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Old 18-07-2016, 01:14 PM   #121
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Thanks. Sadly they don't provide airport pick up which rather inconvenience.
Looking at Hertz with Nissan X trail for 11 day at around AUD480. 4k excess.
Ya buying local travel insurance to cover the excess is cheaper buying their 0 excess which cost 300 more
For Bayswater, they are abit rigid (hence the low rates) and they dun allow you to return the vehicle at other locations.

In that case, try Avis.

Most of my car rentals are from Avis, I find their rates lower than the rest of the reputable car rental companies. Maybe my trips are usually during off-peak season.
For eg: No additional driver fees.
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Old 22-07-2016, 01:11 PM   #122
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I booked with Thrifty Perth (Toyota Kluger) for my trip next month... 6 adults so quite limited choices. Airport pick up and return.

AUD 579.05 for 8 days with $4000 excess after a 12% discount code.

Then bought a car rental insurance separately from Tripcover - AUD 55.76 to reduce excess to $300 (which will be covered by my travel insurance)

Hope everything will go well.

Also hoping that it can fit 3 x 24inch luggage too.. else will prob have to put on laps for the journey from airport to apartment. hahaha.
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Old 24-07-2016, 02:33 PM   #123
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i chose the works plan with zero excess from apex but i realize my insurance has rental excess up to 1000 can i still change it to Carefree COastal plan where excess is up to 500 when im collecting the car ?
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Old 24-07-2016, 04:08 PM   #124
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i chose the works plan with zero excess from apex but i realize my insurance has rental excess up to 1000 can i still change it to Carefree COastal plan where excess is up to 500 when im collecting the car ?
Why not send an email to Apex saying you wish to change the plan? Better to change it before you collect the car I guess.
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Old 24-07-2016, 05:43 PM   #125
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Do you guys use Google map or the gps from rental companies?
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Old 25-07-2016, 10:18 AM   #126
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Do you guys use Google map or the gps from rental companies?
Goggle map is more than adequate. Wouldn't use gps unless it's free of charge.
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Old 25-07-2016, 11:24 AM   #127
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Do you guys use Google map or the gps from rental companies?
Goggle map is more than adequate. Wouldn't use gps unless it's free of charge.

For me, I will play it safe and rent GPS + google map on tablet.
Cos the data network for some Ulu locations maybe weak & inconsistent.
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Old 25-07-2016, 12:02 PM   #128
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thanks..im heading to tas in 2 weeks time but read alot road closures and limited access roads only for 4wd due to snow..

now thinking if i should change my drive to a 4wd 1
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Old 25-07-2016, 01:05 PM   #129
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anyone rented from Hertz before?
What the pre authorisation amount they will charge on credit card should with the $4000 excess?

Called the so called international helpline (which base in SG)was told $100 + $4000
Call direct to Australia directly and check was told only $100, $4000 only if anything happened.

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Old 26-07-2016, 06:27 AM   #130
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anyone rented from Hertz before?
What the pre authorisation amount they will charge on credit card should with the $4000 excess?

Called the so called international helpline (which base in SG)was told $100 + $4000
Call direct to Australia directly and check was told only $100, $4000 only if anything happened.
Trust the aussies.. anyway they have your CC, so any accidents they still can charge you..
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Old 26-07-2016, 09:07 AM   #131
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thanks..im heading to tas in 2 weeks time but read alot road closures and limited access roads only for 4wd due to snow..

now thinking if i should change my drive to a 4wd 1
Even with a 4wd, check with the rental company that you are indeed allowed to take the vehicle where you want to go to.

anyone rented from Hertz before?
What the pre authorisation amount they will charge on credit card should with the $4000 excess?

Called the so called international helpline (which base in SG)was told $100 + $4000
Call direct to Australia directly and check was told only $100, $4000 only if anything happened.
It should be $100 only. For this type of queries, it's usually best to call the outlet where you will be renting from as they are the ones who would be processing the actual rental, and the system they have on site is very different to one we see on their website - I believe they still have a DOS-based program (most likely run via an emulator in Windows).
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Old 27-07-2016, 06:52 PM   #132
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is it recommended to rent a SUV or just a normal car will do for 2 person? 7 days. Heading from Perth to Albany to MR to Perth.
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Old 28-07-2016, 08:11 AM   #133
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is it recommended to rent a SUV or just a normal car will do for 2 person? 7 days. Heading from Perth to Albany to MR to Perth.
Normal car will do, unless you're 'car' person. just take your pick and enjoy the drive..
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Old 28-07-2016, 06:38 PM   #134
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Curious, any concerns with luggage in rented SUVs in Perth? As I'll be on the road most of the day's the luggage would be stowed in the boot, which may be visible to passerby.

In Malaysia, car and bags would probably be gone in a flash. Any idea if Perth is perhaps safer?

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Old 28-07-2016, 07:14 PM   #135
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They may have a boot cover which conceals the boot..
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