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Weekend car rental (Fri - Mon) - Ford Focus or similar @ Hertz £44.89

£44.89 @ Hertz
I've been shopping around for weekend car hire, just booked from 1 - 4 July (three days) for £44.89 from Hertz. This was for a Ford Focus (Group C) - the cheapest was £41.40 for group A or B. (My…
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I've been shopping around for weekend car hire, just booked from 1 - 4 July (three days) for £44.89 from Hertz.

This was for a Ford Focus (Group C) - the cheapest was £41.40 for group A or B. (My location: Oxford.)

Seems like a good deal to me, with 10% Quidco too - I usually end up booking with Enterprise, but a similar car was showing as £56.95.

Edit to add: this is for pre-payment deals only.
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#1
cheapest for me on these dates manchester area £72.67
#2
Cheapest for me with a focus in London is £117 oO
#3
jjumbo1
cheapest for me on these dates manchester area £72.67


peewit23
Cheapest for me with a focus in London is £117 oO


Blimey, maybe they just have a glut of availability round here then?!
#4
£76 for a Focus in Southampton, you must be lucky!
#5
Peterborough ;
(C) Ford Focus Zetec Climate or similar
Compact, 4-5 Door, Manual, Aircon, CDMR
5 Passengers
1 Large Suitcase, 2 Small Suitcase
Manual Transmission
Air Conditioning

44.89 GBP
Unlimited Free Miles Included
Pre-Pay Online

Looks like a deal for me 8)
#6
their website seems complicated to navigate and get some easy quotes
1 Like #7
Make it even cheaper with 10% Quidco cashbackhttp://www.quidco.com/hertz-uk

If you've already visited Hertz site, clear those cookies before going back via Quidco, as it will not track/pay unless it views you as a Quidco sourced customer, and an earlier visit would show otherwise.
#8
If you've got a nectar card you can also get 2000 bonus points for booking. I've never figured out where to put the PC Code, or your nectar card or anything though!
#9
44.89 at Maidstone
#10
never done a car rental before, How does the insurance work for this?
#11
Plymouth £44.89


Compact, 4-5 Door, Manual, Aircon, CDMR
(C) Ford Focus Zetec Climate or similar
CDMR

* 5 Passengers
* 1 Large Suitcase, 2 Small Suitcase
* Manual Transmission
* Air Conditioning

or £41.40


Economy, 2-4 Door, Manual, Aircon, ECMR
(B) Vauxhall Corsa or similar
ECMR

* 4 Passengers
* 1 Large Suitcase, 2 Small Suitcase
* Manual Transmission
* Air Conditioning
* 51 miles/gallon
* 129-133 g/km CO2
#12
Excellent price with no hidden extras.
#13
the deposits are scandulous though!

My local Hertz wanted £500 deposit before they would let the car go!
1 Like #14
Roughly £44 here too, not bad. I've often considered ditching my car and just hiring one when needed.
#15
Never had any problem with Hertz.
Deposit £200 by credit card, quidco and nectar points.
#16
Try enterprise cheaper...for categories.. A

11.99 per day

http://www.enterprise.co.uk/car_rental/intresImage.do?imageId=61091.1&key=995.en.GB.......&page=home


Edited By: deep_sing on Jun 12, 2011 10:32
#17
Do you start off with an empty tank or a full one? It's much more convenient to bring it back full so you only pay for the fuel you use.
2 Likes #18
Watch out for hidden fees. All car rental companies need careful watching but Hertz are definitely the worst. Never rented from Hertz in the UK but abroad I found the cost doubled after they added about a dozen fees, charges, and taxes hidden in the small print.
#19
adding another day only added twelve quid for me for a focus. 59.86 all in.

Edited By: mikmikmik on Jun 12, 2011 10:48
#20
At one instance when I took the car fuel was 7/8. But I couldn't judge refuelling it back when I was returning so I had to refuel it fully..but as you have prepaid, the branch office will not refund you any monies.. but overall experience good with Hertz...
1 Like #21
Ive just come back from holiday and the Hertz charges were terrible. They dont tell you until you are at the airport either 700 euros excess removed from your card then refunded when you return it,
or an extra charge of 96 euro. Plus they were making 100% profit on fuel.
#22
100% profit on fuel?

I've never rented a car so sorry for the stupid question... Dont you fill it up at the pumps yourself before you return it?
#23
Be careful,often their prices usually dont include collision damage waiver which is around
£5/6 a day.If you dont tit thats why they want a big deposit.Be sure you inspect the car
and get them to note dents or scratches before you drive off.
#24
MoneySavingExpert has a very good guide about Car Hire

MoneySavingExpert



Also, use this screen scrapper site to get the best quote

Carhire3000.com

Edited By: Mayur on Jun 12, 2011 12:43
#25
Just a couple of points after previous posts:

- You'll get the option to pay for a tank of fuel when you pick the car up. If you do this you won't have to worry about returning it with a full tank. I never take this option because it's always cheaper to fill up just before returning the car.

- This price includes insurance, though there will be a steep excess if you cause any damage. They'll offer you extra insurance at pickup to cover this - again, I never take it (I'm willing to take the risk).

- I've used Hertz before and didn't have any problems, but always inspect the car carefully when you pick it up and mark any scratches, dings, chips etc on the damage report before you leave the branch.

- Again, there aren't any extra charges with this deal: the £44.89 is all you have to pay. But they will take a deposit when you pick the car up, which gets refunded when you return it.
#26
Good spot
#27
johnmcga
Just a couple of points after previous posts:

- This price includes insurance, though there will be a steep excess if you cause any damage. They'll offer you extra insurance at pickup to cover this - again, I never take it (I'm willing to take the risk).


Any idea how steep the excess? I rented a car at a similar price (from Arnold Clark, I think), and the excess was £5000, which I wasn't told about until I picked up the vehicle. Crazy stuff.
#28
You can get the daily insurance excess cover on the net cheaper than from the hire company.
The main point is that IF you are the type of person who needs 100% piece of mind then the hire
rate will not be £44.89.I havnt voted hot or cold.
#29
Samme
johnmcga
Just a couple of points after previous posts:

- This price includes insurance, though there will be a steep excess if you cause any damage. They'll offer you extra insurance at pickup to cover this - again, I never take it (I'm willing to take the risk).


Any idea how steep the excess? I rented a car at a similar price (from Arnold Clark, I think), and the excess was £5000, which I wasn't told about until I picked up the vehicle. Crazy stuff.


Looks like £650 to me on this car group, which is pretty steep I'd say. (Nothing like £5,000 though, that's ridiculous!)
#30
rank bajin
You can get the daily insurance excess cover on the net cheaper than from the hire company.
The main point is that IF you are the type of person who needs 100% piece of mind then the hire
rate will not be £44.89.I havnt voted hot or cold.

That's a fair comment - I suspect taking Hertz's own excess cover would significantly increase the price of the rental.

I never take it (it's a rip-off!) - if you do want the peace of mind, search out separate cover.
#31
I am 17 years old hold a full uk licence got it in november so 7 months ago... Can I rent this car?
#32
johnmcga

Looks like £650 to me on this car group, which is pretty steep I'd say. (Nothing like £5,000 though, that's ridiculous!)


Thanks for replying. Might be worth risking, I'm not sure. At least the £5000 was ridiculous enough to make the excess cover a no-brainer. Think it was £15/day, which I wasn't happy paying but it was better than worrying about selling my kidney should I have a major prang.
#33
Samme
johnmcga

Looks like £650 to me on this car group, which is pretty steep I'd say. (Nothing like £5,000 though, that's ridiculous!)


Thanks for replying. Might be worth risking, I'm not sure. At least the £5000 was ridiculous enough to make the excess cover a no-brainer. Think it was £15/day, which I wasn't happy paying but it was better than worrying about selling my kidney should I have a major prang.

There are companies out there who sell the cover separately and it works out much cheaper to do it that way. I can't remember who they are but they're definitely mentioned in the car hire advice on Moneysavingexpert.com.
#34
kingboom4
I am 17 years old hold a full uk licence got it in november so 7 months ago... Can I rent this car?

Not a chance.
Everyone, apart from Enterprise, requires you've held your licence for a year. Most places also charge a premium for those between 23 and 25 and few, if any, will rent to anyone younger than that.
#35
mix
kingboom4
I am 17 years old hold a full uk licence got it in november so 7 months ago... Can I rent this car?

Not a chance.
Everyone, apart from Enterprise, requires you've held your licence for a year. Most places also charge a premium for those between 23 and 25 and few, if any, will rent to anyone younger than that.


Damn, I hate them now!!!
#36
I live in London so no car, just hire as required.

I nearly always use Carhire3000, which uses all the top companies including Hertz.

Re insurance, there are many websites offering Excess cover but recently Carhire3000 have added this as an option during payment - think it works out at a couple of quid a day. (think Hertz charge about £12/day)

Being in London its still expensive (!!!) so gotta keep the cost down somehow.

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