There are some very obvious advantages to choosing an automatic car over a manual one but you must considering the pros and cons of both before choosing which is the best for you.
Automatics car’s are much easier to drive. You don’t need to understand and learn clutch control and there is no having to worry about what gear you should be. When you should be changing up and down for the correct gear as it’s taken care of by the car so there is no worries about having to coordinate your feet to get the right balance of clutch and throttle. All this can reduce the number of lessons you will need to pass your driving test.
Drive in an automatic will eliminate the issue some people find when learning in a manual car, allowing you to progress at a higher rate and concentrate on other tasks rather than the clutch and gears.
Everybody has their own ability when learning to drive although it is likely that you will need less driving lessons to reach test standard in an automatic than in a manual transmission.
Well it would seem a straight forward enough decision but that really depends on whether you are happy being restricted to driving an automatic. When you pass your manual driving test, you can then drive any car, manual or automatic. When you pass your automatic driving test, you are only qualified to drive automatic cars. I also do think in time to come automatics will take over from manual transmission.