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thrifty car rental & unlimited km

Hi, We are looking to rent a car from early July into Aug. with unlimited km (starting and returning to Brisbane). We had read comments from several people on the trip advisor site that it seemed impossible to rent a car with unlimited km. However, on the Thrifty website, (www.thrifty.com.au) we found that they have cars available for 41 days, with unlimited km at very reasonable rates.

Has anyone else rented cars from this site under those conditions? Were there any problems with dealing with them. The rates are quite good particularly for unlimited km. Is this too good to be true?

Thanks for any help.

cheers,

Ruadh Camel

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1. Re: thrifty car rental & unlimited km

I have never hired through Thrifty ... but they are well known and one of the bigger companies. Have you searched for reviews and done some checks? I would think just from their reputation they would be OK.

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2. Re: thrifty car rental & unlimited km

Check the fine print. I've had unlimited km cars from Thrifty that had a limitation on how far they could go from the City.

From memory it was around 150km from the point of hire.

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3. Re: thrifty car rental & unlimited km

Its possible most companies will have area restrictions on unlimited km rentals ex Perth Adelaide and the Northern Territory, as they dont want their vehicles on remote outback roads. Lots of ifne print in most agreements.

east Coast rentals dont usually have too many restrictions....though when its not a one way rental obviously the company have to guess a bit where you might be taking the vehicle.

Long term rentals are often quite realistically priced and include umlimited km. but its worth asking what, if any restrictions re both total distance and regions allowed to cover apply. And ask in advance not at time of pickup - well in adavnce so you can compare options if any rules do affect your plan. Confirm everything on pick up.

Edited: 4:52 am, April 26, 2014
desert
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4. Re: thrifty car rental & unlimited km

Thank you very much everybody for your thoughtful answers to our question.

We will contact some car rental agencies directly and ask questions that can now be more direct due to your

responses.

Stay tuned for more outback/N.Queensland questions. We are enjoying putting this trip together, as

we have 7 weeks.

Cheers,

Ruadh Camel

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