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What's a good automatic automobile for a learner driver?

I have just moved back to ireland after living abroad, for 10 years of which I was driving an automatic - now I'm having to start the process from the beginning atin - theory test etc. What automobile should I get? Is it possible to take the driving test with an automatic automobile as I'd prefer? What would be the cheapest and most reliable automatic?


Filed under learner - Asked by Roland Hempel (Dublin) - Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:03

Neil Briscoe Answered by: - -


Hi Roland,

Learning to drive and need an automatic? Frankly, you can't go wrong with a Nissan Micra auto and there are lots around. I just spotted a nice, old-shape one from 2006 with an auto box for just €4,995. As reliable as the day is long, nice to drive and perfect for a learner.

One thing though, yes, it's entirely possible to take your test with an auto, but then you will be only licenced to drive automatics from then on. It might be worth your while braving the transition to a manual for the test, just so as you're not restricting your automobile choice further down the line.

Best of luck with it

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