Is it possible to rent a GPS alone?

We are exchanging homes for three weeks in August with a family in Suffolk. We are also exchanging cars. Their car in Suffolk does not have a GPS. Both of our cars in California have built-in GPSs. So we have no need for a GPS when we get home. Is it possible to rent a GPS in England for three weeks?

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7684 posts

It would be cheaper to buy one and sell it on eBay when you come back.

Posted by Andre L.
Tilburg, Netherlands
2176 posts

Renting is more expensive than buying for more than 3 days. Buy an entry-level unit, or an offline-app for your smartphone (it will work without using any data roaming)

Posted by Suz
Denver, USA
223 posts

I found one UK website offering sat nav (GPS) rentals: http://satnav-hire.co.uk/ There may be more. Looks like you can rent one for the UK for 21 days for about 45 GBP. It's another US English vs. UK English thing: We say "GPS," they say "sat nav." And, we say "rent" while they most often say "hire." That info could help your Google searches for this.

Posted by Steve
Gaston, Oregon, USA
869 posts

Buy a used one on Ebay with the EU maps; sell it when you get home.