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Hire car needed for 1 month - advice please!

Hi we recently moved to Basel and need to hire a car for a month before buying one so that we can drive to see properties and garages.

Anyone got any advice about getting the best deal?

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Old 30.08.2011, 19:28
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Hi we recently moved to Basel and need to hire a car for a month before buying one so that we can drive to see properties and garages.

Anyone got any advice about getting the best deal?

Thanks
If you don't have a CH driving yet I would rent in France.

I would have thought you don't need a car to buy a car. If you see something you like advertised ask the seller to come to you, if they are serious about selling they will. If they have miss-described the car, it's tough shit for them when you dont buy.
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Old 30.08.2011, 19:34
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Re: Hire car needed for 1 month - advice please!

Check out mobility.ch

They do some long term hire or you can use it whenever you need it.
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Re: Hire car needed for 1 month - advice please!

Depends on where & how much do you plan to drive:

a) driving a lot: look on Hertz, Avis etc. -- it might be a lot cheaper if you have your own insurance rather than taking agency one.
b) small amount of km: mobility.ch
c) driving mostly in CH: mobility + SBB(trains)
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Re: Hire car needed for 1 month - advice please!

Public transport is excellent here, if you can walk a mile you probably don't really need a car, and you will be walking a lot from office to car parking. www.mobility.ch do short trial memberships.
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Re: Hire car needed for 1 month - advice please!

i was also interested in this for schaffhausen. with parents threatening to visit for 3 weeks, it costs quite a bit for them to travel around on swiss trains.
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Re: Hire car needed for 1 month - advice please!

Look for the smaller local companies in the yellow pages. They tend to have better rates for longer term rentals (1, 2 months). In the Lausanne area we have used Patrick Location. It's a small garage type place.
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Old 31.08.2011, 00:45
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Re: Hire car needed for 1 month - advice please!

Enzolocations is one of the cheapest, not in Basel but you can pick a car from their Neuchatel branch.
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