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American Driving Academy

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1031 Rosecrans Ave Ste 212
Fullerton, CA 92833
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(714) 879-4975
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Based on my own personal experience, I would definently refer my friends and family to this buisness.

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They were nice and answered the phone only when I contacted them the first time to schedule driving lessons. As soon as I met with him, he asked, ""You have the money?"". I said, ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/7/2013

DO NOT SIGN UP TO THIS DRIVING SCHOOL (Fullerton)! WORST SERVICE EVER!\r Overcharged $400+ .Had to pay in full when signed up. And then things started to change. Instructor ALI was not punctual, and not organized: 1st week, he called to cancel at last moment ; 2nd week, he called to cancel appt again; 4th week, appt time passed, thought he's late, I called and he said he couldn't make it!!!.... Other time, someone had to substitute for him! And other time, he called to cancel appt, reason: his car broke down!!! He didn't complete the driving hours he promised! This is a group of ragtag ""instructors"", unorganized, unprofessional, very bad customer service! DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME & MONEY! YOU DESERVE BETTER!LOOK FOR OTHER TRUSTED SCHOOLS! \r more

Great Buisness and Really Effective!! 7/28/2011

Based on my own personal experience, I would definently refer my friends and family to this buisness. more

Someone with a little more perspective 9/9/2010

My good friend works as a secretary for this business and after reading these reviews she was utterly heartbroken. Neither of us could believe how harsh and ruthless some of these people can be in their reviews. My friend has explained to me that this business is extremely difficult to manage and can be very stressful at times. The instructors are constantly being pressured by the DMV and their standards and making sure they follow all the guidelines and produce educated and safe drivers. So one could try to understand how mandatory pay is with any type of service, especially those dealing with state-level government agencies such as the DMV, who also impose charges of their own and which by the way, require their instructors to be aggressive. They are also constantly under stress with each new inexperienced driver. They deal with multiple new beginners daily and most of these new drivers are young high school students who are usually over-excited, unfocused and have probably never worked a real job and could not possibly understand what these instructors go through on an hourly basis! My friend has told me that the owner and his trained staff are always very busy and dedicated to this business and that the ones who are unreliable are actually the people who sign up high school students and young adults who are more concerned and interested in getting in a car alone so they can do as they please rather than learning to drive the thing and watch out for the lives of the many sharing the streets with them. People schedule appointments then cancel and then expect to get the next closest opening but are so inconsiderate to the other students who have already filled up that week?s schedule. With her being their secretary, she of all people should know. People need to cut this business some slack, especially with all the budget cuts in education it is a blessing to even have an existing driving school that has been in business for over 15 years and has helped thousands of drivers receive the privilege of owning a license. You try risking your life and teaching multiple inexperienced drivers on a daily basis and then write a review on how you feel and how ?unsatisfied? you are then. more

They care only about money!!!!! 7/13/2010

They were nice and answered the phone only when I contacted them the first time to schedule driving lessons. As soon as I met with him, he asked, ""You have the money?"". I said, ""No."" He said, ""Ok, let's go to your bank so you can pay for your classes."" I paid him $400 for 6 hours to drive and for the DMV test. I never heard from him back thereafter. They never answered the phone anymore. I do not know what happened to him and where my money are. He was gone with my money forever. more

The only time to enroll here is if you want to get SCAMMED. 2/21/2010

This is by far one of the WORST businesses I have seen. I have a lot to say on this matter because I didn't take the warnings and reviews on this page seriously before I enrolled. In short, PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL IN THIS COURSE! Read on if you want the disgusting details. more

Big Time Rip Off! 7/16/2009

I didn't even want to give this business the luxury of one star rating. They deserve ZERO! I agree with all reviewers that gave this business negative comments. They are only interested in taking your money. Difficulty with scheduling and then, the instructor failed to show up. Refunds were refused and he was rude. Ali is the only person I dealt with. more

American Driving Academy : YOUR OWN OPINION 3/6/2009

I'm a girl and I went to American driving Academy, I just want to say i passed with no mistakes on my license test!!! and i thank American Driving Acadmey and my main instructor ALI!! thanks!! Pros: professional, experienced, knowledgeable, patient, efficient Cons: I cant think of anything. more

American Driving Academy 2/2/2009

Very bad service Pros: Non Cons: Non more

Terrible Service 1/31/2009

I have not recieved service that is near the worth of the amount of money I paid. When I first registered I paid full payment. It took forever to schedule each appointment. In the first appointment the instructor did not arrive at all. I waited and waited until I called the office. He made me call her and she told me that she had to go to New York. It was a completely random excuse and the worst part is I wasn't inform ahead of time. We scheduled an appointment two weeks later. In the appointment she made me park in the parking lot of a supplies store because the car overheated. The class lasted thirty minutes and I remained in the scorching heat for an hour waiting for the wandering instructor to return. It was ridiculous. The second appointment was with the owner of the actual driving school. It lasted less than the promised two hours and it took two hours to get home!! I tried scheduling several times but it was unorganized and my calls were NEVER returned. Finally I got ahold of him three months later. The day before the scheduled appointment he cancelled but said that he was in the area and could pick me up in an hour. I agreed to it. He cut the class to only an hour. And not only that, but he made me pick up strangers and stay with them in the parking lot for twenty minutes while he was doing things in his office. The class was basically thirty minutes. We called again to make a real two hour appointment but he came up with lame excuses as usual. It was terrible service. We asked to get the rest of our money back but he didn't send it. We called again and he neglected us. I would also like to mention that he did not teach well, called me an incompetent student, and was quite aggressive in his teaching. The real purpose of his lessons were not even to teach, they were just to pick up and drop off other students. I didn't learn anything. I registered seven months ago but because of bad service and inability to finish the course I can't get my license. Cons: Everything (service, instructor, puntuality, rip off) more

Good One 1/11/2008

I dont know about other instructors. I had a instructor by name Ali. He was kind of good excpet he is little aggressive but, I realised that instructor needs to be like that after I attended the dmv test. It was very frustating for me initially as he points out even very minor things. But, in behind wheel test, examiner is worse than that, they cut the points for even very minor mistakes. Overall, I recommend this instructor at this instiution. Pros: Punctual,Good Instructor Cons: Little Aggressive more

Worst Service Ever!!! 6/4/2007

the same thing happened to me tha happened with the other people here. they take your money first then show up the first day and then stop coming... i would schedule appointments and then they wouldn't show up or bother to call.Worst place ever. Already reported to the Better Buisness Bureau. more

Terrible school 4/9/2007

The Driving Academy Was overall, terrible. The instructor kept putting off Driver training session, making lame excuses. Although their advertisment promised that the class took 2 days, I kept trying to secure a session, finally gave up in disgust. The Driver Education did nothing; you just sat there and read the book and filled out the worksheets, and watched videos. I felt that it was a waste of money. Cons: everything more

Rip Off 9/11/2005

This school just takes your money (the full payment) on the 1st meeting and then makes it very difficult to schedule any more driving lessons. They show up late and always cut your driving lesson time off at the end. If you sign up for the 6hr (2hr/day) training, it may take 2 - 3 weeks for them to give you all 6hr's. Cons: not enough teachers, not enough training more
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