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Driving lessons???

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Maiisiku, Jun 1, 2010.


  1. Maiisiku

    Maiisiku Banned

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    I want to get Driving lessons so I have more housing options when I move to Cornwall in a year. How much do you pay for your lessons?
     
  2. lifeizsweet

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    I learnt in Reading through GT school of motoring or something, I think i paid about £40 per 2 hours but they do block lessons.
     
  3. EmzieAngel

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    An hour lesson used to cost me £23
     
  4. Maiisiku

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    What ever happened to £10 an hour >.> God I must be old! It's the price of petrol I guess.
     
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    Blimey It wasnt much at all when I was learning but that was 30yrs ago:eek:
     
  6. Maiisiku

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    It's gone up double since I got my provisional.
     
  7. Sarah+Hammies

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    I passed my test in March and i was paying £26 a lesson. she did do blocks of ten lessons for £200. I needed 25 hours :)
     
  8. Maiisiku

    Maiisiku Banned

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    I've seen some for £19.95 for an hours lesson and £10 for the first lesson. I've had 16 hours before in an automatic...
     
  9. CharleyRogan

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    I got mine for £18 an hour, but that was in the NW so probably cheaper! I spent over £2000 learning to drive because my instructors kept ditching me! In the end I did a crash course and passed in a week after about a year out!
     
  10. Maiisiku

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    I really don't have £2000 to waste on learning to drive... Looking at my budget atm I'll be lucky to have £100 at the end of the month. It will probably have to wait until I paid my catalogue and the little one is 3 and gets her free nursery because I have to pay for that as well and yes I couldn't sleep lol.
     
  11. CharleyRogan

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    Mine was over about 3 years I learnt to drive and they just kept knocking my confidence so I'd be back to square 1! Wish had just done crash course straight away. Ended up costing me £250 I think but 2 test fees as failed first time, but that was my fault and I did summat stupid!
     
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    i pay £19 per hour. i usually have 2 hours a week.
     
  13. GoldenShadow

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    I would be inclined to try and get it done as they are trying to bring in people needing x amount of hours with instructors meaning you will have to have a certain amount and it's more than the average people pass with. Will just get more expensive too. Have you done your theory test? I paid £20 per hour and had about 30 odd hours. Test is £60 hire of instructors car was another £30 so test costs almost £100 too but I really would if at all possible try to get it done. The test already changes from October and is likely to again to me made more difficult apparently.
     
  14. Savahl

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    Is it normal to have to "rent" instructors car?? I took mine recently and the test was £55 for the test and that was it! I had a lesson before hand which was £23 but the test itself wasnt charged for by the instructor
     
  15. GoldenShadow

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    My instructor and all the local ones I know charge you for usage during your test. Its only 45mins but I got charged £30 for it, maybe its because she wasn't in it that made it double what it would normally be (1 hour was £20 so 45 min £15, maybe double without her..?).

    But yeah it is pretty normal around here. Think my test was £61 or £63 + the £30 to her for using her car. Thank god I passed first time :lol:

    I had a lesson before too and she got £30 for that so in her hand on the day she got £60 and the test had been paid for by debit card a few weeks before.
     
  16. JANICE199

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    You could get someone you know that is qualified to teach you the basics.Thats what my hubby did for me many moons ago, and i took my test in our own car.:D
     
  17. GoldenShadow

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    Make sure you get insurance if you do use someone else's car OP (and they aren't an instructor so aren't covered), a few my age didn't bother and two got caught out and the person letting them drive their car got caught too (unless you have some private land nearby?). On a 1.9 litre TDI 2008 Golf mine was about £88 on provisional so not too bad considering the car, worth a go if you know someone :)
     
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    When I was learning 3 years ago my lessons were £20... The theory test was £25 and the cost of practical was £58 summat... For the use of the instructors car during the test he charged me normal lesson price.

    My son is 17 this year and I want to teach him alongside an instructor to keep the costs down, I passed recently enough to remember what is required to drive at test standard.
     
  19. KateandCasper

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    I passed about 15 years ago and I paid £11 a lesson and thought that was expensive!! I guess its all relative though.
     
  20. GoldenShadow

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    Haha I know this is odd but I remember about 15 years ago (when I was 3) that you could buy a packet of crisps for 27p. Them were the days, its like 50p plus now and you can't get a chocolate bar for 36p now either :eek: :lol: Damn inflation!
     
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