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Sixt Car Rental -- good or bad?

Any good or bad experiences renting from SIXT? Planning 2 week drive thru France in March 2009.

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1167 posts

Sixt is a partner of Budget and very realiable.

Posted by
365 posts

Peter, we rented a car from Sixt out of Avignon for two weeks. Best price, no problems.

Posted by
12040 posts

Sixt has become my rental company of choice, particularly because their fee for drop-off in a different company is fairly reasonable.

Posted by
1358 posts

When I last shopped for a car for 3 weeks, I researched among 5 others and finally chose that agency. I wanted to drive into E Europe and talked with an agent about that.

When I arrived at the counter in Frankfurt to take my car, I read the contract carefully and found it prevented my driving in E Europe.

When I showed the agent my confirmation stating that I had reserved a car to be driven into that area, he produced different car.

It was a new diesel Opel with 600 miles on it. It had all the power equipment, including auto trans, A/C, locks, windows and AM/FM radio.

It performed better than I expected and saved me money on fuel. Therefore I can recommend Sixt.

I don't usually read the contract carefully before signing, but I learned the importance of doing so at that time.

Posted by
2779 posts

Sixt is market leader in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. You'll end up driving a Mercedes, BMW, Audi or VW if not leaving the Western EU countries plus Switzerland. No other agency is better and more reliable than Sixt.

Posted by
1170 posts

I rented through Sixt in Salerno, Italy last May for a drive up the Amalfi Road (Scary!). They are one of only a couple of rental agencies that might be open on a Sunday, when all others are most likely closed. I had reserved a "B" Class Mercedes, but was pleasantly surprised when they gave me the keys to a brand spanking new "C" Class. They were very pleasant to deal with. They are very scrupulous about inspecting their cars for damage. I had the feeling that they would have charged for any minor blemish. We passed tour buses with literally an inch to spare! One thing, however...I did not get a receipt for the rental return when I returned the car. It was mailed to my home a couple of months afterward. They also put a hold on your credit card for the amount of the rental and don't release it for quite some time. Overall, I would rent with them again.

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1358 posts

Let me preface this by saying that we rented from Sixt in Frankfurt about 10 years ago. We had gotten a great deal, about $130/week for an economy car. I asked for the CDW since my credit card only covers liability. I didn't get an itemized receipt when I got my car (I'll take partial responsibility for that, I should have asked).

The license plates were stolen off of the car about 5 days later in Brugge. We called their office in Frankfurt, where we rented the car, and they told us that the only car they had available was a Mercedes M class. They didn't say it would cost more, and I assumed since it was all they had available that it would be the same price (again, I didn't ask, so I'll take partial responsibility for that). An agent brought the car to us from Brussels, and we finished our vacation.

A couple of weeks later I got my credit card statement. $500 from Sixt. Ouch. I don't know if that was the CDW or the difference in car class, I was never able to get an answer from them.