When it comes to choosing between learning to drive in an automatic car and a manual one, there will be pros and cons on both sides, and whilst it will often come down to personal preference, there will be a few things to bear in mind.
Firstly, whilst learning in a manual car will mean that you can easily decide to switch to an automatic further down the line, the reverse will not be true, and passing your driving test in an automatic will leave you unable to drive a manual car.
For some people, the best option may be to choose driving schools in Croydon that offer the option to learn in either and have initial tuition in each to see which best suits. The biggest benefit of learning to drive in an automatic vehicle is the fact that the learning process will be a great deal quicker and in turn cheaper, and those who simply struggle to get to grips with gear changes and the clutch may find that choosing to drive an automatic makes much more sense and offers a great deal more confidence on the road.
However, automatic cars are often a great deal less economical than manual cars and therefore whilst money might be saved in the short term, higher running costs could mean that money is not saved in the long term. Furthermore, the choice of vehicles you have to choose from when you wish to change cars will be greatly limited and you may in turn have to pay more than you want to when you need a new car.
Ultimately, there will be more benefits to learning in a manual than an automatic, but each individual will be different. Therefore, getting driving lessons in Croydon with a school that offers the option for both may be the best way to make the final decision.