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Old 02-09-2018, 04:10 AM
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Default Anybody have good contacts at Greenville BMW driving school?

I've got a buddy getting the runaround. He bought a beautiful new m6. financed a portion through BMW lending (supposedly now a prerequisite for the driving school). He has owned it over a year now and can't get a slot in the driving school.

I know I've seen threads on here about the school. Anybody know any decision makers over there?

He's modded it a good bit, he drives it like it's meant to be driven. Came from a 911 and swears this drives better. Perfect candidate for the "school".
Old 02-09-2018, 04:32 AM
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No contacts but I’ve been there a few times including taking delivery and they made me use their vehicles on the course.

https://bmwperformancecenter.com/faqs/bmw
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Understood. He's not looking to drive his car, just wants the standard experience. Did not take delivery of vehicle here in SC, he bought it elsewhere and had it shipped here, not sure if that plays a role.

He's taken his car to a private track in savannah a couple times I guess.
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Day late but shouldn't this have been negotiated with the purchase? I have a friend who bought an M-6 18 months ago and got put on the schedule during the purchase. He did say it was worth the trip.
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
Understood. He's not looking to drive his car, just wants the standard experience. Did not take delivery of vehicle here in SC, he bought it elsewhere and had it shipped here, not sure if that plays a role.

He's taken his car to a private track in savannah a couple times I guess.
Roebling. Great track.
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I am pretty sure when I was there you had to take delivery at the track. Its available to anyone who takes delivery there instead of at the dealership. I don't know anyone there but got to go, it was a ton of fun.
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My wife did a weekend course about 6 months ago. She planned it about 3 months in advance.

Are they just booked (full) the dates your buddy want's to go, or are you saying they don't want HIM in their classes?
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
Understood. He's not looking to drive his car, just wants the standard experience. Did not take delivery of vehicle here in SC, he bought it elsewhere and had it shipped here, not sure if that plays a role.

He's taken his car to a private track in savannah a couple times I guess.
Got it, misunderstood the ask. When I bought M vehicles the school was included regardless of delivery location. I’ve also called the school direct and had no problem booking a class.
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
My wife did a weekend course about 6 months ago. She planned it about 3 months in advance.

Are they just booked (full) the dates your buddy want's to go, or are you saying they don't want HIM in their classes?
He made it sound like they were giving him the runaround. first told him it needed to be purchased in SC, then that was debunked, so they told him he had to use the BMW financing, which he also did.

In fairness, he is a bit of an asshole, but he's in his late thirties and he drives an m6. What do you expect?
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Is he trying to get the track day comped, or is he willing to pay? I see availability on the calendar for the M school @ $1550

And let him know he can catch more flies with honey than vinegar
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
In fairness, he is a bit of an asshole, but he's in his late thirties and he drives an m6. What do you expect?
Therein lies the problem.
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I don't see why he'd be rude to them when asking fr the school. Just saying he's a typical BMW driver.
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I don't see why he'd be rude to them when asking fr the school. Just saying he's a typical BMW driver.
Not a porcupine??

My wife has a bimmer, btw.
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I did it 2 years ago. I set it up the car as a factory delivery so the school was part of it.

There’s much better performance driving schools out there.
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I know the corporate sales director that sets up company and group schools but don't know that it would be of any use talking with him . PM me if you want his contact info . Pretty cool guy . Got any pics of car ? Also what is a typical BMW driver ???
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Originally Posted by reelin in the keys View Post
Got any pics of car ? Also what is a typical BMW driver ???
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
I don't see why he'd be rude to them when asking fr the school. Just saying he's a typical BMW driver.
If your friend has such a track desire why doesn't he just join the BMW club and participate in 1 or more of their track days, which have plenty of instruction available? The only reason to go to an intensive driving program is if he has a real desire to race and if that's the case I wouldn't be going to the BMW driving school. I went to the BMW school and it is set up as more of a place that teaches you how to handle your BMW in a variety of conditions for example theres a part where you drive around a tight circular track that they have soaked to learn skid control etc.. If he wants to learn to drive fast then go to a race school like Bondurant Racing School or Skip Barber. I attended both of those schools in addition to the BMW school and they were a blast. You have options of open wheel cars or tricked out street cars.
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Do they drive at the BMW track with all the dumbass traction control stuff turned off?
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We got a certificate for the school when we bought our M. 2 free 1-day passes. We should have sprung for day 2. Alternatively, you friend could just pay for the course. The driving instruction and opportunities at the M school do not compare to the basics of a BMW club event in one’s own car. They told us, drive them like you stole them, and they meant it. At the end of the day, each instructor took us for a real hot lap. ****, the things they did with those cars made it look like we never took them out of park!

I’m thinking your buddy is leaving something out of the discussion. The couple of BMW driving schools I’ve gone to have offered outstanding customer service from start to finish.

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