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Hertz have started to sell cars at discounted prices. All less than 3 years old FSH and better prices than you can expect from a main dealer!

The only catch is that it's an Ex hire car.... That being said I've had mine for over a year now and touch wood never had a problem with it!

If you're looking at changing your car consider this!
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stupid website not responding.

A bit like the throttles on their cars i wager
jaydeeuk1 1 Like #42
If there is one type of car I'd never buy, its an ex rental. Used to hire Toyotas from Derby, they took some amazing abuse and still kept going (although I wouldn't want to be the owner just out of warranty). Ever wanted to know what happens if you try and change gear without using the clutch? Also because most were only a few months old, it was a cheap way to obtain nearly new tyres for our company yaris.
I wouldn't have a problem with buying one of these. Many years ago I bought a Renault from an ordinary dealership, which had "one previous owner", wasn't until I got my hands on the logbook that I realised the ONE owner was Hertz. I think it was a one year old car, about 25k on the clock IIRC. Really good price tho'
The carpets were a little worn, and the beige interior maybe a bit grubbier than you would expect from a privately owned car, but mechanically it was sound - was an automatic, so no clutch problems.
I think I ran it for 4 years, put about 50k more miles on it, never had a minutes trouble. Traded it in at a Renault dealer after that for another nearly new Renault.
So, if we were looking to buy at the moment I'd consider this option.
site is performing horrible
Cold due to the fact that the website doesn't work
They don't sell them at the moment but I bought a Kia Cee'd 2. It was just over 2 years old and I got it for £6500 which was a bargain! The 7 year warranty still in tact because Hertz kept up to date with servicing, which meant that when an ABS sensor developed a fault a few months after buying the car Kia replaced it for free. That was the only problem I've had with it (and it wasn't really a problem). During my 10 day trial I tested 3 different cars at no extra cost and if I had decided not to buy it would have cost me less than £200 for 10 days of hire!

The customer service is also the best I've recieved from a British company too.

I know it sounds like I'm blowing smoke up Hertz's hoop but no I don't work for them I'm actually in HM Forces.
Prices seem cheaper elsewhere, at Motorpoint.co.uk for example.
clumsymum 1 Like #48
having patiently run a search for all makes and models, it seems they have no cars for sale within 200 miles of my location (Nottingham) anyway ..
Looks very interesting, especially since I was look at a new car in the coming weeks, and they have what I was looking for (LEON) for sale.

Couple of questions:
1. Are rental cars usually poverty spec? so optional extras are likely to be a big NO?
2. It does not specify the car's colour on the website, or am I missing something?
the website broke my computer
toysdude 1 Like #51
dont be gentle - Its a rental!!
Given that every time I've been given a new car as a hire car (which is pretty much every time) I've made it by business to wreck it as much as possible (red lining every gear change etc etc etc), I wouldn't touch these with a barge pole.

Mind you, it's fun to learn how to do clutchless gear changes for a week!

Edited By: davester2k on Jul 22, 2013 11:11
Cold - prices don't seem that great, at least for the cars I was looking at.
The only downside I can see is that they are not going to take your old car part-ex like a second hand car sales/ dealership would, I may be wrong but I can't see them wanting to be lumbnered with a pile of older higher milage cars than they started out with .

The part ex's will no doubt be in better condition than many of these abused ex hire cars.
They must be running this website on a laptop!
Clearly not expecting much web traffic
bargainhunter73 1 Like #56
I certainly don't look for things to hit but I drive hire cars a lot less carefully than my own. I get cdw so I don't pay anything if the car gets damaged.

Well the Police are very keen these days to push for instances of driving without due care and attention or even careless driving charges for even the most lightest of 'at fault' accidents regardless of whether you hit another car, a lamp post or street furniture, and being in a hire car doesn't make you any less likely to face these charges, if you are found to be at fault. The same also applies in relation to penalty points and most hire companies will cheerfully charge you a fairly hefty admin fee of anything upto £60 just for naming you on a NIP.

Insurers are also increasingly sharing driver claim information through a large national database regardless of who owns the car or who is the policyholder, so even if you are involved in an accident on the hire car companies' insurance, you'll still be obligated to declare it as a previous claim to your own insurers when taking out a policy or its very likely to come back and bite you on your ar$e, CDW or not.

So personally I would be driving a hire care with equal care as any other car, because the potential charges and convictions facing you, if you don't, are exactly the same.

But you clearly know better than the rest of us, so we'll just all wish you very good luck with that.

Edited By: bargainhunter73 on Jul 22, 2013 11:38: content
Carrie.F 124 Likes #57
Given that every time I've been given a new car as a hire car (which is pretty much every time) I've made it by business to wreck it as much as possible (red lining every gear change etc etc etc), I wouldn't touch these with a barge pole.Mind you, it's fun to learn how to do clutchless gear changes for a week!
What a prat!
Man that is one sloooooow website?!?
Wonder how many times these cars have been mis-fueled. I've heard it happens a lot to hire cars from a friend who's a mobile mechanic.

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