We compared advanced driving course prices in South Africa - and found that one carmaker offers it for free

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  • BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Mini and Volkswagen offer advanced driving courses in South Africa.
  • Ford offers its course for free.
  • Other prices start at R1,400.

These car brands offer advanced driving courses either aimed at high-performance driving or safety. Most run from early morning till mid-to-late afternoon and provide allocated vehicles and even lunch. Prices range from the low thousands of rands. 

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Advanced driving course prices in SA. (Sources: VW, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mini and Ford)

Ford SA's driving skills for life (DSFL) course is offered free of charge as part of the company's corporate social responsibility programme. It is aimed at equipping motorists with valuable insights and experience regarding all aspects of road safety. 

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A Ford mustang used for the driving skills for life (DSFL) course. (Photo: Timothy Rangongo/Business Insider SA)

Since 2010, more than 3,800 drivers have benefited from DSFL courses. A variety of Ford models including the Mustang, Ranger, Everest, Fiesta and EcoSport are used for the courses.

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