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Ta,
Susan
I tend to use europcar, have always found them to be good value (particularly if you hunt around on the net - it's amazing what prices you can get through some broker websites like DriveNow and DIYCarHire vs going direct.

The Pajero 'claims' to have cavernous boot space but I haven't found that to be true.

Ta,
Susan

Mate any car will do.

Thrifty are good, although Red Spot are better. If you are going to need a car for a few weeksthen get a small cheap car and just hirs a taxi to take you bags home, cant cost too much $30 maybe depends on how far you have to travel.Not sure if it'd all fit?

Cheers

GinnyOriginally Posted by Stitch


I ask cause we've got the Pajero and I could go and pick them up.Cheers

Ginny Originally Posted by Stitch


I can see it now.

Cheers!Originally Posted by iPom


A wee wine is a jolly good idea.However, can anyone suggest what size of car to go for?I know that they have the little people figures and cases which are supposed to tell you what would suit you best, but unsure how big to go as we'll have 4 large suitcases, 4 people and a set of golfclubs. Not guaranteed but worth a try!Originally Posted by JimSus


We're arriving in Brisbane on 6th September and are looking to hire a car that we can pick up at the airport and keep until we get around to buying one.

Ta,
Susan
Hi Susan
Your hire from the airport will be more expensive than a local firm, so hire your airport car for the minimum required amount, which is usually about 7 days.

Hope that helps.

Thrifty are good, although Red Spot are better.)

As for size, I'd go for the next size up than you think you really need - I'm sure that whoever draws up the specs for these cars in terms of people and bags has actually never hired a car / travelled with lots of luggage in their life!

We hired a Nissan Xtrail the time before last and found it to be great for size (2 x adults plus child with carry cot, pram, sterliser, box of formula etc etc etc plus one or two grandparents).Then return it and hire one from a local firm and save yourself money.Were looking at Thrifty's as they seem reasonably priced.
It's only for a few days.Were looking at Thrifty's as they seem reasonably priced. it just wouldn't work. make the first drive comfortable.We just about squeezed ourselves in. If you are going to need a car for a few weeksthen get a small cheap car and just hirs a taxi to take you bags home, cant cost too much $30 maybe depends on how far you have to travel. Originally Posted by iPom


LOL - well get a couple of large suitcases and see how they fit, and then times by two.Work early in the morning

Cheers

Ginny
Sleep well
hi jimsusan
we hired a holden station wagon when we arrived should be plenty of room
it was for us where are you going to stay
are you still going to the collage at the gold coast
a girl agnes knows travels from gold coast to brisbane
as she thinks collage is small
agnes started 3 weeks ago
peteragnesOriginally Posted by peterinblack


hi jimsusan
we hired a holden station wagon when we arrived should be plenty of room
it was for us where are you going to stay
are you still going to the collage at the gold coast
a girl agnes knows travels from gold coast to brisbane
as she thinks collage is small
agnes started 3 weeks ago
peteragnes

Hi guys,

Hope the course is going well Agnes. It takes up more room than you think.

Would appreciate any advice on car hire firms, etc, that people have used and found good. we had 12 pieces of luggage in all, including hand luggage and a childs buggy.We just about squeezed ourselves in. I wouldn't like to risk it but it depends on how many people there are - If there's only two, you can use the back seat too.
Originally Posted by iPom


Hi Ginny

The Pajero is ok, but I find that the boot space is lacking.

Oh, and can I implore you to book your car before you leave the UK?I have been at the airport and got the last car as we booked ahead and many many people turned up expecting instant hire and not able to get it.Are you based at the Brisbane or Gold Coast College?

Cheers

GinnyOriginally Posted by JimSus


We're arriving in Brisbane on 6th September and are looking to hire a car that we can pick up at the airport and keep until we get around to buying one.So we had them in the back, plus us in the front and the back packed with all the bags.
I would say that you need to overestimate what you need, because it's painful enough getting off a long flight and then having to play Tetris with your luggage!Remember you may also have duty free bags, and laptops if you're bringing one with you.So it would be me then the 4 of them and their luggage.everyone and the suitcases in our garage!I think I might need another wee wine.
You will need comfort too, given long flights and the MPV's are usually no more expensive (IME) than the large cars. I wouldn't like to risk it but it depends on how many people there are - If there's only two, you can use the back seat too.

The Pajero 'claims' to have cavernous boot space but I haven't found that to be true.Originally Posted by Siren Brian


Mate any car will do. Last time we tried to hire the same thing (intermediate 4WD) and got a Mitsubishi something-or-other . it just wouldn't work.Then return it and hire one from a local firm and save yourself money.If you've got children, go for something roomier.

We hired an MPV, because we have three children. But if you've got it, try it out first.Not sure if it'd all fit?

Cheers

Ginny

LOL - well get a couple of large suitcases and see how they fit, and then times by two.
localhost/you've got 4 large suitcases, plus hand luggage, and laptops (?) it might be that you need to go for the large MPV type car - in Thrifty's case, they offer the following:
Kia Carnival or similar - Auto Air
Kia Pregio or similar - Manual Air
Toyota Tarago or similar (Spacia - NT) - Auto Air

I have what they class as a 'large car' and there's no way we'd fit 4 suitcases and handluggage in. we had 12 pieces of luggage in all, including hand luggage and a childs buggy.Were looking at Thrifty's as they seem reasonably priced.
You will need comfort too, given long flights and the MPV's are usually no more expensive (IME) than the large cars.However, can anyone suggest what size of car to go for?I know that they have the little people figures and cases which are supposed to tell you what would suit you best, but unsure how big to go as we'll have 4 large suitcases, 4 people and a set of golfclubs.

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