Even with the so called discount the prices are coming up extortionate...
Indeed, not a very well paid job. Hopefully a win win though. The various companies have fleets of cars belonging/allocated to airports and they need the cars to be returned to their home bases. It is a days salary, petrol and return fare home for an employee to get it back to an airport.
Is this the worst paid job in the gig economy? You actually have to pay to work and will possibly get charged thousands!
And if you get a scratch on it, pay for the respray!
my credit card CVV is 072 and expire on 12/27
Sounds like a clever way for them to return/rebalance their fleet after one-way rentals, instead of paying fuel and wages for staff to drive cars around between locations, let customers pay you a quid and do it for you 😁
My experiences with Europcar have been good. Don't use Easirent - scam artists.
Europcar consistently voted one of the worst car hire firms.
The increases only really effect your “wreck the hoose juice” the favoured weapons of the jakerrelly
Buck fast is one of only drinks to say same price. No need to travel for it
Make sure you check your tyres if you pick up a Europcar van. When we hired one last year, one had a slow puncture and another had illegal tyre tread. They took no responsibility. You’ve been warned!
Just booked a £1 hire to get from London to Stansted airport - will certainly be cheaper (and easier, from where we live) than getting public transport. Don't know why this is expired...
Had bad experience with Europecar Preston. I never got my car when and where I wanted and had to catch a 1hr30 min bus home instead of a 20 min car go. All I got was 'it's not an exact science'!
You are glass half full kinda a guy :)
How do you know what size of car you will get?
So why pay a pound?
That was your daft decision and nothing to do with the rental company.
That's a deal breaker. Can't be faffing around.
What's the age limit on these?
so you have to pay for fuel? is it cheaper than taking train?
Turns out, it's cheaper to hire a car when buying airtickets with EasyJet - 200EUR with EasyJet vs £192 (exchange is 1.15 today, 220EUR) with the 25% discount. So not always the cheapest, keep an eye out if you're doing the same as me.
Thanks - will be popping back in August and this will do nicely!
Pity they dont do a code for Europe - I would have booked
Can't get it from these guys even though my points expired
huge £1000 take out insurance to cover it with someone like http://www.insurance4carhire.com
you have to select just unde 24 hours to get he £1 price - looks like there is a bug because if you choose 24 hours it switches to £61
Unless the deal is over. I should have seen this sooner!
Good idea if it works for your dates/city. I tried to find one from Leicester to Heathrow for August but the price was about £130. Did I do something wrong? Lol. I did collect and drop off for the same day
This is exactly what I'm doing in August. £1 to LHR and £150+ in parking charges saved
i think Enterprise are better off, they let you use your current car insurance to protect rental
They get commission on selling you their insurance.
Inspect it before you take it, make sure the existing.damage matches then photograph it when you return it and be sure to mention you took the photos when you return it. I usually use novacarhire they are a broker and need to get involved if there is a dispute. Always helps to have someone with experience dealing with the car rental companies
You can get car hire insurance independent of the rental. can even get good rates on annual insurance too. from lots of sites.I used the annual policy on insurance4carhire.com
rented from europe cars in london city airport plenty times, no issues. This deal is fantastic.
UK link here https://www.europcar.co.uk/deals/one-way-uk.step
That's not a link! This is a link
Do be careful and check the car on return. Europcar put a £1000 charge on my c card for damage I was not responsible for. The damage was on the car when I collected it. They took £1000 and refunded me the difference some weeks later Fortunately my excess insurance quickly paid up, but it was very bad form from Europcar. Will never use again.
then they sting you £300 for the scratches
The credit card company are helpful if there are unauthorized transactions or there is a clear breach of contract by the other party. In the car hire scenario, you have pre-authorised use of the card in the event of some damage being caused. If the car is damaged and the credit card gets charged, it is hard to prove any actual breach of contract and the credit card companies aren't so keen to get involved.
In that scenario, isn't it a case of involving the credit card company who'll protect you from spurious claims.
We got a letter from their insurance to cover damages from 'missing fuel cap'. When asked for proof, the guy sent a picture of it in his hand. Bunch of muppets
Not sure why you opted to bump this month+ old deal, but anyway.... If, as you claim, you returned the vehicle full of fuel, then you must have filled up very close to the return point probably just before you returned the vehicle. Presumably you have a receipt to prove that? Returning a vehicle when there is no one around to accept it is always a danger - it doesn't matter what rental company you use. However, the rental company presumably have a receipt showing the fuel they say they purchased (may not be £170 worth as that will include the prise of someone having to fill the vehicle as well - but probably about £85 worth of fuel) Similary, if they any rental company were to charge you for repairs, then they would have to produce receipts for that too if asked.
Another bad experience with Europacar, hired a van and returned it with a full tank but there was no one at their office so I had to post the keys into a box. Next thing I know I am being billed for a full tank of fuel at twice the petrol price. I have no way to prove it since no one was at their office which also meant they could make up any scratches or dents etc. Scammed me for a total of £170 (and I think I got away easy compared to some).
Just saved £20 on a £191, 9 day car rental (1.6 Astra) from Bristol airport at the beginning of August. Thank you!
Not sure where you're renting from, how long in advance, but for my location, same day as the quote in the OP, it's £ 159.47 GBP / day from Enterprise without Risk Reduction Cover (Airport Location) and £ 202.54 GBP (Non-Airport Location)... + I'm lucky enough to be aged under 30, and Enterprise don't rent Full-Sized MPVs to me. Still reckon I've got a good deal here, you can rent at Enterprise if it's cheaper, no pressure!
£103 for a mpv at enterprise Friday to Monday. think you played well over the odds
can you tell,what kind of company provides policy to make excess 0?
Ha! Well never use rental car insurance...get a separate policy which is under £50 for worldwide, unlimited cover.
Be aware dont hire a car from this company. If you dont pay extra protection insurance , they will steal your rental car , and you end up with the hefty bill. BEWARE SCAMMERS
With Europcar, most definitely. Thoroughly overpriced.
seems to only work on Thursdays for me but good deal
Didn't work for my dates/location unfortunately, but here's the Ts and Cs... Terms and conditions: Offers may vary according to location and time of hire Maximum discounts available at selected locations only Bookings must be placed by 31/10/11 for hires until 16/12/11 Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer Valid at participating branches only UK rentals include unlimited mileage, Damage Liability Waiver (Subject to excess), road tax and VAT but excludes fuel Damage Liability Waiver is subject to a £600 excess Subject to availability and driver qualification
ah yeah it is valid for friday pickups btw...just for certain cars though by the looks of it...was considering a passat but went for astra or golf instead
yeah i just wanted a small van from friday to saturday to move my stuff to uni. ive got for the astra now just coz it was 40 quid cheaper n coz its more fun lol
Yes indeed - a 500 deposit is required. I think for an additional £14 this can be waived.. Also - sneaky sneaky: Van rental on Friday 8am - Friday 5pm = £63. Van rental on Thursday 5pm - Friday 5pm = £37. Looks like the offer isn't valid for Friday pick-ups ;)
Obviously depends what branch you use as i used EuropeCar in Coventry to move in may and had perfect service, even let us take the van away early.
as above crap service booked a van for moving a mate, turned up and all they had as a little combo when we had booked a lwb, took 2 months and about 30 calls to get money back user burnt tree now fantastic company
I wondered why this was cold, now I know :O
hi mrpremium, thank you very much for your advice!!
I went to York branch if your wondering
crap service, always used Burnt Tree best service about and good prices
Crazy price for our 25 nights in Florida this August. Full size GBP 707 less 6.5% Netflights £544 less 5% Thankfully I got mine with Expedia when they had a glitch on their system £197 (after cashback)
I arrange logistics - transport, etc., for a large samba band & from personal experience Europcar are bloody awful, and quite expensive. If there's a branch near you I would recommend Thrifty vehicle rental. Probably 20-25% cheaper than Europcar to start with, and they always seem willing to 'negotiate'...
Hertz is cheaper than these people.
Read Reviews On Europcar Awful, They Take Money Off Your Credit Card A Few Months After You Hiring Car Or Van For No Reason , Had 400.00gbp Taken Off My Credit Card 3 Months After Use Of Hire Car Still Waiting To Hear Back From Them, Nightmare Company
OP -Add UK only to the title my lanzarote quote was 3 times what I can get elsewhere lol
Not sure what you guys are seeing, but I clicked on the 50% off banner, then was offered 1-day rental of a Corsa for £20 or a Focus for £24. I thought that was pretty good, tbh! ...you do have to click the banner though otherwise it doesn't do the discount (sneaky)
gets a little cheaper with that link, but not 50% I guess the key is 'up to' so it'll be 5-10% off everything and then on overpriced over sized van that no one wants this time of year will be 50% of if booked for 3 years solid! ;)
I've just tried cars and vans on three sample one day hires - they aren't any cheaper than anyone else I've been looking at. Perhaps it's only certain days. Cold from me I'm afraid.
just done a price check, look like normal prices to me at LBA. had to laugh at the 'eco-friendly' icon next to the corsa 1.0. the only way this bag of pants can be considered eco friendly is by being so week, you get out and push it up a hill! be wary as they also take a large deposit and don't always bother to tell you they're taking it, and then you get the usual 10 days to refund palavar!
They have a deal currently for between 25 - 50% discount, depending on where you click from (just Google '50% Europcar discount'). They are cheaper compared to the other car rentals at Rodez (the airport I fly to in France) and more convenient as everyone flies there on Ryanair and most people have booked Hertz through the airline (form an orderly, long queue, folks). But when you make a booking it doesn't actually show what discount you have achieved - it just gives you a price. A minor quibble though.
The original posting points out that this is a repost.
depends though.....you must live in the middle of nowehere....if i hired a van in reading.....it could take me up to 2.5 hours to get out of town then again a man with a van usually charges by the hour.....1 hour is nowhere near enough
agreed man and a van is a good option....also if he crashes he pays!!
you are kidding....i would have put max £3 in....i use my local van hire...roy wood, winnersh near wokingham/reading ......£35 for about 6 hours (£45 for the day) in a new swb transit and i did about 15 miles max...not charge for fuel....would rather use them than europcar
3 months ago!?! allowed to repost after a month
•Bookings must be placed by 30/07/09 for hires between 05/06/09 to 14/09/09 and its 31/7/09 today so offer over
i cant drive and dont have a license , lol
7% Quidco available, Mondeo sized car for three days coming out at £75, so pretty good :thumbsup:
Thats strange - the random dates & times I just put in , gave me a Mercedes for that kinda money .... anf there were many cheaper offers available
2 days £225 for a corsa, and that's halfprice?!?
Cold - got cheaper quotes using their '12.5% off Friday rentals'.
This is JUST UK - and the spain prices I got are 3-4 times more expensive than I've paid so you would need 50% off just to make it reasonable. Kinda a bummer for a company called EUROpcar - all their offers are in the UK . . .
I'm hiring in Spain. I find the best rates are skycars.com, carjet.com and booking-centre-online.com
Where did you get the cheaper rates?
Rates approximately 70% HIGHER than booking I've just made!!