Should I drive an automatic or manual car?
 
If you're new or experienced to driving, the choice between types of gearbox comes down to your own preference as a driver.
 
The advantages of driving an automatic car include:
 
The vast majority of people find automatics far easier to drive.
Doing your test in an automatic can allow you to focus more on road position and speed. This makes the learner more confident on test day.
 
Disadvantages include:
 
Automatic cars are typically more expensive to buy, new or used.
As they are uncommon, automatics are more expensive to get repaired if they do go wrong.
Learning and passing your automatic test means you will only have a licence to drive an automatic car. 
You'll need to retake your driving test to drive a manual.


 
What are semi-automatic cars?
 
If you like the best of both worlds, then a semi-automatic might be up your street. with semi-auto transmission, drivers can switch gears the same as a manual user but without using a clutch.
There is no clutch in a semi-automatic, all functions are controlled electronically.

What's continuously variable transmission (CVT)?
 
A CVT car is a type of automatic car that works without needing any gears. 
Instead it uses a system of belts and pulleys to create a range of gear ratios to change to different conditions. This means you won't even notice any gear change when accelerating. A CVT can offer improved fuel consumption.

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