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Postby mariamaria » Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:16 pm

Hi Everybody,

I just turned 17, and as many of you know, that's the legal age that a person can start learning to drive.

I was just curious, out of the big driving instructor companies or the smaller ones, which ones is better and cheaper? If the large driving instructor companies are cheaper, then which ones?

I am in desperate need to find a driving instructor as I want to learn how to drive.

I hope that somebody can help me.

Thank you

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Postby Cat Queen » Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:37 pm

Hi Hun. I passed my driving test last year. My instructor was advertising in a local paper. He was patient with me and never shouted.Cost £13 per lesson when I started, took me three years, So by the time I passed it was £15! :o I took a couple of months off my driving, Cause everytime i failed(For being Nervous), I had to regain my confidence! Passed on third go like! :D Either is good. Plenty around. Good luck...X
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Postby misatok11 » Wed Jul 23, 2003 8:38 pm

Dunno my job paid for mine with the RAC. He was brilliant and funny. :D
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Postby Bubble » Fri Jul 25, 2003 4:07 pm

I just passed through learning with a small company. I think its more personal.
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Postby bobbyt » Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:39 pm


Definately smaller companies.

I have friends who went with the big companies and they say you are only treated as a 'number' and the instructors are only interested in your money.

However, another friend and I went with a self employed instructor but he was great - very good at actually teaching, strict when he needed to be (like when I drove out in front of a bus on the way to my test!!!) but very good at making you feel at ease when things weren't going well.

All in all, I'd certainly recommend a small company.

Good luck!
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Postby mariamaria » Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:00 am

Thanks for all of your help guys. I've had two lessons so far and I've decided to go with a small driving company. She's brilliant. She's personal. I'm learning a lot quicker with her than I think I would do with a bigger company because she plans on covering some driving but if I get stuck, she doesnt just move on, she'll concentrate on my weak spot until I get it almost right.

Thanks for your help again, guys. Very much appreciated.


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Postby MelodyLinn » Tue Sep 02, 2003 1:29 pm

Hiya mariamaria.

Just to say best of luck with your lessons and I hope your test, when it comes, goes well! :D

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Postby pinky » Mon Sep 08, 2003 2:31 pm

Just to say..i went with the AA and i took a year til my test and failed both times so i changed to a small company and i passed after 2 months with him first time! Big companies just care about the money =P~
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Postby lilo » Mon Sep 15, 2003 10:51 pm

I think it's all down to the individual instructor and how well you relate to them like any teacher!

I went out with my 1st instructor on and off for 2 years and failed twice. He never adapted his teaching methods when I didn't understand. I thougt it was just me that was thick so I would pretend that I knew what he was talking about when he was banging on about the wheel arch touching the kerb!!

then after my 2nd test failure I realised it was time for a change. the new guy was not as experienced but he was soo much better. he worked with me till i understood everylast little thing and even knew when i was pretending!

You'll know who's right - just don't be like me and waste all your money on someone who won't treat you as an individual.
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