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View Poll Results: How did you learn to drive and get your driving licence?
By sneaking out alone to drive our car 13 19.40%
I was taught to drive by a friend / family member 28 41.79%
I learnt to drive with a local driving school 31 46.27%
Read a driver training manual 4 5.97%
I never appeared for a driving test, but still got my driverís licence 4 5.97%
I had appeared for a lame driving test and was passed 13 19.40%
Had to undergo a proper driving test 16 23.88%
I once failed a driving test due to poor driving 1 1.49%
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Old 9th April 2011, 18:11   #226
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For me it was the humble hyundai santro 2000 edition. The really ugly one! :P
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Old 9th April 2011, 18:31   #227
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I turned 18 just before 2 days i.e. 7th April but I started driving around 1.5 years back in our 1994 Maruti 800.
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Old 9th April 2011, 18:45   #228
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I learnt driving on a Landmaster 34 years ago, the car belonged to my Uncle who used to visit us in Pune during vacations & weekend trips.
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Old 9th April 2011, 19:09   #229
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I learned to drive in a 1964 Amby with a steering mounted gear lever. However I also attended a driving school at the same time where they had a diesel Amby with a very modern innovation - floor mounted gear lever.
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Old 9th April 2011, 19:16   #230
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Hehehe... This is fun. Brings back the old times. By the way, it is in reverse order to Spikey's!

I learnt to drive on a MM540 4WD that my Dad's office had bought for his use. His Chauffeur (for a Jeep LOLZ) was more than happy to teach the enthusiastic Me. I was in Class 7 then. That's where my love for the Jeep started.

Later, I graduated to being the regular highway driver for our family car - A Premier Padmini 76 Model.
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Force Excel (Tempo Excel) - 4 Ton LCV
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Ambassador, 1982. Gear shift lever mounted on steering wheel.
Improved skills with M800s occasionally hired from Hertz in the early 90s
But real driving after I bought my Mahindra Commander in 1994.
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Gear shift lever mounted on steering wheel.
These were fun, no? To shift from 3rd to 4th, one need not even press the clutch pedal if speed was adequate.
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It was my dad's 1964 Amby mark2 in the year 1966 I used to reverse the car for him to drive out to his office in the morning ,
infact I learned to drive with most difficult part in driving lessons "Reversing".
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These were fun, no? To shift from 3rd to 4th, one need not even press the clutch pedal if speed was adequate.
The steering wheel gear shift levers were as good as the floor shift gears that followed. HOnestly, other than the "feel-good" factor about floor shifts, I never had any problem with the steering wheel gear levers. Yes, you are right, the clutch became irrelevant!! But you needed some skill to change from 2nd to 3rd!
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I was 15 when I first took our M800 for a spin in the neighbourhood (Yes, I'm guilty of under-age driving). This started happening as frequently as my father's official tours outside the city. I never went to any driving school nor was accompanied by any elder at any point of time.

Sometime later my father did figure out that I was driving our M800 behind his back. He'd always tell me that I need to wait till I turn 18 and then he himself would teach me how to drive but by the time I turned 18 I'd mastered the art of driving already.

I still remember he'd started taking the car keys along on his tours but my maternal uncle was more than willing to lend his car whenever he could.

I'm glad that I gradually figured everything by myself and proud myself on being a careful & responsible driver.
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Our 1967 Fiat 1100D with steering column mounted gear lever and red leather seats. No, I am not that old. We had bought the car second hand.

The exhaust note in third was to die for and I miss the rear wheel drive.
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Ambassador ! At an illegal age of 16...was my Dad's company car. My 2 brothers and then fiancee (now my wife) we trashed that car !

Fiance broke the axel twice! By the way was my kid brother who encouraged her to drive not me.

Legally I learned to drive Fiat 1100 D, again Dads car.

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Old 9th April 2011, 20:47   #239
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Started driving at 14-15 yrs with a Maruti Omni High roof model, was a good driver by 16 yrs, I was all over the place with a Bajaj M80 and the car and even the cops in my area back then knew I was under age, but just din't bother catching me.
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on my humble 1994 m800.
It was always my dream to hold the steering, dad used to drive with me on his lap turning the wheel of our tata mobile.Finally after clearing 12th i learnt to drive.except the practical i knew all technicalities of driving and driving habits.Its still my favorite hobby , to observe driving habits. Now its already 3 years and i graduated to my current zen.
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