I made the above video and I recently had a chance to try out one of those simulators they use for drivers' ed and it was pretty cool! I never took a drivers' ed course before so this was all new to me. The hardest part of the simulator was resisting the temptation to drive around like Grand Theft Auto.
Was it fun? yup! Would it make me a better driver? Maybe... It does allow your instructor to do fun things like make cars rear-end you, make pedestrians jump out in traffic or make your tire blow at will and these are things that are kinda hard to replicate in a safe real-world environment.
AND you can drive a first-gen Viper RT/10 in the sim. No idea why or how.