The one big point to make, that might see you persevere with learning to drive in a manual car, is that if you pass your test in a manual, you can also drive an automatic. But if you pass your test in an automatic, and decide you want to drive a manual later on – you’re going to have to re-sit your driving test in a manual car.
Deciding which to learn in, is a bit like buying a bag of 6 doughnuts vs 1 doughnut, with your bag of 6, you’ve got options for later. If you go for just one and decide you want another, you’re going to have to go all the way back to the shop – and can you really be bothered?
Plus, sometimes getting hold of an automatic can be a faff if you need a courtesy car or hire car. Automatics aren’t always readily available and you might need to (for example) defer your service for a bit until they can find one for you.
What you decide to learn to drive in will be down to what’s best for you, but before you get in your car, manual or automatic, you’re going to need insurance. So, grab your doughnuts and a cuppa and start comparing the market. Start a quote telling us a bit about you, your car and your driving history, we’ll do all the leg work for you, all you need to do is find the policy that exactly matches your needs – simples.