OT Cheap car hire charged per hour

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Peter, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest


    Comunity car har charged per hour/day with no fuel costs.
    (they are the points that sold me as well as the car parked right outside)

    Peter, Jan 7, 2007
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    Aurimas Guest

    its cheap 80$/day?
    Aurimas, Jan 7, 2007
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  3. In aus.motorcycles on 07 Jan 2007 06:59:09 GMT
    PRobably useful if you figure you will need one for a short time a few
    times a month.

    Or if the cars were definitely available at both ends of the trip.

    I could have used one today if it was available near me, and at my
    destination as it wouldn't be worth it to pay the thing for sitting
    in a carpark while I was busy. Just need it for lugging stuff when I
    couldn't be bothered excavating the trailer from the back of the shed.

    I dunno I'd pay $10/month for the few times a year I'd use one if it
    was only inner city though.

    Now, if I could hire a bigger shed for that so the trailer was easier
    to get to....

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 7, 2007
  4. Peter

    Peter Guest

    How far can you drive in a day? Now subtract the free petrol (add $0.15 for
    excess K's)?
    11pm-7am is considered one hour.
    Free petrol.
    The advantage is you don't have to hire them by the day.
    Drive in up the road has a late session that starts at 11:40, so for $12 we
    have a car, nice sound system and air conditioned. Availability so far has
    not been a problem and doesn't look like it will be though it is our first
    All the cars (in Melbourne, Victoria) seem located close to the CBD but so
    am I.

    Peter, Jan 7, 2007
  5. Peter

    Peter Guest

    You have to return the car from where you picked it up so the next
    person knows where to find it.

    Yes, this is a trap with all cars. Availibility seems fine as you can
    book in advance and see if it is booked so select another car from
    another location.

    You get a free hour with that $10 so could do a big shop or stop in
    front of some green arrows. If you use that hour from 11pm-7am that one
    hour will last the whole 8 hours.

    Peter, Jan 7, 2007
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    Aurimas Guest

    Aurimas, Jan 7, 2007
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    Aurimas Guest

    Its just one hour for 10$
    next hours are 12$/hour or 80$/day and it is not for fullsize but for crapy
    Thats not a price for such kind of car.
    Peter please do not sell us you cars. Look for clients somewhere else.

    Aurimas, Jan 7, 2007
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    DJ! Guest

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  9. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Sorry mate, they are not my cars and I am not selling anything.
    Just spreading the word.
    There are other pro's and con's to their pricing ((most of) you lot can
    read) but for us here it looks good.
    Another company offering this in Melbourne is GoGet:

    Peter, Jan 7, 2007
  10. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Can you be driving away 1 minute after deciding you want to go for a drive
    and booking your car?
    If you go on a 3 hour trip into town for a quick shop do you want to pay
    more (your prices) and spend more time doing paperwork, insurance and
    condition reports? Or do you just want to zap in and out and get it over
    and done with as fast as possible. Like the dentist.
    I don't think this is for you.

    Peter, Jan 7, 2007
  11. In aus.motorcycles on 07 Jan 2007 20:52:43 GMT
    I can see the logistics on cars are hard. There are similar schemes
    for bicycles where you pick up a bike, and drop it off at your
    destination. Apparently it all evens out eventually.
    Wouldn't be useful for me. The only time I need a car is to Haul
    Stuff. Usually something that's too much for a motorcycle. If it's
    big enough and important enough I can excavate the trailer but that's
    hard work.

    For eample on the weekend I'd like to have taken my pavillion as well
    as my armour box. But that meant trailer and I didn't want to do that
    enough. If I could have picked up a car and loaded it all in, then
    dropped off the car locally and got it later that would be good.

    But the logistics of riding powered or unpowered wheels to
    Marrickville then takeing the car home, loading it, unloading it at St
    Peters then taking it back to Marrickville and hopping on the bike to
    go back to St Peters then reversing.... May as well excavate the
    trailer. At least that way I don't have to worry if there's a car

    For those without trailers or with motorcycles that don't make good
    heavy haulers then it might work.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 7, 2007
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    J5 Guest

    cheaper than a hotel room ;)
    J5, Jan 8, 2007
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    jlittler Guest

    $80 for a Smart ??!! **** you can have a fairlane or similar from Hertz
    for that.

    Going rate for a daily rental of a small car in Sydney is $25 to 45 per
    day - cheaper if you do it for a few days.

    jlittler, Jan 8, 2007
  14. In aus.motorcycles on 7 Jan 2007 16:19:04 -0800
    Like the car share, it is going to depend if there's a place that
    rents it near you, and open when you need it.

    Zebee Johnstone, Jan 8, 2007
  15. Peter

    Peter Guest

    That's the thing, I have a swipe card that I use to unlock the doors. key
    is found inside the car and away I go. You do need to book but you can do
    that 1 minute in advance online or by phone. So far availability has not
    been an issue.

    Peter, Jan 8, 2007
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    Peter Guest

    Not if you leave a mess.

    Peter, Jan 8, 2007
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    Biggus..... Guest

    Yes, you may have a card, and you may have the keys inside hte
    building (all thieves take note), but your only getting a 2 seater
    As stated, for that bux, I'd want a large car at least, or even a nice
    shiney white nissan patrol.. or my old black one. :(
    Biggus....., Jan 8, 2007
  18. Peter

    Peter Guest

    They have 4 door cars, We have a Honda parked outside....
    Sports cars comming (not holding my breath).
    Swipe card to open doors and get key. Engine imobolised until then. Must
    have booking (Easy 1 minute in advance) for smart card to work.

    Peter, Jan 8, 2007
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    G-S Guest

    Yes nothing in the outer (or even middle) suburbs at all.

    I think I'll be sticking with EuropeCar from the airport (they seem the
    least expensive of the major 3 with desks there).

    G-S, Jan 8, 2007
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    Aurimas Guest

    peter and do not tell me that you are not interested in this bussiness.
    Because you are spending so much time advertising the service that we are
    almost sick of it
    Aurimas, Jan 9, 2007
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