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“I'm very surprised by these reviews- I found my...”

Written on: 06/09/2010

I'm very surprised by these reviews- I found my experience with 6th Gear to be almost faultless. I'd like to address some of the issues raised.

The £25 insurance waiver is not compulsory and, to be honest, is not really worth paying. The staff told me there had never been a crash on one of their days and so I chose not to pay. However, I don't think £25 is unreasonable if you want to be on the safe side.

To those who claim they were not allowed to stretch the cars, I can only assume they did… Read Full Review

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“I was really very disappointed with this experience....”

Written on: 30/08/2010

I was really very disappointed with this experience. Big waste of time. Could of hired a Skoda to go round faster. You are very restricted with the speed you can go in, so if you are expecting to get to drive a really nice fast car at a high speed as I was forget it! would not recommend this to anyone… Read Full Review

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“I was gifted a 6th Gear experience at Chobham to drive...”

Written on: 29/08/2010

I was gifted a 6th Gear experience at Chobham to drive an Audi R8 on a test track. I had to pay £25 insurance ( having already paid £25 extra to drive on a Saturday) as if I did not I could be liable £2,000! I feel I have been conned in to paying £50 on top of the gift price but most important is that the drive was totally dissapointing and drab. I had 3 laps of over controlled driving which meant I did not get a feel for the car and I would have had more excitment at a play station.Quite… Read Full Review

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“6TH Gear Experience thats a joke. Got into fifth once...”

Written on: 16/08/2010

6TH Gear Experience thats a joke. Got into fifth once mainly 3rd and 4 forth and each told change up early, when I wanted to rev the car and told to brake earlier than I would have in my road car. An abosolute waste of money.
£99 quid to drive a sports like a granny( not that I did not like grannies), 25 quid for insurance, 25 quid for a photo, extremley poor value for money and not the driving experience I wanted or expected… Read Full Review

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“As with the other reviewers - thought this a total...”

Written on: 03/08/2010 by jackieruth (3 reviews written)

As with the other reviewers - thought this a total waste of money and a con! it cost £99.00 for the drive and then when we arrived we were told that we had to pay an extra £25.00 insurance (not compulsory, but who wouldnt buy it at the thought of having to pay up!). As with the previous reviewer, we were also told there had been an accident on the track!! We had to wait for over an hour for our turn which then lasted all of 10 minutes!! Its a complete con. £125.00 for 10 minutes and then the… Read Full Review

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“Paid for 3 family members to drive different cars as...”

Written on: 02/08/2010

Paid for 3 family members to drive different cars as Birthday presents. Had to pay another £75.00 on arrival for insurance, which I felt was a con. Although at the time they said there had been an accident on the track but my husband thought this had been staged as no damaged car and no injured passengers. Although an ambulance did arrive,it was not NHS ambulance so we thought this must be on site and used as a way to encourage people to pay insurance. Worked out that they most probably took… Read Full Review

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“This was a waste of money in my opinion. The company...”

Written on: 01/08/2010

This was a waste of money in my opinion. The company charged £25 extra in insurance on arrival - or pay £2000 excess if cars got damaged. They wanted £25 for a photo or £30 for a CD or video.

The experience started with a long queue followed by a slow drive round the track in a car with 4 other people. The driving experience itself lasted no more than 10 minutes. There was no prior instruction on how to drive the cars properly to get the best from your experience and minimal instruction… Read Full Review

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“We were in Warwickshire during June 2010 and a month...”

Written on: 22/06/2010

We were in Warwickshire during June 2010 and a month before that at Rockingham Speedway. I'm comparing now the 2 experiences. At Rockingham everything was professional[track,instructors,health&safety,staff,cars,etc.] and even family,friends could enjoy a day out as they can follow your driving.
At the track in Warwickshire your family can't see anything from your experience. The staff and the cars are really nice but that's all about it. Even the driving instructors told me to take this turn… Read Full Review

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“The team at 6th Gear are very professional and really...”

Written on: 16/07/2008 by lemans83 (1 review written)

The team at 6th Gear are very professional and really take the time to make sure you have a great time. The cars are in excellent condition and well maintained unlike some other companies we have been to. Great selection of cars too. We had a great day out at York and I would recommend a day driving one of the cars to anyone. We drove the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ariel Atom. Both were great and the high speed ride after with one of the staff in a BMW M3 CSL was mind blowing... put our drives to… Read Full Review

Andyworth's Response to 382977_lemans83's Review

Written on: 27/02/2009

The weather was a little damp! I was instructing for the day in the ariel atom, It was great fun aquaplaning around the track with you guys. It was good to be out with a great bunch of people who where clearly loving the driving despite the conditions.

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