is the best way to keep your relationship on good grounds :giggle:May be worth it for getting a few extra hours road practice in for confidence before the test, but then it would probably be better just to add the learner onto your own car insurance - think it only cost me £30 odd to add my MIL onto my car for the 10 months I had left



Good point!

hncb0809;6338797

and ur point is caller?





Do you listen to Radio Tay?

not a bad price but these learner cars are TERRIBLE unless you get a new one. i hired one about 2 years ago before i had my test and could not drive it, the clutch was ruined and was very difficult being a learner, totally knocks your confidence.

Arnold Clark are one of the sleaziest companies in the UK.

There has been an ongoing battle for years with a guy who ran a forum for people to complain - and then AC lawyers get it closed - but it reappears with a new name - and the AC....

Try a search on "Arnold sucks" - its pretty unbelievable that using this search finds more about complaints about a northern UK car dealer - than the governor of California.

COLD

Its also worth mentioning no newspaper will cover complaints about Arnold Clark - but when you look at what they spend on newspaper advertising - you suddenly realise why.

Cold as ice , these guys are complete monkeys.

My boyfriend got one of these out about 5 years ago when he was learning to drive, price was the same then but cost per extra mile was about 10p. He said the car was crap. I wouldn't bother unless you've had tons of lessons and have someone with you who is very patient. His dad kept shouing at him and they came home arguing , that was the first and last time they took it out. Probably better just taking out your parents car or family member and getting insured for it. I bought a car before I passed my test and used to go around in it a lot with my mum which got me loads of extra practice and got me used to my car too.

I don't think its a foregone conclusion that this is a cheaper way to learn to drive. It really depends on the skill aptitude of both the learner and instructor. And probably more importantly the interaction between the two.

I know people who would probably still be learning to drive if their bf/dad had tried to teach them to drive :roll:

On the other hand if you are a reasonably proficient driver and just need some more practice prior to your test, then yes this could be a great way to save money. As often during those lessons the instructor has little input, its more about practice. Although in that case do you really need dual controls?

Mentos;6341697

I don't think its a foregone conclusion that this is a cheaper way to … I don't think its a foregone conclusion that this is a cheaper way to learn to drive. It really depends on the skill aptitude of both the learner and instructor. And probably more importantly the interaction between the two.I know people who would probably still be learning to drive if their bf/dad had tried to teach them to drive :roll:On the other hand if you are a reasonably proficient driver and just need some more practice prior to your test, then yes this could be a great way to save money. As often during those lessons the instructor has little input, its more about practice. Although in that case do you really need dual controls?


We used these but I came round to thinking that the instructor should be at least twice as good as me in which case it was little cheaper. Also the new driver ends up driving two different cars which takes time to adapt to. The dual controls are good though and if your own car is a bit sporty this would be a better option if you did want to teach them.

All in all I think its best, quickest and less stressfull using the instructors and probably no more expensive overall.

What's the point when you can go with a driving school for less sometimes or not much more.

£9 + £5 (insurance waiver) + £5 petrol + the petrol in your own car to get to arnold clark and back another £5

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Mrs.Z;6338926

This is a really good idea in my opinion, but have yet to be convinced … This is a really good idea in my opinion, but have yet to be convinced that having a friend or family member as a teacher is the best way to keep your relationship on good grounds :giggle:May be worth it for getting a few extra hours road practice in for confidence before the test, but then it would probably be better just to add the learner onto your own car insurance - think it only cost me £30 odd to add my MIL onto my car for the 10 months I had left


Only £30 extra to add a learner? i paid £300 to add a learner to mine :?

Alternatively pay £25 for an hour with the AA. Ford Focus cars that are changed every 6 months, great instructor I had.

Its not great to get taught of anyone other than an instructor as they dont know the routes for the test, they dont know the proper procedures and they have loads of habits themselves.

I dont think many non instructors would know for instance you only indicate only on mini roundabouts you dont indicate to go off one.

Plus an instructor will have various methods to help people with the maneouvres, whereas a friend or parent will not really. They do it day in and day out.

Lets not forget you pay for the instructors advice and skills, not just the car.

spunklemonkey;6342479

Alternatively pay £25 for an hour with the AA. Ford Focus cars that are … Alternatively pay £25 for an hour with the AA. Ford Focus cars that are changed every 6 months, great instructor I had. Its not great to get taught of anyone other than an instructor as they dont know the routes for the test, they dont know the proper procedures and they have loads of habits themselves.I dont think many non instructors would know for instance you only indicate only on mini roundabouts you dont indicate to go off one. Plus an instructor will have various methods to help people with the maneouvres, whereas a friend or parent will not really. They do it day in and day out.Lets not forget you pay for the instructors advice and skills, not just the car.


I brought my own car as learner , had friend taught me but he was useless , i could drive better then him lol ....agree i would go with proper driving School...mind you the amount of hours i spent in my car with my friend was more then i would fork out for driving lessons as lessons are so expensive now.

spunklemonkey;6342479

Its not great to get taught of anyone other than an instructor as they … Its not great to get taught of anyone other than an instructor as they dont know the routes for the test, they dont know the proper procedures and they have loads of habits themselves.



you can download the test routes from the dsa website and work through them one by one. it's not hard for a non-instructor to do, as long as they can read and are reasonably familiar with the local area (which, given that lots of instructors are not from the town in which they teach, gives some non-instructors a definite advantage).

Why hire a car like this when proper lessons are only a couple of quid more expencivd if you go with a local independant.
if your friends / family dont trust you to drive safely in their 'normal' car then theres no hope for you, your not a good driver.
who needs dual controls anyway? Do people not know how tn make it start, stop and turn.
i learnt to drive in my mates pug 106 in a carpark, done a couple of proper lessons and passed first time.

A-n-d-y;6342453

Only £30 extra to add a learner? i paid £300 to add a learner to mine :?



probably to do with age. poster stated mil (mother in law?)

As a supplement to professional tuition this could be a good way of gaining experience to improve vehicle control, confidence, judgement, awareness and anticipation. However, the skills of the accompanying driver as a guide and teacher could be a very weak point. Many very good drivers are awful teachers, and even worse as nervous passengers. People who aren't good drivers but have good communication skills, a calm attitude and teaching ability usually do better. Also, the alleged poor quality of the car will hinder a novices confidence as they may lack enough experience to compensate. It's also worth considering that the tricky reversing manoeuvres which learners often utilise 'reference points' to judge position and time their inputs may become confusing if tried in different cars approaching a test date. As a qualified ADI I often advise my learners to build experience by driving with relatives, but always advise them to use much more caution due to the lack of dual controls, and NEVER to do the manoeuvres in any other car than mine. The inclusion of duals in these rentals cars will put both learners and their guides at more ease, but the idea isn't without its flaws.

Ferris;6342725

you can download the test routes from the dsa website and work through … you can download the test routes from the dsa website and work through them one by one. it's not hard for a non-instructor to do, as long as they can read and are reasonably familiar with the local area (which, given that lots of instructors are not from the town in which they teach, gives some non-instructors a definite advantage).



Unfortunately there are too many **** drivers on the road as it is without them trying to teach someone else how to drive. I'd say that only a small minority of those who drive on the roads are good enough to teach someone else properly. I know someone who has been driving for 35+ years who is a "safe" driver but hasn't got a clue when it comes signalling at roundabouts.

A non-instructor needs to have few bad habits and be patient...just like me ;-)

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v6dlc;6342139

What's the point when you can go with a driving school for less sometimes … What's the point when you can go with a driving school for less sometimes or not much more.£9 + £5 (insurance waiver) + £5 petrol + the petrol in your own car to get to arnold clark and back another £5]www.ukankan.co.uk New Offer Of 10 Driving Lessons For £99 Applies In The Following & Surrounding Areas:- Bradford, Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield, Harrogate, Hull, Derby, Birmingham, Swansea, Neath, Dudley, Buxton, Newcastle, Stanley, Lanchester, Washington, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Swansea, Oldham, Warrington, Knutsford, Northwich, Birchwood, Kirkcaldy, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kilmarnock, Strathaven, Muirkirk, Newark, Chesterfield, Blackpool, Preston,



What happens if a man wanted to apply to be an instructor with them? Do they have a fund to pay off discrimination cases or is there a legal loophole to cover them?

spunklemonkey;6342479

Alternatively pay £25 for an hour with the AA. Ford Focus cars that are … Alternatively pay £25 for an hour with the AA. Ford Focus cars that are changed every 6 months, great instructor I had. Its not great to get taught of anyone other than an instructor as they dont know the routes for the test, they dont know the proper procedures and they have loads of habits themselves.I dont think many non instructors would know for instance you only indicate only on mini roundabouts you dont indicate to go off one. Plus an instructor will have various methods to help people with the maneouvres, whereas a friend or parent will not really. They do it day in and day out.Lets not forget you pay for the instructors advice and skills, not just the car.

New one on me that you don't indicate when coming off mini-roundabouts. Mind you most folks don't know where the bloody indicators are on a car most of the time anyway .
Take it from me I've had to stop so called driving instructors for their driving standard... so not all instructors are that good either... and who keeps them up to date with the standard of their driving and from picking up bad habits off their own?

As an approved instructor some of these previous posts scare the living daylights outta me !

Not indicating to come off mini roundabouts ???? Is the instructor actually qualified ????? Of course you indicate to come off a mini roundabout - how the hell else is anyone going to know where you are going ??!!

And telling a learner never to practice reversing and such like in their own car - how are they going to manage when they have passed ?? I wish some instructors could see past their own big heads and realise we are trying to give people skills to keep them safe for life not just to pass the damn test.

And as for telling them to worry about being extra careful without dual controls - dont get me started lol - my pupils are aware we have duals but they know they are for emergency use only and 99% of them forget they are there because I refuse to use them unless life or limb are in danger - how else are they going to learn the skills they need ??

Sorry rant over lol.

I hadnt heard of this deal before and if the cars are as bad as everyone says how do they manage to keep running it ?

joesmum;6343998

probably to do with age. poster stated mil (mother in law?)



I am a motorcyclist of over 20 years and it cost a LOT more than £30 to add me to my parent's unblemished insurance.

I really don't see the appeal of this deal at all? You still have to get insurance. and hire the damn car (which by all accounts is cruddy). Is it the dual control??? It's about the cost of a driving lesson from a professional instructor with dual control anyway?

corradoboy;6344099

It's also worth considering that the tricky reversing manoeuvres which … It's also worth considering that the tricky reversing manoeuvres which learners often utilise 'reference points' to judge position and time their inputs may become confusing if tried in different cars approaching a test date. As a qualified ADI .



I cannot believe that a qualified ADI admits to using " reference points " to teach driving skills, surely you teach people to drive properly, not just how to pass a test.

vraptorchick;6347925

As an approved instructor some of these previous posts scare the living … As an approved instructor some of these previous posts scare the living daylights outta me !Not indicating to come off mini roundabouts ???? Is the instructor actually qualified ????? Of course you indicate to come off a mini roundabout - how the hell else is anyone going to know where you are going ??!!And telling a learner never to practice reversing and such like in their own car - how are they going to manage when they have passed ?? I wish some instructors could see past their own big heads and realise we are trying to give people skills to keep them safe for life not just to pass the damn test.And as for telling them to worry about being extra careful without dual controls - dont get me started lol - my pupils are aware we have duals but they know they are for emergency use only and 99% of them forget they are there because I refuse to use them unless life or limb are in danger - how else are they going to learn the skills they need ??Sorry rant over lol.I hadnt heard of this deal before and if the cars are as bad as everyone says how do they manage to keep running it ?



Mini roundabouts aren't actually roundabouts so much as a tiny circle in the middle of a junction 10 fete across. Often they are so small you have to drive over them and the difference between exiting left or going straight on is too fast to even press your indicator!

Otherwise this sounds like a bad deal anyway.

Mrs.Z;6338926

This is a really good idea in my opinion, but have yet to be convinced … This is a really good idea in my opinion, but have yet to be convinced that having a friend or family member as a teacher is the best way to keep your relationship on good grounds :giggle:May be worth it for getting a few extra hours road practice in for confidence before the test, but then it would probably be better just to add the learner onto your own car insurance - think it only cost me £30 odd to add my MIL onto my car for the 10 months I had left



My wife took me out in her car a few times before my test ( i was a late learner driver :oops:) and although it didn't cause any arguements there was a serious danger of picking up bad habbits from her showing me what to do ! . (eg) ' You can cross your arms on the wheel when turning' . Could actually have cost more in pro driving lessons to correct all that than the saving on this deal , but if you have a good drive to show you great deal HOT:thumbsup:

It was Elephant we had to pay £30 to for my Mum in Law, she was in her late 30's so thats probably why it was so cheap

MKultra;6348114

Mini roundabouts aren't actually roundabouts so much as a tiny circle in … Mini roundabouts aren't actually roundabouts so much as a tiny circle in the middle of a junction 10 fete across. Often they are so small you have to drive over them and the difference between exiting left or going straight on is too fast to even press your indicator!Otherwise this sounds like a bad deal anyway.



No - they are often so small that most drivers don't bother with them and drive straight over them - I wouldn't reccommend this tactic whilst on your driving test though :w00t: And to the person who origianlly mentioned mini roundabouts who said "indicate to go on but don't indicate to go off" - I wouldn't fancy cancelling my signal half way round any roundabout, let alone a mini one

And I can't see the point of this deal, if you drove 40 miles thats an extra £10 in petrol making the whole shebang including insurance a lot dearer than an instructor, and without the benefit of their instruction.

You'd be better off buying a cheap runabout and getting extra practice in that :thumbsup:

link wont work for me either
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