15659 E Hinsdale Dr, Centennial, CO | Directions 8011239.584539 -104.809043
Thank goodness my son went to MasterDrive! He graduated from their program three years ago. Last night he was driving home from a freshman orientation class and another car ran a stoplight and nearly hit him. When he got home, he told me he was alive only because of the Masterdrive course he took, 3 YEARS AGO! He told me he was able to use swerve his car around the idiot that ran the light, and keep control of the car. My younger son will be turning 15 soon, and no question - he will be going to Masterdrive! The negative reviews I read really worry me, because Masterdrive gave great training, had great instructors, great customer service -and I'm worried some parent won't send their kid to masterdrive and then have a tragedy on their hands. Thank you again MasterDrive, you have a true believer!
Don't believe everything you hear! – My two daughters have now completed Master Drive, and I can tell you that I am very satisfied.
Honestly, at first, I had some people share some negative comments with me about this program. However, I noticed there was one common theme with those comments: that quite a bit of their arguments/dissatisfaction was due to an overall financial, work & play inconvenience for that family, not because of the value of the training or staff.
Plus, I don't understand the "scare tactics" that some are using for an excuse. Let's face it people, you were shocked by the sticker price. I was at first, I'll admit it!! But is it worth it? Yes! Don't take someone's negative comments and run with them ... it is worth it. I promise.
Bottom line is, price aside, I'm not sure that either of my girls would be here if not for this training and particularly the Skills training, it's awesome! Wake up people! Look at the average driver in Denver or Colorado. Your kids are being thrown to the wolves, and it only takes ONE bad split second to have something happen. Both of my daughters have been involved with some close calls.
What is worth $800? Not your kids life or well-being? You'd pay for him/her to play sports, or that much on a family vacation, but not something that is this important? Wow.
Recommended by a family friend, wasn't impressed! – My daughter just completed the Master Drive Program at the Lakewood office, and I have to say that I wasn't very impressed with their On Streeting Training Phase - two-on-one driving lessons (two student drivers, one driving instructor. One student drives. The other seats in the backseat.) For the amount of money you pay for the whole program, one would expect that each student would get individual attention when driving. Meaning one-on-one driving lessons versus two-on-one driving lessons. I raised my concerns with Master Drive about this and they told me they never heard of a driving school that only has one-on-one driving lessons. Well, once my daughter completed Master Drive, I found a driving school that offered one-on-one driving lessons. I enrolled my daugher in the Behind the Wheel 6 program at DriveSafe Driving Schools soon after she completed Master Drive. I wish I would have done more research on driving schools instead of going off of my family friend's recommendation; otherwise, I would have signed my daughter up for the DriveSafe Ultimate Safe Driver Driving Program with DriveSafe Driving Schools which is comparable to Master Drive's Teen Driver Survival program except DriveSafe Driving Schools On street one-on-one driving lessons makes their program better than Master Drive.
Not Impressed – I agree with other reviewers that Masterdrive is all about scare tactics both with students and parents. In addition it is true that they do tape phone conversations without your consent (isn't this illegal?). They are very difficult to deal with and I don't feel that the skills course gave my daughter that great of an advantage over other programs. They make no effort to make the classroom portion interesting, if students are bored they don't learn anything. I would not recommend them.
Not worth $800+ – Considering it's twice the cost of other programs, I expected premium quality, but was disappointed. For half the money, my son could have had private lessons, but with Master Drive he sat in the back seat while another kid drove. Ouch! Staff wasn't friendly either. When we were a few minutes late to one of my son's lessons, they just left without him - for $800?! The range course was ok, but nothing special. My daughter will be going elsewhere.
One of a kind Training for new drivers and even old! Nothing comes even close to Master Drive. – I had checked out all of the options for driving schools for my teen drivers. We had considered the "school option" so that they could take it with friends. One of the coaches at Master Drive invited me to come and take a tour and see why they were so different than any other school around. We did and after seeing and hearing what they are training these teens to do I was ready to sign up. It is worth every penny to know my kid has been prepared better than I me when I got behind the wheel alone. You can't please everyone, but I tell all of my friends about Master Drive and will be sending all of our new drivers through their program. It was recommended by our insurance agent and he even gives a larger discount for Master Drive over other drivers education programs. There Teen Survival Course is amazing. Call them and then go see for yourself.
the BEST driving school – Hands Down.. Master Drive is the best driving school. All three of my kids are graduates, and I believe my oldest is alive thanks to the training she received at Master Drive. It's a little more money .. but so what! If it saves your kids life, what's that worth?
Grateful Mom – My daughter is a graduate of Master Drive. Two weeks ago, she was driving on I-25 when someone merging onto the highway pulled so quickly in front of her they clipped the front of her car. She started to spin, but she knew what to do and was able to straighten the car out and keep from running off the road AND keep from hitting other cars. She told me afterword that she was able to do that because of the training she received with Master Drive. I will always be grateful to spending a little extra, even if she never has another close call like this one. Thank you!
scare tactics, hard sell – Just found out from a friend, who was disgruntled about their "hard sell" tactics that they tape record your phone conversations without your knowledge. More of the same from this scare tactic business. In previous years with previous chldren, we have encountered rude staff members, (after the sell, of course) We'll be sending our other children elsewhere. They run a decent enough driving schol but there are other options in Denver, and for far less money.
From Scared to Confident – My daughter (17) went into this school feeling like she KNEW everything that could be taught and did not need the classes. I was not able to get her to drive because of her poor confidence in her skills. She came home telling us that she had learned so much and respected the power of the vehicle, learned so much more about the law and rules of the road. She feels and demonstrated the control she has in difficult situations. She is driving with joy and awareness. Thank you MASTER DRIVE!!
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