Everybody must have heard of these car names, others might have owned an old one or a new model. I don’t own either a Volvo or a Saab car. It so happened that I have driven both of these cars. But before I go any further, let me shout this out so I could feel that I’ve accepted the fact that – I FAILED MY DRIVING TEST! Ack! I did the test a week ago but until now I couldn’t think of ways to get rid of nervousness on my next driving test, which is very soon. It was a darn heart-pounding and terrifying experience, I don’t know I could handle it next time. It’s comforting though that I passed the theory test the same day I did the driving test. That was a nervy feat of me as normally, others would do the tests on separate days. The factors for my failed test could be the car and the place that I haven’t been used to drive.
I drove this Saab 9.5 on my driving test. That was my first time and probably the last time to drive this car. There was nothing I could do to protest since it’s the Transport Administration’s car for driving test. I was sitting quite low in this car and as hubby would comment on it, Saab cars are made for tall people, lol! I should have had with me my pillow to sit on instead, if I would have known. I started to get more nervous when I missed the turnoff from the freeway and I happened to run the right tyres on a solid barrier line. So unacceptable mistake. I ran about 70 km/h on a 50 km/h road. Another unforgivable mistake. Ahaha! And last but not the least, I almost ran over the curb. The reason for these mistakes was the car that I wasn’t comfortable with from the start.
I drive this Volvo V50 in my driving school. I’m also sitting low in this car but not as low as in Saab. I’ve been used to driving this car that I have not done those mistakes I did in my driving test. I was expecting a car like this on the test since most driving schools are having a Volvo V50, if not a Volkswagen Golf. My driving school could actually book the tests for me and let me use their car but they’re not making any move yet so I booked myself. I’m beginning to suspect that they want me to do more driving lessons and pay more. No way! I have spent much enough and the lessons we’re doing now are all repetitions from what we have started. I couldn’t use our own car for the test because the Transportation Administration requires a car with dual controls. Driving schools have this kind of a car for driving lessons.
Fortunately, we managed to rent a car from my old driving school. It will be a Volkswagen Golf. I have driven the car before and kind of used to it. Although I would prefer a Volvo V50 cos it’s the car I’ve used to drive for five months now. Anyhow, my teory test result is valid only for two months and if I don’t pass the driving test within these months I will be forced to do both again. Dear me! I have known some friends who got their driving license after the third or fourth driving test. Should I do the same doesn’t matter to me as long as I get mine, too.