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have you hired a car?

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have you hired a car?

I have read the 'car hire' posts for recommended companies but am looking for your opinions. My husband would like to hire an open top car for a few days and get out and about to see places for our 1st trip to Majorca.

Does anyone have any experiences on car hire and especially open top and if so would you recommend any company in particula?. Am struggling to find car hire for 4/5 days. we have transfers arranged through our apartment so will not require the car until possible our 2nd week.

Any help would be great.

Thanks

Angie

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1. Re: have you hired a car?

You don't say when or to where you are going. Presumably you will not want your hire to be airport-based, so it will be best to see what is available locally. If you say where you are going people may be able to answer your question better.

If it is August, you may find it difficult to find anything if it is like the last two summers.

Open tops tend to be more expensive and not so readily available.

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2. Re: have you hired a car?

As Peter said it is going to cost you to get the freedom of a soft top and the wind in your hair.This is more because the car hire companies' insurers (if they are not own risk) aren't keen on the bigger risks involved in convertibles.There are also higher minimum age restrictions but this may not affect you.

A Renault Megane Coupe Convertible for 5 days early July through Holiday Autos will cost £400-£500 compared with £125 for a Clio or a Corsa.

There are also some specialist companies that will hire you a Porsche or a Ferrari but the cost will be thousands.Can dream though.

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3. Re: have you hired a car?

thanks for your replies,

we certainly won't be paying £500 for 5 days hire of a car that's for sure so it may well be a smaller car if any at all. we are staying at the Lake Placid Complex in Alcudia from the 26th July and have only found 1 car hire that will rent out for less than a week and i can't for the life of me remember what it's called. is it best to book from here or wait till we get there if we're gonna book? hubby is 46 and would love to drive a Porsche or Ferrari but won't do much for his street cred if he's seen with 2 kids in tow. haha

thanks again

Angie

Edited: 01 February 2011, 18:13
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4. Re: have you hired a car?

I've hired various cars in Alcudia, if you shop around (walk through town, there are loads to choose from) you can get a great deal. Half the prices of the last posters!

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