6th Gear Experience

6th Gear Experience, Chertsey: Address, Phone Number, 6th Gear Experience Reviews: 4/5

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We provide Supercar Driving Experiences at 5 UK locations including here at Longcross Surrey.
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Stuart B
2 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a brilliant day for young and old - if you really want to see a group of people with huge smiles book a 6th Gear Experience. I was really lucky with my last drive, Aston Martin DB9, to have Charlotte as my instructor. Slightly taken aback by her young appearance, but believe me when I tell you she was by far the best instructor on the track. She took time to explain the mechanics of the drive and talked me through the track as I was driving. The two previous instructors not so much.
Written August 6, 2021
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Jane F
2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
Can highly recommend 6th gear for your driving /passenger experiences. We took our grandson to celebrate his 6th birthday , it was a fabulous day his dream really did come true , he is super car mad and to get to ride in his favourite car a Lamborghin just made his day. Staff at check in friendly , informative and very helpful , staff at track side great !! Thankyou to all at 6th gear to helping us all make a little boys dream come true will definitely be returning , think it’s the Ferrari next !!!!
Written May 31, 2021
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Emma R
12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
I had booked the junior driving experience at Seighford, Stafford as a 14th birthday present for my son. Unfortunately, due to lockdown, we had to delay booking it until quite a few months later. He enjoyed the experience and it was a nice day out for the family. The only disappointment was the cost of the £35 memory stick for footage of one lap of my son’s drive in the R8. The further two laps that he drove were not captured. As he had not done anything like this before he was really looking forward to showing us the laps but 2 minutes worth was really not worth it for the cost. We had declined paying extra for photos as we believed there would be enough on the memory stick to serve as a good memory. I have emailed the company asking for a photo as compensation but I am awaiting a reply.
Written August 31, 2021
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Hello, Please can you email pictures@6thgearexperience.com with the date you came to stafford driving centre as the footage as naturally this needs sorting out, first we will look to see if we can a copy on our back ups. please get in touch so we can look to sort this for you.
Written October 26, 2021
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Cornwall678
Falmouth, UK2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We had been looking forward to today’s four car superblast for months, this was a 50th birthday present for my husband. My husband and our son had chosen their cars and purchased the added £40 insurance cover. Arrived 45 minutes early as stated, the registration staff were not ready yet.
When registering my son was sold a memory stick for £35 and asked if wanted to pay £10 extra for a guide lap with other drivers. He was not advised to purchase a headset for the Atom drive and was missing one of his cars on his ticket.
Both my husband and my son enjoyed their four cars, some drives where made better by great instructors others were just rude! The instructor in the R8 on the morning of 1 May was an example to others and made both drives very much more enjoyable, thank you. The guy calling out names was also very friendly and helpful.
On completing the four cars, we went to the photo area where we assumed we got the footage that we’d paid £35 for. Here we were told, you needed to give the stick to each driver!! Well wouldn’t you think that would have been mentioned at point of sale?? Blatantly missold, the young girl advised we email 6th gear so they can send it by email......
We have previously attended drift limits in Hertfordshire and the whole experience is so much more professional. Not one car was sanitiser before driving it and helmets are shared between drivers without sanitising, it’s a very quick turnover of drivers and lots of cars all on the track at once.
Apologises for the long review which like other honest reviews will no doubt be ‘factually incorrect’ but if you’re thinking of booking, I suggest looking at other options....we have spent over £500 to be treated poorly and left disappointed to not have the memory stick that my son was really looking forward to sharing.
Written May 1, 2021
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Alison L
Chorley, UK10 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Booked a junior super car experience for my 15 year old sons birthday, very very disappointed, won’t be recommending for many reasons.
First my son accessed the website to explore the venues, we located that 3 sisters was our nearest venue. But as we were in lockdown we waited to officially book as we had no idea how life was going to pan out.
When we went to book we were unable to use the codes provided so had to ring for assistance. The office was closed so left name and number as message suggested. No return call! Had to ring again, in a que, number 8 ! eventually spoke to some one, who clearly stated there was a problem with the website and booked our experience in a Ferrari. As you can imagine very excited teenager!
Oh but phone bill came in 68p to leave a message! £18.10 !! To speak! Omg! Totally out of order! So I emailed the company for a reimbursement, there website that’s not working, have I had a reply? No!!
Turned up to event to find you have to pay an additional £25 for insurance! £25 is a lot of money to me! Then as he was entitled to a passenger track drive, she pointed to a list of all the cars available, that was an extra £15 to choose a particular car or free if you wanted pot luck! My son said he’d be happy in any of these amazing super cars so I didn’t pay. What did he get? A Ford Focus !!
He got less than 5 minutes in the Ferrari, driving round a very small concrete enclosure, and one track run in a focus ! In total that cost me over £100! A total rip off!
We also had rushed to get there for 2.00pm as his experience was 2.30pm, he didn’t get to drive until after 3.30pm!
Oh and finally they take official photos which again are extortion in price! I couldn’t afford to buy one.
Was supposed to be such a special experience for my sons birthday but it’s just left a sour taste in my mouth!
I’m disgusted that a company would take such advantage of people with all these additional costs especially after what we are all going through and have been through!
I won’t recommend to anyone! Money grabbing experience!
Written August 23, 2021
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Hello, I have now had the opportunity to look into this for you, I can see your experience was bought via a third party not directly from our website. As we are not party to what is or is not included in someone's call plan we advertise our standard rate land line number both on our website and on our social media - from this end we can see what number you have called to reach out to us so we are sorry you have chosen to call a premium number. Each of the items to mention are no obligation, the insurance the videos and photography is available if you wish but that's your choice. Your experience had a hot lap included in our RS Focus, you again had the choice to upgrade if you wished but that's your choice. The in car video shows the driving time we over 5 minutes but with the briefing before and after actually longer in the car. We do have longer experiences and this is all available for anyone wishing to extend the drive. All of the above is clearly on our website and in the booking confirmation. We are very transparent with what you can add to the experience or what's included. Naturally longer time in the car or a supercar is going to cost more as the wear and tear on the car and cars value is more to offer this experience to you. I am sorry you have not enjoyed our experience but you have received the 5 minute junior experience you bought and the extras your chose were at your choice.
Written October 26, 2021
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Michael R
Llandudno, UK48 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Got bought this for a gift for my birthday.
Was excited to receive this gift.
Till I had to book. Extra £25 because I booked Anglesey race track. Extra £25 for the car insurance. Then extra £10 to be driven round a track slow in a Skoda because I have never been on the track. Was told I would be there for 3 hrs only there a total 1 hour. That's with booking in. No race helmets to wear as they run out and only ones what were left was to small for my head. Squeeze it on. Eventually got my turn dash was like a Christmas tree with lights on engine management light on brake light on. Had my 2 laps what I got told 3 laps went to purchase some pictures of my 1 hour experience £45 for 2 photos couldn't believe it. The only good thing about the day was the driving instructor who was in the car for the 2 laps. Was a shambles. I would never go again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. And definitely wouldn't but as a gift for anyone win all hidden costs. Very very disappointed
Written August 13, 2021
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Thank you for your review, Sadly sometimes when people are gifted an experience the purchaser does not include everything the gift holder may wish to have. Your gift sadly didn't already include the optional Insurance, the demo lap and in fact your experience was a 3 mile not a 3 lap experience. Anglesey is a well known racing circuit and as such it does have a £25 premium track charge but customers are more than welcome to visit one of our airfield venues thats doesnt have an extra charge. All of this information is on our website but looking into your voucher it was a third party voucher not one of our own, however any of theses extras can be added if the purchaser wishes before gifting the present.
Written October 26, 2021
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Andrew Oliver
Houghton-le-Spring, UK1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Friends
The name says it all, it was an experience, and a good one.
After reading reviews after booking I was hoping they were wrong, and the were. I visited Blyton Park 31-7-21 and drove 5 super cars
Ferrari F430, thanks James for a brill Start
Nissan GTR- Sorry can’t remember the instructor, but cool as I’ve and got me to push the car, so big thanks
Ariel Aton with GWain I think, again very knowledgeable, cool as ice and have a descriptive run.
Lamborghini with Ryan , just a young guy, but again told me where I lost a bit of time and how to try next lap.
Porsche , this was my favourite car and Chris the instructor was an absolute gent, knew the cars actions and pitfalls when pushed, but a very cool guy.
Thanks to everyone, it was for a special treat, and it was well worth the money and time.
Also there and older guy with white hair that takes you on a fast lap, don’t let the appearance fool you, he’s an ex rally driver and he was like YODA behind the wheel of the Focus RS, the guy can drive, big thanks to everyone.
Cheers
Andrew
Written July 31, 2021
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Fay
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Family
Purchased a passenger ride experience for my son for his 8th birthday. He got to ride in 2 supercars which he loved. We purchased the memory stick for £35 so we could watch his experience and so he would have the memory, we also bought the photo package for £25. He couldn’t wait to show his friends his experience. Arriving home we found the memory stick empty. No videos. I contacted 5th gear who took over a week to reply who said they would try and locate them. I had to chase several times and we then were sent 1 of the two videos and said they would find the other. It’s now been 5 weeks and the other video can’t be found (his favourite of the two) the images were poor as he wasn’t provided a booster seat so you can even see his head. I’m out £60 and have 1 video and 1 decent picture. I wasn’t allowed to take my own pictures (insurance purposes apparently) and I’ve been offered 30% off a future booking. Really disappointed in the customer service. The event is fab but save your money because apparently the pictures and videos aren’t even guaranteed anyway. Gutted to have to leave a negative review because the event itself was fab.
Written April 16, 2020
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Thanks for your review. Apologies for the failed capture of one of your drives. Unfortunately technology does sometimes fail and dosen't capture the recording. I hope that this hasn't detracted to much from the main experience and that you will come back and see us again.
Written August 17, 2020
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Andrea J
Carnforth, UK13 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Christmas present for our son, made to pay £25 insurance on the day that was not expected. Sent to the wrong place, waited and waited. Eventually my hubby found the right place then we waited and waited. An hour late my son got in, came out absolutely distraught, the ‘instructor’ grabbed the wheel and said to him ‘do you want to die’ after 3 laps my son said he wanted to get out, the instructor told him no!!!
He was so upset, I wanted to say something at the time but he just wanted to leave. I complained and the response I got was my staff are right, your son is wrong, genuinely did not care at all. They have our money and that is all they care about, I said so you’re calling my son a liar, let’s watch in car video, they said no because you didn’t pay for it. Please avoid, money is ALL they care about, the response from my complaint was appalling!
Written August 23, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for your review of the day, as replied to your Husbands review above, I understand the owner of 6th gear has been in touch with you directly and spent time investigating what happened.
Written October 26, 2021
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Andrea J
Manchester, England, United Kingdom18 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Christmas present for our son was Lamborghini driving at Wigan. We were told we had to pay £25 for ‘insurance’ on the day, then sent to wait, so we waited, and waited. Eventually my hubby found where we should be, then we waited and waited, over an hour after our allocated time he got his turn. When he came back he was absolutely distraught, he said that the ‘instructor’ had grabbed hold of the steering wheel and said to him ‘do you want to die’ after 3 laps my son said he wanted to stop and get out, the instructor wouldn’t let him! I wanted to say something at the time but he was so upset and just wanted to leave but when we got home I phoned and complained. The result of this was that apparently my son was lying, that he had spoken to his staff and was satisfied. The attitude and way we have been treated has been dreadful. My advice, avoid!
Written August 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your review of the day, as I understand the owner of 6th gear has been in touch with you directly and spent time investigating what happened.
Written October 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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