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Manual or automatic...
Started by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
I have already had at least 10 lessons in a manual car.
Found the gears a bit hard.
Switched to automatic car and 100% easier all round.
Even driven on the East Lancashire which I have never done before.

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
Meant to put The east Lancs

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2572) Report abuse
It is hard to get hold of an automatic car now, because a lot of the East European immigrants have no license and can't drive properly, so they get a forged license and buy an automatic car, because they don't know how to change gear ...

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
There's quite a few around now Tommy. Been looking online most nights.

Posted by: lisalee (12009)   Report abuse
After driving a lot when Iíve been over in the US Iíd go to driving an automatic tomorrow. It might be lazy driving. But itís a lot less hard work. Point and go!

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
The reason I've changed to automatic is because I don't want to be freezing going to work on my scooter..
Not nice!

Posted by: PeterP (6476) Report abuse
Automatic cars are dearer to buy and a lot dearer to service

Posted by: broady (13438)   Report abuse
Exactly Lisalee. At one time if you passed your test in the UK in an automatic car you couldn't drive a manual. Is that still in force??

Posted by: lectriclegs (3230) Report abuse
It is .

Posted by: lisalee (12009)   Report abuse
My first ever car was a little automatic mini Mayfair. My mum made me get rid when I drove her car, put my foot on the brake and tried to put in gear. She hit the roof!

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
Lazy driving, it's the way to go.

I'd never go back to a manual, it's too much like hard work depressing a clutch, especially so if it's got an overly strong spring.

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
I don't understand why it's classed as lazy driving!
I need to learn and it's easy..simple as..

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
Absolutely loved it..
Very relaxed. .
Best lesson I've had..
Wish I.d started my lessons in a automatic car.
Would have saved a fortune!

Posted by: PeterP (6476) Report abuse
My youngest son is now driving his third automatic and is trying to persuade me to get one when we get our new car next year

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
It's a whole lot easier..

Posted by: broady (13438)   Report abuse
PeterP,
I wouldn't hesitate. When I came here I was more or less forced to go automatic as manuals were very rare. Now when I come to the UK I always specify an automatic to the hire company I use.

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
I can't wait for my next lesson.
Now to pick my car..

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
I can't wait for my next lesson.
Now to pick my car..

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5770) Report abuse
Ask your hubby... He knows everything about everything! Apart from planning for the future!

Posted by: dave b (1242)  Report abuse
i have a nissan note tenka top of the range 1.6 auto,beltin car smooth as silk gear change ,but only 34 mpg as with must auto they use more fuel ,because of the lower gear ratio.got it from mp motors westoughton ex mobility car.hes some nice cars on there.

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5770) Report abuse
All automatics are shite!

Posted by: upthetims (6500) Report abuse



Obvious you've never had one acs,a totally inane statement.All top of range models are automatic,are they not?

Posted by: custard (6903)   Report abuse
Had lessons in a manual and also a automatic...
Totally different and also easier.
I would definitely choose a automatic.

Posted by: mindar (661) Report abuse
If you pass your test in an automatic car that will be all that you are allowed to drive., automatics. If you pass your test in a manual car you can drive both manual and automatic. I passed my test in a manual but prefer to drive an automatic.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2572) Report abuse
Well what a set of geriatric lazy arses yoo are

Surely yoo must enjoy having a blast and zipping through the gears, heeling and toeing and choosing correct gear and rev range, for overtaking or choosing the gear and rev range for maximum torque ....

Apexing and drifting through the corners ....

Yoo can't do those sorts of things in a (standard) automatic

I am an advanced driver, I will have yoo know

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
Wondered who the meshuggener who drives around town like a maniacal Jeremy Clarkson was.

Posted by: madamehmurray (6077)   Report abuse
I learned on a standard lawn tractor. I could drive both. I would still rather have automatic then ruined the clutch.

 
 
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