disturber of the peace
- July 28, 2004
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 99 eb 5.0 awd
if you learn to drive on an automatic in England, you can ONLY drive an automatic. If you learn to drive a stick shift, then you can drive both
I lived in Bermuda for almost 4 years and it was same thing down there (the place is oh so British). I had to take my driver's test on a manual in order to drive the manual equipped car I had just purchased. Otherwise they weren't going to allow my car to be registered/insured.
In Canada a Class 5 is a Class 5. Transmission type is not distinguished. I actually learned to drive standard on a motorcycle and applied the concepts to my ex-girlfriend's "Mercury Lynx" way back when.
I've owned several manual equipped cars including my 1st Explorer ('93 Sport). I resorted to auto in my '97 Sport because I wanted the SOHC V6. I was also tired of the manuals being so stripped down by Ford that I unwillingly went auto. I miss driving a standard actually. Last time I had one was on my '00 Contour SVT before I got back into the Explorer game. ('00 Sport followed by a '99 EB, both auto). Given that I plan to hold onto the EB for a while and my budget doesn't allow for an extra car, I'll be doing the auto thing for a while.