Attila's School of Driving is by far the best option there is in New York if you are learning how to drive for the first time or just need a refresher. For me, I was learning how to drive for the first time...and I was INCREDIBLY anxious about the prospect of doing so. From the first time I met Attila, I was impressed with his approach to teaching a nervous driver--he is patient, kind and funny and all the while entirely focused on teaching proper safe driving skills. I started my lessons in early January and despite this winter being a very snowy one (which led me to cancel several classes given the dangerous road conditions), I was able to successfully pass my road test on March 7th! I give all the credit for my passing to Attila--if anyone had seen just how nervous I was getting behind the wheel in January, they never would have believed I would be able to pass the test two months later (and remember that was two months filled with ridiculous amounts of snow!). To add to the great experience I had with Attila, his school is one of the very few (if not only!) school that picks you up at your home (or whatever location you decide) for your lessons--what could be better? Each lesson ends at your starting point so no trekking to get to some difficult location just to take a lesson. I really can't say enough good things about Attila's school--I had done thorough research in selecting a school and since I wanted to select one based in Manhattan, there were only a few other options. After reading all the reviews I could find and making a few calls, my choice was clear--as soon as I talked to Attila and explained my situation, he put me at ease given his experience working with nervous/anxious drivers. I am so thrilled I chose to go with this school--there were no language barriers as with some of the other schools in Manhattan, the car I used was in excellent condition (another common complaint at some of the schools) and I actually enjoyed my lessons!
Highly recommended! Two colleagues who went to Attila School of Driving recommended me this school. And I am so glad I followed their advice. Since I already knew how to drive (I have a European license), I took a package including the 5-hour class and a 90-minute driving lesson before the road test. I was relieved that the school takes care of making the appointment for the road test too, that way I had nothing to do, except be there when Attila picked me up. First, let me say that the instructor (Attila) is very nice, patient and accommodating! I thought the 5-hour class would be really boring (and I’m sure it can be), but with Attila, it was actually quite interesting. And it helps prepare for the road test. As for the road test itself, I took a 90-minute lesson before and that really made a difference. Attila shows you everything you need to know. You may know how to drive, but you do not necessarily know how to take the test, and you don’t want to repeat it. I made some mistakes during the lesson, which Attila patiently corrected, so I knew what to expect. And I lost 0 point at the test!!
(I inadvertedly entered this under Grand Prix school in MA when I was searching for NYC)... Grand Prix NYC I specifically chose Grand Prix driving school (after comparing rates & services with other listed driving schools in NYC) because of the breadth of services it had, the regular schedules and it's professionalism. - They were the school with the best and most consistent 5 hour class schedules. - They have a whole variety of classes for you to choose from. - They quickly called back regarding my schedule for driving test - Driving instructor Perry was extremely helpful and challenging to make sure I passed the test with flying colors. - Staff and managers are all very super helpful and accommodating. As a side note, the other schools I checked either had unhelpful staff members, unpredictable class schedules and higher rates. Grand Prix was by far the better choice amongst all the schools in NYC.