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JM what's the cheapest car rental place.
Topic Started: Jun 20 2012, 05:54 PM (359 Views)
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If I visit the UK for a month or two, is there any companies that rent old bomb cars cheap, or would I be better buying one for say 2000 quid.
That would get me a good car here.
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Enterprise will give you a shitty tiny car for 20 per day
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If I decide to stay for a couple of months I'll buy a car.
Everything old will be full of rust due to the weather.
20 quid a day is to expensive.
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Depends on how long but when you factor in insurance, registration, road tax, break down cover, repairs, maintenance, time to buy the car, time to sell the car...then 20 chuffs per day isn't that bad.
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http://www.easycar.com/car-hire/england/london.aspx

Fuck buying one ....... :huh:
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GBP1200 for 50 days is a lot for a hire car. Even if it is nearly new.
If I bought one for GBP1500, how much is insurance for 3 months?
Hire me your car for 1000 for 3 months.
I drive like a geriatric, always at the speed limit.
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Bout 800/900 I would be expecting..... Motor ins is goppingly expensive here. :huh:
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Also you won't be insured if you aren't a UK resident.
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Those prices are outrageous.
How do backpackers afford to drive around Europe.
Here the car is insured when you get it registered/mot every year.

It's up to you if you want extra insurance.
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Things look a bit wet in the UK.
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Jun 23 2012, 08:59 PM
Those prices are outrageous.
How do backpackers afford to drive around Europe.
Here the car is insured when you get it registered/mot every year.

It's up to you if you want extra insurance.

I'm not sure you understand what backpacking is bro
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The majority of backpackers sure as hell don't backpack about any more.
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Most take the train
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Jun 23 2012, 05:56 PM
Also you won't be insured if you aren't a UK resident.

What bollocks are you spouting now ?

We have hundreds of thousands of none residents legally insured motorists ..... They come under the guise of tourists & foreign workers :rolleyes:
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Jun 23 2012, 09:59 PM
Those prices are outrageous.
How do backpackers afford to drive around Europe.
Here the car is insured when you get it registered/mot every year.

It's up to you if you want extra insurance.

We are reported to have a insurance industry shake up coming soon :unsure: Believe that when I see it ..... :fume:

Your legally obliged to have third party liability insurance only, however the price for that is usually all of about twenty quid less than a more encompassing plan :blink:

Shit is dear here........ And its astoundingly busy ...... The roads don't really favour the overtly cautious either ....... I really can't see you making any savings buying a car as against some other mode of transport..... :ph43r:

I recently negotiated a enormous household insurance premium reduction..... Just a spot under 500 to a wee bit under 150..... Simple it wasn't I can tell you. I actually managed to increase my cover while I was at it too..... Astounding ...... Well I was astounded anywho.

I'm not sure how you work motoring over there ....... Here if your willing to accept a general issue registration number the plate stays with the car for its entire life. (The physical plates can be replaced as & when required) So registration only requires to be done once..... (Yes you can have a alternative if you like & transfer it from car to car, but its a tad spendy & bloomin' complicated)
Then you will need to ensure that you have a valid "VED" Vehicle Excise Disc, in force, they are replaced either bi annually or annually & mine currently costs 220 (Just renewed it) They cannot be transferred from car to car, however can remain with a vehicle when its sold ........ You can cash em in of your keen...... Expect reems of paperwork & a long wait for your refund.
A MOT valid certificate is required for all vehicles over three years old (They keep changing the name of the cert, so I'd have to dig mine out to tell ya exactly what its called)..... They are about 50 a year for the testing fee which covers the paperwork, that's on the off chance that it actually passes........
Then the afore discussed motor insurance + Fuel at around, errrrrr well 1.40 a litre ...... Prices vary greatly nationally :blah:

Congestion charging goes on in London only i believe, however its probably going to pop up in other places too ...... Last time I paid it in London was bout 8 a day, we do have a few toll bridges & roads also........ They are various prices starting at 50p & then the skys the limit ....

Parking is dear too, I'd pay 5 for a full day in Preston City Centre for a full day. You can triple that in London ..... Speed cameras are everywhere & some are mobile, so you really never know where they are likely to pop up. Fines for both parking & speeding vary wildly too :blink:

So after all that if your keen, gimme a shout & I'll do some digging to get some firm estimates for what ever it is your planning to do ......

We have a national rail network which is pretty good, but dear....... We have a Comprehensive coach (bus) network also which whilst pretty slow, is the best bang for your buck http://www.nationalexpress.com

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Jun 25 2012, 12:08 AM
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Jun 23 2012, 05:56 PM
Also you won't be insured if you aren't a UK resident.

What bollocks are you spouting now ?

We have hundreds of thousands of none residents legally insured motorists ..... They come under the guise of tourists & foreign workers :rolleyes:

You are getting resident and citizen mixed up. If you are a tourist visiting the UK and want to drive someone else's car then the insurance company won't insure you. You don't even have a UK address to give. Sure you could lie and say they live at your place but if there is a big accident and the insurance company go digging then you will be fucked.

If you are a foreign worker. I'm assuming you mean a filthy foreigner who comes to the UK to work. Then you are a UK resident because you live and work in the UK...thus can be insured.

If you are a tourist about the only way to drive a UK registered car is to hire it.

http://www.stuartcollins.com/index.php

This is about the only company that will insure a UK citizen who lives and works abroad but wants to drive a UK registered car.
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If it's that complicated how will I go with an Aussie drivers license.
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You will be able to hire without any problem with your Australian driving license.
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I have no conception of whats goin' on here .....

Foreign drivers seem to be treated all the same here ..... The price goes massive.

As far as confusion goes, nope I don't think I have any of that happening ........ Ya just need to know what to say to insurance agents/brokers. I'm not saying lie to em, but how you phrase things, makes a huge difference :rolleyes:

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I can't see why I can't put the address I'm staying at.
When I'm there that's where I'll be living.
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I'm not sure how much clearer I can make this. If you come for a holiday in the UK, you are not a UK resident. It doesn't matter if you are a British citizen or staying at your mother's house. Even if you are staying at your own house in the UK. If you aren't in the UK for more than 180 days per year then you aren't a UK resident.

If you are coming to the UK for the intention to live there then you are fine. But you are just coming for a holiday.

It doesn't matter what you say to the insurance people. The insurance policy is in black and white and will not cover you if you aren't a UK resident. You will need to go to a specialist company like I linked or make sure you get it in black and white from a regular insurance company.

Or you could wing it and then flee the country and never come back when you get in an accident. Then JM will continue to wonder why insurance premiums keep going up in the UK.

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Obviously I'm very naive about this subject.
Why can't I step out my front door in Sydney Australia, straight into my front door in Cheshire England.
The intervening 30 hours of discomfort a bad dream.
Two or three days sleep to catch up on planetary distortion's to my brain.
September weather will be the same, except for the long twilights.
I'm the same person, I have no ulterior motives, what's stopping me getting on e-bay and buying a 2k car, registered until the following April. I go to the RTA, DMR whatever and tell them, here's my Aussie licence what form do I fill out to get it changed to a Brit licence?
Depending on the queue I should be out of there in the next couple of hours with a full UK licence.
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Phone enterprise and ask for the best deal they have on a long term rental. It will probably end up cheaper.

Unless you don't plan on going back to Aus...why go through all the hassle?
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Have you got some mad bullshit attachment to rules and regulations over there.
If you flew into Sydney and said You needed a car.
We be on ebay and be driving down Parramatta Rd in your V8 commodore the same arvo.
If you wanted insurance you could ring around a get a fully comp policy paid monthly so you stop paying when you go home.
99% of people wouldn't bother with insurance, the registration fee covers accident. That's all everyone I know uses. I'm the only idiot I know paying $600 for full comp.
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It's pretty fucking stupid IMO. I live in Switzerland and the car is insured rather than the person. Anyone with a full driving license can drive any car in Switzerland without informing the insurance company beforehand

But if I go back to the UK where I've spent most of my life I can't drive anything that isn't a rental or a Swiss plated car.

Of course if I get into an accident I am registered in the UK still at my parent's address. The only way for an insurance company to know that I'm a UK resident would be to launch a full investigation with video cameras and them realising that I'm not in the country for about 50 weeks of the year.

You'd most likely be perfectly fine saying you live at your parents etc. But if you get into a major accident you might get rumbled.
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