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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, 16:22
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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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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, 16:42
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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

OP, if a car is something you really need, I'm almost sure you will find one to buy within 2-3 weeks. Renting a car from France to save some money in those 2-3 weeks is really nothing compared to the potential complications.
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