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Old 29th August 2012, 09:57   #61
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Last week, rented a Ritz from a company named getscar in aminjikarai, Chennai @2000 per day. (21/08/2012 to 25/08/2012)

Standard security deposit of 5000 was paid at the time of collecting the car and 10,000 paid in advance for the 5 days rental.
The car was in good condition except for few dents all around which were noted down by them during delivery. The tyres were in decent condition as well (standard JK radials).

They have a limit of 300 KMs per day and any additional KMs beyond that will be charged at Rs 5/- per KM. (No unlimited mileage option available).

The brake pads gave up when I was in Ooty and had them changed at Ambal Auto in Ooty. Produced the bill for the same (1900/-) to getscar and they refunded the cost of the repair.

Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
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Had a bad experience with Taxiforsure.
My Parents-in-law were returning home and the train ETD was 1115 from Yeshwantpur. Kept 2 hours for rush hour traffic from Whitefield to YPR + 30 mins buffer. So booked the cab at 0845.
Firstly, the cab turned up at 0920 - after the usual "coming in 5 mins" !! Then, in spite of my wife asking him to stick to ORR, he went straight through the city.
End result, in-laws missed the train
The booking itself, sms etc was smooth. But the entire attitude of the driver left a bad taste.
Not sure if i should penalize the agency for a driver (which could be one off), but then, they come in a package, right ?
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I didn't get reply to my query :-( but anyways, thought to post this info I got for self-drive rental in Goa.

The Velankini (Google for their bo) guys seem good for rental option. They quoted me 900/day for Wagon R and 1000/day for i10/Swift. Petrol is to be filled up /re-filled by you. The only bummer for me was that they asked for min 3 day booking and you can't srive around in South goa,where I was going to stay next.

I rather hired a cab from them at 1200/day and had pleasent experience. Hotel guys quoted me 1400/-.

On a side note, I chatted with their can driver and he told me that this is not a legal business as there's no insurance etc. They pass this self-rental lead to car owners attached to them. In case of accident etc, you need to settle with car owner for any damages. But I saw many ppl renting and driving around.

Hope the info helps.
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I didn't get reply to my query :-( but anyways, thought to post this info I got for self-drive rental in Goa.

The Velankini (Google for their bo) guys seem good for rental option. They quoted me 900/day for Wagon R and 1000/day for i10/Swift. Petrol is to be filled up /re-filled by you. The only bummer for me was that they asked for min 3 day booking and you can't srive around in South goa,where I was going to stay next.

I rather hired a cab from them at 1200/day and had pleasent experience. Hotel guys quoted me 1400/-.


Hope the info helps.
Thanks a lot for sharing the info bro, I am also going there for a family vacation 5 adults and an infant. Could you please let me know which car you took and if I take something like an innova for a full day (cab not self driven) is there a limit on kms or something? Thanks for your help. Pls share their number too if you still have it.

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Hi,

I took an Indica for 1200/-,8 hrs/80km and Rs 12/km for any additional km. Also, you need pay some to driver if he stayd beyond 7. Didn't enquire about Innova. Here's there no snd website link:-

09822101598
http://www.goacabs.com

Have a safe trip. Njoy!
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Hi Guys,

Am looking for self drive rentals in Ahmedabad during my trip to Kutch in December.
The only one I could find was "Autoriders". Any suggestions/ reviews on them?

Also, any other rental agencies providing self drives?
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Has anyone tried availing self drive rentals from Girikand?

Girikand Cars | Self Drive

The other option I see is - http://www.selfdrive.in/fleet.php. But their prices are too high.

Kiran, sorry for quoting an older post, but did you rent out the Innova?
I am in the process of doing the same, for a 4 day travel in December.

If you did, how did you find the service?
If not, did you find another option?

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Had a bad experience with Taxiforsure.
My Parents-in-law were returning home and the train ETD was 1115 from Yeshwantpur. Kept 2 hours for rush hour traffic from Whitefield to YPR + 30 mins buffer. So booked the cab at 0845.
Firstly, the cab turned up at 0920 - after the usual "coming in 5 mins" !! Then, in spite of my wife asking him to stick to ORR, he went straight through the city.
End result, in-laws missed the train
The booking itself, sms etc was smooth. But the entire attitude of the driver left a bad taste.
Not sure if i should penalize the agency for a driver (which could be one off), but then, they come in a package, right ?
The train was at 1115.
That means you should be at station by 1045 (30 minutes before departure)
2 hours is the travel time.
So the taxi should've started from your place by 0845.

Usually people take at least 15 minutes to get the taxi to start. (Which means tata-bye-byes, forgot something at home, check all the baggage, keys etc).
So everyone should've been out by 0830. And the taxi should've come latest by 0830.

Usually taxi service require you to book at least 30 minutes in advance. Which means the booking should've been done latest by 8 am. Preferably 1 hour earlier.


But I am appalled by reading that it takes 2 hours to reach the station. (I am not aware of the geography of Bangalore though)
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Hi Guys,
Am being quoted the following rates for self drive option in Gujarat. I wanted to know if it is OK or should I just go for the taxi? My total mileage might be around 1000kms.

Indica: 1000/ day
Logan/ Swift: 1900/ day

Indica is fine for me. The rates are quoted by AUTORIDERS (Ahmedabad).
Please help!
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Hi Guys,
Am being quoted the following rates for self drive option in Gujarat. I wanted to know if it is OK or should I just go for the taxi? My total mileage might be around 1000kms.

Indica: 1000/ day
Logan/ Swift: 1900/ day

Indica is fine for me. The rates are quoted by AUTORIDERS (Ahmedabad).
Please help!
Those rates are in line with what is available in the rest of the country.In most cities the economy cars like Indica Santro are in the range of 1000-1200 per day.Check with them if there is a mileage cap on the rate.Some of them say 1000rs per day with a limit of only 150kms per day if taken for less than 3 days.Most of the operators offer unlimited mileage for more than 3 days.Bargain with the operator to offer you unlimited mileage.Check if their spare tyre and stepney jack etc are in place.
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Those rates are in line with what is available in the rest of the country.In most cities the economy cars like Indica Santro are in the range of 1000-1200 per day.Check with them if there is a mileage cap on the rate.Some of them say 1000rs per day with a limit of only 150kms per day if taken for less than 3 days.Most of the operators offer unlimited mileage for more than 3 days.Bargain with the operator to offer you unlimited mileage.Check if their spare tyre and stepney jack etc are in place.
Thanks ranjitp1,
As you mentioned there is actually a cap of 200km/ day. But that should be fine for my total trip. I do not have any prior experience of renting car for self drive, so any suggestions/ advise are welcome. They also want a refundable deposit of 25k. Do I need to ask for insurance copy/ any papers?
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Thanks ranjitp1,
As you mentioned there is actually a cap of 200km/ day. But that should be fine for my total trip. I do not have any prior experience of renting car for self drive, so any suggestions/ advise are welcome. They also want a refundable deposit of 25k. Do I need to ask for insurance copy/ any papers?
1.Carry Insurance copy
2.PUC Original
3.RC Copy
4.Whatever agreement that you enter with Autoriders,showing that you have hired the car from them
5.Car should have the Self Drive number plate and not a taxi or a white board number plate
6.Check for condition of spare tyre.Check if the jack and spanner are placed and in working condition in the car.Do not miss out on this
7.Make sure you do a pre-delivery inspection and preferably take the car during daylight.Also test drive the car and check fuel
8.Carry your original license
9.Since its GJ,atleast the right headlamp should have a yellow tape on it.
10.Make sure you make it clear with them that in case of any problem with the car anywhere,they are to arrange for a taxi and that you are not liable to hang around with the car to get it repaired etc(its none of your business to hunt for a mechanic etc,as per rules and laws all that you should do is inform the branch and your responsibility should end there)

As for the 25k deposit thats quite high.Usually the norm is to take the advance rental upfront,but then that is dependent on the particular branch.

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Hi,

I require a Self Drive Innova in Chennai from 11 pm on 25th Dec 2012 till 11pm on 29th Dec 2012 (4 days).

I have tried various agencies and none of them have. Tried with Avis , Carzonrent , Orix, CarClub, Autoriders, Getscar, AnnaiCar.


Can anyone help me
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did anyone had experience with carzonrent, delhi? their rates appear to be less than AVIS.

Mods: i have posted the same query in AVIS starts car rental thread. IF it is against the forum rules please delete
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Hope this helps for anybody who has a requirement in Bangalore

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Eagle-eyed Mod Vid6639 spotted an unfamiliar marked car and sure enough, his probing yielded an interesting find

Zoom cars is a brand new Bangalore based self-drive car service that was started by an American entrepreneur who decided to make Bangalore the site for his car-sharing start-up Zoom! With most cab passengers in Bangalore at the mercy of maniacal drivers, the concept of being able to rent a car on a self-drive basis sounds like a good one.

Let’s start with the basics:

If we are to self drive, then the choice of car is an important one. Ford’s Figo and Mahindra’s Scorpio in their fleet are both fun to drive and economical to run as well. Only manual transmission cars are on offer; Zoom says that they will add BMWs (oh boy!) and Electric Vehicles soon.

Feedback on different Self Drive rental agencies-zoom_cars_jpeg.jpg

Tell Me More:

• Zoom is a brand new, membership-based, hyper-local self-drive service in Bangalore. You can hire cars on an hourly or daily basis. The technology for reservation, pick-up and drop-off results in a high level of automation.
• Vehicles (seven of them) are currently located at Brigade Gateway in Malleshwaram, but new locations will be added. If you pick up a car from a particular point, then you must drop it at the same place.
• All vehicles in their fleet have All India Permits.
• They do not provide drivers.

How Does Somebody in Bangalore Register for this Service?

• The membership process does seem easy (haven’t tested it though) and there is also a mobile app (droid or iPhone). Just create an account with your contact information and upload a photo of your driver's license.
• Anybody above the age of 21 holding a valid Light Motor Vehicle (car) License or International Driver's Permit (IDP) can join.
• Once you enrol, you can begin driving the same day.

Booking and Payment:

• Log on to their online reservation system or use the Android or iPhone apps. Select your ride and pickup location, along with start and end times for your reservation.
• The service accepts only credit / debit card payments. All payments have to be made in advance. No cash or net banking options are provided. Period.
• The minimum reservation slot is one hour; you can book on a daily basis too. The reservation can be extended using the mobile app or the connected in-car tablet provided by Zoom.
• Due to the nature of their business model, Zoom allows a 15 minute grace period for the vehicle to be returned, once your reservation is complete. However, if Zoom deems that you have inconvenienced another member by returning the vehicle after the 15 minute grace period, a Rs. 600 per hour late fee is applicable.
• If you return the car more than half hour before your reservation is scheduled to end, you get a driving credit for 50% of the amount of unused time. This can be used for any subsequent reservation.

Feedback on different Self Drive rental agencies-zoom_cars_tariff_jpeg.jpg

The Fine Print:

Who pays for Fuel? - Zoom pays. In case you have to refuel the vehicle, submit the receipt within 7 calendar days of your reservation. Zoom says that it will happily send a full cash reimbursement to your address.
How much can I drive? - Each reservation comes with 150 kms of driving per day. As part of the launch offer, Zoom is offering unlimited driving with each reservation.
Who pays for Toll, Parking and Parking violations? - You do, dear member!

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