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Old 15th May 2009, 15:51   #16
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Please share the contact for this rental. I guess you take it on a full tank and return the same way.
The Car Club customer care phone number can be found on their website.
But i had to approach them differently. I was told that they have stopped renting out Innova for personal use. But my office admin guy was old friends with the CEO of car club company, in mumbai. So he gave a call to him and he directed the manager here to allow for Innova rental.

But in future, since i already have a good record with them with this one drive, they said i could get in touch with them without this back door access too, since the good will is now entered in their database.

But the rental they charged (2750/-) would have been the same anyway.

If they dont agree for Innova, you can still go for Fiesta, Santro, etc.

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Great Thread, this one goes in my favorites option of IE. Was looking for something like this for a long time. Thanks!
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Old 20th May 2009, 13:04   #18
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I have taken cars from Hertz in Blore & Hyd.Like the Chennai experience mentioned earlier,it holds good for these places as well.So looks like its a problem with CarzonRent franchisee.I have hired Indicas & Santros from them.

They give it to you on a full tank and you need to return it on a full tank.The Indica & Santro were charged at INR 1500 per day with a limit of 150km per day.In case you hire it for more than 3 days,then its unlimited mileage.The concept of self drive is still too novel in Hyderabad.When I called them up,they said they hardly get any self drive requests.

For security,i had to give them a residence proof/ID Proof/License copy & imprint of the Credit card.

Just a note,if you intend on driving to a place which is not a metro,make sure you carry a letter from them stating it is a self drive vehicle because cops in remote places are not well versed with the ideas of self drive cars.They think you are driving a taxi.I faced this on a drive from Blore to Kerala.Since I had wifey along after a little bit of "discussion" i was allowed to pass.

Had this horrendous experience as well with the indica.on our return from kerala had a front right flat tyre at around 630pm 50kms from Hosur and surrounded by mountains on all sides.I was confident it was no problem at all since I had checked on the spare & the jack before starting.I open the boot and to my horror I find that the rod used to turn the jack is missing.it was never there and i missed out on it as well.It was the scariest moment of my drive life till date.luckily for us,two good samaritans on a bike saw us and offered to go get a mechanic and do the needful.So make sure you check for everything when you take delivery of the car rather than a cursory glance.
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Old 20th May 2009, 17:20   #19
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Could you please share the prices you paid for these rentals?
25000/- for 10 days for the Innova
6200/- for 4 days for the Ikon
All exclusive of taxes

Here is another (unworthy ) addition to the list


Name welcome to Smile Self Driv Cars Local Chennai agency apparently run by a guy called Ismail
City Chenai
Car Santro
Rating 1 star - not recommended

CommentsLady in my office booked a Santro for 2 days (@2.4 K) and the guy was supposed to drop it at her address at 8:00 AM (for an additional drop/pick-up charge)

9AM , no sight of the guy...she called him up and he gave some vague excuse

10AM, another call and the guy claimed that he was on the way when he got a falt tyre

11AM, no sight of him still which is when she called a local chauffeur driven cabbie to take her where she had to go
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Old 10th August 2010, 14:22   #20
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@pkumar, thanks for your suggestion (last year) on Car Club for innova hire for self drive. I spoke with them short while back. I believe they only rent out small cars. I am trying India Travel House meanwhile. I think your approach to work ones network is a good idea. Cheers.
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One very useful tip while taking rentals. At the time of hire, take thorough photographs of the vehicle (exterior definitely, interior too if desired) with the company representative. Dents always have this habit of going unnoticed while taking the car but being prominent while returning it!

Hyderabad: Autoriders. They have an office in Himayatnagar.
[COLOR=#0e774a]www.autoriders.net[/COLOR]

I hired a Maruti-800 from them 6yrs ago. Think they charged me some 1000/day. Decent service - they take a credit card imprint from you for Rs.10K and tear it up when you return the car properly. Car was in a good condition. No hassles. I don't know how they're doing now

Coimbatore: Yes, there are rentals here as well. Boon for someone people coming further away from Chennai/Bangalore but wishing to drive up the various hills around. There are only 2 agencies here - one of them is getscar: getscar Local Coimbatore contact name is Palani - 9094790305. I hired a Scoprio for 3k/day, they operate 24/7.

I had a very interesting experience with them. Even if your trip is planned in advance, most of these operators don't give confirmations until a week earlier. I was calling them up for over a month and they finally confirmed a Scorpio for me. However, the Scoprio wasn't returned in time so they called up and requested me to adjust with a Qualis for the 1st day and promised that they'll deliver the Scorpio to wherever I wish to on day 2. And they did! There was a driver who came along with the Qualis on day 1 (prompt, one time, received us at the station at 6am in the morning), drove us upto Valparai (I took the wheels in the ghats), drove back to Kovai later in the evening and was there the next morning at 8:30 with the Scorpio. Honestly, I haven't seen/expected such committments from such local operators.

Downside was that the vehicle was lousy (did the job though and no break downs), ill maintained, hard clutch, bad gear throws, A/C didnt work etc., It was basically a jugaad done through local contacts and it showed. There was even a flag pole on the bonnet with DMK flag in it Am hoping the company maintained cars would be in better shape.

While returning the actual owner came to inspect the car and claimed one dent to be my fault. The photos I had took while taking delivery came in handy and he couldn't talk any further.

One thing with local operators is that they give you white board cars (privately owned cars), so you can freely take them across borders without issues.

Other person named Kumar - contact 9489360942. No idea of service, but he sounded very polite over the phone.

Minor irritant with these local operators is that they give the car on empty tank and ask it to be returned the same way!! So you gotto keep a close watch on how to empty on E and still not run out of fuel!!
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Great tips, KE Sriram. Although I wonder if such operators are there in banglaore. The near empty tank funda seems really cheap. If I am in Coimbatore without a vehicle, I will surely check your leads. Thanks.
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I almost finished all formalities for Xylo/Innova in march 2010,but last min i had plans to rent a tempo traveller as the no of passengers increased.

Rental Cars - Self Drive Car - Self Driven Cars in Chennai & Coimbatore

My feedback on Getscar: i felt that they were unprofessional (lying to me), i confirmed them to take a innova for 2 days and called them 15 mins before i reached their office to see the car condition.After i reached they told me that someone came and just took the car for a weeks trip (totally unbelievable) and forced me to take Xylo.

I wanted to negotiate more on the rate so walked out,and then decided to take a tempo traveller.

NOTE: you need to submit your passport to rent your car

Rates:

Innova 3000 /day
Xylo/ 2800 / day

There are lots of other players but all are like owners renting the old (dead) Qualis and scorpio.

Annai self driven car is in such in chennai

Scorpio : 2500
Qualis: 2000/2500 based on your urgency they decide the price

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I am looking to rent a car for self-drive in Delhi next month. I called up Eco Rent-a-Car and they quoted the following rates:

Ritz : 2100 per day
Innova: 3000 per day
Corolla: 3500
Endeavor: 5000

In addition to this, there is a VAT of 12.5% and service tax of 10.3%, which essentially increases the prices by a fourth! Is this usually the case?

Are these rates reasonable? Which are the other reliable car rentals I could try with?
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I am planning to hire a bigger vehicle for my trip to Waynad this X-mas.

Could one of you recommend a good car rental in Bangalore.

I googled and got Hertz and Avis but I believe the franchisee do not do a great job, any ideas would be welcome.

BTW I'm planning to hire a Safari or a Sedan.

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You could speak to Autoriders or Car Club.Autoriders are decent enough,there is an ex-army man heading the Blore branch and its a decent place with decent vehicles.
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I have had very good experience with Autoriders the last time I took a car from them. I had taken an Innova to travel to BR hills from Bangalore, around 5-6 months back. Very professional, vehicle was delivered to my doorstep and collected from my doorstep, and the person in charge explained all the terms in detail while delivering the vehicle.

They charge a refundable deposit of 25000 initially. For Innova, the daily rate was Rs. 2200 per day.

Now, for the coming long weekend of 22nd/23rd/24th, I have booked a Xylo to go to Red Hills near Ooty. Let us see if the service is as good as it was last time. I will provide an update here when I'm back.
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Back from Ooty and Red Hills nature resort yesterday, after a wonderful three days. Had taken a self-drive Xylo this time, from Autoriders, and the experience was good this time too. This time they weren't able to home-deliver the car due to the extreme weekend rush, so I had to go to Domlur personally to pick up the vehicle. It took hardly half an hour to finish the formalities and collect the vehicle. Also, the car was in excellent condition throughout - no problems at all.

But they have added a few extra conditions in the recent past. Last time I took an Innova around 6 months back, there was no cap on the number of kilometers per day. Now the max limit is 200 km per day (250 for me, since I am a "regular" customer). Beyond that, they charge 8 rupees per kilometer.

Overall, I would recommend it. You can contact Syed: 9008114061. When you call him, do mention that you got the number from Vinay, who took a Xylo recently
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But they have added a few extra conditions in the recent past. Last time I took an Innova around 6 months back, there was no cap on the number of kilometers per day. Now the max limit is 200 km per day (250 for me, since I am a "regular" customer). Beyond that, they charge 8 rupees per kilometer.
Bangalorean, thanks for the contact details, I hope to use it later this year
Is this cap applicable also if one rents the car for, say a week? And if we rent it for 5 days, is it strictly 200km per day or 1000km for 5 days? And how do they find out how much has been driven per day if we only return the car later?
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Usually if the cars are rented out for more than 3days,the cap is not applicable(this depends on negotiations if there is a clause)Hertz cap is only for less than 72 hours.

Even if its applicable,as 200kms per day for 5 days means,when you return the vehicle after 5 days,it should have run a total of 1000kms and anything above that would be charged at the rate per km.,they wouldnt check the kilometer on a daily basis.
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