Hire Car prices!!

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  • #57919
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    House prices and hire cars at rock bottom prices!

  • #119035
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    Wow. Almost as cheap as a bank renting!

  • #119036
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    angie
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    I see the advert says £16-£17 for 5 days, but do you think that is a per day price for 5 days hire, or total for the full 5 days? At top of ad it mentions £17-£262 😕

    I wonder if it then has expensive add-ons, what do you think? 🙄

  • #119039
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    It’s £17.54 for the full five days. I have booked it all ready.

    The company is holidayautos and I have used them for the past 15 years. Maybe over 100 bookings.

    I will be scammed for a full tank of fuel at about 90 Euros when I arrive and that is it. Unfortunately it’s just my wife that is actually going to use it to see her parents, I have to work, so she will be returning it probably half full.

    I have never paid as little for a car in Spain. Just over £3 a day. Basically no-one must be booking in February.

  • #119040
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    @jp1 wrote:

    I have never paid as little for a car in Spain. Just over £3 a day. Basically no-one must be booking in February.

    That’s the obvious conclusion. But what about these record-breaking tourism numbers we keep hearing on the news? Not tourists who need cars?

  • #119049
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    Likewise for Christmas…

    I looked a few weeks before Christmas, for my wife again, but didn’t book and then ended up booking about 10 days before she went. Both hire car and Gatwick parking prices went down during my period of apathy.

    So again Christmas numbers must have been down to drop prices as in the 15 years I have been travelling to Spain almost universally prices have risen the later I have left it and leaving booking a week or so before has always been disastrous!

  • #119058
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    I hired a car today for one day in Alicante for €9.78. Felt like a rip-off after reading this thread.

    From the motorway it’s clear to see there are noticeably more cranes about than a couple of years ago.

  • #119059
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    There’s around 35,000 cranes in the (Alicante or not) East region according to map in this article:

    http://www.visit-western-spain.com/cubic/ap/cubic.php/doc/The-crane–Grus-grus–197.htm

    They’re rather nice really 😛 😉

  • #119065
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    The cranes are there to give a illusion. Spain is very good at it. Needless to say that people are not renting cars to check out these sites where the cranes have sprung up.

    From the crane companies. It is better to have them on site than sitting in their warehouse.

  • #119066
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    Mark I would have thought you would have known that in Spain developers who are in trouble leave the cranes standing in situ because it costs a fortune to do otherwise. They have to be dismantled and stored and then re-erected when times improve. Most cranes I have seen were there in 2005 and never touched since.

  • #119067
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    I didn’t think there was room for a crane in Alicante 😉 😆

    As for car hire, business must be bad. Figures don’t stack up. Waste of time being in business 😯

    I just put in a random date for April…4 days £46.60. plus £5+per day for excess insurance. If not taken and the car is stolen or damaged then there is £2500 to pay. Still reasonable though.

    BTW the web is full of people complaining about some car hire companies taking huge deposits and not returning them (if ever) for months. Average £300 to £400. Niza is stated as one of the worst culprits.

  • #119068
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    There’s cranes and then there’s cranes, trouble is I don’t think them thar metal ones are needed yet unless another boom is expected soon, probably best to get rid of the 2 million or so homes for sale first 🙄

    Surely common logic has to ask why would new development be needed yet, I don’t get it Mark? 🙄

  • #119071
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    Seems clear that as soon as the property market revives Spain will be going down the same road to ruin….boom and bust!

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