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Old 19th Dec 2008, 21:10   #1
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Car Hire with License < 1 Year

Does anyone know of a company in the UK that will let a 22 year old hire a car when the license is only 3 months old?

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Old 19th Dec 2008, 21:27   #2
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Most want either 1 or 2 years.... I think you have little chance of finding one in this country (or abroad) which will rent one with a 3 month old license.
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Old 20th Dec 2008, 03:04   #3
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You have no chance unless you find some obscure hire company willing to rent to you with a ridiculous premium. If anyone does rent you a car, it will be massively overpriced and not worth the money. It'll probanly be cheaper to hire a limo.

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 08:02   #4
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^ Yea Scuzi is right. When i passed my driving test 13 months ago, tried hiring a car or two well not straight away similer in your position got turned down like a muppet.

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 10:20   #5
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Can anyone find where Enterprise specify this requirement?
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What's the minimum/maximum age for renting one of your vehicles?
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The minimum age is 23 years old and we do not have a maximum age limit as long as the driver has a valid driving licence.

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 13:38   #6
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Can anyone find where Enterprise specify this requirement?
Does it matter? He's 22.

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 13:39   #7
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Does it matter? He's 22.
Will be 23 in February though

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 13:47   #8
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Is there any particular reason you want to hire a car? You'll only be able to rent rubbish cars.

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 13:50   #9
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Is there any particular reason you want to hire a car? You'll only be able to rent rubbish cars.
I go up to Leicester every now and then for the weekend (from London) and its far easier to drive rather then pay for train and taxi fares

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 14:01   #10
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I go up to Leicester every now and then for the weekend (from London) and its far easier to drive rather then pay for train and taxi fares
Random idea, but have you thought about buying... a car?


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Old 20th Dec 2008, 14:04   #11
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Random idea, but have you thought about buying... a car?
Costs too much and I can't really afford it with no proper income at the moment...

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 14:08   #12
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The train will probably be a hell of a lot cheaper than hiring a car, especially if you're doing it for more than a day. You also have to factor in the possibility of an accident which is high if you have had your licence for a few months and haven't actually driven. If you prang a hire car, the excess at your age and experience level is going to be massive, probably thousands. If you can't afford the insurance excess then I wouldn't recommend hiring a car.

Besides, you could buy and insure a car with the amount the excess will be

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 16:22   #13
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It will be a lot cheaper to get the train

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Old 20th Dec 2008, 16:32   #14
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Enterprise will do you a Corsa from Friday to Monday for less than £50, although admittedly there is fuel on top of that and young driver fees for under 25s.
Personally I'm interested because, while I want to buy a car, I need to be able to get around to actually look at the ones I'm interested in.

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It will be a lot cheaper to get the train
Trains can be very pricey at short notice - fine if you know you want to go 2 months in advance, but on the day can be a rip off.

Still, at 22 at least you can have a railcard.

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Enterprise will do you a Corsa from Friday to Monday for less than 50, although admittedly there is fuel on top of that and young driver fees for under 25s.
Personally I'm interested because, while I want to buy a car, I need to be able to get around to actually look at the ones I'm interested in.
Train - pre booked you can get most places on a day return for less than 50.
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 22:40   #17
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Anyway, Enterprise will rent you car with less than 12 months driving experience, but you have to be over 23 and it's cheaper if you are over 25.

Confirmed, as I had one from them at the weekend.

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Old 7th Jan 2009, 07:12   #18
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Buy a £250 banger, insure it, sell it on when your done with it.

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Old 7th Jan 2009, 09:24   #19
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With his age and driving experience it'll prolly cost over 4x that to insure

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With his age and driving experience it'll prolly cost over 4x that to insure
Very true, but in london it'll be more like 10x the purchase cost!

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Buy a 250 banger, insure it, sell it on when your done with it.
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 15:14   #22
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Anyway, Enterprise will rent you car with less than 12 months driving experience, but you have to be over 23 and it's cheaper if you are over 25.

Confirmed, as I had one from them at the weekend.
Worked for me too, license is only 6 months and the enterprise in kendal were happy to hire...
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Old 24th Feb 2009, 15:18   #23
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Worked for me too, license is only 6 months and the enterprise in kendal were happy to hire...
I was looking at hiring this weekend, because I turned 23 yesterday... but I can only get the tiny cars which won't be good enough for my needs

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