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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:21 pm 
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Hi aidan and welcome to the forum. :D

There are quite a few threads dealing with car rentals.
I am sure if you have a read through them you will be able to get a pretty good idea of all you need to know.

Here
Here
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Hi there,

I know it was mentioned further up the post but we have used Autoeurope on our 3 visits. As said their site is a consolidator so we have had 3 different companies out of JHB airport. (All big names) On the last 2 trips we have been about £125, R1800, $235,for seven/eight nights with aircon and zero excess insurance :D for a four door basic model. The zero excess takes out the worry. I checked out the site mentioned in the previous email for our May dates and on first look it seems cheaper but when you add tax and even basic insurance
it hikes up the price. Worth shopping around.

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Hi One thing to look at is the glass cover I travel a lot in the Mpumalanga Limpopo area and have to replace my windscreen about every 2 to 3 years due to chipping this damage is caused mainly by stones thrown up by oncoming cars on the tar roads.


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You will have to make sure the rental company is open when you want to pick up the car. I wanted to rent a car from KMIA for 8 days but many rental companies are strangely enough closed on (parts of) saturday and sunday. :shock:

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One thing to always consider when renting a car is that the company you opt to use has offices close to or near the area you will be using it in, if something goes wrong you want to be able to recieve a replacement and not spend holiday time fixing a cheap but limited companies car.


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I use the Avis on a weekly basis and have had only exceptional service from them. About half the time I go they don't have the vehicle in the smaller class available so I get upgraded.

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I had a problem last month and needed an urgent rental. I went to all the companies at KMIA - and Tempest SixT came up trumps - better rates, better customer service, etc than any of the others. They gave me internet rates (with unlimited mileage) when the others would only offer 200km/day, and upgraded me too. Sarah is the lady to talk to.

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Alloy spare wheel
(not available with 7-seat option)


Someone bumped this thread and it sent me an email.

How about this 'Fly Spartan air. Our planes have more seats than others, but we don't have a co-pilot, oxygen masks, or emergency exits. The stewardess will fly in an emergency and survivors can climb out of the holes in the fuselage'.

Like I said before, sis on these manufacturers who compromise our safety.

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Just to add to this discussion- we were horrified to find that our BMWx3 had a "marie biscuit"wheel. Fortunately when we got our puncture the l it was while we were at Shingwezi camp and their workshop was able to help us. Have since changed it for a vehicle with a proper spare wheel!

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LMAO!

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Sommer traded in the whole car because the spare wheel was not up to scratch. :lol: :lol:

What do you guys drive now?

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Have to be careful of the Hunday ? Tucsons as well. Many come out with a marie biscuit tyre.

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Yeah, and Hyundai Tuscons are a heap of rubbish anyway. I bought the 4x4 version so I had a robust vehicle for the area I live in.......and the sales people knew my exact requirements and where I lived. Just one example of the problems I have had - On the way to Skukuza in May the power steering became difficult. Went straight to the emergency services where we found the fluid leaking out as quickly as we refilled it. Vehicle was recovered to Hyundai. Diagnosis? 'Front bumper vibrated and damaged oil cooler causing hole in pipe' and 'not covered by warranty because due to road conditions'! The issue is now with the Motoring Ombudsman.....

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@ Sawubona - sometimes you have to try to buy the best you can afford! Would have loved one of the more recognised makes, but..... And I did not want used vehicle - might have bought someone else's problems.

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We rented a Nissen X trail 4x4 on our last trip to KTP and even tho it had a proper spare they gave us another spare for "just in case" when told we going to KTP.
It did take up a fair bit of valuable packing space but with only 2 of us, not that much of a problem and a nice peace of mind.
Murphy dictated that we didn't even need the first spare tho. :roll: :wink:

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