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    How many lessons/hours did it take before you took your driving test?

    As above.

    Anyone done the 1 week intensive course thingy?

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    i only had 3 lessons
    i taught myself on the driveway

    20 Ish with Lots of Private lessons with parents

    Had never driven a car before and it came as a surprise from my mum on my 17th bday.
    Had 14 - 16 lessons and passed 1st time

    about 30/40 passed first time!!!

    the days i was learning it was £12 a lesson cant belive the prices these days roughly £25??

    daysleeper268;8662877

    i only had 3 lessonsi taught myself on the driveway



    You must have a long driveway :?

    I took 35 or so hours, having 1 a week most of the time. Passed first time with 7 minors

    jellybaby22;8662907

    10 years of lessons, 6 failed tests... i have given up now....



    What did you fail for, if you don't mind me asking?

    oldmanhouse;8662900

    You must have a long driveway :?I took 35 or so hours, having 1 a week … You must have a long driveway :?I took 35 or so hours, having 1 a week most of the time. Passed first time with 7 minors



    what are you able to take kids with you when you sit the test- where did you put the minors -3 in the back 4 in the boot??

    Banned

    sheena123r;8662896

    about 30/40 passed first time!!! :)the days i was learning it was £12 a … about 30/40 passed first time!!! :)the days i was learning it was £12 a lesson cant belive the prices these days roughly £25??



    i was thinking that, house prices haven't change in the last 10+ years, yet driving lessons have doubled :?

    I have just done a 3 week intensive course and passed first time yesterday, had a fantastic instructor , I could drive very well before my course though

    25 lessons, some private ones with a friend 5 tests, passed on last one with just THREE minors (all seats in the back seats, belted up!)

    shedboy66;8662925

    what are you able to take kids with you when you sit the test- where did … what are you able to take kids with you when you sit the test- where did you put the minors -3 in the back 4 in the boot??



    Test car was a limo, thought I might was well pass in style :-D

    jellybaby22;8662933

    driving with the handbrake on.....then knocking a cyclist over....the … driving with the handbrake on.....then knocking a cyclist over....the other ones were stupid things..lilke going through a red light and various stupid things... :oops:I can drive...just not on a test



    Nothing serious then :w00t:

    no lessons just learnt with me dad in our own car and passed first time,showing my age there i think:-D

    jellybaby22;8662907

    10 years of lessons, 6 failed tests... i have given up now....



    I feel for you, The Mrs is learning to drive too and its frustrating for her Instructure, I tried to teach her in our Car but She almost ran into a Truck and almost drove into a pub at the same time.... But shes been taking driving lessons ever since... ve been over £600 out of pocket and its stil ongoing...

    whatsThePoint;8662935

    i was thinking that, house prices haven't change in the last 10+ years, … i was thinking that, house prices haven't change in the last 10+ years, yet driving lessons have doubled :?



    Not sure what planet you are living on.

    prob about 35

    10 or 12 'real' lessons and probably the same again with my Dad give or take. Passed first time too...18 years ago! Seems like yesterday etc etc!

    Far too many, I would say about 35 I have booked my test today! :w00t: :-D

    took 1 week crash course (although they dont like calling it that for some reason) and it was not easy sitting in a car for approx 6 hours a day for 5 days when you are not used to it.

    About 30ish passed first time.

    chester123;8663045

    Not sure what planet you are living on.



    totally agree ... everything has gone up including house prices!!

    jellybaby22;8662933

    driving with the handbrake on.....then knocking a cyclist over....the … driving with the handbrake on.....then knocking a cyclist over....the other ones were stupid things..lilke going through a red light and various stupid things... :oops:I can drive...just not on a test



    Nothing serious then!! Thank god you have given up

    chester123;8663045

    Not sure what planet you are living on.



    Agreed, they have gone up everywhere!

    10 x 1 hour lessons only with driving instructor......his best ever pupil :oops:

    whatsThePoint;8662935

    house prices haven't change in the last 10+



    [SIZE="7"]HUH????[/SIZE]

    Banned

    Approx 15 lessons, plus use of my own car for lessons "round the block". Passed first time aged 18.

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    chester123;8663045

    Not sure what planet you are living on.



    it was sarcasm and i didn't expect anyone to have trouble getting it but i'll explain
    sheena123r said prices were about £12 a hour, that was 10+ years ago, in that time house prices have probably trebled and most other things have doubled in price as well, so why wouldn't driving lessons double in price :?

    10 lessons, passed 2nd time
    Failed first time after 5 lessons
    Still passed within 2 months of being 17 =]

    23 lessons and passed first time
    I done 1 hour every week and once I passed my theory test I upped it to a 2 hour lesson each each week until my test

    passed my test about a month ago and just waiting on a delivery date for my car
    I wish I continued doing lessons when I was 17 but couldn't be bothered just glad I got it out the way now as started lesson in January, passed theory in February and passed practical in April

    jellybaby22;8662933

    driving with the handbrake on.....then knocking a cyclist over....the … driving with the handbrake on.....then knocking a cyclist over....the other ones were stupid things..lilke going through a red light and various stupid things... :oops:I can drive...just not on a test



    :w00t: so funny !

    *katie*;8662951

    I have just done a 3 week intensive course and passed first time … I have just done a 3 week intensive course and passed first time yesterday, had a fantastic instructor , I could drive very well before my course though



    :thumbsup: congrats to you x

    45 Hours with abit of private practice. Passed in 4 months first time no minors

    had about 12-15 lessons all in all and past first time (all those years ago ! 23 yrs me thinks :w00t:) when was 17 but can honestly say i really started to learn to drive 'properly' after i passed my test!!

    17 lessons £10 a lesson in1990 sat my test after 10 lessons but failed due to nerves

    8 lessons, passed first time although had been riding a motorbike for a couple of years before learning to drive a car so had already acquired a bit of road sense, awareness of dangers etc.

    Around ten lessons and passed first time as well as out driving with parents, I think it's much better having a more gradual learning process rather than an intensive course to gain more experience. With the motorbike I had around 15 lessons and failed my test twice although that was down to mucking up the U-turn under pressure.

    John

    whatsThePoint;8662935

    i was thinking that, house prices haven't change in the last 10+ years, … i was thinking that, house prices haven't change in the last 10+ years, yet driving lessons have doubled :?


    Hahahahaha! You are joking right?

    chester123;8663045

    Not sure what planet you are living on.


    Mallinersha;8663295

    [SIZE="7"]HUH????[/SIZE]


    My sentiments exactly.

    OP I had about 10 lessons, didn't like the instructor so stopped learning for about 6 months found one I liked had 1 lesson with him he told me to book my test, and had about 5-6 more until the test.

    omg i bet i had the most lessons here...... 117 hours worth!

    passed first time though in february and bought the car ive been wanting for a couple of years! felt so good

    starsparkle2311;8664222

    This is quite an important factor too, a good instructor saves you a … This is quite an important factor too, a good instructor saves you a fortune:thumbsup:



    Yeah my original instructor said it was going to take me about 9months of lessons, thus assuming I wasn't very good. But I had already driven cars :whistling: thus I knew I could physically drive, just the parking etc I knowing how to drive properly was all I needed, so I told him where to stick it. He was a BSM instructor.

    The next one I had was private and although was a jesus freak was a very realistic guy, and as I said after 1 lesson he told me to book my test as he knew he could have me ready for it. He then also got me into power kiting which he also teaches! Although never had a lesson off him for that.

    i'm still learning, been drivingi around everyhwere with mum and dad, got theory on the 1st of june, and then booking practical straight after! then gonna have a lesson per week up til test to sort out parking etc

    bout tree fiddy
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