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Postby Red » Mon 6 Oct 2008 17:24 GMT

Hi all

My parents and I are coming to Gozo for 4 weeks during November to finalise our research, would like to hire a four seater car about 1500cc. We were there at Easter and the cost was £76 per week. I was wondering if the winter rate differed. Could anyone tell me a fair price, so that we don't get ripped off? (My father has already asked this question but unfortunately he didn't think! :oops: ).

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Postby gozomark » Mon 6 Oct 2008 17:33 GMT

Hi Red

My father has already asked this question but unfortunately he didn't think! ). - sorry, you've lost me there

£76 is about € 14/day - thats a very fair price
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Postby Red » Mon 6 Oct 2008 21:18 GMT

Thanks for replying Mark.

My father was wondering what a fair price would be for hiring a car, so I told him to ask on the form. After a few days I asked if he had had a reply and he said no. I then asked him, exactly how he had worded his question to which he replied ' Oh, I asked if anyone knew where I could hire a car at a reasonable rate in Gozo'. I explained that was why he never had a reply, someone obviously thought he wanted someone to advertise, but from what you say I am now I'm wondering where he posted his question!
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Postby gozomark » Mon 6 Oct 2008 21:22 GMT

what's your father's name on the forum ?
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Postby dave dee » Mon 6 Oct 2008 21:42 GMT

Mistered? :idea:
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Postby Red » Mon 6 Oct 2008 21:45 GMT

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Postby pjr » Mon 6 Oct 2008 22:06 GMT

i normally pay around EU22-25 per day for a small automatic on Malta, if thats a help. A manual should cost less. The car hire business seems to be pretty competitive so I think that if you can get anything below EU20 per day then you are laughing (provided it has 4 wheels).

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Postby Eggs » Tue 7 Oct 2008 08:23 GMT

I got my car for 12-25th Oct for £247 Euros (13 days) However 52 euros was for a baby seat and 14 euros was for airport drop off and collection, so the day rate was basically 14 euros per day, thats for a 5 door hatch which can take 2 suitcases so they told me.
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Postby recca » Tue 7 Oct 2008 09:14 GMT

Are the quotes you are getting from local firms?

I only want to hire a car for a day for 5 people, I know you don't get the same good rates as you would for hiring for a week, but I am being quoted over 50 euros for 1 day with a certain major car rental firm

The only good thing is that they are literally on my doorstep to collect the car.
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Postby gozomark » Tue 7 Oct 2008 09:18 GMT

Are the quotes you are getting from local firms? yes
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Postby Eggs » Tue 7 Oct 2008 16:43 GMT

I didnt go to the Major known brands, went for local maltese places who advertise on the net
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Postby gozomark » Mon 6 Apr 2009 17:12 GMT

there are several car hire companies recommended on the "recommended suppliers" boards
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