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Car Hire

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Car Hire

Hi all,

Making our first visit to Australia in August for 3 weeks for my brothers wedding. There will be 6 of us and we'll be wanting to hire a car for the 3 weeks, perhaps 2 cars between the 6 of us. So looking for recommended companies in the Brisbane/Sunshine Coast area. We'll be based in Caloundra. Anything we should look out for?

Many thanks,


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This is your best webiste that will allow you to compare all the rental options in Brisbane. This website will also let you know any deals that may be on offer at the time. Be careful of Eurocar they maybe the cheapest option but personally I have had nothing but problems with them and will never use them again.

Good Luck

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HiLee I have always used east coast car rentals Cheaper than the others and always good quality cars. They are off the airport but provide a pick up service

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I personally would never use any of the "non" international companies just from a service perspective. Just make sure you check reviews for any of the local small companies. Many hire out small mini-buses if you all want to travel in the same vehicle.

Edited: 15 February 2014, 22:23
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I'm currently going through the process of finding a rental car to hire out of Brisbane. What I've found through reading reviews, is that it's best to go through the large companies, even though they might not be the cheapest. All the car companies (small and large) are great until something goes wrong. It's how the company handles the mishaps that is important. Make sure you read through ALL the fine print before confirming anything and make yourself fully aware of what you will be liable for if there is an accident or the vehicle is stolen/broken into or any accessories you are hiring (car seats, gps etc) are damages.

While I haven't booked yet, I think I'm going to go with Apex. They are by far the cheapest (even cheaper than the dodgy local companies) once full insurance and car seats/GPS is included and the cover they provide seems as good as the other major players like Thrifty, Hertz etc.

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Had a small car from Apex recently. Collected in Cairns and returned to Brisbane depot 40+days later.

Service at collection and return was great. Car was perfect, lovely and clean on collection, never missed a beat . I recommend this company.

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