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    2nd hand automatic car.

    I get standard mobility component and I am nearly ready to take my driving test in a automatic car. I would like to know which kind of automatic cars are ideal. I have little experience and have only been in 1 type of car which is a Vauxhall Astra. Could use some help. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuinePsychopath View Post
    I get standard mobility component and I am nearly ready to take my driving test in a automatic car. I would like to know which kind of automatic cars are ideal. I have little experience and have only been in 1 type of car which is a Vauxhall Astra. Could use some help. Cheers.
    Many cars now have dual clutch semi auto, Ford powershift and VAG Dsg. These better thanstandars automatic. Test drive best way.

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    My first automatic driving experience was with a skoda fabia DSG 1.2 it was fantastic I would highly recommend it or any similar DSG cars

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    Since you will have passed your driving test in an automatic car you will only be entitled to drive automatics only.

    DSG are basically semi automatic, a manual gearbox which changes the gears for you. As stated above it will have a clutch. What you need to check is what is this car classed as on the log book. Automatic? If yes then you can drive it.

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    Sorry? So the DSG in my golf has a clutch pedal? It's a full automatic a semi automatic is a vehicle able to change into a manual where it has a clutch pedal, I've never came across a clutch in any of my DSG automatic cars I've owned

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    Wazza, a person with a full automatic license, can drive a semi automatic as there is no clutch pedal. It's still classed as an automatic.

    The DSG has two clutches electronically inside the car, it's not a visible clutch. Driving it is no different to a torque converter auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTCELT88 View Post
    Wazza, a person with a full automatic license, can drive a semi automatic as there is no clutch pedal. It's still classed as an automatic.

    The DSG has two clutches electronically inside the car, it's not a visible clutch. Driving it is no different to a torque converter auto.
    Clutch is within gearbox itself so not operated manually.

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