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  • Was considering an intensive course but not sure I want to spring for the prices - prob want to spend no more than 500 and the intensive ones I've seen are about a grand.

    I know I'd be stuck with auto on an auto test but was under the impression manual is considerably harder and with 6 weeks and a new baby (so fuck all time) I figure I'd make it easy on myself.

    But by all accounts today it's not that much more fiddly so I figure I'll take what I can get.

    Lesson learned is don't book your test yourself but get your instructor to book it for you or at least find out when they're available - everyone I've spoken to says they won't take me on as they're not able to do the test with me and while they could do lessons prior they don't think that's best for me - which is either very honest of them or they just can't be fucked.

    In any event I've got 10 hours booked with AA and we'll see if that instructor is available for the test.

    And there's always resits.

  • was under the impression manual is considerably harder.

    It's not.

    My last driving instructor start out with "so, can you ride a bicycle?", and basically explain the principle is quite similar, moreso to an internal hub gear bicycle (stop pedalling, change gear, start pedalling).

    It seemed rather daunting, but once the instructor guide you, it will make logical sense, plus a lots of modern car have useful feature such as showing the gear change to incidate when to change them (SEAT cars have those).

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