General A great vehicle to start learning how to drive?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Benji, Sunday 29th Apr, 2012.

  1. Benji Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'd like everyone's opinion. If you were to teach someone how to drive a vehicle (in general), would you do it with a Honda Accord? I know that some vehicles are easier to teach with.
     
  2. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    I learned in a big car and it was fine but driving school cars are smaller and many people prefer that as learners.
     
  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I reckon a Civic sized vehicle for learners should be adequate to get off the ground.ny car which is half way house will get confidence up.
     
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  4. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    An Accord , probably not. a smaller car with a confidence inspiring driving position, good viability and a bonnet and boot you can see the end of. - Just asked my niece who is learning at the mo, more or less what she said except she said whats an Accord! She is learning in her mums CR-V!
     
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  5. mattpc Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Fantastic car to learn in in my opinion if you can afford the insurance!
     
  6. Mikem Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    High ground clearance cars will give them the edge in my opinion , observation and awareness are so poor in teenage drivers, take my 18 year old he has three bangs. He learnt to drive now by looking at his insurance premiums :Aghast:

    Anything which helps them is a good thing, but the dreaded insurance always drive them away from bigger cars
     
  7. Abbey Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    A smaller car like this, with a sloped hood, so the teen can see the road (and bumper in front when stopping at a red light) is essential for learning safe driving practices. I'd recommend a Honda Accord for that reason. But as mentioned, check insurance premiums with your insurance agent before purchase, as these can vary for teen (student) drivers.