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Old May 21st 2009, 3:43 pm
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Who is the best to hire a car in the UK and at a good rate?
As i keep looking on line and they give me a different price every time.
Also can you up grade auto insurance?
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Old May 21st 2009, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by kath58
Who is the best to hire a car in the UK and at a good rate?
As i keep looking on line and they give me a different price every time.
Also can you up grade auto insurance?
You can try Enterprise they are pretty good

www.enterprise.co.uk or Avis.

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I used enterprise last weekend and they were good. Unfortunately, I got dumped on with an airport fee I didn't know about because I was driving from Lichfield to Heathrow, put an extra 50 quid on my bill. But the car was clean, ran fine and got me to where I wanted to go.
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I used Alamo last time ...first time I've used them because I normally use Hertz or Avis but had a dreadful time with Hertz during my previous visit. If you are using a US credit card to pay for the rental you may also be covered for insurance....check with the credit card company. There have been quite a few threads about UK rental cars and insurance when paying with a US CC...if you use the search facility located at the top of the page you should be able to locate them. If not...yell out and I'll help.
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Last time I rented in the UK I had a £500 deposit put on my credit card or something. My cc issuer freaked and denied the charge which required some phone calls from the rental place to sort out. Real pain in the butt.
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We use carhire3000 - they always come out the cheapest.
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I know it can be a pain but if you can hire off-airport the fees are usually cheaper.

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1car1.co.uk are cheap. I used them several times between finishing my job (had to give the company car back) and moving to the US.
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1car1.co.uk are cheap. I used them several times between finishing my job (had to give the company car back) and moving to the US.
That's probably why they've gone out of business.
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Hah! Never even noticed!
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Originally Posted by kath58
Who is the best to hire a car in the UK and at a good rate?
As i keep looking on line and they give me a different price every time.
Also can you up grade auto insurance?
Hi:

I have had good experience using either Kemwell or AutoEurope to rent the car from the States. They are a consolidator -- you pay in US$ in advance. But I have found it to be the best rates.

You may want to check to see if your credit card covers rental vehicle damage. AmEx used to do as part of the package, now it is extra. In contrast, my US Bank Visa does have it.
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Just got back from a rush trip to see my 80 year old mother, I used autoeurope they are a consolidator, they charged $154 (+/-£100) for 7 days with a Skoda Roomster (a tall polo with plenty of luggage space and 49 MPG), and this time used National/Europcar. I cannot complain.
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I used Alamo last time ...first time I've used them because I normally use Hertz or Avis but had a dreadful time with Hertz during my previous visit. If you are using a US credit card to pay for the rental you may also be covered for insurance....check with the credit card company. There have been quite a few threads about UK rental cars and insurance when paying with a US CC...if you use the search facility located at the top of the page you should be able to locate them. If not...yell out and I'll help.

Where is Alamo located? I guess they pick you up in a mini-bus, but is it anywhere near Hertz, Avis etc? (It's the only place I can find when returning a rental car when I'm flying out of Heathrow lol!)

Actually - is Enterprise now located near Hertz, Avis, National? I knew a couple of years ago that they were going to relocate (I think they were near Hatton Cross tube station and it was a pain to return the car, although I did get a good rate at the time). They also had limited hours, but I think they were going to go 24/7?

I think I once rented with Sixt as well from LHR, another off-airport rental co.

Probably best to check with Kayak?

Has anyone used Priceline or Hotwire for renting a car from LHR?
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I always fly into T2 at Manchester...they have an office there so you should be able to locate them at most airports.

Originally Posted by Englishmum
Where is Alamo located? I guess they pick you up in a mini-bus, but is it anywhere near Hertz, Avis etc? (It's the only place I can find when returning a rental car when I'm flying out of Heathrow lol!)

Actually - is Enterprise now located near Hertz, Avis, National? I knew a couple of years ago that they were going to relocate (I think they were near Hatton Cross tube station and it was a pain to return the car, although I did get a good rate at the time). They also had limited hours, but I think they were going to go 24/7?

I think I once rented with Sixt as well from LHR, another off-airport rental co.

Probably best to check with Kayak?

Has anyone used Priceline or Hotwire for renting a car from LHR?
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Where is Alamo located? I guess they pick you up in a mini-bus, but is it anywhere near Hertz, Avis etc? (It's the only place I can find when returning a rental car when I'm flying out of Heathrow lol!)

Actually - is Enterprise now located near Hertz, Avis, National? I knew a couple of years ago that they were going to relocate (I think they were near Hatton Cross tube station and it was a pain to return the car, although I did get a good rate at the time). They also had limited hours, but I think they were going to go 24/7?

I think I once rented with Sixt as well from LHR, another off-airport rental co.

Probably best to check with Kayak?

Has anyone used Priceline or Hotwire for renting a car from LHR?
In Heathrow, Enterprise is a little further up the road from Avis, IIRC... We passed Avis when we were returning our Enterprise car. All teh others were in a different section of the airport.
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