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One Way Car Hire £1 @ Europcar
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One Way Car Hire £1 @ Europcar

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Posted 14th Sep

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Excellent price if you need to a hire car to get to the airport. Please note that for the destinations I've tested you can only drop off the car at various airports and not other cities. Different destination airports are available from each origin, some examples are given below. Please read the t&c's to ensure you are happy before you proceed to book!

Example Origins (many more):
Bristol
Bath
Bournemouth
Fareham
Southampton
Gloucester
Worcester
Penzance
Sheffield
Wakefield
Coventry
Birmingham
Newport
Doncaster
Liverpool
Swansea
Stockport

Example routes:
Fareham - London Gatwick
Fareham - London Heathrow
Bournemouth - London Heathrow
Bournemouth - London Gatwick
Bath - London Heathrow

TERMS & CONDITIONS:3294246.jpgIf you keep the vehicle longer than the time allowance provided, the public rate will be applied to your rental.
3294246.jpgThe vehicle driven is chosen by Europcar
3294246.jpgNumber of hours & miles included in the offer is limited, based on the maximum distance to be driven. If you keep the vehicle for longer, the normal public rate will be applied. If you drive for more miles than are included, you will have to pay for the additional miles.
3294246.jpgApplies for Oneway car rental only, from the defined pick-up location, to the defined return location.
3294246.jpgModifications to your booking are not possible. However, you may cancel the booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the rental pick-up time. For cancellations made after this time, Europcar will not refund the 1 pound charge.
3294246.jpgOnly drivers over the age of 21 are eligible for Oneway
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I wouldn't go near these jokers even if you do think they'll only charge you £1

I was in an accident last year and my insurance company insisted that I used auxhillis for my courtesy car as it was part of my insurance policy. Auxhillis have no offices where I live so I unknowingly got a car from Europcar (didn't find out until it was delivered) . I was ill at the time (ill enough that I couldn't drive for a few weeks) so a relative came with me to get the car and drove it home for me (and back to the repair centre when my own car was fixed). We had a quick look around the car which was filthy on the outside and had scratches and a chunk of muck or something stuck to the side. We made the delivery people aware and they made a note of it. I also phoned Auxhillis when I got home.

Almost a month later I got a phone call saying that I had to pay for the damage that I caused to the hire car. I told them that it was alreday there and that I had made Europcar aware of it and also phoned Auxhillis and they said they'd investigate

I heard nothing and then 5 months later I got another call saying that after the investigation they found that I was responsible for the damage and I would have to pay for the repairs. They said they had no record of me making any calls to Auxhillis and Europcar had no notes about the damage that I told them about before I took the car. They said that because II had no paperwork (Europcar driver told me to leave it in the car), no photographs and basically no proof at all that I hadn't a case to argue about and would have to pay, even though I told them that I was ill at the time and just wanted to get home rather take photos of a car. Luckily my relative had taken 1 photo and it matched one of Europcars photos. I sent it to them in May and haven't heard anything since (although I do expect to)

Basically if you think £1 is too good to be true, it is. Europcar are crooks and use whatever dirty tricks they can to get extra money out of their customers

Here's something to read if you're even considering getting one of their cars travelweekly.co.uk/art…ion
Edited by: "wee_snoop" 14th Sep
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StephenWarrior14/09/2019 16:31

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Oh that it's only standard 3rd party cover and that 'you' would always recommend the full level of cover, and maybe buy a tank of fuel if it's a long journey.

Also the cars are sometimes shot to bits on those hires, fleet that location/fleet managers are desperate to get rid of and wouldn't even meet the Goldcar standard.
But it is a great deal £1 for a car to an airport to save parking, get a grip
StephenWarrior14/09/2019 16:39

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If they are on their way to be sold, i'd imagine all the damage that car hire companies charge to customers for dents, scratches, chips etc to have been fixed (as thats why they have charged the customer) - I doubt it has, just another money making scheme.
StephenWarrior14/09/2019 16:54

But it is a great deal £1 for a car to an airport to save parking, get a …But it is a great deal £1 for a car to an airport to save parking, get a grip


I just had a look,
£1 to Heathrow airport, £110* for a 4hr journey back same day drop off. (*cheapest I could find, not Europcar)

2 weeks parking at off-site at heathrow (car hire companies are also off-site, so comparable) 1-14th October is £55. Fuel wouldn't be £50.

Cheaper to drive + park than the return hire cost.

Don't get me wrong, its a deal if you can get a free lift back or willing to take the National Express coach on the return leg, then live next to the bus station else factor in the taxi cost there too.
Edited by: "CDR" 14th Sep
If ya want to search all car hire companies for £1 deals look at an app called drive me
CDR14/09/2019 16:57

I just had a look, £1 to Heathrow airport, £110* for a 4hr journey back s …I just had a look, £1 to Heathrow airport, £110* for a 4hr journey back same day drop off. (*cheapest I could find, not Europcar)2 weeks parking at off-site at heathrow (car hire companies are also off-site, so comparable) 1-14th October is £55. Fuel wouldn't be £50. Cheaper to drive + park than the return hire cost.Don't get me wrong, its a deal if you can get a free lift back or willing to take the National Express coach on the return leg, then live next to the bus station else factor in the taxi cost there too.


Yeah I admit it can be expensive coming back, but if ya only going one way it’s a bargain
Don’t forget the £350 excess cover insurance
Can I pay the quid and just sit in it with the engine on for an hour? I wouldn't want to drive it because I might damage it.
I wouldn't go near these jokers even if you do think they'll only charge you £1

I was in an accident last year and my insurance company insisted that I used auxhillis for my courtesy car as it was part of my insurance policy. Auxhillis have no offices where I live so I unknowingly got a car from Europcar (didn't find out until it was delivered) . I was ill at the time (ill enough that I couldn't drive for a few weeks) so a relative came with me to get the car and drove it home for me (and back to the repair centre when my own car was fixed). We had a quick look around the car which was filthy on the outside and had scratches and a chunk of muck or something stuck to the side. We made the delivery people aware and they made a note of it. I also phoned Auxhillis when I got home.

Almost a month later I got a phone call saying that I had to pay for the damage that I caused to the hire car. I told them that it was alreday there and that I had made Europcar aware of it and also phoned Auxhillis and they said they'd investigate

I heard nothing and then 5 months later I got another call saying that after the investigation they found that I was responsible for the damage and I would have to pay for the repairs. They said they had no record of me making any calls to Auxhillis and Europcar had no notes about the damage that I told them about before I took the car. They said that because II had no paperwork (Europcar driver told me to leave it in the car), no photographs and basically no proof at all that I hadn't a case to argue about and would have to pay, even though I told them that I was ill at the time and just wanted to get home rather take photos of a car. Luckily my relative had taken 1 photo and it matched one of Europcars photos. I sent it to them in May and haven't heard anything since (although I do expect to)

Basically if you think £1 is too good to be true, it is. Europcar are crooks and use whatever dirty tricks they can to get extra money out of their customers

Here's something to read if you're even considering getting one of their cars travelweekly.co.uk/art…ion
Edited by: "wee_snoop" 14th Sep
Wouldnt touch these guys. Always use Hertz and have done in 4 countries for cars and vans. No issues, and with Gold Plus Rewards, no messing about
Well worth it if it works for you. Have used this before as my parents were flying out 2 days before but returning with me on the way back. So got them a car for £1 from Leeds to Stansted. Saved us having to take 2 cars and also saved 2 days of parking.

Always make sure to check the car at time of pick up and note any scuffs/marks there and then with the rep and take photos (this should be standard practice when you hire a car).
Returning the car at Stansted was easy too, just dropped keys at the desk and was good to go.

Like I said, if it works for you then at £1 it is definitely worth it from my experience
Danny_5432114/09/2019 21:57

Well worth it if it works for you. Have used this before as my parents …Well worth it if it works for you. Have used this before as my parents were flying out 2 days before but returning with me on the way back. So got them a car for £1 from Leeds to Stansted. Saved us having to take 2 cars and also saved 2 days of parking. Always make sure to check the car at time of pick up and note any scuffs/marks there and then with the rep and take photos (this should be standard practice when you hire a car). Returning the car at Stansted was easy too, just dropped keys at the desk and was good to go.Like I said, if it works for you then at £1 it is definitely worth it from my experience


Seems you need to take a video + photos of the car before leaving to protect you from scams later.
Happy to risk it with Europcar. I can't seem to find any £1 trips though. Anybody find Oxford to Gatwick?
Tried 3 times to book a £1 return, each time failed at the payment authentication stage. Their online help said they were having some problems. In the next month, I have 8 fraudulent transactions on that card. It was a brand new card number, had never been used prior to trying to book the car.
wee_snoop14/09/2019 19:05

I wouldn't go near these jokers even if you do think they'll only charge …I wouldn't go near these jokers even if you do think they'll only charge you £1I was in an accident last year and my insurance company insisted that I used auxhillis for my courtesy car as it was part of my insurance policy. Auxhillis have no offices where I live so I unknowingly got a car from Europcar (didn't find out until it was delivered) . I was ill at the time (ill enough that I couldn't drive for a few weeks) so a relative came with me to get the car and drove it home for me (and back to the repair centre when my own car was fixed). We had a quick look around the car which was filthy on the outside and had scratches and a chunk of muck or something stuck to the side. We made the delivery people aware and they made a note of it. I also phoned Auxhillis when I got home.Almost a month later I got a phone call saying that I had to pay for the damage that I caused to the hire car. I told them that it was alreday there and that I had made Europcar aware of it and also phoned Auxhillis and they said they'd investigateI heard nothing and then 5 months later I got another call saying that after the investigation they found that I was responsible for the damage and I would have to pay for the repairs. They said they had no record of me making any calls to Auxhillis and Europcar had no notes about the damage that I told them about before I took the car. They said that because II had no paperwork (Europcar driver told me to leave it in the car), no photographs and basically no proof at all that I hadn't a case to argue about and would have to pay, even though I told them that I was ill at the time and just wanted to get home rather take photos of a car. Luckily my relative had taken 1 photo and it matched one of Europcars photos. I sent it to them in May and haven't heard anything since (although I do expect to)Basically if you think £1 is too good to be true, it is. Europcar are crooks and use whatever dirty tricks they can to get extra money out of their customersHere's something to read if you're even considering getting one of their cars http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/298914/car-hire-firms-accused-of-repairs-rip-off-after-which-investigation


It's a horrible experience, and terrible that you had to go through that...
But it is quite specific; you were ill and weren't able to take copies of paperwork and photos of the car. For most people, that wouldn't be the case.
HUKD is pretty much about "deals that are too good to be true", and over the years, I've benefitted from many such deals; always being careful of the pitfalls. You advice is a good warning for people who can benefit from this deal.
Don't trust Europ Car. I was wrongly given a parking ticket, I told the council it was wrong (with photo), so the councik at the same time asked Euopcar to pay - which they did, then illegally took the money off me. I got it back from the bank - never trust Europcar.
Edited by: "rustygecko" 15th Sep
Excellent. Thanks
wee_snoop14/09/2019 19:05

I wouldn't go near these jokers even if you do think they'll only charge …I wouldn't go near these jokers even if you do think they'll only charge you £1I was in an accident last year and my insurance company insisted that I used auxhillis for my courtesy car as it was part of my insurance policy. Auxhillis have no offices where I live so I unknowingly got a car from Europcar (didn't find out until it was delivered) . I was ill at the time (ill enough that I couldn't drive for a few weeks) so a relative came with me to get the car and drove it home for me (and back to the repair centre when my own car was fixed). We had a quick look around the car which was filthy on the outside and had scratches and a chunk of muck or something stuck to the side. We made the delivery people aware and they made a note of it. I also phoned Auxhillis when I got home.Almost a month later I got a phone call saying that I had to pay for the damage that I caused to the hire car. I told them that it was alreday there and that I had made Europcar aware of it and also phoned Auxhillis and they said they'd investigateI heard nothing and then 5 months later I got another call saying that after the investigation they found that I was responsible for the damage and I would have to pay for the repairs. They said they had no record of me making any calls to Auxhillis and Europcar had no notes about the damage that I told them about before I took the car. They said that because II had no paperwork (Europcar driver told me to leave it in the car), no photographs and basically no proof at all that I hadn't a case to argue about and would have to pay, even though I told them that I was ill at the time and just wanted to get home rather take photos of a car. Luckily my relative had taken 1 photo and it matched one of Europcars photos. I sent it to them in May and haven't heard anything since (although I do expect to)Basically if you think £1 is too good to be true, it is. Europcar are crooks and use whatever dirty tricks they can to get extra money out of their customersHere's something to read if you're even considering getting one of their cars http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/298914/car-hire-firms-accused-of-repairs-rip-off-after-which-investigation


Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I've personally used Europcar dozens of times, including a couple of £1 one-way rentals and I have never once had any problems.
Unfortunately there are some bad eggs in all areas of car rental and for that reason I only ever hire cars with a full waiver in place (sourced externally see links on moneysaving expert pages). For that reason I couldn't give a flying hoot if they try and claim I've done any damage... in any case I've not yet ran into any car rental companies that have tried this on me yet...
To echo the above comments, Europcar are easily one of the worst companies I've ever dealt with. We booked a car with them to be collected from a train station and when we arrived to collect it their office was closed. We then filed a complaint which they rejected because we "didn't provide a flight number". Why we would need this when collecting a car from a railway station is anybody's guess.

Finally they refunded the rental fee but then immediately and illegally charged a no show penalty to the same credit card. We had to go to the credit card company to file a chargeback claim for that.

TLDR; Europcar are awful and need to be removed from existence.
Brilliant thanks for posting! So glad to see it's back after drying up several months ago. We've had loads of these over the last few years - usually use them to get to an airport and jump on the train to get back home. Often fly back to a different airport anyway, so driving my own car to Gatwick is pretty useless when I'm flying back to Manchester :-) As with any car hire - always check the car with a fine tooth comb on pick up and take photos or video of any damage. Most importantly, don't forget the cashback... Wouldn't want to pay a whole quid!!
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