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Orange Coast Driving School
Huntington Beach CA 92646


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  • Reviews for Orange Coast Driving School

    • Published 9/26/2015 5:34 PM

      Taylor Gray

    • Published 5/22/2015 8:38 PM


      This school is awful. I would recommend my worst enemies here.

    • Published 5/19/2014 4:43 PM


      Armando is the worst driving instructor ever. He lies and tells you that you need to turn with your palms up or else you will fail your driving test. He isn't even fluent in English and his accent makes him impossible to understand. He will brake check you if you haven't stopped two bus lengths behind a car at an intersection. He yells and is very impatient. DO NOT GO HERE

    • Published 4/9/2012 11:43 AM

      Brandon N.

      I would really like to tell people that the driving instructor, Armando, is very good if you just listen and respond politely to him. Yes he is firm at first but he just wants you to know the techniques. Yes a little cynical but that is just how he is and it's okay. Please remember that he is not your parent and he is there to teach you and dont disrespect him. I am doing my last lesson today and i think it will be a great one and have a great feeling that i will past tommorow. Thanks Orange coast for a cheap and easy way to get my license~

    • Published 11/2/2011 10:57 PM

      jeff gordon

      think about it, there can't be this much negativity unless there is a legitimate basis. it's unfathomable how a service-oriented, instructional company flies in the face of everything a good educational institute should provide (support, encouragement, patience). this place is a waste of money, and not even a good one.

    • Published 7/6/2011 2:06 AM

      Jon Mitchell

      I felt this program was the worst! It sucks! bad support too!

    • Published 3/7/2011 10:33 AM


      i am instructor on orange coast driving school and for the students coments i can se the hand of one of the instructors i Fired FOR IMPROPER CONDUCT AND LACK OF PREPARATION. For the students who wish me involved in an accident I can only wish them nothing but good luck and stay away from dangerous drivers. We have experienced 11 traffic accidents but never at Fault it can happen to anybody but if you are driving defensively you have 50 percent chance to be out of this problem. Best driving means less accidents I cant see a bunch of bad comments and honest I think they are from weak minds manipulated. Best for all.

    • Published 3/2/2011 7:50 PM


      Armando, thank you for the driving lessons they have helped me out so much. im looking forward to getting my liscence. thank you!

    • Published 3/1/2011 2:16 AM

      Hillary Tamos

      Great experience, stern but he knows exactly what he is talking about. Just got my license test and passed, the only points off where exactly what he told me that I needed to practice, Armando you should be a DMV examiner, and fail all the sore LOOSers that don't like having their mistakes brought out to plain site. Thanks again!

    • Published 2/20/2011 7:52 AM

      High School Drivers Ed

      FREE Classroom / $99 Driving Lessons ! The cheapest driving school program with QUALITY TRAINING & SERVICE in Orange County. (714) DRY-VING (714) 379-8464

    • Published 12/7/2010 10:11 PM

      There is a stick up Armando's Butt

      I hope you get into a car crash you pathetic old man.

    • Published 7/29/2010 8:22 AM

      Robert Edward

      I've talked to some people who have used this school. One said they had some success. However, for another child, the parent said that the instructor yelled alot rather than teaching; made the student nervous, gave unclear instructions, berated the child, etc. However, the parent decide to continue with the instruction (just 1 more) because the parent wanted the child to learn how to deal with unpleasent situations and people.

    • Published 6/28/2010 1:18 PM


      The behind the wheel instructor is awful.He yelled at my daughter the entire time telling her that her parents probably never practice with her and she would never be a good driver. He makes up his own rules and when questioned about why he says the speed limit is different than what's posted he's just rude and it's because he said so.I don't know how he keeps this job. It was an all around horrible experience. I don't know how they get any good reviews. Anything I've heard from past students is the same as my kids experience.

    • Published 6/28/2010 12:51 PM

      not a fan

      The only positive reviews under Joycelyn, emily olson, sally bair are obviously written by the driving school itself. The business, if it can be called that, was one of the worst I've ever had the displeasure of working with.

    • Published 3/9/2010 5:03 PM

      past student

      Teacher was irritable, impatient, and rude. Stay away from this school.

    • Published 12/7/2009 6:35 PM


    • Published 7/14/2009 4:24 PM


      I have just returned from the Orange Coast driving School, and I am warning you now that the instructor was an all around horrible teacher, if you can even give him that label. He was impatient, rude, and incredibly antagonistic towards me, considering that he was getting payed to instruct me. He literally said ''I want to write in big capital letters YOU CAN'T DRIVE.'' After he dropped me off TWENTY MINUTES before my lesson was supposed to be over, I called the school to request another teacher and they said he is the ONLY one they have.

    • Published 7/9/2009 11:17 PM


      If you like to receive verbal abuse, this is for you. The instructor, whose name is Armando, is abusive and demeaning. Plus if you need to cancel an appointment they charge you $70. Stay away from this school!

    • Published 3/14/2009 5:07 PM


      Thumbs down

    • Published 1/15/2009 9:09 PM


      Firm teacher and I am glad because I want to drive safe. I learned SO MUCH!

    • Published 11/11/2008 7:09 PM


      the teacher is an old grandpa that is mean and cant teach.

    • Published 10/28/2008 3:27 PM

      emily olson

      very strict instructor. but i learned a lot and feel well prepared fro my test. (i can now do the "hand-over-hand" turning :) thanks!

    • Published 10/10/2008 11:50 AM

      sally bair

      strict instructor, good class.

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