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Old 22.06.2022, 13:21
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Rental cars in Scotland

Checking the rental cars from Sixt for when we (hopefully) go to Scotland in August: Sixt wants an arm and a leg and a kidney for cars with automatic transmission.

Anyone any good advice where to rent without going broke instantly?

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Checking the rental cars from Sixt for when we (hopefully) go to Scotland in August: Sixt wants an arm and a leg and a kidney for cars with automatic transmission.

Anyone any good advice where to rent without going broke instantly?

Thanks
As you've probably already read, car rental prices are high everywhere now. I have had to swallow paying twice or more than I ever had to pay before for a 1 week UK rental. Compromising on the automatic would save a bit, otherwise it's a matter of finding someone small away from the airport and hoping (sorry, I don't know any)
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Re: Rental cars in Scotland

You don't say where in Scotland but we recently found GoGeta car rental to be much, much cheaper than elsewhere. It's run by a BMW dealership a 10 minute, 15 taxi ride from Edinburgh airport.
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Old 27.06.2022, 12:59
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You don't say where in Scotland but we recently found GoGeta car rental to be much, much cheaper than elsewhere. It's run by a BMW dealership a 10 minute, 15 taxi ride from Edinburgh airport.
Thanks, yes, from EDI airport.
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Old 27.06.2022, 14:35
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Re: Rental cars in Scotland

I used to rent cars semi-regularly in Glasgow and always avoided Sixt because they always seemed extortionate in comparison to the others. I always used Thrifty and they were decent (this is going back a few years now though).

After having to threaten legal action to resolve (what should have been) a minor issue, I would never recommend Avis.
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Re: Rental cars in Scotland

Yes, I noticed a big increase in rentals car prices recently. I flew back to EDI in August 21 and it was really cheap to rent then by February 22 when I returned the prices seemed to have almost doubled.

I went with Arnold Clark. I think they're not on price comparison websites but they have a few sites around Edinburgh, probably the airport itself or Sighthill would be better. If you're needing car seats for children they only charge 1 per car seat for the entire rental which was why we went with them. Might be worth a look.
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