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Zapiti Auto School Inc
Astoria NY 11105

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  • Reviews for Zapiti Auto School Inc

    • Published 7/24/2020 6:57 AM

      Olga Venetis

      I have been going to Zapiti ever since back in the 80's for driving defensive course and driving lessons. They are all nice people. I am due for driving defensive course Dec 2020, will see what their policy is since this covid is around. i never had a problem with them. When i was last there 2017 defensive course i did not know Mr. Zapiti passed away :( Mrs. Thalia did a wonderful job doing the course. I look forward to going there again for my class. Thank you again for everything

    • Published 11/7/2018 6:44 AM

      ANONMOUS

      The driving instructors are very helpful, and the employment of this driving school, Thalia Zapiti is good and friendly. They both make me feel happy and comfortable. However, the receptionist, is rude and makes me feel uncomfortable. At my 10th driving course, when I asked the receptionist to help me find my driving instructor, whose name is Sarah, the first time, she told me where my instructor is without telling me the exact place and location. When I asked her the second time when I didn't manage to find my instructor again, she rudely started yelling at me. I told her that she could have took me to my instructor at the exact location and it wouldn't take too long to take me their, and she rudely started yelling at me again. The receptionist made me feel uncomfortable..... Next time, it was my 11th lesson and I did much better thanks to Mrs. Sarah. Mrs. Sarah is able to calmly teach you in a friendly way about driving and you easily become better and better. At the end of my 11th lesson, both Mrs, Sarah and Mrs. Thalia were so proud of me and both of them gave me good compliments about my improved driving skills and my friendly and good human behavior. However, the receptionist didn’t approach me and apologized for her unfriendly and snobbish attitude towards me after Mrs. Thalia got mad at her for this reason above. I suggest you taking drawing courses at this driving school cause it has good driving instructors, and Mrs. Thalia is very capable to help you with everything. Also, just in case the receptionist is rude and ecogentric towards you, go and talk to Mrs. Thalia. She knows how to deal with it. (That’s my new review for this driving school.)

    • Published 11/2/2018 9:21 PM

      Anonymous

      The driving instructors are very helpful, and the employment of this driving school, Thalia Zapiti is good and friendly. They both make me feel happy and comfortable. However, the receptionist, is rude and makes me feel uncomfortable. Today, when I asked the receptionist to help me find my driving instructor, who is a woman from France and she is friendly and great, the first time, she told me where my instructor is without telling me the exact place and location. When I asked her the second time when I didn't manage to find my instructor again, she rudely started yelling at me. I told her that she could have took me to my instructor at the exact location and it wouldn't take too long to take me their, and she rudely started yelling at me again. The receptionist made me feel uncomfortable.....

    • Published 7/31/2015 4:23 PM

      Putnam

      I dont really know what to say about the instructor although hes a really good teacher He tends to be a little somewhat flirtatious towards me and says nices things but makes things awkward I agree with the other review and get a girl driver instructor as well!!!!

    • Published 7/31/2015 4:19 PM

      Anonymous

      The Driving Lessons are great. The people at the auto place are really nice and give me no problem when giving me appointments for a lesson! But the driving instructor is somewhat a little problem for my daughters.. they dont really feel comfortable around him although hes able to teach them well. I reccommend to hire a girl instructor because im not comfortable with my girls having a guy instructor :(

    • Published 4/29/2015 10:32 AM

      Morris, Eddie

      I attend the 6hrs course for my insurance and I recommend it, I took it before 3 years an other agency, but this is very informative and whole 6 hours. The female teacher was very pleasant and polite and I recomend it people.

    • Published 4/29/2015 10:30 AM

      LORETTA GOMEZ

      #1 school in NYC. I passed my road last march, I had Victor as instructor very good, pleasant and patient.(talks a little fast but is OK.) 5 hrs pre - licensing course, the only school that offers the whole classs and very informative. I recommend it.

    • Published 4/29/2015 10:02 AM

      Nikolaos Pappas

      I passed my road test today ,I am very happy, fine isntructor and very good service. The only school that gives fully 5 hrs pre licensing course, after all they know their business , they are there for 52 years. Congratulations, keep it upf

    • Published 4/29/2015 10:00 AM

      Alexandra Nomikou

      I attend the 6hrs course, the only school that gives fully 6 hrs. Very informative, the instructor miss Thalia excellent and very pleasant. I recommend and give the school 5 stars

    • Published 4/29/2015 9:58 AM

      Richard Condi

      I rate the school 6 stars. Pleasant personell special mrs Thalia. And of course the instructor. I recommend it. After all school is there for 52 yeatrs, professional business

    • Published 4/29/2015 9:56 AM

      Victoria booras

      I passed my road for the first time- Excellent school, very very good instructor.Recommended.

    • Published 4/29/2015 9:55 AM

      maria anastasiou

      #1 driving school in NYC.for 52 years in business

    • Published 4/29/2015 9:53 AM

      robert sweene

      excellent 52 years in business

    • Published 10/8/2014 8:05 AM

      mike

    • Published 4/18/2014 7:26 PM

      Panagiotis

      I'm currently taking driving lessons at Zapiti, Mrs. Thalia is very helpful and very professional! today it was my first lesson with Victor! very nice guy,i've never touched a steering wheel in my life but today we drove around Astoria for like an hour,he was very patient and explained evrything.I really recomend this school!

    • Published 1/24/2013 9:21 PM

      Alexandra

      A month ago, I had never driven a car in my life, today I passed the driving test!!! Victor is such an excellent instructor, very professional, patient, and motivating! Mrs. Thalia is also very polite and attentive to all inquiries.

    • Published 11/15/2012 7:27 AM

      Martha K

      Amazing, Amazing experience. Great school, so pleasant, Victor great instructor. I couuld've never done without him. He's amazing. I highly recommend the school and him. Passed on my first try with him. He made feel so comfortable.

    • Published 11/12/2012 6:44 PM

      Dimitrios Charalambakis

      Best driving instructors in New York! Very professional and very reasonable rates! This is the best place to go if you want to learn how to drive and pass the state exams!

    • Published 6/6/2012 5:46 AM

      tani

      Wonderful driving school! Victor is an awesome instructor. The woman who books the appointments is really nice and allowed us to book lessons every day this week. Highly recommend - especially if you can drive with Victor.

    • Published 5/3/2012 7:53 AM

      lou

      Victor is BRILLIANT

    • Published 1/9/2012 5:43 AM

      Leah

      Great people. Great service.

    • Published 9/24/2011 7:51 AM

      MARIA HARALABAKOS

    • Published 8/16/2011 12:38 PM

      george callas

      excellent school 50 years in business

    • Published 5/9/2011 11:45 AM

      athena mariana eliana ana theofila cincodemayo

      I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!111!!!! BEST SCHOOL IN THE TRI-STATE AREA! I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH CARS BUT I PASSED! I DONT KNOW WHAT I AM DOING BUT I CAN DRIVE NOWWWW! GO HERE IF YOU ARE: 1. GREEK 2. A BUSY BEE 3. UNDER THE AGE OF 18 4. EXCITED ABOUT LIFE! AND DRIVING! 5.LIKE SPANISH MAN ;) (E.G. VICTOR..VICTER...I DUNNO!)

    • Published 11/30/2010 2:51 PM

      MARI PAPPAS

      EXCELLENT SCHOOL -5 STAR RATING

    • Published 7/21/2010 7:41 PM

      Jessica M.

      Had Victor as my instructor and passed my first test today. He is calm, and talks you through everything. The actual driving school where you watch the 5 hour film should be renovated but other than that, I totally recommend them.

    • Published 6/10/2010 12:04 PM

      Digeorgia

      Excelent!! Instructor very good, giving all the info necessaries...specially Victor was good..have no idea why people rated as bad...he tells you what u need to know, which is good .I passed in the first test!!!!!!!!

    • Published 12/12/2009 11:41 AM

      sofia pappas

      very good school.I rate this school 5 stars and i strongly recommende it.

    • Published 8/12/2009 5:06 PM

      mike

      very bad school and bad instructors specialy victor.i dont recommened for anyone to start with them.

    • Published 7/6/2009 4:19 PM

      Jason

      It's a good driving school to go to, but you should probably keep in mind that they are still a business and will try to persuade you to buy more lessons and such. Just be careful of that, because you could easily end up spending more than you planned to.

    • Published 6/27/2009 10:16 AM

      Elizabeth

      This is a great driving school! Five years ago, I failed my driving test twice and felt that my instructors at another school were giving up on me. I went to Zapiti's driving school. The instructor built confidence in me. Two weeks later I passed my road test! I highly recommend this driving school.

    • Published 5/27/2009 10:17 AM

      geoge

      excellent service,good instructors. i strongly recommend it

    • Published 2/19/2009 8:42 AM

      MOSHAKOS THALIA

    • Published 12/22/2008 5:05 PM

      syed hossain

      THIS IS A VERY GOOD DRIVERS TRAINIG CENTER. I TOOK FEW DRIVING LESSON FROM THIS SCHOOL AT 1990

    • Published 12/22/2008 7:35 AM

      Manolis

      Driving instructors serious of what they are doing make you feel comfortable and secure. The entire experience was great. Totally recommended.

    • Published 9/26/2007 2:37 PM

      Andreas

      Great school and great service. I had an appointment one day, then I had to cancel. They did it without any complaint. I strongly recommend Zapiti as your driving school.

    • Published 2/26/2007 12:12 PM

      chris

      They are very flaky about making appointments - the woman on the phone refused to book me for more than 3 lessons in one day, even though I had specifically told her I wanted to do this in a previous phone call. (It's very hard for me to get time off from work, so I need to do as many as possible at once.) When I told them I needed to learn to drive quickly or I couldn't use them, she didn't care and actually said "whatever." If they aren't going to serve the needs of their customers, I'd avoid this place just on principle.

    • Published 7/11/2006 12:38 PM

      William

      What a great school. Great teacher and awsome service. Mike Zapiti's school of driving is official. No way can you ever fail a driving test!

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