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    Driving test tommorow at 9am

    Got my first ever driving test tommorow - despite what most people say im not at all nervous as i know i wont pass even though i drive auto

    Driving im good at - 3 point turn i can do - parallel park but its those damn corners i cant reverse around i either hit the curb or go completely wide

    But ive got the pre test lesson to practice. practice practice

    Will let you know how i get on tommorow morning

    Lets hope i dont turn into my friend whos on his 4th

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    good luck, i am going to start taking driving lessons in 2 weeks

    Hope it goes ok for you.

    Got to take mine yet. I know I'll get nervous, I hate that sort of thing.

    I'm not a believer in luck, so I wont wish you any. It all comes down to attentiveness, skill and making the right choices at the right time. Confidence is probably the most important ingrediant.
    So, rather than "good luck", I hope and trust you'll do well!

    dandoc, everyones nervous, just try and stay calm, I failed my first test due to apparantley going too slow, and having a queue of traffic behind me (now bare in mind i was Z Bends which mean several really tight bends, its not possible to got round them at 30 miles an hour), my second i failed due to doinig a parallel park, and i knew i was going to do it wrong, and asked if i could do it again, and he said he isnt allowed to say so i thought i wasnt alowed, and ended up hitting the kerb. (and when finished the test he stated if i had of just done it again without saying so, and completed it i would of passed. So keep that in mind, if you feel you are going to hit the kerb or feel you are doing something wrong, rectify it without asking to. I passed on my 3rd with the boss of the driving school up here, which i was shocked at! Thinking hed be really strict etc, but he was the lovliest man, and i had bad rain!!! And he got me to do a parallel park on a hill, and i knew i was doing it wrong, and was gonna either be wide or hit the kerb, and i said i cant believe this im gonna fail, he said no your not, he said drive on and well find somewhere else! How sweet! So i passed with 3 minors! Wooohoo xxxxx GOOD LUCK XXXXXXXXXXX

    good luck

    passd 7th time!!!! haha!!! the shame!

    fingers crossed it goes awesome!

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    missgem;2479464

    dandoc, everyones nervous, just try and stay calm, I failed my first test … dandoc, everyones nervous, just try and stay calm, I failed my first test due to apparantley going too slow, and having a queue of traffic behind me (now bare in mind i was Z Bends which mean several really tight bends, its not possible to got round them at 30 miles an hour), my second i failed due to doinig a parallel park, and i knew i was going to do it wrong, and asked if i could do it again, and he said he isnt allowed to say so i thought i wasnt alowed, and ended up hitting the kerb. (and when finished the test he stated if i had of just done it again without saying so, and completed it i would of passed. So keep that in mind, if you feel you are going to hit the kerb or feel you are doing something wrong, rectify it without asking to. I passed on my 3rd with the boss of the driving school up here, which i was shocked at! Thinking hed be really strict etc, but he was the lovliest man, and i had bad rain!!! And he got me to do a parallel park on a hill, and i knew i was doing it wrong, and was gonna either be wide or hit the kerb, and i said i cant believe this im gonna fail, he said no your not, he said drive on and well find somewhere else! How sweet! So i passed with 3 minors! Wooohoo xxxxx GOOD LUCK XXXXXXXXXXX



    Parallel on a hill jeez hope i dont get that - oh yeh emergency stop gotta do too which i love doing

    dandoc2;2479487

    Parallel on a hill jeez hope i dont get that - oh yeh emergency stop … Parallel on a hill jeez hope i dont get that - oh yeh emergency stop gotta do too which i love doing



    Yer on a hill how bad in the rain haha! I loved emergency stops too haha! xxxx

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    missgem;2479490

    Yer on a hill how bad in the rain haha! I loved emergency stops too haha! … Yer on a hill how bad in the rain haha! I loved emergency stops too haha! xxxx



    I do think the worse thing for me atm is the fact that its 9am in the morning which could mean heavy traffic but that could be a good thing

    Good luck! Passed 3rd time here. Take your time and concentarte when doing turn in the roads, parking etc

    How many lessons have you taken?

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    Dan, try using the wing mirror rather than that little thing at the back, I found it better and its more useful as you will do it that way when you pass...


    Also what do you mean you drive auto?

    Just try to relax, i failed the first time cos i was so nervous i done something stupid.

    If you fail, then you do it again, it's as simple as that so don't worry too much. Good luck :thumbsup:

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    Rhys135;2479512

    Good luck! Passed 3rd time here. Take your time and concentarte when … Good luck! Passed 3rd time here. Take your time and concentarte when doing turn in the roads, parking etc



    yer i do rush when i drive but there is no rush in my test

    if i pass my dad says he will buy me a mini cooper (original)
    http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-abc/Austin-Mini-Cooper-Sport-red-f-lr.jpg

    Good luck for tomorrow DD Hope all goes well

    Good luck mate. Don't go into it thinking you won't pass though - you just never know :thumbsup:

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    gd_miester;2479531

    How many lessons have you taken?


    Umm well only 10 but they were 2hour lessons everytime - only started driving an auto on 27th april 2008 and now im taking my test :thumbsup:
    ODB_69;2479537

    Dan, try using the wing mirror rather than that little thing at the back, … Dan, try using the wing mirror rather than that little thing at the back, I found it better and its more useful as you will do it that way when you pass...Also what do you mean you drive auto?


    automatic i dont drive a manual gearbox

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    dandoc2;2479553

    automatic i dont drive a manual gearbox


    Why have you gone for Auto only?

    Means you will have to take another test to drive shift....


    Seems to be a lot doing this at the moment

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    ODB_69;2479576

    Why have you gone for Auto only?Means you will have to take another test … Why have you gone for Auto only?Means you will have to take another test to drive shift....Seems to be a lot doing this at the moment



    because manual is rubbish i learnt in that before clutch down into first - accelerate - clutch down into second boring

    and then you have to balance the clutch on the hill whereas auto you just press the pedal - drivings meant to be fun but cause stress

    But anyone thats my age are learning in automatics its had a huge influx of convertees who cant drive manual

    I have this same arguement with my parents why do i need to pass my test in a manual when i dont want to drive one i want to drive an auto

    good look, hope u pass

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    dean3988;2479629

    good look, hope u pass



    if i dont that £141 down the drain................the last of my savings from my last job 2 months ago

    Sure it will go well dandoc2.

    Lets us know how you get on, I passed a few weeks ago and its such a huge relief!!

    you will be fine..i had pre test lesson...on that i killed a phesant and a cyclist decided to jump out in front of me...so i was adiment i would fail even before i got to my test...on my test my parrallel parking made me think i failed because it took me 5 min of backwards and forward because i couldnt get it right and i stalled too...but because i didnt ask to start it again and i just kept going it showed i was in control and kept my cool he said...i passed 1st time and been driving now since last october 26th and now clocked up nearly 8000 miles..so brill the independance...
    so keep calm and if something goes wrong...just put it right without worrying...my test bloke was so scary...he was so stern looking and hardly said a word....until we were nearly back at test centre then he suddenly became human....when he said i had passed i kissed him kissed my instructor...and screamed
    so keep calm and enjoy it...its going to hopefully be the start of a whole new independance:):):)

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    Btw is it just 2 manoevers ???

    As im not too confident on reverse around the corner is there a chance i might not have to do it ??

    anyone know what choices there are e.g parellel and 3 point or reverse and 3 point etc etc?

    dandoc2;2479553

    Umm well only 10 but they were 2hour lessons everytime - only started … Umm well only 10 but they were 2hour lessons everytime - only started driving an auto on 27th april 2008 and now im taking my test :thumbsup:automatic i dont drive a manual gearbox



    20hrs of lessons, that is pretty good to take the test.

    Is auto really eaiser then manual?

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    dandoc2;2479833

    Btw is it just 2 manoevers ???As im not too confident on reverse around … Btw is it just 2 manoevers ???As im not too confident on reverse around the corner is there a chance i might not have to do it ??


    Thought you had to do 3 now...but not sure

    it was 2 when I did it 10 years ago...but no hazard perception back then either

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    gd_miester;2479838

    Is auto really eaiser then manual?


    YES

    Think about it, you haven't got to change gear continually so makes it easier to learn everything else

    Only problem is you can only drive an automatic then...whereas you learn in a manual you can drive both

    Why you think so many Americans have automatics:whistling:

    no its 2

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    gd_miester;2479838

    20hrs of lessons, that is pretty good to take the test.Is auto really … 20hrs of lessons, that is pretty good to take the test.Is auto really eaiser then manual?


    Its so much easier you can concentrate on the actual driving instead of thinking am i gunna stall

    ODB_69;2479840

    Thought you had to do 3 now...but not sureit was 2 when I did it 10 years … Thought you had to do 3 now...but not sureit was 2 when I did it 10 years ago...but no hazard perception back then either



    well i t hink its 2 still anyone recently taken theres??

    Good luck!

    I have a full manual license but I drive an auto now (because I chose a car that only comes with auto) and now I wouldn't go back. Why make it hard?

    inb4fail.

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    Well good luck anyway Dan...maybe think about learning gears one day, but for now this will get you on the road

    good luck dandoc2

    Yeah, good luck matey!
    I'm glad I don't have to go through all that again. I've picked up sooo many bad habits I'd defo fail.
    Would have to dissagree on the auto thing tho. You can't beat a good bit of gear-shifting:thumbsup:
    Good luck.

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    cassieismydoggie;2480000

    Yeah, good luck matey!I'm glad I don't have to go through all that again. … Yeah, good luck matey!I'm glad I don't have to go through all that again. I've picked up sooo many bad habits I'd defo fail.Would have to dissagree on the auto thing tho. You can't beat a good bit of gear-shifting:thumbsup:Good luck.



    im sure you love it

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    cassieismydoggie;2480000

    Yeah, good luck matey!I'm glad I don't have to go through all that again. … Yeah, good luck matey!I'm glad I don't have to go through all that again. I've picked up sooo many bad habits I'd defo fail.Would have to dissagree on the auto thing tho. You can't beat a good bit of gear-shifting:thumbsup:Good luck.



    :w00t:

    Lol

    Actually...I prefere manual....nowt like slamming it in gear and flooring it when its absolutely needed

    ODB_69;2480024

    :w00t:LolActually...I prefere manual....nowt like slamming it in gear and … :w00t:LolActually...I prefere manual....nowt like slamming it in gear and flooring it when its absolutely needed



    Exactly my point:thumbsup:

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    ODB_69;2480024

    :w00t:LolActually...I prefere manual....nowt like slamming it in gear and … :w00t:LolActually...I prefere manual....nowt like slamming it in gear and flooring it when its absolutely needed



    that what tiptronic is for

    good luck - daughter passed yesterday in her own car,she went out yesterday afternoon after passing and just about got home, her gearbox gave up on her - so so glad it dint happen on her test
    Good Luck for tomorrow X

    Good Luck on your driving test, hope you pass first time!
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