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Renting a car

Hi All,

I will have guests for two weeks, so want to rent a car for two weeks, though first week we will not be using car other than airport trips and trips to Bellevue.

I see three options:

1) Rent from companies like Avis/ Hertz
2) Rent from Car Garage
3) Rent / Borrow from friend.

A friend of mine is ready to rent it out to me for 2 weeks with a minimal flat rate of 400 chf, where as Avis would be costing arnd 1000CHF for 2 weeks.
But here the problem is he got insurance of only "Thirdparty" and I want to have insurance for car damages and passengers.

With option 2, i have not found much information.

I will be glad to here your suggestions/ experiences, do's n not todo's ..

Thanks in advance.
Naveen
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Re: Renting a car

You know the answer yourself really don't you. Go with a car hire company. Don't put yourself in the position of damaging your friend's car and thus your friendship.
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want to rent a car for two weeks, though first week we will not be using car other than airport trips and trips to Bellevue.
For the first week, if you won't be using the car much, you may want to look at Mobility.ch.
They also let you compare their prices with those of regular car rental companies, so you can see which is the better option for your needs.
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Re: Renting a car

Beacuse of the nice exchange rate it would be worth having a look at holiday autos website and pay in pounds.

www.holidayautos.co.uk
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Hi All,

I will have guests for two weeks, so want to rent a car for two weeks, though first week we will not be using car other than airport trips and trips to Bellevue.

I see three options:

1) Rent from companies like Avis/ Hertz
2) Rent from Car Garage
3) Rent / Borrow from friend.

A friend of mine is ready to rent it out to me for 2 weeks with a minimal flat rate of 400 chf, where as Avis would be costing arnd 1000CHF for 2 weeks.
But here the problem is he got insurance of only "Thirdparty" and I want to have insurance for car damages and passengers.

With option 2, i have not found much information.

I will be glad to here your suggestions/ experiences, do's n not todo's ..

Thanks in advance.
Naveen
Trips to airport and Bellevue can be done via trams, bus and trains. There is no real "need" to have a car, unless someone is not mobile-convenient.

If you like to save money, then rent from your friend. 400chf is a token sum. I would try to buy some additional insurance from HIS insurance company for say 1 month. Would be 100chf or so.

If you don't want to risk friendship or car, then spend the 1000chf and rent from authorised rental company (NOT a GARAGE!).

Another option: BORROW the car for the trips from airport, etc.
Second week, RENT a car from a RENTAL company.

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Comment: If you need to consider damages to the friend's car, probably your relationship with him/her is not "strong enough" for you to borrow his/her car. So forget this option.
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Re: Renting a car

I used to rent a van from a local garage and it was never a problem. If you find a garage that rents cars (and some do as a business) then I would check it out. Most important aspect is insurance coverage and what happens in case of breakdown.
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I used to rent a van from a local garage and it was never a problem. If you find a garage that rents cars (and some do as a business) then I would check it out. Most important aspect is insurance coverage and what happens in case of breakdown.
Now I am also considering renting a 7-seater while my parents-in-law are here for 3 weeks (only rent during weekends).
Will try to local garages.

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