Asked 2w ago
Hey Anon, interesting question! TL;DR I'd recommend auto!
To begin with, the majority of cars in Singapore are auto. The only reason I foresee why you'll need a class 3 is if you plan to drive overseas. However, I believe that car rental companies overseas should offer auto cars as well, albeit at a higher price. Besides, even if you get a class 3, you'll most likely be driving an auto car in Singapore. So when you go overseas, would you be confident to be able to operate a manual car efficiently since you most probably would have lost touch already and would probably end up constantly stalling the car instead.
Not to mention, getting a class 3A is cheaper and easier to pass. While the cost per session for a manual driving class is cheaper (private), you'll have to take more classes too. E.g. My friends spent more than $1.5k on manual, but I only spent $900+.
To end off, what are the chances of you being stranded in an isolated place with completely no other modes of transportation except for a manual car?
In all honesty, a Class 3A would be enough. Would you ever touch a manual car? My guess is nobody will unless he or she is an automotive fanatic 😂.
Nowadays as young and grown adults, we hardly find the time even for ourselves after a long day of studying or work. Attending lessons for the coveted driving license strains our time even more. A Class 3 generally will take more time and you are more likely to fail in the TP test because of the extra mile you are going to master the complexity of the manual gear mastery. I highly recommend you and everyone reading this to just go with a 3A to save time and money.
Hope this helps!
In my opinion, Class 3A would be better in the long run.
For me, I decided to take Class 3A as I wanted to get my license as fast and as cheap as possible. Additionally, I do not believe I will ever drive a manual even if I were to have Class 3 license. Hence I choose Class 3A.
I have recently gotten my license. You can have a look at my blog where I shared more about being a private student and the total cost for my driving.
When was the last time you sat in a manual transmission vehicle? even motorbikes, vans and trucks are more and more auto than manual.
with electric cars set to become more prevalent, manual may be a thing of the past.
unless you intend to drive overseas, but countries I visited, rental have limited manual cars, mostly auto.