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Michael

RDQ driving school cars

What's the weirdest driving school car you've seen? Today I saw a Megane CC liveried up as a driving school being driven by what looked like a very nervous pupil. It didn't have a sign on the roof, presumably a folding risk or maybe they're just not magnetic?
I'd hate to have to reverse one of those things with the aircraft carrier rivalling rear deck.
TreVoR

Mazda MX-5 a few years ago. I'm sure I've seen an Evoque recently too.
Frank Bullitt

That is an odd one - we overtook a 500X driving school car today which seemed a striking choice
Boxer6

Jag X type I think. Seen one or two as private hacks too.
Humphrey The Pug

Megane CC, what an odd car for a driving school car, visibility all round is crap, you sit really low and they are so lumbering to drive as they are bloody heavy.

I guess though if you can park that, you'll be able to park pretty much anything.
Roadsterstu

TreVoR wrote:
Mazda MX-5 a few years ago. I'm sure I've seen an Evoque recently too.


The MX-5 couldn't be used on a test, though. Not allowed to use 2 seaters. Or soft tops.

I've seen a couple of Audi A1s and 1 Series BMWs.
JohnC

A long time ago but there was a Mk2 Golf GTi 8v around where I used to live.
Racing Teatray

Golf GTI, current shape.
BeN

Honda Insight (the five door one, not the early 2000s coupe).

I've also seen a 1990s Honda Civic 3 door hatchback learner knocking about. Something like this one:

PhilD

BeN wrote:

I've also seen a 1990s Honda Civic 3 door hatchback learner knocking about.


Weird because it's old?
BeN

PhilD wrote:
BeN wrote:

I've also seen a 1990s Honda Civic 3 door hatchback learner knocking about.


Weird because it's old?


Mostly yes.
DetmoldDick

Citroen DS3








I'll get my coat...
Grampa

There was a Morris Minor still doing sterling service as a driving school car about 10 years ago - no idea if it still is.
Tim

A Micra convertible - it looked as if the rear scuttle was too high for the pupil to see over.
Michael

Roadsterstu wrote:

The MX-5 couldn't be used on a test, though. Not allowed to use 2 seaters. Or soft tops.



So a folding metal roof is ok?
TreVoR

Roadsterstu wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
Mazda MX-5 a few years ago. I'm sure I've seen an Evoque recently too.


The MX-5 couldn't be used on a test, though. Not allowed to use 2 seaters. Or soft tops.

I've seen a couple of Audi A1s and 1 Series BMWs.


Odd.  I'm guessing the regular car was in for a service so she was using the weekend car to not lose any business.
PhilD

Michael wrote:
Roadsterstu wrote:

The MX-5 couldn't be used on a test, though. Not allowed to use 2 seaters. Or soft tops.



So a folding metal roof is ok?


Doesn't look as black and white as Stu suggests

https://www.gov.uk/driving-test/using-your-own-car
Grampa

"Manual and automatic cars

You can take the test in a:

manual car - these have 3 pedals
automatic or semi-automatic car - these have 2 pedals
You’ll only be able to drive automatic or semi-automatic cars if you take your test in one."

Shows how you have to be so careful with language when writing official stuff - the above is not strictly true - you need to pass your test, not just take it

and you'll be able to drive an auto if you pass in a manual.

It should say: If you pass your test in an automatic or semi-automatic car, you will only be able to drive this type of car.
Rodge

Golf mk4 convertible with a 2 litre engine.
I did my first official l son in a Diahatsu Charade diesel. Not a nice car to learn in...
Chocy Rocky

There is a 2007 Focus ST driving school car that I see from time to time.

Orange, I'd loved to have learn in that.

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