Today i am re-starting my driving lessons

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Found 16th Apr 2008
I started my driving lessons on feb 2007 and after having 20 manual lessons i quit in june - namely because i didnt like driving a manual and didnt really enjoy driving with my teacher.

Anyways i decided to re-do my driving lessons so today im starting from scratch in an automatic car - yes yes if you pass in an auto you cant drive a manual but you see i dont want to drive a manual

So im going to see what an autos like and if its great i should be having more lessons and pass my test by the end of the year
So anyone who drives an auto could give me any pointers or tips id be thankful

Daniel

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but driving a automatic is so booooooooring dan.

not to mention they more expensive if the car goes wrong.

Not that I drive or taking lessons but make sure your sight is in requirments,I'll post thread in a mo about carryon in my household at moment.

i wouldn't bother, you'll end up regretting learning in a automatic

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cheerleader;1906195

i wouldn't bother, you'll end up regretting learning in a automatic



all i need is something to get around in besides a bus

Mum2Connor&Cerys;1906183

Not that I drive or taking lessons but make sure your sight is in … Not that I drive or taking lessons but make sure your sight is in requirments,I'll post thread in a mo about carryon in my household at moment.


Maybe you should take up driving lessons instead of your partner.......

I passed in a Manual, and now drive an auto. Haven't looked back, I love it. Namely because you can't stall an automatic and a "Hill Start" is no longer a problem because the car can't roll backwards.

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ctuk;1906220

I passed in a Manual, and now drive an auto. Haven't looked back, I love … I passed in a Manual, and now drive an auto. Haven't looked back, I love it. Namely because you can't stall an automatic and a "Hill Start" is no longer a problem because the car can't roll backwards.



yep i start sweating profusely and get really stressed when i used manual - stallinga ll the time and not being able to do hill starts frightened me

cheerleader;1906209

Maybe you should take up driving lessons instead of your partner.......



No way,enough money as been spent already and until I know whats happening for sure,if this goes all pearshaped then it be over a grand wasted . I'm not going spend anymore on it.
I didn't want a car in 1st place. Its not on my 'list' ( bit like Earl's list but Karma ain't going do me any good cos I've nowt to reverse bad lol )

try this then ]here :lol:

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cheerleader;1906229

try this then ]here :lol:



well it was either an auto car or a moped

ctuk;1906220

I passed in a Manual, and now drive an auto. Haven't looked back, I love … I passed in a Manual, and now drive an auto. Haven't looked back, I love it. Namely because you can't stall an automatic and a "Hill Start" is no longer a problem because the car can't roll backwards.



And if you beak down you cant bump start them either:p

you don't bump start a car that has broken down, you bump start a car that has a flat battery :p:p:p

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Shengis;1906241

And if you beak down you cant bump start them either:p



well if you get a car thats decent it shouldnt break

Everyone in the uk has a sort of car racisum against automatics its jsut very strange

Btw if your car breaks down thats what you pay the AA for

hold off from driving yet daniel!

I hear there is a price cut coming soon! This will be after GTA4 comes out to reduce the thefts of cars involving teenagers.

There's a tip for you though, keep a set of jump leads in your boot just in case! (I do)

ctuk;1906244

you don't bump start a car that has broken down, you bump start a car … you don't bump start a car that has broken down, you bump start a car that has a flat battery :p:p:p



Starter motor failure....:p

I loved my automatic......drove one for 6 years,easiest thing in the world especially in heavy traffic and fab for long journeys!

Two pedals...one big break pedal and an accelerator.....yer left leg isn't needed!

Learning to drive is much more than what the pedals do though,road awareness,maneouvering and car handling is what you will concentrate on once you know what the pedals do....but you have a good head start with your lessons already taken.

Good luck

cheerleader;1906229

try this then ]here :lol:



lol

Mum2Connor&Cerys;1906228

No way,enough money as been spent already and until I know whats … No way,enough money as been spent already and until I know whats happening for sure,if this goes all pearshaped then it be over a grand wasted . I'm not going spend anymore on it.I didn't want a car in 1st place. Its not on my 'list' ( bit like Earl's list but Karma ain't going do me any good cos I've nowt to reverse bad lol )


Wouldn't you find it easier with your kids though? I know that i don't know what i'd do without my car now (passed my test nearly 4 years ago now) especially with my youngest having ASD any other form of transport is a nightmare!!

Shengis;1906253

Starter motor failure....:p


My automatic has a flux capacitor in place of starter motor

t0mm;1906247

hold off from driving yet daniel! I hear there is a price cut coming … hold off from driving yet daniel! I hear there is a price cut coming soon! This will be after GTA4 comes out to reduce the thefts of cars involving teenagers.



:lol:

You don't like much do you Dan....:thinking:

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t0mm;1906247

hold off from driving yet daniel! I hear there is a price cut coming … hold off from driving yet daniel! I hear there is a price cut coming soon! This will be after GTA4 comes out to reduce the thefts of cars involving teenagers.



no there will be a price drop in driving when the recession comes next year :thumbsup:

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muckypup;1906256

I loved my automatic......drove one for 6 years,easiest thing in the … I loved my automatic......drove one for 6 years,easiest thing in the world especially in heavy traffic and fab for long journeys!Two pedals...one big break pedal and an accelerator.....yer left leg isn't needed!Learning to drive is much more than what the pedals do though,road awareness,maneouvering and car handling is what you will concentrate on once you know what the pedals do....but you have a good head start with your lessons already taken.Good luck



Yep be more aware of the road rather than worrying about stalling all the time and shifting gears etc

ctuk;1906264

My automatic has a flux capacitor in place of starter motor



:lol:

I've driven both but much prefer manual. I just don't like the way autos 'creep'. Some woman asked me to park her jag in a car park once, bloody horrible thing.

Nice automatic for sale ]here

Shengis;1906279

:lol:I've driven both but much prefer manual. I just don't like the way … :lol:I've driven both but much prefer manual. I just don't like the way autos 'creep'. Some woman asked me to park her jag in a car park once, bloody horrible thing.


What are you a valet?

cheerleader;1906261

Wouldn't you find it easier with your kids though? I know that i don't … Wouldn't you find it easier with your kids though? I know that i don't know what i'd do without my car now (passed my test nearly 4 years ago now) especially with my youngest having ASD any other form of transport is a nightmare!!



Yes in long term,and there is times when I can be like,yeh I really could do with a car now,but the same can be said for a mobile phone too,we don't have any them in here either.
I usually get by ok on trains,I've got a family railcard. I try make the best of things.
Before all this thing kicked off in here over the eye sight etc,well the thought of eventually buying a car,very off putting,cos the cost of it all so dear.
How bad is your childs ASD? scale 1 being low or 10 high ? if you don't mind me asking.

MinstrelMan;1906176

but driving a automatic is so booooooooring dan.not to mention they more … but driving a automatic is so booooooooring dan.not to mention they more expensive if the car goes wrong.



I love automatics - cant understand why people have gears unsafe, you have to take your hand off the steering wheel so obviously not as safe as auto - as far as getting mine fixed, no different to any other car:!:

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cheerleader;1906293

What are you a valet?



No hes from the real hustle las vegas

Have driven autos for decades now, with a few years back in a manual - just the way it turned out!! Massively easier to drive - they have a switch for 'racier' driving if you want the gears to shift earlier. Time after time, I've had 'discussions' with those who have never driven an auto - blah.blah - then they've driven one, perhaps a hire car in USA and lo! they buy one for themselves. Thay have little quirks that you need to know for each model - so you can't move out of park in my Yaris until your foot is on the brake but you can concentrate on acually observing the hazards etc rather than messing about with gears. I think of manual cars pretty much as twin-tubs with mangles compared to modern washing machines.
I think that autos have fewer problems with gears -related bits because there is no human interference and no clutch problems, so compared to no bump start capability auto comes out on top. Yes - jump leads.

dandoc2;1906268

no there will be a price drop in driving when the recession comes next … no there will be a price drop in driving when the recession comes next year :thumbsup:



Then why are you doing them now?! Save the money and buy the three decent exclusives that the Xbox 360 are getting this year!

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t0mm;1906329

Then why are you doing them now?! Save the money and buy the three decent … Then why are you doing them now?! Save the money and buy the three decent exclusives that the Xbox 360 are getting this year!



dude lol drop it im just kidding

dandoc2;1906340

dude lol drop it im just kidding



Oh. Damn, there I thought we were in competition.

Awh well. :-(

dandoc2;1906268

no there will be a price drop in driving when the recession comes next … no there will be a price drop in driving when the recession comes next year :thumbsup:



Very unlikely, especially with oil at nearly $114 per barrel

what the rules about the semi automatics like the paddle shifts you get these days? - do you need a manual licence or an automatic licence?
Personally I would always recommend taking the test in a manual and choosing to drive an auto, however, if its really about getting passed then fine go for it...don't forget though that generally autos are more to buy and generally less economic than manuals....I often wish we drove auto or semi autos at work, gotta be a god send in our traffic clogged streets....here we go...first, clutch & gears into second... back to first...stay in first...up to second...third and back down to second, or stick in D press go pedal, press stop pedal, press go pedal, hmm definitely appeals.

cheerleader;1906293

What are you a valet?



No a joyrider:whistling:


(joke)

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Agent_Silver;1906378

what the rules about the semi automatics like the paddle shifts you get … what the rules about the semi automatics like the paddle shifts you get these days? - do you need a manual licence or an automatic licence? Personally I would always recommend taking the test in a manual and choosing to drive an auto, however, if its really about getting passed then fine go for it...don't forget though that generally autos are more to buy and generally less economic than manuals....I often wish we drove auto or semi autos at work, gotta be a god send in our traffic clogged streets....here we go...first, clutch & gears into second... back to first...stay in first...up to second...third and back down to second, or stick in D press go pedal, press stop pedal, press go pedal, hmm definitely appeals.



Semi i believe you need a manual license
Im gunna be learning a new mini cooper which should be good

Chesso...a yaris? I thought you would drive a VW Fox...sorry, couldn't help myself, or maybe a camouflage tank!

Shengis;1906279

:lol:I've driven both but much prefer manual. I just don't like the way … :lol:I've driven both but much prefer manual. I just don't like the way autos 'creep'. Some woman asked me to park her jag in a car park once, bloody horrible thing.


You must have a very trust-worthy appearance. :-D
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