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Old 02-05-2002, 02:40   #1 (permalink)
 
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few questions on car hire

since i've never hired a car, and i'll be doing that when i go down to melb, i need to know a few things.

1. can you recommend anyone as pretty cheap
2. what are the pros and cons of booking a car in advance

well, that's it really...
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Old 02-05-2002, 02:53   #2 (permalink)
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Well i assume your going to hire a Ford, if so then Hertz is the go as they have Falcons for their large cars.

Guess if you book early you can have it on the date guarenteed, but i'd reccomend asking to get insurance while you hire the car. They don't say much about it but if you get involved in a accident it could cost you your own pocket unless you take out insurance i think it's like an extra $11 a day.
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sorry, i cant help with those questions :-( but I have another one.....
If you drive a rental car down dirt roads and get heaps of stone damage, like paint removal from under side skirts, is this OK?
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actually, i'm thinking of getting a commodore! i'm not too fussed, as long as it's a large car. even a magna or an avalon will do me fine. just for a change. money is more of an issue than brand.
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sorry nick... but are you old enough to hire a car??

the last time I went to get a hire car (I was 23 at the time) I was told I was too young.

I used to work in a servo (about 6 years ago) and we didnt hire utes out to under 21's. I think it might have changed since then.
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sorry nick... but are you old enough to hire a car??

the last time I went to get a hire car (I was 23 at the time) I was told I was too young.

I used to work in a servo (about 6 years ago) and we didnt hire utes out to under 21's. I think it might have changed since then.
it's 21 as far as i know.

i mean, if i can't hire a car then there's no chance in hell i'll be able to go to melb, and i will NOT be a happy chappy.
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I think down here it's still 25 before you can hire a car, or maybe thats for sports car hiring....I know you at least have to be on your full licence.

best thing to do is ring and check.
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it's 21 as far as i know.

i mean, if i can't hire a car then there's no chance in hell i'll be able to go to melb, and i will NOT be a happy chappy.
Why arnt you driving down? Surely it would have to be cheaper than renting a damn car?
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I looked at hiring a car when I went to Sydney last year. I could only find 1 company that hired to under 25's (I was 21 at the time) - but it was hell expensive. From memory it was Delta Europcar
and I think it was like $80 a day for a Toyota Echo. Plus the excess on the insurance is like $4000! Bloody rental bastards!
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Why arnt you driving down? Surely it would have to be cheaper than renting a damn car?
my best mate's 21st party is on Friday 22nd. i want to be there early sat morning so i can spend some time with my girlfriend, and then tickford day on sunday. plus, my gf lives about 60 kays out of melbourne.
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