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Short term car options

March 14, 2016, 9:37 p.m.
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Other than just buying a car and then selling it does anyone have any experience of a long term rental / short term lease. We might need a second car for about four months from this April. Cheers.

Shredding hypothetical gnarr

March 14, 2016, 9:46 p.m.
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I have zero experience but would seriously consider one of these in your situation.

http://www.zipcar.ca/?[HTML_REMOVED]gclid=CLbaxfjwwcsCFYqPfgodD2MNmQ

https://evo.ca/join?promocode=EVONOW_aa_bb_cc[HTML_REMOVED]gclid=CJqgipzxwcsCFceCfgodIGsDJg

https://www.car2go.com/en/vancouver/

March 14, 2016, 10:13 p.m.
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Forgotten about that we are already members of modo will definitely look again, from memory standard rentals are cheaper after a couple of days, unless you want a specific vehicle, minivan / truck for example.

Shredding hypothetical gnarr

March 15, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
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If you don't need a newish vehicle, what about the companies like rent-a-wreck? They rent used cars.

No experience doing that though.

Many years ago, for work we rented cars for 6 weeks at a time in Belgium [HTML_REMOVED] Taiwan but probably not applicable for here. As I recall it is different companies than the normal ones that do long term rentals.

March 15, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
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If you don't need a newish vehicle, what about the companies like rent-a-wreck? They rent used cars.

No experience doing that though.

Many years ago, for work we rented cars for 6 weeks at a time in Belgium [HTML_REMOVED] Taiwan but probably not applicable for here. As I recall it is different companies than the normal ones that do long term rentals.

Before I owned a car, I tried rent-a-wreck a few times and was always able to find a better deal from one of the majors (albeit, this was only for around 5 days).

My dad has done some longer rentals when he comes over (2-3 weeks) and always seems to be able to get better deals from travel companies in the UK.

March 15, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
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There are a number of company's around town that allow you to pick up a lease from someone who no longer needs the vehicle. It can be months to years depending on the vehicle and amount of lease left. It is usually someone who gets transferred or moves and does not want to transport the vehicle so they dump the lease.

Google is your friend.

March 15, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
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Using the pools like Modo, etc. is somewhat limited by how much you need to use the car. They have limits on how many times/month you can use a pool car.

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March 16, 2016, 7:20 p.m.
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Lots of good enough $3000 vehicles out there. They don't depreciate much if at all…especially in under 6mths.

March 16, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
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Lots of good enough $3000 vehicles out there. They don't depreciate much if at all…especially in under 6mths.

I know right. Like ok let's rent a car for 3 grand and throw that money away. When you could buy a decent beater and then sell it at the end for the same amount. Net loss = insurance + some transfer tax

Ha Ha! Made you look.

March 19, 2016, 2:01 p.m.
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I'll rent you one of my cars

March 19, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
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http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/cto/5499008422.html

Renting is a rip off. Lots of cars that work for $500 or less.

March 19, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
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I think the used market is also a great option. When searching for a good deal type in moving as a keyword and there are always people keeping their cars right up to the end and then selling them for peanuts.

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March 21, 2016, 1:25 p.m.
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I think the used market is also a great option. When searching for a good deal type in moving as a keyword and there are always people keeping their cars right up to the end and then selling them for peanuts.

I heard there was a service that will hook you up with people at the end of their lease for a discount. Don't know much about it other than that.

March 21, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
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Car lease takeover:

http://www.leasefolks.com/results.asp?type=All%20Cars


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