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Old 21.08.2020, 17:16
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Getting a car for a Kontrolfahrt

Sorry about asking the question, which has already been answered here in general, but I'm looking more for an advise for my particular situation.

I have a driving license from another country, which can't be directly exchanged for a Swiss driving license, but requires a Kontrolfahrt.

I had an agreement to borrow a car for this Kontrolfahrt from one of my local friends in February. But my Kontrolfahrt was rescheduled several times and now is set to September 20, 2020. Said friend had recently sold his car, since he is working from home now and doesn't see an end of this, so I can't borrow it from him anymore.

I attempted reaching for Mobility option, but they explicitly prohibit taking a Kontrolfahrt with their vehicles (https://www.mobility.ch/de/faq/). Scharoo requires a Swiss driving license. Can't rent from Avis or Herz, since my foreign license is no longer valid and my Kontrolfahrt paper "is not adequate to their obligatory insurance requirements" (whatever that may mean).

Also, I tried to place a call to a couple of driving schools and private driving instructors, but didn't have much luck there (even large schools replied, that they are 100% full for the next 2-4 weeks and can't even make me an appointment for a couple of classes and/or a car to take the Kontrolfahrt).

Where shall I realistically look for an option to get a car for my Kontrolfahrt? I know, that I can buy a car as a last resort option, but it really seems like a bit of an overkill.
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Old 21.08.2020, 22:50
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Re: Getting a car for a Kontrolfahrt

You have only this one friend who could lend you a car?

These people lend out cars for learners, who don't get enough private practice during the learning time = the insurance shouldn't be a problem. They are in Zofingen but it might be worth a try.

And each company that tells you they're out of space/cars/can't help you what other address/possibility they suggest.
You could also ask Strassenverkehrsamt (where I guess you take the test) if they have other people with this problem and what the solution for it is.
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