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Community Level 5Nathan_Innit

Nathan_Innit

For The Very First Time Diamond review

AdvantagesOne of the best skills you can ever learn

DisadvantagesAn emotional rollercoaster

"...I wanted to be the member of my family to pass before everyone else and when/if I get my 18th birthday money obviously I will give my mum something nice with the money. She's brilliant, but at least she doesn't have to pay out every week anymore. Christmas came and went bringing a few weeks off but then I was back with vengeance, if perhaps a bit of rust. What's the best way to shake the rust off? Spend the first 2 minutes of the lesson doing ..." Read review
18.02.2007

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Thank God, now I can have babies! Diamond review

Advantages I got there in the end! And it was er....intersting!

Disadvantages Time money, and lots of tears.

"---Before the Introduction!--- This is in the category "Member advice on Passing your Practical Driving Test". I think my review would be better suited in "Member advice on how not to pass your Practical Driving Test". However, I did get there in the end - so the advice I can offer is: · You will get there if you persevere · You will pass only when you are ready to pass · If you are a friend or relative of someone who is struggling to pass, ..." Read review
17.01.2007

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Community Level 5ice_pink

ice_pink

Passing your driving test! Diamond review

AdvantagesFreedom! The end of all those lessons, where to go now..!?

DisadvantagesVery expensive, nerve wracking, and frustrating!

"Passing your test! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ When I first started taking my driving lessons I actually thought very little about the actual test itself and just carried on as normal. I sort of knew I was good enough to pass and had a feeling I’d pass first time… Yep, this feeling was wrong, but there you go. First things first, to start learning to drive you first need to get a provisional license, which now comes in the form of a little green card with ..." Read review
16.05.2007

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Community Level 6LR_17

LR_17

At the junction, turn left.....no the other left.

AdvantagesPassing!

DisadvantagesFailing and getting a rubbish examiner!

"It's such a wonderful feeling, passing your driving test, the freedom to go whever you want, whenever you want, provided you've got petrol, insurance, MOT, tax and oh yeah......a car! Most of us will choose to learn to drive and there are a few who would rather park their bums on a set on the bus rather than in the driving seat of a car. Me? I've always wanted to learn to drive and was certainly up for the challenge. I was pretty scared at first, ..." Read review
24.11.2004

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My A-Z of passing your Practical Driving Test Diamond review

AdvantagesFreedom and independence

DisadvantagesCost, nerves

"As many of you know, I passed my driving test recently so I would like to share my experience to help others to pass theirs. I have decided to give the advice as an A-Z; I hope it helps you or someone you know :-) ~ The Driving test - what to expect on the day ~ So you've been learning to drive for a while now and your instructor says you are ready for your test. But what does this involve? You will need to book a double lesson with your ..." Read review
03.03.2007

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Driving instructors are by in large [abusive word] Review with images

AdvantagesI got there eventually

DisadvantagesMoney down the drain to money grabbers

"This is mostly about my driving instructor experience than on how to actually drive. - Be warned. By 21 you would have thought that I'd have learned how to drive by now. Especially as where I live it's common for wee spides (chavs) to have bagged themselves a car somehow as soon as they turn 17. They then supe up some piece of crap until it looks like a child's drawing of a car and drive around and around the town. Well I tried to be that person ..." Read review
14.11.2010

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Passing Your Driving Test

AdvantagesRule the road

DisadvantagesStuck with the green card

"Hello to all reading this. My name is Amjad I am 22 years old & live in West London. I would like to share some tips on how to pass your driving test. Also please read other members views as everyone shares there own advice which may be of use to you. Well lets get started. First of all you need to be 17 & have a provisional license to start, don't delay prices are rising I got mine in 2004 cost £35 now £50+ you can pick one up at your local post ..." Read review
10.01.2009

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Community Level 3Leopardski...

Leopardskinny

An emotional rollercoaster to hell and back!

AdvantagesBeing able to drive at the end of it all!

DisadvantagesThe failure, the emotional strain, the COST.

"Well, for anyone wanting to read my op. just a quick warning- this is NOT short. Also, I cover my theory because I feel that it would help anyone reading this who is a learner, and give them a good perspective of my experience. But enough of that, lets get down to it! Okay. Picture the scene. I am finally 17, on the 2nd of March 2006. My driving lesson is booked in for my birthday and I am so excited! With a mixture of nerves and excitement, I ..." Read review
09.07.2007

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Community Level 3lannazus

lannazus

Drive safe, Drive Happy. :D

AdvantagesPassing means you rule the road!

DisadvantagesFailing just means you're one step closer to success, or something

"Right, time for a really experienced driving test failer to tell you about how a test is done. Haha. :D You would have thought that I'd become some sort of expert on failing the driving test after the many driving tests I've failed, so I should write some sort of "How to fail a driving test guide" But no. Ah the stories..... but that's not the point of this review. I'll leave that til later. Gets get down to the meaty stuff. Okay, here goes... A ..." Read review
12.11.2004

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I passed the test - heres what i thought of it

Advantagesi passed with flying colours - the 4th time lol

Disadvantagestook me 4 times

"After reading loads of reviews on here, i can now write my own review on passing the driving test. I finally passed in 08/08/08 - COOL DATE EH? After 4 attempts at the driving test, i finally passed 4th time round. I hated the thought of doing the driving test for such a long time, at first i even wondered why i was even out learning, cause i was dreading the big exam at the end. So.. at 21 i started out on my driving lessons in Derry in Northern ..." Read review
20.08.2008

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Community Level 3Sonic4290

Sonic4290

From Someone Who Took FOUR Times To Pass...

AdvantagesThe feeling you get when you pass!

DisadvantagesThe anxiety/worry/stress knowing you have to keep taking the test.

"OK so I took four attempts to pass my driving practical test. This review is probably going to be helpful and encouraging to those who suffer with nerves or just need encouragement to finally rip up those L plates. It may also just assist those who are unsure about what to expect on their practical driving test. ===BACKGROUND=== I'd been learning for 6 months with a man (let's call him Gary) and things had been going Ok. I am quite a slow learner ..." Read review
02.04.2008

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Community Level 1Amyp1986

Amyp1986

Practical driving test - My experience

AdvantagesBeing able to drive!

DisadvantagesThe F word - Failing

"I read all these posts frantically before taking my test and they really did given me an insight into what it is like, so I thought I would add my own contribution I passed my driving test on Tuesday (woo!!) but it was a long journey starting when I was 17… (If you are just interested in the practical test itself skip down to where it says PRACTICAL TEST INFORMATION) So I turned 17 and got driving lessons for my birthday. I had never really ..." Read review
15.01.2009

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Community Level 1Macstars5

Macstars5

How to pass your Driving Test in 3 months flat!

AdvantagesAmazing sence of achievement, and FREEDOM!!!

DisadvantagesVery soon you become Mum's TAXI!

"Yes that's right, 3 months. I had just turned 40 in May, when I decided this was the year to go for it, so to speak, and get myself that much desired full driving license. So I applied for my very first provisional license in July. My neighbours two daughters had passed first or second time with an ADI who lives just around the corner from me, so on their recommendation I gave him a call, and so my first lesson was booked for Friday 21st July 2006. To ..." Read review
10.11.2006

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Community Level 1Defcon1

Defcon1

PASS YOUR TEST IN 20hrs ISH?

AdvantagesFreedom, Independance and the buzz of passing!

DisadvantagesPotentially very expensive, consuming, the unknown

"Well I'll start by indroducing myself as a 27yr old guy from good old Derby! I left it late to learn how to drive but got there in the end and I'll tell you how. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PART 1....... THE PLAN When I decided I wanted to learn to how drive I realised that I didn't want to spend months or years learning to drive, I wanted to do ..." Read review
30.09.2009

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Community Level 4danthepian...

danthepianoman

I am driving in my car.

AdvantagesFreedom!!!!!!!!!!

DisadvantagesIt costs far too much!

"The best feeling that I had when learning to drive was actually passing my test - despite taking me 4 times to do! But please, just don't let that put you off. When I took my test, it was only £38 but a driving instructor friend of mine tells me that it is now nearer £45 - and that is only four years down the line. Your instructor should be aware of what the current price is, and they will help you in applying for your test. Of course, you ..." Read review
13.03.2006

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