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Old 04-21-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Anyone ever take the BMW courses?

Is it a complete waste of money or is it actually fun?
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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Attempted to

I wanted to take one this year but they're all sold out in Toronto

Oh well, Mercedes starts the same thing this year so i might sign up for theirs
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:30 PM   #3
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The BMW courses are very expensive. The only advantage I see is that they lend you a car.

Otherwise, I would check out the BMW Club of Canada events. You get to use your own car but the instructors are as good and it is waaaaayy cheaper.

Check out the Trillium Chapter in Toronto: http://www.trillium-bmwclub.ca/site/home.jsp
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:33 AM   #4
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From what I remember the very first level of BMW Driver Training is not that expensive, given a full day course, catering and using their cars. It's more about defensive and safety driving rather than performance, but it was very fun nonetheless.

BMW Driver Training courses, $495 for the beginner's full day course.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:45 AM   #5
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if you have extra money go for it.

I always wanted to do this when I really have extra $$$ to spend.

Well I think it will be fun! (like I said it's all about $$$)
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:01 PM   #6
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I bought the first level for my father 5 years back, he really enjoyed it. Beat the entire class at the final timed competition, too.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:46 PM   #7
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I bought the first level for my father 5 years back, he really enjoyed it. Beat the entire class at the final timed competition, too.

what was his prize? a watch? pen? anything?
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:35 AM   #8
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A god damn baseball cap. Yeah I know, terrible.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:29 AM   #9
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I bought the first level for my father 5 years back, he really enjoyed it. Beat the entire class at the final timed competition, too.
good jeans i guess.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:54 AM   #10
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I took level 1 when I worked at BMW and it was a good day. I'm the kind of person that ever since I started driving, I'll go to parking lots and drift in the winter to get a handle on being able to correct oversteer. So I found the course a *bit* basic, but it was still a good day.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:49 AM   #11
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good jeans i guess.
I'm not sure that his pants had anything to do with it, but sure why not.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:33 AM   #12
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...not too bright though.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:35 AM   #13
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I'm not sure that his pants had anything to do with it, but sure why not.
Actually I read a performance driving book by Vic Elford once and he had a whole chapter on dressing comfortably so he might have a point

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Old 04-26-2008, 02:21 AM   #14
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I did it before- long time ago...but it made me into a completely different driver. Reading techniques from a book, or learning on a computer game is very different from the real thing. The most important things I took from the course is proper driving position and how to handle understeer- things I didn't know the importance of at the time, and things that vastly changed my driving style from that day forward.
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:44 PM   #15
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good jeans i guess.

nono he was wearing the schumaker shoes
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