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Booking my test monday (Hopefully) but with a twist

Discussion in 'Motors' started by West, 26 Feb 2006.

  1. West


    Joined: 22 Dec 2004

    Posts: 9,100

    Location: Rugeley, Staffs

    I have decided to do it in my own car, as its easier to do the menouvers in :p im having a few lessons in it with my instructor before my test, so im gonna book it so i can take it in around 4 weeks time, i want to know what you guys think about this and what state of mind the examiner is likley to take with me being in my own car (ie the fact he wont have duel controls lol) I feel comfortable driving my car, more than my instructors Focus, ive had about 15 lessons and 300+ miles of private practice in my own car (93 Cinquecento :p)

    Will the examiner be more strict if that makes more sense because of the fact that im not using a DI car?
  2. Pajeh


    Joined: 18 Dec 2005

    Posts: 484

    Location: Manchester, UK

    I dont think so, a mate of mine did his in his own car and passed.
  3. JRS


    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,712

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    I did my test in my Fiat, after I decided that my instructor's car was a dangerous heap of junk* that should never have been released for sale (Nissan Almera).

    *I'm not joking either. The steering, brakes, gearbox, clutch, throttle pedal and suspension felt awful, the car was uncommunicative in every single way, and it should have been destroyed before it ever went near a road.
  4. Muban


    Joined: 27 Dec 2002

    Posts: 7,046

    Location: Inverness

    I passed my test in my own car. Never even occurred to me that it could make a difference.
  5. Puzzled


    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

    Posts: 7,794

    I passed my test in my old Nova 1.2, they don't care what car your in as long as it's safe and insured. You might want to get an extra mirror for the examiner as well.

    Failed 1st time in my instructors Focus Diesel, just drive in what you are comfortable with.
  6. ajgoodfellow


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    I used my own car too (well my Mum's car but not my instructor's!)

    As said before you'll need another rear view mirror for the examiner
  7. Slime101


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,841

    Location: Lost!

    I passed in my own car - you dont need an extra mirror, they just put the sun visor down and use the mirror in that!
  8. ajgoodfellow


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    My driving instructor said that it was neccessary - oh well :)
  9. clv101


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,716

    Location: Bristol

    I passed my test in my own car, bit cheaper... and you get to drive home in your own car right after the test! It won't make any difference to the examiner - they are looking at whether you can drive, it doesn't matter if it's a brand new Merc or a 93 Cinquecento.