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Just an observation, My eldest who is learning to drive right now has had his formal lessons in a Clio diesel, he just needs practice now so insured him for 3 months in the up. Well, clearly he has been relying on the torque from the diesel to counteract stalling as he was awful at first in the up, after an intensive hill-start and moving off session, he is smooth as butter so beware, these driving school diesels can give the young ones a false sense of security....better to learn clutch control in a wee petrol IMHO .....by the way, so much smoother in the diesel too now!
 

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Ps, sitting test after a-levels so better get ordering my GT soon.
 

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Good observations, and advice Privatedoc! I agree with you about the diesel learner cars.
 

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about 15 years ago I also learnt to drive in a diesel... As soon as I got my first car (A toyota corolla from 1990) which was a petrol, I was fuming as I kept stalling, I had to learn all over again...
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I learned to drive in an 850 mini. I used to panic when going over 40 in other cars. (not really!)
 
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