Chris NottAH Fabrications
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 50
  1. #1
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223

    Driving test - How many did it take you to pass?

    So, how many attempts before you passed your driving test?

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    pjmspeedy's Avatar
    Dude, what's mine say ?

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    1,057
    Passed first time and within 2 months of turning 17 with only a few minor faults.
    Audi A4 1.8T Sport Cabriolet-Full black leather(Electric & heated),RNS-E,BOSE, OEM Bluetooth,RS4 Mirrors,RS4 FBMFSW,RS4 Pedals,RS4 RARB,Cruise Control,B7 Rear Lights,Ally Inlays,18" RS6 Alloys,HID's/Auto lights with dimming rear view mirror,Coming home lights,Ambient light pack & Rear parking sensors.

    For all your VAG OEM PARTS send me a PM or e-mail me at vagoemparts@ymail.com

  4. #3
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223
    Same here, but took me 6 months of lessons. 2 months of lessons then ready for test, but then about 4 months of lesson taking while waiting for my test date to arrive.

  5. #4
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    66
    I had 4 lessons, past my theory then past my test with 1 minor x
    1999 S3 Imola Yellow - Bose, CD Changer, Sunroof, Heated Seats, Armrest.

    Improved With :- 20mm Rear Spacers, Eibach Springs, New DV & MAF , New Dampers, Phatbox
    ...............
    REVO !


    www.nadinekellyphotography.com

  6. #5
    smudge_don's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sutton, Surrey
    Posts
    2,941
    Passed 1st time with 3 minors, then lost my license for getting 6 points in my 1st 2 years of driving, had to take the test again and passed 1st time with 2 minors
    Currently driving a 55 plate Ford Mondeo ST. But as Arnie once said...


    I'll be back!!!

  7. #6
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    13
    About 10 lessons. I did manage to crash the instructors car on one lesson (or rather a taxi pulled out in front of me).
    Passed first time.

  8. #7
    Fossie

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Rhubarb Triangle
    Posts
    3,969
    Passed first time in 1962.

    Driven the equivalent of the moon and back without a bang ! Lucky I guess and definitely tempting fate !!

  9. #8
    fingermouse's Avatar
    thats me

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    west yorkshire
    Posts
    3,762
    passed 1st time in about 15 mins, took 8 lessons while I was waiting for a test date.

    Had been driving since a early age though
    red to red black to black blue to bits

  10. #9
    Essflee's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,007
    Passed first time, 10 lessons and 8 minors.
    revo'd

  11. #10
    wibble111's Avatar
    needs to scratch the itch

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    derbyshire
    Posts
    829
    Passed 1st time in 1987 after 3 months of lessons, still remember my test to this day lol.

    On a side note how was your instructors?? Mine used to have a cane in his car and if you crunched his gears he'd t*at you across the hands with it, the old git, but it worked a treat lol. Apparantly he had a stroke about a week after i passed my test, hope it wasnt my driving that did it to him haha.

  12. #11
    PH1L's Avatar
    Gievf Buckets

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Posts
    3,863
    2nd time, 1st time was totting up on speeding so 3 minors there, 2nd time 2 minors, both were for signalling and were debatable but since i passed i didnt care


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

    Mods
    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

  13. #12
    scbduke's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Oxfordshire,England
    Posts
    55
    Passed my bike test first time in 1986 and then passed my car test first time in 1989

  14. #13
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    242
    Passed first time with 1 minor for being hesitant lol.... I wish I was more hesitant now though!

    Had my theory booked for when I turned 17 and 1 week.

    Oh and passed when I was 17 and 1 month after 3 lessons.
    Audi RS4 B7 Saloon in Mugello Blue

  15. #14
    evilscotsman's Avatar
    Space Cowboy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    1,345
    I passed 1st time after 10 lessons, but back then my provisional was 2 and the full licence cost me 5....lessons were 5.50 each

    LOL
    B4 TDI - old skool project / daily driver...if it ain't broke, it's probably an Audi...


  16. #15
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223
    Quote Originally Posted by wibble111 View Post
    On a side note how was your instructors??
    Mine used to let off silent but violent farts. Don't know why he bothered, it's not like I was going to have trouble working out it was him by way of elimination.

    The reason I started this thread is because my girlfriend is taking her driving test as I type. It's her 4th one.
    She failed the 1st time because her instructor never took her on to the massive 4 lane local roundabout because "they never take you on that during your test". They did.

    The 2nd time neither her or her instructor could work out why she failed after hearing the examiner's explaination.

    3rd time she just didn't practice enough before hand. Not helped by her instructor forgetting that she had booked a lesson for the day before.

    4th time lucky I hope.

  17. #16
    bengal's Avatar
    3rd Gear
    Eskiv Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Staffordshire
    Posts
    537
    On a side note how was your instructors?? Mine used to have a cane in his car and if you crunched his gears he'd t*at you across the hands with it, the old git, but it worked a treat lol. Apparantly he had a stroke about a week after i passed my test, hope it wasnt my driving that did it to him haha.
    My instructor was really soft. I passed on my 4th attempt other than the first the reasons were stupid one of them i failed because i was doing 55 in a 60 too slow apparently even though i was behind a lorry in heavy rain all the way down this road but excuses aside once i passed i never looked back and never had a crash .

  18. #17
    alijames's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    1,017
    Driving Test : Passed 1st time 20th July 1988 with 2 minors in Kandal
    DA Bike Test: Passed 1st time 24th July 2003 with 3 minors in Oxford

    1988 is SOOOOOOO long ago!!!

    Cheers,
    Alistair

    "Why don't you listen to something really classical, like Mozart, Mendelssohn or Motorhead?"
    Arnold Rimmer, 1988

    Commuting & Weekend Fun:
    Yamaha YZF-1000R Thunder Ace in Blue/Black

    Practical Alternative (Still fun though!!):
    S3 2002/51 AMK Silver, Symphony II + Bose + xCarLink + AndyMac Stealth Sub, Metallic Mirrors, Heated Black Leather, Cruise control.

  19. #18
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223
    Quote Originally Posted by alijames View Post
    Driving Test : Passed 1st time 20th July 1988 with 2 minors in Kandal
    DA Bike Test: Passed 1st time 24th July 2003 with 3 minors in Oxford

    1988 is SOOOOOOO long ago!!!

    Cheers,
    And I thought I passed ages ago. 1994 for me.

  20. #19
    Nilz's Avatar
    Defo worth the wait :)

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    10,095
    Passed 1st time with 1 minor in 1995, phew seems like a lifetime ago!!!

    One of the only things I ever passed back then...lol!!!

  21. #20
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223
    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    The reason I started this thread is because my girlfriend is taking her driving test as I type. It's her 4th one.
    She passed!!

  22. #21
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    25,592
    I passed first time, think I got 4 minors. Infact, when I pulled out right at the beginning of the test, a car had to emergency stop to avoid hitting me, so I thought I had failed already, and had no pressure for the rest of the test. When I finally pulled up to the test center, the tester told me that car was driving too fast and it wasn't my fault, as I had looked back to see there was nothing there before I pulled out!

    Thank the lord!



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh! For Sale:LCR Brakes - £400



  23. #22
    jcs356's Avatar
    Brum brum

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Englandland
    Posts
    2,681
    I can remember itching to get in the car as soon as I was 17 but my parents wouldn't let me go out on my 17th birthday as it was mid November and dark. They also refused to pay for any lessons for me as I was doing my A levels at the time (I was a year young at school). So I got my mum to teach me the basics and I did as much driving as I could in her car. In fact in school hols I remember taking her out for the day - including a trip from Durham to York and back again - all before I'd had a single 'proper' lesson.

    I was allowed proper lessons as soon as I'd done my exams. Mum did a very good job - I was told to book my test at the end of my first lesson, and had 3 others before my test which I passed first time back in August 1991. No theory test in them days....

    To add to the pressure it was also the day I got my A level results. So did my test in the morning and then drove to school in Newcastle on my own to collect my results. It was a good day as I got the grades I needed for my first choice - Nottingham Uni :o)
    Jason
    2001 Nogaro S3 (daily driver)

    1958 replica Porsche 356 Speedster (summer posing)
    1997 Seat Cordoba SX 16v (track day toy) replacing (t)rusty 1994 Seat Ibiza GTi RIP

  24. #23
    Essflee's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,007
    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    She passed!!
    Nice one, so now you can drink and she can drive

    Win win !!
    revo'd

  25. #24
    mk1chopper's Avatar
    Missing the S3

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bedford
    Posts
    1,095
    Passed 2nd time after 4 months (1st test was after 3 months) My mate passed his brother in 1 week, his brother had his theroy on his birthday passed and then my mate phoned up and got a test for the next week. He then spent the week taking his brother out for lesson in the evening and he passed 1st time. My mate isnt a driving instructor either.

  26. #25
    PH1L's Avatar
    Gievf Buckets

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Posts
    3,863
    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    She passed!!
    grats, now you get to lay bricks when she drives your motor


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

    Mods
    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

  27. #26
    Ads
    Ads's Avatar
    License to drive

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,223
    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    grats, now you get to lay bricks when she drives your motor
    A Ford Ka has already eased those fears.

  28. #27
    fingermouse's Avatar
    thats me

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    west yorkshire
    Posts
    3,762
    hope your good at changing stearing racks then
    red to red black to black blue to bits

  29. #28
    wibble111's Avatar
    needs to scratch the itch

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    derbyshire
    Posts
    829
    Congrats to her dude, i'm glad i'm not taking a test these days, all the goverbent seem to want to do is just make it as hard as possible for new drivers these days, especially with the bike test, which im taking next year !

  30. #29
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,542
    i passed first time in 2008. did it all in 2 weeks. 8 minors.

  31. #30
    S4twiggy's Avatar
    Fully Certified Detailer!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    1,811
    passed first time with 1 minor, i was driving since i was 15 though so road confidence was something ive always had. my test examiner was chatting all about top gear on my test and it laster 20 mins which was good lol

  32. #31
    damo.h's Avatar
    DVLA Say it's Black

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    NW
    Posts
    3,608
    Passed first time with no fault on the Monday
    Picked up my red xr3i on the Tuesday
    Crashed it Wednesday taking my mum to the shops. Dah

  33. #32
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    chester
    Posts
    247
    passed first time 1 month and 12days after turning 17 passed theory 1 day after turning 17.
    A3 2009 2.0TDI sport aruba blue - 17" alloy wheels, half leather and alcantara seats, bluetooth telephone prep, aux, electric lumbar support, puddle lights, vanity lights.

    mods so far - tinted windows, my11 rear lights.

  34. #33
    Broken Byzan's Avatar
    Photographic Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Posts
    12,523

    My Social Networking

    Follow Broken Byzan On Twitter Add Broken Byzan on Facebook Add Broken Byzan on Google+ Visit Broken Byzan's Youtube Channel
    First time in my own car with no "proper" lessons

    However it was back in the day just after horses and carts,lol

  35. #34
    Turkster's Avatar
    Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,723
    the driving test took me 10 lessons to get me out of bad habbits that id picked up in my days of driving beforehand and i passed my test 1st time,
    the exam i had to try 5 times as i rushed it thinking i knew it all,

    but the point is i did pass my test 2 years before in Australia but i wanted a UK licence for better insurance reasons,

  36. #35
    James.Asbri's Avatar
    Vorsprung Durch Technik
    Snake Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    1,181
    First time lucky for me, both theory and practical


    MY11 Audi A3 Black Edition | Ibis White

    Technology Pack | Interior Light Pack | Heated Front Seats | Tyre Pressure Monitor | Folding Mirrors | Deletion of Model & Engine Capacity

    Follow me on Twitter

  37. #36
    Khufu's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    West coast of Scotland
    Posts
    5,693
    Passed 2nd time in 1988, seemed to think it was either pass or fail back then - dont remember any mention of minors.
    Failed 1st time on use of mirrors though TBH, im sure it was due to mirror being set perfect so i didnt even need to move my head. Back in those days it took 6 months to get a test date through :-(
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

  38. #37
    I passed both my motorcycle and car tested first time but that was back in 1964 for the motorcycle and 1966 for the car. Seems a long time ago although I did an advanced driving course with Police driving instructors when I worked for a County Council. Because we did quite a bit of driving as part of the job we were given the chance to do the course. I must admit it was excellent as well as being great fun. Sitting next to one of these chaps whilst travelling very quickly on all sorts of roads and listening to their commentary was great. Mind you it can be a bit daunting driving your own car with a Police Class 1 driving instructor sitting next to you assessing your driving. Fortunately by the end of the course he was quite satisfied with my driving.
    Dave R (h5djr)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A3 8V 2.0 TDI-184 Sportback Sport s-tronic quattro - Silver + lots of options - my 9th A3

  39. #38
    Sarah's A3's Avatar
    MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cheshire to Perth AU
    Posts
    5,923
    Passed first time in my own car, clean bill....


    Mauritus Blue 3.2 V6 S Line Quattro DSG Xenons Sunroof Leather Sat Nav/Changer/TV/Text W8 & Int Light Pack Dark H/Lining Tints PDC S3 Kit '11 Rears Sachs/Eibachs & more... Build Thread

  40. #39
    drmole's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,564
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah's A3 View Post
    Passed first time in my own car, clean bill....
    is it true wa they say about women with skirts on passing first time then? lol

    i passed 2nd time examer told me i was the statiscics as i was last in the day and all passed b4 me he had to fail me to keep their statiscics weriod i kno but hey flew thro 2nd time lol
    My A4 Detailed and finished with Zymol Glasur
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/detaili...ol-glasur.html

    A4 S-Line SE 220BHp with full Black pack With black badge (rear one still to fit) two tone Leather, Bose, phone prep in centre arm rest, IPOD conection RS4 pedals suede gear knob handbrake and steering wheel R8 oil Cap



  41. #40
    Sarah's A3's Avatar
    MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cheshire to Perth AU
    Posts
    5,923
    Quote Originally Posted by drmole View Post
    is it true wa they say about women with skirts on passing first time then? lol
    Wouldnt know tbh, ask someone who wore a skirt!

    Quote Originally Posted by drmole View Post
    i passed 2nd time examer told me i was the statiscics as i was last in the day and all passed b4 me he had to fail me to keep their statiscics weriod i kno but hey flew thro 2nd time lol
    Aw! is that what he told you lol


    Mauritus Blue 3.2 V6 S Line Quattro DSG Xenons Sunroof Leather Sat Nav/Changer/TV/Text W8 & Int Light Pack Dark H/Lining Tints PDC S3 Kit '11 Rears Sachs/Eibachs & more... Build Thread

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO