Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th March 2017, 18:30   #61
BHPian
 
Ponbaarathi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Chennai
Posts: 66
Thanked: 100 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

Quote:
Originally Posted by coolkurt View Post
So I just had a few queries:

1. Can Revv cars be taken to Leh? I know self drives are banned beyond but some companies aren't allowing their cars to be taken even till Leh.

2. How are the cars? And the service, reliability?
1. No, you cant take their cars to Leh. Same applies to zoom cars as well.

2. Booked a grand i10 last week. Car was a jan 2017 registered with 10000 kms on the odo.
Ponbaarathi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29th March 2017, 21:37   #62
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 719
Thanked: 192 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (4)
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ponbaarathi View Post
1. No, you cant take their cars to Leh. Same applies to zoom cars as well.

2. Booked a grand i10 last week. Car was a jan 2017 registered with 10000 kms on the odo.
Of course I can take them to Leh. I don't think taking a self drive to Leh is a problem. It's local sightseeing that isn't allowed..and Pangong, Nubra etc. Taking the highway to Leh is allowed.
coolkurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2017, 17:46   #63
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 193
Thanked: 38 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

I had a very positive rental ( door step delivery ) experience with Revv this week. I needed a seven seater for a two day trip within Maharashtra . This was the first time I had tried a self drive rental car in India . I went by reviews of all the available rental car companies in Mumbai and chose Revv. The booking experience online was quite pleasant . Reserved an Innova Crysta online . Got the vehicle , a brand new 2017 registered without any follow ups , a short while after the scheduled delivery time. Everything was as per spec . I had a checklist myself and everything was ticked off . There were a few scratches and a minor panel gap issue . I had taken photos to be safe . The car had less than 5k kms on the odo. This was the first time I had driven an Innova as well . The hydraulic steering was a very pleasant surprise and the engine ( 2 litre diesel) excellent . The car is equipped with a 125 kph speed alarm that is a useful check as the Innova's stability can lull you into over speeding on empty highways. I returned after a thankfully uneventful journey . The door step return was on time ; the staff driver was polite and courteous . I got the invoice the next day . Was pleasantly surprised to note a fuel charge discount as I had topped up the tank before returning while the tank was slightly less than full at the time of delivery . The number of hours charged was accurate.
Overall Revv exceeded my expectations. And the Innova was a delightful surprise. I must mention the steering felt as good as a Skoda Laura's and not much worse than a BMW F30's !

Last edited by Ravich : 7th April 2017 at 17:48.
Ravich is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2017, 22:15   #64
Senior - BHPian
 
audioholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BengaLuru
Posts: 3,017
Thanked: 4,197 Times
Default

Had booked a Revv Ford Figo Aspire today for my regular commute to office and had a fantastic experience. I had my phone in flight mode during the night and woke up close to the booking start time (8AM) to wonder why I had not got any call from them asking for directions to my place. Then realised that phone was down so the moment I turned off flight mode, I got a missed call alert. The driver had called me 10 times starting from 7AM itself and I called him back.

Car was at my house at 8AM and it would have been there earlier if I had received the call. A friendly driver arrived with a decent looking car. It had 70k kms on the odo but exterior was really spick and span with a very few scratches which is better than an average private car of similar age.

Car was mechanically good too except for a packed off suspension. It was the mid end aspire and even the interiors were in top shape except for some wear and tear on switchgear. No dirt/mud/stains anywhere. All electricals were working fine. The car drove very well too and I had a blast with so much power on tap. The tyres were in good condition too.

Compared to zoomcar, cleanliness is top notch on the inside which I loved since the Zoomcars I had earlier rented were all soiled and I hated to operate controls. Maintenance of the car too is fantastic. Didn't expect a car abused for 70k kms to be so good. The clutch was on the harder side compared to my petrol car and I am not sure if I should call it a problem.

Overall I am happy that they have Kept up standards compared to Zoomcar who have gone down terribly. They might be getting new cars now, but the same story will repeat in a year or two.

On a side note, I had a short chat with the driver and he shared the following snippets:

On weekends all cars are booked. Some cars are idle on Tue, Wed, Thu. Since they have a single hub for the entire city, I was able to get the statistics from him.

Their Audi Q3 was totalled by a customer on Magadi Road and it ended up toppled multiple times and on its roof into a ditch. The customer was overspeeding too.

Their Audi A3 was withdrawn after customers ended up damaging the underbody every single time and it was not feasible to he rented.

Was curious about these two cars since I never got a chance to book either from a long time.

Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery-imageuploadedbyteambhp1491583531.681979.jpg
audioholic is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2017, 08:35   #65
BHPian
 
Shanksta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Madras
Posts: 409
Thanked: 988 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

Revv has started its operations in Chennai. Saw their FB post yesterday. Funny part is tried to book a car but apparently their entire fleet is booked out for the next few days.

They have 7 cars on offer as of now in Chennai XUV, Scorpio, Innova, EcoSport, Grand i10, Swift Dzire and Honda City. They also have 100% Door delivery in Chennai
Shanksta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2017, 09:46   #66
BHPian
 
centaur's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: --
Posts: 632
Thanked: 659 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

A new business model from Revv - why own a car when you can rent one at 30k per annum. More over, you have the flexibility to change your car 12 times a year, not sure if it comes within the package or at an extra cost. Everything else for the car

Quote:

Planning to buy a car? Just rent it for Rs 30,000 per annum from this startup

Car rentals startup Revv is planning to launch a subscription model for renting cars, a first in the industry that will allow users to rent cars for just Rs 30,000 annual subscription.

The company has prepared a war chest for a potential duel with the market leader Zoomcar in this space, a company executive told Moneycontrol.

With an annual subscription plan of Rs 30,000, Revv will provide a user with a car at their disposal 24x7 for as long as they want, at any given instance.

Revv will also allow subscribed users to change the car model up to 12 times in a year between 12 car models currently available – including Maruti Ciaz, Mahindra XUV, Hyundai i10, Honda Amaze, and Ford Ecosport.

The company will take care of the car maintenance, give roadside assistance, and annual insurance.

The aim, says Revv co-founder Anupam Agarwal, is to replace car ownership altogether.

“Private car ownership is inefficient. First, it could be lying idle most of the time. Second, even if you own a car it’s no guarantee that you will drive it to a holiday in the mountains,” he adds.

Funded with USD 9 million from investors such as Edelweiss and Mahindra Finance, the startup has increased its car fleet from 25 to 500 cars within two years of its existence.

The company is aiming to offset the leadership position of Zoomcar in next three years, which has a fleet of over 3,000 cars.

The company might include door delivery of cars with the new subscription plan.

While Revv charges a mandatory fee of Rs 300 for car home delivery and pick-up, it offers the service on all bookings, be it for an hour. On the other hand, Zoomcar’s home delivery is optional and dependent on the availability of drivers.

Solving the one-way trip problem

The company started in 2015 when ex-McKinsey executives Anupam Agarwal and Karan Jain quit their jobs to start a car rentals business.

Zoomcar already had a first...
...
...
Source

Last edited by Rehaan : 16th May 2017 at 17:39. Reason: Please don't copy paste full articles here, as its unfair to other publishers. Thanks for sharing :)
centaur is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2017, 17:38   #67
Team-BHP Support
 
Rehaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 22,229
Thanked: 21,890 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

Revv's subscription model : Rent a car for Rs. 30,000 per annum...

Is being discussed in this thread
Rehaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th June 2017, 18:13   #68
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 9
Thanked: 17 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

Hello members, after going through this thread and reading the positive experience of the members as compared to the Zoomcar and likes I have decided to take the plunge and go ahead with Revv for my maiden self drive booking. Have booked an Innova as we are 6 of us traveling from Bangalore to Tirupati on the second week of September. I need your help as to what and how much additional cost will I be incurring apart from the usual cost such as fuel and toll for traveling interstate. Thanks.
san_udyawar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th June 2017, 08:29   #69
MCR
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 709
Thanked: 185 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

After a not so good experience with Myles last time, I decided to not book with them again.
Since I needed a car for a period of one week in August, I was looking at Voler, Zoom and Revv.
Voler is the cheapest of the lot, but somehow did not get the confidence to book with them. This may due to reviews on Team BHP!
Zoom website was asking for a deposit of 5K, which was a surprise for me. Also the negative reviews and the fear of getting a damaged car put me off!
Hence booked with Revv.I have booked a Swift. I selected the option of unlimited kilometers. Now hoping for a overall positive experience.
MCR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd June 2017, 16:32   #70
Senior - BHPian
 
hserus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,703
Thanked: 1,645 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

A friend and her husband just took a Revv self drive across the Delhi border to Punjab. They didn't know and nobody at Revv told them about the entry tax, so a Punjab cop caught up with them.

Along with the fine for no entry tax, turns out that the car didn't have original RC either

So - friend's license seized and a challan for 4500 issued.
hserus is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 12th July 2017, 13:35   #71
Senior - BHPian
 
audioholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BengaLuru
Posts: 3,017
Thanked: 4,197 Times
Default Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

Had another excellent experience with Revv over the last weekend. Me and a bunch of colleagues headed to Madikeri and we were seven of us. Since my last two experiences with Revv was positive, I did not look at Zoomcar, and neither did the prices look so attractive. Hence, I booked a Revv XUV. There were cheaper options 1. Ertiga, 2 - Scorpio and there was a higher option of the Innova. Was not sure if they offered the old one or the Crysta.

Since I knew that the boot space in XUV was non existent, I requested for a roof rack. They obliged but for an extra 500 bucks which I was willing to give. Along with that I also informed them that I would be going out of station and wanted a reliable vehicle.

Brief summary of the trip:
  • Booked the car from 5:30 AM to start the trip by 6 AM. Unlike previous bookings, this time I did not get a call to confirm the car availability(after seeing many posts on FB of Zoomcar as well as Revv cancelling booking at the last moment).
  • It so happened that the driver had reached my residence at 00:30hrs and was waiting for morning to call. While this is an excellent gesture and nice thing to arrive well in advance, I was not sure if the trip would happen until 5:15AM when he called saying that the car is here. I expected a call the previous night just for my assurance. The driver was friendly and added that if the car was free the previous evening, I would have got the car the previous night itself. The previous booking ended at 9PM after which the car was cleaned and handed over to me. Quite a bunch of active people.
  • The car was a fresh XUV W4, two months old with 7600kms on the Odo. Seems like a lot of running for a car just two months old. The luggage carrier was fixed promptly.
  • Fuel was not filled to the brim but to 60%. It seems on weekends they dont fill fuel since it takes time for their cars to head to the bunk and get the tank filled since there are multiple bookings. I was assured that the fuel will be compensated for in either way, if I return excess fuel or less fuel.
  • The car was mechanically sound, with just a small scrape on the bumper and drove well throughout the trip. In the ghats the car would pull and pull continuously in 2,3,4 and even 5 sometimes if the slope was not too steep. Loved the power. The brakes were not as sharp and crisp as my cars and needed some orientation to get used to the behaviour.
  • I returned way before the actual end time but had covered 46kms extra. The driver came to the nearest bus station at the end time and I offered to pick him up from there, since the poor chap had to walk all the way to my home(2kms) and I was not willing to wait for him.
  • He spoke to his fleet manager about the extra distance. I returned the car with 70% fuel remaining, and the amount for extra distance and fuel seemed to be close. Hence, I was not asked to pay any money and was assured that the entire security deposit would be refunded.
  • When they sent the final receipt after the trip ended, I was surprised to see that they had charged 500 again for the carrier. I messaged them on FB, got a call back and revised receipt all within 10 minutes
Overall, I was impressed by the service yet again and except for the communication part, I feel this is better than Zoomcar since they give superb attention towards the upkeep of the vehicles and the interiors especially. Having taken different age cars from them, none had soiled interiors or stains on the seats. I heard from the driver that they have a dedicated team for interior cleaning and they clean the interior before every trip.

This is one of the advantages of having a single hub for the whole city. You will have a collective inventory, staff and lesser cost of real estate and labour. Companies like Zoomcar cant afford to keep good number of staff at their locations. Hence, they have an all in one guy at each place who has to take care of everything. This will make the booking experience totally dependent upon the onsite team. Here, it is one bunch of guys for Bangalore who can be managed better.

Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery-img_20170709_112211417.jpg

Hope this quality of service continues over time. Until next time, I am a happy customer.

Last edited by audioholic : 12th July 2017 at 13:40.
audioholic is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 14th August 2017, 16:49   #72
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 182
Thanked: 47 Times
Thumbs up Re: Revv self-drive car rentals with doorstep delivery

Quote:
Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
Had another excellent experience with Revv over the last weekend. Hence, I booked a Revv XUV. There were cheaper options 1. Ertiga, 2 - Scorpio and there was a higher option of the Innova. Was not sure if they offered the old one or the Crysta.
Great to know about positive feedback on Revv. I too have booked my winter trip to Coastal Karnataka. And I too have booked XUV500. I am yet to book the overhead luggage rack though. Any idea how to secure it?
dmplog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Self Drive Car / Jeep Rentals in Goa? viper Shifting gears 105 16th August 2017 17:59
Zoom Car: Self Drive Rentals in India Redline6800 Street Experiences 1379 16th August 2017 13:31
Self-driven Car Rentals - Push Tours and Travels (Goa) scopriobharath Other Cities 2 20th November 2015 18:39
Ladakh Taxi Mafia passes resolution banning Self-drive rentals! tsk1979 Street Experiences 95 23rd July 2015 14:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 16:09.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks