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Why does learning how to drive cost more for automatic learners

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ad_1980, Aug 7, 2009.


  1. ad_1980

    ad_1980 PetForums VIP

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    Seriously? Why is it the odd £2 more for automatic learners? Is there a specific reason?
     
  2. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

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    not sure, maybe they use slightly more fuel?
     
  3. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

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    Why would you want to learn in an automatic? It just restricts you from being able to drive a manual, whereas if you learn in a manual you can drive either once you've passed :confused:
     
  4. owieprone

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    Less customers more like. the fuel usage is negligable, you'd use just the same as a manual.

    Verbatim, not everyone is good with gears, my mates mum couldn't get them at all and had HEAPS of lessons, she had to change to auto-lessons and passed no problems.

    Also some disabled people prefer autos. We have a mate who's merely got a damage knee (which will never be right again) and HAS to drive an automatic as she can't use the clutch without enduring quite a bit of pain.
     
  5. Ladywiccana

    Ladywiccana PetForums VIP

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    I learnt to drive in a manual, but now due to my back and other issues i have to drive an automatic, and i must say i really prefer the automatics now!

    And im guessing its more because of the cost of an auotmatic transmision engine is awfully expensive to replace if owt goes wrong wiv it, dont know why it should make a difference to the price of the lessons tho, if i were you id ask outright and if they falter with the answer then they doing it just to get extra cash which aint on!

    Also if you learn and pass your test in an automatic, you cant drive anything else other than that!, But not everybody can manage driving manuals.:smilewinkgrin:
     
  6. ad_1980

    ad_1980 PetForums VIP

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    As owieprone has stated an automatic is earler for disabled people and i am partially disabled so it would be easier for me.
     
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    My hubby has Muscular Dystrophy and will probably only be able to drive an Automatic. Well maybe not as he has failed 5 times!! LOL!!

    He has said he'll have a go in a manual. Never knew it was more expensive.
     
  8. haeveymolly

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    Its more expensive as its down to supply and demand more learners learn in a manual car.
     
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