Any reasonably priced Elise rentals in the UK?

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Talkiet
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Any reasonably priced Elise rentals in the UK?

Post by Talkiet » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:09 pm

Google isn't being helpful and it's only showing me supercar rental places that are suited to a morning of fun on a reasonably short hire...

I will be in the UK late June and would like (ideally) to rent something interesting from Edinburgh and drop it off at LHR 2 days later before getting on a plane. So far the only reasonably priced interesting car I have found is a Fiat 500 Abarth - However I rented one of those in Italy a couple of years ago .... Brilliant fun but I've done that.

I was hoping that I could either rent a Tesla (Ugh - SUPER expensive - $1000/day it seems) or an Elise... I thought I might have luck with a reasonably priced (double/triple a normal car) option but I'm having no luck...

I'm already taking the overnight sleeper train up to Eddy so am looking for interesting options on the way back down. I'll have 24-48 hours to make the trip so time isn't a big deal.

Ideas? Suggestions?

Cheers _ N

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Re: Any reasonably priced Elise rentals in the UK?

Post by Super7Alfa » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:12 pm

Hmm, one way hire might be a problem!

I hired an Elise from these people about 10 years ago.

http://www.bluechipcarhire.co.uk/luxury ... ise-sport/

It was from their London base, it was a fairly well-used car but no problems and they were very easy to deal with. The pick-up was from an industrial site with the cars parked in a warehouse! They have a base in Glasgow - I know, it's not Edinburgh but it's nearer than London!

We've done driving days with these people - https://www.bespokes.co.uk/ and also weekend hires, but they only have branches in London, Bristol and Chester. They were also great to deal with and seemed to "share" cars with BlueChip!

Best of luck ;)

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Re: Any reasonably priced Elise rentals in the UK?

Post by Talkiet » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:27 am

Thanks... I had noticed Bluechip but as you say the locations aren't ideal for me.

I filled out an enquiry form at iSuperdrive and it sent off my request to a number of places. One just came back with a rental offer for a BMW i8 for 2 days from Edinburgh to London for the bargain price of only $6500. That's slightly more than I wanted to pay.

Looks like it's going to be an Abarth again (lovely car!)

Cheers - N

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Re: Any reasonably priced Elise rentals in the UK?

Post by Super7Alfa » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:18 am

Try a bit more googling for Lotus Elise rentals then (or widen the net to include others?) For example

https://europeluxurycarhire.com/

http://amtvehiclerental.com/nb/quote-results.php#tabs-3

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Re: Any reasonably priced Elise rentals in the UK?

Post by Gollum » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:36 am

Sorry, it's not what you were asking for but just in case you get to the Highlands....

http://www.highlandcaterhamhire.co.uk/

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