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As we will move to Lausanne area from UK in April, I was thinking to rent a temporary car while settling and than looking to buy a new car.

Any recommendation in term of providers?

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Old 21.01.2019, 17:22
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Re: Temporary car

I always just use https://www.rentalcars.com

And play a little with the dates, I've had situations where renting the same car at the same company 2 days longer brought the price down
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Old 21.01.2019, 17:29
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As we will move to Lausanne area from UK in April, I was thinking to rent a temporary car while settling and than looking to buy a new car.

Any recommendation in term of providers?

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Old 21.01.2019, 17:42
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Re: Temporary car

One of the least expensive options (especially if you decide to go for a month to give you the time to find a car) is ENZOLOCATION. They are a local company. Located in the centre of Lausanne.

If needed, they also have automatic cars.

Website: http://enzolocation.ch/
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Re: Temporary car

Wow, enzolocation has sweet prices for swiss standards. Do you know any similar place in aargau or Zurich?
Another option is the twingo-rent from Basel for 555chf/mo.

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Re: Temporary car

I don't have a car anymore in Switzerland, so when I'm there I rent direct from Hertz. You can apply for a card which gives 30% off and if you have certain credit cards (Amex,, Corner Bank Visa) you won't need the extra insurance. I'm now at President's Circle level which means I get 2 upgrades, 1 because I always rent from the same place, and the other due to my status with them. I find it works out cheaper than buying a car.

Depending on how much you use the car, and you closeness to the station or collect point, Mobilty is also a good option.

I don't like rentalcars.com because of the deposit policy. The rental co take a much larger deposit and I'm still waiting to get my deposit released back to my card from a recent rental in South Africa.
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Re: Temporary car

Looking around, I discovered that renting a car in Geneva and generally in all Switzerland costs the double versus renting in Annecy, France that is 45 min from Geneva. As I need a temporary car for 2-3 months, we are talking of relevant money (£400-500 per month). Anyone tried to rent a car in France to travel to Switzerland? Despite the burden to reach Annecy, it looks worth.

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Re: Temporary car

If you are a resident in Switzerland, you can't drive a car with French plates in Switzerland.
There are more posts about this topic on the forum. Just do a search.
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Old 05.02.2019, 10:06
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If you live in Switzerland, you are not allowed to rent a car in France.

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If you live in Switzerland, you are not allowed to rent a car in France.
Wrong! If you are registered as a legal resident in Switzerland you are prohibited from driving a foreign-plated vehicle in Switzerland.

My husband lived in Switzerland and drove a car in Switzerland hired from Basel Airport (French side) with French plates, however he was not legally resident here, so we could take advantage of the price difference and save money.
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My husband lived in Switzerland and drove a car in Switzerland hired from Basel Airport (French side) with French plates, however he was not legally resident here
So he was living here illegally?

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So he was living here illegally?
Where you live and where you legally reside are two entirely different things. First of all you're assuming my husband's nationality.

Secondly you are assuming he wasn't here with a Permit G for example.

Holders of said permit can live in Switzerland. They continue to be legally resident in another country.

Thousands of cross border workers live in Switzerland, de facto residents, but legally resident elsewhere. I believe they only have to spend one night per week outside of Switzerland or exit and enter once (not sure of the exact wording of the rule/law).

Thirdly you are assuming he was living in CH for more than 3 months. Stays of less than 3 months do not require a permit and you continue to be a legal resident of another country during that time.
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Wrong! If you are registered as a legal resident in Switzerland you are prohibited from driving a foreign-plated vehicle in Switzerland.

My husband lived in Switzerland and drove a car in Switzerland hired from Basel Airport (French side) with French plates, however he was not legally resident here, so we could take advantage of the price difference and save money.
But what has this got to do with the OP who will be resident here in Switzerland?
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But what has this got to do with the OP who will be resident here in Switzerland?
No idea where user Luther is resident. Profile states location is UK.
For as long as they are not registered in CH, the option of renting in France is still open.
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No idea where user Luther is resident. Profile states location is UK.
For as long as they are not registered in CH, the option of renting in France is still open.

"we will move to Lausanne"
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As we will move to Lausanne area from UK in April, I was thinking to rent a temporary car while settling and than looking to buy a new car.

Any recommendation in term of providers?

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No idea where user Luther is resident. Profile states location is UK.
For as long as they are not registered in CH, the option of renting in France is still open.
Why not just read their post?
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I did.
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No idea where user Luther is resident. Profile states location is UK.
For as long as they are not registered in CH, the option of renting in France is still open.
I will just relocate to Lausanne when moving, not sure how long the practice to became resident, but start working end of April
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Re: Temporary car

You have three months to register after you arrive and you only become a legal resident once you have registered.

However you are meant to register before you start working, so this reduces the time you have available to do things like drive a non-Swiss-plated vehicle in Switzerland whilst you are still a non-resident.

Good luck with the relocation!
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You have three months to register after you arrive and you only become a legal resident once you have registered.

However you are meant to register before you start working, so this reduces the time you have available to do things like drive a non-Swiss-plated vehicle in Switzerland whilst you are still a non-resident.

Good luck with the relocation!
If you are here in an any capacity other than a tourist, and reading between the lines in the OP's case, it seems to be a work move, you have to register within 14 days:

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Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-27/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit. A valid ID or passport and a written confirmation of employment (e.g. the contract of employment containing details of the duration of employment and the number of working hours) have to be presented. A residence permit will be issued depending on the duration of employment: a short-term residence permit (type L permit) for employment of up to 364 days or a residence permit (type B permit) for employment of at least one year or for an unlimited period."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...aq.html#Taking up residence and gainful employment
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