This is a long shot but does anyone in the SE1 area have the ability or desire to loan our family their car for xmas day? We have a 5 month old and 2.5 year old kids and wanted to see family in Farnham just for the day but all rentals are booked up or asking crazy prices.
We are a 33 and 45 year old married couple, full drivers licenses, no penalties. Happy to pay for the opportunity to get a Christmas wish granted.
No worries if not, just thought it was worth a try.
Probably too late to post but even if you found someone, insurance would probably rule it out anyway. The owner could not accept a fee for hiring the car under usual insurance terms and expect it to remain valid - I imagine you would have wanted to be a "named driver" plus the nightmare which would arise if there was any at fault claim would likely leave the owner nursing a large bill (loss of no claims). I'm very happy to lend a car to friends, family and the like but I would be wary of an Internet randomer!
I had wanted to do this type of thing with my car, but it ends up being too dear.
The garaging alone was £80 a month - I sold it!
I joined Zip Car, had my first hire yesterday, and it all went very well, I rented the car all day for the cost of a month's garaging.
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