Manual Gearbox Car:
Whenever I had the opportunity to choose between buying a manual car or an automatic, I’ve always gone for a Manual and not an Automatic car. So do most learner drivers in the U.K.
Here in Britain, the British like their manual gearbox with the stick, but that’s changing. The manual car gives greater dynamic speed controls, like fast acceleration. Here are some benefits in learning a Manual car compare to an Automatic.
8 Reason why you should
learn to drive in a manual car
- Cheaper driving lessons per hour – Typically for 1 hour cost £25 – £29
- Passing your driving test in a manual, means you’re licensed to drive Automatic
- It’s cheaper to buy a manual car
- Cheaper on car insurance about 20%
- Cheaper to maintains your car
- Cost-effective on fuel, but this is changing
- Manual gearboxes last longer than automatics
- JOB PROSPECT – Most commercial vehicles drivers require a full licence – Manual
If you pass your category B driving test on or after 1 January 1997
You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg).
You can also tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer is not more than 3,500kg.
You can drive motor tricycles with a power output higher than 15kW if you are over 21 years old.
Physically disabled drivers with provisional category B entitlement will also have provisional entitlement to ride category A1 or A motor tricycles. Correct at time of publication 02-02-2020
For latest upto date info please click on GOV website.
The decision is yours – just make sure you’ve considered all your options first.
Tips. Talk your partner or family and friends who are drivers. They will understand your needs more than a stranger over the phone.