Sixt – European Car Hire Operator
Car hire operators are right up there in the bastardry stakes, but I’m inclined to mellow in the case of Sixt. I’ve hired from them a couple of times on my European trips, most recently in Switzerland.
Booked for six days and paid in advance to take advantage of a lower price – and by the way, picked up from Zurich city rather than Zurich Airport, which saved me over $100. Then I had to shorten the hire period and change the drop-off address. No problem they said, we can’t give you a refund but how about an upgrade? There was a Maserati in the parking lot and I told them that would do but – alas – not to be. But I did find myself behind the wheel of a Mercedes CLA, guaranteed to put a smile on your dial. Point is, there was no hanky panky. There was a meticulous damage inspection from the Sixt people before I drove out – some of the dings were microscopic – and no silly business at the end of the hire.
If you’re looking to hire in Europe, give Sixt a go – but if anyone has reports to suggest good, bad or downright ugly behaviour from them or any other car hire operators in Europe let me know and I’ll post here.