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Car rental for a longer period

Hi friends,

I and my husband just moved to Lausanne.Since we plan to live here for 3-4 years.

We need a car for our daily use.I am looking for a rental company or any other company , who can let us use there car for longer period ( ofcourse with some additional costs)

We have had a bad experience after buying a second hand car.So, any suggestions? Does anyone know anything about such issue?

I would appreciate any reply.
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Old 24.04.2011, 17:00
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I and my husband just moved to Lausanne.Since we plan to live here for 3-4 years.

We need a car for our daily use. I am looking for a rental company or any other company , who can let us use there car for longer period ( ofcourse with some additional costs)
Am I understanding this right, you want to rent a car on a daily base for the next 3 to 4 years..?!

Lease.

Or if it's just for occasional use over the next 3 to 4 years try Mobility car sharing.

http://www.mobility.ch/en/pub/index.cfm
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

A lease might be a bit tricky if they have just got here might it not? Would expect they would want a hefty deposit...
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

If you want to rent a car for a month or two while you decide on your next steps, there are a couple of options in Lausanne that are most interesting (price).

Look at the monthly rates. You will need to decide on the km you will need.

http://www.enzolocation.ch/index.php...&id=2&Itemid=2

http://www.momohlocation.ch/73/Fran%...is/Tarifs.html

http://www.aloc-cars.ch/anglais/00-Index.asp

There are a couple of more inexpensive ones but can't remember the names for the moment.
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Am I understanding this right, you want to rent a car on a daily base for the next 3 to 4 years..?!

Lease.

Or if it's just for occasional use over the next 3 to 4 years try Mobility car sharing.

http://www.mobility.ch/en/pub/index.cfm
It is just me that misinterpreted the rates or if you rent for 12 hours and you do 300 kms (something natural on weekend) you have to pay at least 200 swiss francs?

To me that is pretty expensive.
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

Pick the car you want and then go to a dealer and see what he can offer you in the way of leasing. Sure leasing companies want some security, but at the end of the day, they still own the car. You may find they are selling a demonstrator with only a few kilometres on it but at a significant discount over the list price and with full warranty.

I would give it a try. Certainly a better option than a long-term rental.

PS: Just beware that if you don't see out the contract you will be landed with a relatively hefty penalty (unless you can find someone else to take it on).
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

I remember someone here once had a peugeot with a broken rim which she 'rented' long term via some sort of buy-back scheme.

http://www.autoeurope.com/buyback_home.cfm
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Old 24.04.2011, 22:39
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Good cars with guarentees are very cheap here. Maybe you have been burnt before, but CHF 7'000 buys a very nice car. Much cheaper than renting!
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

I am in similar delimna... I plan to stay near Lausanne for 3 years and I explored all these options
= Buy your own car (Occassion) --> I wanted flexibility with number of seats... like 5 for most of the days.. but some time 8 when some relatives visit.... so not sure if I want to get locked buying big car all along Vs, keep it flexible with rental car
I am also not sure the resell value any car , heard it'snot easy to sell a car here
= Rental --> This looks good, since I can rent a car with 5 seats now and exchange to 8 seater when I need . I found Patric location in NYON a good and exonomical car rental company
= Leasing = this is very complicated... you have to define the KMs you drive and mostly end up paying good amount of moneyat the end,, since the gurage person will find something wrong and will expect more money.


With all this I a planning to negotiate a good price for long rental car with the anegcy... I think and hope I should be able toget a 5 seater for 300fr/monthfor long stay..
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

We went through the same issue ourselves when we needed a car for 7 months only.

Our solutions:
1) Signed up to the Mobility (google it) car sharing scheme at our local train station (only at larger ones). Unfortunately, they didn't always have the cars available when we needed them... and this wasn't much cheaper than renting.

2) Long term rental
Most car rental companies offer this service but it worked out to be pretty expensive with the rates not much better than special deals for short term rental. Quotes were around CHF 5,000 for 5 months.

3) We bought a used car and negotiated with the dealer that we will resell the car to him by a certain date with the mileage capped at an agreed amount.

We lost around 4,500 CHF with solution 3 over 7 months which worked out as the cheapest.

Good luck!
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

Volvo are offering 2.9% on leasing at the moment. I just picked up an ex-demo very nicely specced XC90, for considerably less than list price, free servicing up to 100'000km, and 3 year warranty.
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

Hi Naom & MDCP,

I know you are both looking at options and thought you might want to consider my vehicle which I'll be advertising here shortly.

Basically I have an existing lease which I have to break due to the urgent need to return to Canada. I have the option of paying a fee to break the lease, or I can find someone to transfer the lease to. Rather than have AMAG (leasing co.) or garage profit from my breaking the lease, I'd rather deduct that amount from the price of the car and offer it (via lease transfer) to another EFer.

I sent you both a PM with more details. Will advertise the vehicle in the Marketplace forum very soon.
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

Hi there, A friend of mine also was in your situation, she found this practical company that she rented long term from (3 years). They have 4 locations; Denges, Nyon, Genève, Bussigny and from what I have seen also cheap prices per month for a variety of cars to choose from. Here is their site, hope it helps you further

http://www.patricklocation.ch/voitur...sion-fr56.html

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Re: Car rental for a longer period

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Can someone explain me what is Leasing option means? I know you pay monthly some amount and probably garage owner will buy back the car?? not very clear to me leasing Vs buying with a bank loan
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Re: Car rental for a longer period

If you don't need a car everyday, then I'd go for Mobility. It's much more cost effective if you don't need a car too often and more environmentally friendly.

Actually, I just wrote a blog on this, but my antics may not be the best advertisement... Still, I find it useful, but do your research first to see if it's for you.
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HI

Do you know anyone in patric location car rental company who can speak english. or anyone who can speak english near Geneva or Lausanne


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Re: Car rental for a longer period

Hi, we have just bought a jeep commander 4WD, 7 seater, but have just been offered a relocation package away from Zurich. We do not want to sell it (we just bought it and it is gorgeous), and I would consider renting it rather than let it sit in the garage. Can anyone please advise me the pros and cons of private renting in regards to insurance etc. Do people normally just sell away their cars when they leave the country? Thank you.
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Can anyone please advise me the pros and cons of private renting in regards to insurance etc. Do people normally just sell away their cars when they leave the country? Thank you.
Insurance for renting is very high - for obvious reasons. If you don't have a registered address in Switzerland how would you keep the car??
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Can someone explain me what is Leasing option means? I know you pay monthly some amount and probably garage owner will buy back the car?? not very clear to me leasing Vs buying with a bank loan
Consider a 50K car. You pay a deposit of 10K. At the end of the leasing period, you give the car back, or pay, say, 20K to keep it. During the leasing period, you pay off the additional 20K, plus interest. If the leasing period is 3 years, and interest is 2.9%, you'll pay 580.74 a month. Add the deposit on, and that works out at about 860 a month. Not bad for a Volvo V50 2.0D with 6'000Km on the clock, for example.

The 20K you pay off is funded by a bank loan. The garage gets its 30K immediately.
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Nobody has mentioned it thus far but mobility has a rental scheme. It's not the normal mobility scheme, you rent the mobility car on a monthly basis and keep it at home, it's just for you. It's 780 chf per month

http://www.mobility.ch/en/pub/additi...nthly_rent.htm
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