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Short Term Auto Lease

Paul Chebator

10+ Posts
Have been away from traveling and the Forum for a while due to a combo of Covid and family health issues. We are hoping to spend a few months in Italy this summer and, from what I can gather, there are no short term auto leases available (checked Auto Europe and a few others). Anyone out there have any info on this? Thanks.
 

joe

500+ Posts
Hello Paul -
How short is "short term"? Hertz seem to offer something :
No personal experience myself....
 

Pauline

Forums Admin
In another thread about renting cars, @italian excursion (Cheryl) recommended a local company. It might be worth while talking to them. I’ll look for the thread.

@artnbarb rent a car each year for a few months. Tagging them to see if they have advice.

Check out these threads.



This thread has Cheryl’s local rental company info.
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts
In January I did a 4 week lease for September, picking up in Basel and dropping off in Nice. A top of the line Peugeot 508 for $2018. I usually lease from Renault, but they didn't offer their Talisman this year. Here's a link - https://www.autofrance.net/

I would lease sooner than later because I understand that there is very limited availability.
 

Paul Chebator

10+ Posts
I spoke with Auto Europe this afternoon. Seems that they have almost nothing left until mid June at the earliest. That and the fact that we feel a bit rushed has led up to change up our plan and leave in early September. Will be easier all around. BTW, has anyone ever used AutoTT which seems to be affiliated with Renault short term leasing. How does it compare to AE.Happy travels!
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts
I've leased about 8 times from Renault (AutoTT). So obviously I have been a very satisfied customer. I didn't this time because they didn't offer the Talisman (I hear they are discontinuing it) and I would have settled for a Megane, but they didn't offer that model either.

This will be my first Peugeot, but so far all my contact with them has been very efficient and professional.

I've never rented so I have no experience with AE.
 

Paul Chebator

10+ Posts
I've leased about 8 times from Renault (AutoTT). So obviously I have been a very satisfied customer. I didn't this time because they didn't offer the Talisman (I hear they are discontinuing it) and I would have settled for a Megane, but they didn't offer that model either.

This will be my first Peugeot, but so far all my contact with them has been very efficient and professional.

I've never rented so I have no experience with AE.
Who are you getting your Peugot from? Our concern about short term leasing is that you have no choice in vehicles once you arrive. That is an issue as certain seat configurations do not work for my wife due to back issues.
 

NoSpin

100+ Posts

It's not like a rental, you get the exact model car you order. It is brand new with all the options specified. It literally is a lease, just as if you were leasing a car in the US. The car is actually registered in your name. You are getting the car you want, you just can't chose the color.

What I love about it is full insurance included, you have no liability for any damage to the car, unlimited mileage, any licensed person can drive it as long as you are present, roadside assistance, all included in the price.
 

Jim Zurer

500+ Posts
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We have a lease for late April through AutoEurope......

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Paul Chebator

10+ Posts
I just booked this week through Auto Europe for Sept. 4 - Oct. 16 (FCO). Went with a Renault Kangoo (primarily because my wife has back issues and needs a straighter, less sporty, seat). Price was pretty fair...around $2200.
 

artnbarb

1000+ Posts
In another thread about renting cars, @italian excursion (Cheryl) recommended a local company. It might be worth while talking to them. I’ll look for the thread.

@artnbarb rent a car each year for a few months. Tagging them to see if they have advice.

Check out these threads.



This thread has Cheryl’s local rental company info.
Last year, because prices were insane, we rented locally, and plan to do so for 2022.
 

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