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Starter automatic car?

  • 08-05-2021 4:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,759 ✭✭✭ 2Mad2BeMad
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    Can anyone recommend a good starter car that's auto?

    The other half is struggling with manual.
    I don't think she will pass her test. We're out practicing every night she also has an instructor but she just can't get a good grip on it.

    I told her to do the test in an automatic as its alot easier plus most cars are going to be auto eventually even il be buying an auto.

    Anyhow is there a good starter car for it, her budget is 2k that's excluding the insurance.
    So it's not alot to choose from


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  • Registered Users Posts: 73,837 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn
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    Toyota Yaris or Honda Jazz should come in around that price. Best to avoid imports as they are easier to steal due to lack of immobiliser.

    In Ireland you have more consumer rights buying a pair of Nike Air Max than a €400k home.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,375 ✭✭✭ kirving
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    Small Automatic are always in high demand given thier scarcity. While almost every hybrid is automatic, as is every electric car, it's still very useful to be qualified to drive a manual. It's well worth while sticking at the manual for a few more lessons.

    If not though, the most common choice in that category would probably be the Micra.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,057 ✭✭✭ iwillhtfu
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    Try persist with the manual as it makes it so much handier if you pass your test in a manual and aren't limited to just autos. Try get her to do some actual lessons not with yourself, despite your best intentions people generally learn better with someone they don't know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 786 ✭✭✭ FrankC21
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    iwillhtfu wrote: »
    Try persist with the manual as it makes it so much handier if you pass your test in a manual and aren't limited to just autos. Try get her to do some actual lessons not with yourself, despite your best intentions people generally learn better with someone they don't know.

    I can relate to this.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Everleigh Cold Telegraph
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    2Mad2BeMad wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a good starter car that's auto?

    The other half is struggling with manual.
    I don't think she will pass her test. We're out practicing every night she also has an instructor but she just can't get a good grip on it.

    I told her to do the test in an automatic as its alot easier plus most cars are going to be auto eventually even il be buying an auto.

    Anyhow is there a good starter car for it, her budget is 2k that's excluding the insurance.
    So it's not alot to choose from

    I was thinking I will never drive car in my life
    I fail 3 tests for B license
    Today my driving license filled fully I drive everything
    Automatic not the option


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