Last day for One-Way deal from Southern California to Arizona with Avis, starting $9.99

From August 25, 2019 through September 30, 2019, pick up a rental from Southern California and drive to Arizona for rates as low at $9.99 per day. Use AWD #Q350300 and enjoy your extended summer!

  • Economy (group A): $9.99/day
  • Compact (group B): $11.99/day
  • Midsize (group C): $13.99/day
  • Standard (groups D): $15.99/day
  • Full-Size (groups E): $17.99/day
  • Premium (group G): $20.99/day
  • Luxury (group H): $25.99/day
  • Minivan (group V): $33.99/day
  • Intermediate SUV (group F): $23.99/day
  • 5-Passenger Standard SUV (group W): $28.99/day
  • 7-Passenger Standard SUV (group S): $34.99/day
  • Full-Size SUV (group Z): $36.99/day
  • Premium Full-Size SUV (group L): $50.99/day
  • 12-Passenger Van (group P): $65.99/day
  • Convertible (group K): $59.99/day

· Offer valid now for pick up 8/25/19-9/30/19 for one-way rentals only; vehicle must be picked up at a participating Southern California location and dropped-off at a different, participating location in Arizona
· Rates require a minimum 1- to maximum 14-consecutive-day rental period.
· Offer valid on all car classes, excluding Signature Series (Group X)
· Offers may not be available during holiday and other blackout periods; rate surcharges during peak periods may apply.
· Offer subject to vehicle availability at the time of reservation and may not be available on some rates at some times.
· Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit requirements. Minimum age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old.
· Rates are non-discountable; they may not be combined with any other AWD number, coupon, promotion or offer.
· Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges ($10/contract in CA) may apply and are extra. Optional products such as LDW and refueling are extra.

The Grand Tour

Not Roadtravelclub’s Tour but former Top Gear presenter’s Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s new show.

First episode starts with Epic Mad Max type of opening sequence. And since it was filmed in America you cannot go without fighter jet formation flying by.

You can Watch The Grand Tour episodes from Amazon prime where available. Since amazon has not yet launched Amazon Prime Video service worldwide here is link where you can watch first episode.



Renting BMW i8 in Germany

Want to experience electric Sportscar ? You can rent BMW i8 from Sixt in Germany. Weekend price (friday 12 – monday 09)  with 750 km starts 688 eur (£ 532). Loss damager waiver adds cost between 25 eur (2500 eur excess) 53 eur (0 eur excess) per day. Loss damage waiver you should always budget in rental costs unless you are covered with credit card car rental insurance or your personal car insurance.  Additional kilometers costs 1,15 eur (£ 0,88).  4 day weekend (thursday 12 – monday 09) costs 842 eur. with 1000 km .  One week is 1078 eur and includes 1750 kilometers. BMW i8 can also be rented in USA from Sixt Miami branch. If you are looking for rent in Munich you can also rent from BMW Welt – BMW On Demand Service. BMW On Demand is targeted for short terms rentals from 1 hour to maximum of 5 days. Our opinion is that best value is daytime rental from 9:00 morning till 17:00 in the evening whre you will only be charged for 3 hours rental time. So you can rent BMW i8 from BMW On Demand for 8 hours for 300 eur and it includes 450 kilometers and included with liability insurance as well as fully comprehensive an third party, fire and theft insurance with an excess of 1.000 Euros.



BWM F82 M4 Coupe rental from BMW Welt Munich – BMW On Demand

New BMW M4 Coupe has found it’s way to BMW Welt’s BMW On Demand rental fleet. Overnight rental from 17:00 to 09:00 or daytime rental from 09:00 to 17:00 costs 165 euros and includes 450 km. 24 hour price is 330 euros and includes 900km. Rental includes comprehensive insurance with 750 eur deductible. This is good deal for BMW M4 Coupe but this is only available from BMW Welt in Munich Germany. I would rather spent my money on this than beer tent during Octoberfest. Next month you can do both!



Renting Jaguar F-type Convertible in Germany

Europcar, Sixt and Hertz have Jaguar F-type in their summer 2014 fleet.

Europar and Hertz have only Convertible model in their fleet but Sixt also has Coupe model.

Example prices for weekend rental (Friday 12:00 to Monday 09:00).

Europcar 329 eur (including 750 kilometers) 0.44 eur/km
Sixt 525 eur (including 1000 kilometers) 0.525 eur/km
Hertz 650 eur (including 750 kilometers) 0.87 eur/km

All of them have different CDW/LDW coverage which can make quite a difference in the total cost. All these prices are from Non-Airport locations. Airport locations charge approx 20% surcharge.
Europcar F-type is based on their website base model F-type with 340hp. Sixt and Hertz you have a chance of getting S-model with 380hp or even some V8 (495hp) models have found their way to the fleet.

Hertz had major availability issues with already confirmed rentals at least beginning of July. I hope that they have been able to clear those – at least their have been steadily increasing their prices for F-type.

If you are interested in F-type Coupe. Sixt has Coupes but with higher price than Cabriolet. 700 eur for weekend (including 1000 kilometers).

Availability of these cars is limited and only handful of rental stations carry these on their fleet. Most airport stations (with surcharge) and limited number of stations in biggest cities in Germany.

Hertz also has F-type available in Italy and France.

Sixt Germany summer 2014 Premium / Luxury fleet

This year Sixt Germany does not seems to have any Aston Martin’s in their fleet unlike last year. However there is selection of several M-series models and also Jaguar F-type both Cabrio and Coupe models.

 BMW M-Series: 

bmw-m135i-5d-weiss-2014 BMW M135 – 235 kW (320 hp) bmw-m5-4d-blau-2012 BMW M5 – 412 kW (560 hp) bmw-m6-cabrio-2d-braun-2012 BMW M6 Cabrio – 412 kW (560 hp)

bmw-m6-grand-coupe-4d-braun-2014 BMW M6 Coupe – 412 kW (560 hp) bmw-m5-4d-blau-2012 BMW 550d xDrive – 280 kW – (381 hp)

Other Premium / Luxury models:

jaguar-f-type-cabrio-2d-silber-2014 Jaguar F-type Cabrio and Coupe

bmw-4er-cabrio-2d-schwarz-2014 BMW 4-series Cabrio (F33) bmw-4er-coupe-4d-grau-2013 BMW 4-series Coupe (F32) bmw-6er-cabrio-2d-grau-offen-2011 BMW 6-series Cabrio (F12)

bmw-6er-coupe-2d-rot-2011 BMW 6-series Cabrio (F13) bmw-7er-4d-schwarz-2012 BMW 7-series (F01) bmw-m6-grand-coupe-4d-braun-2014 BMW 6-series Grand Coupe (F06)

porsche-cayenne-5d-weiss-2010 Porsche Cayanne

BMW M3 (F80) / M4 (F82) fleet Sixt Germany summer 2014

Sixt has pretty much revealed their Summer 2014 “Luxury” fleet.  See separate post.

I have been looking forward to see new M3 (F80) and M4 (F82) in their summer 2014 fleet. And the good news is that Sixt will be adding both to their 2014 fleet. Bad news is that cars won’t be available until mid August beginning of September.

I’m not aware that any car rental agency in Germany (or elsewhere) has new BMW M3 / M4 in their fleet yet.  There is still hope that new M3 / M4 will make to BMW On Demand – BMW Welt Munich fleet for this summer.

UPDATE (6.5.2014 13:00 CET): According BMW On Demand M3 / M4 will join to their fleet July/August (2014) timeframe.

Europcar Germany Audi A5 DTM – Summer Special

Europcar has added Audi A5 DTM Special Edition to their Summer 2014 Fleet in Germany.