Prestige Car Changes in Australia


Old Jun 23, 14, 8:00 pm
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FAIL Hertz!

Rav4 to substitute a X5 - Not even close

I hope they gave you a big discount ???

SYD Airport recently failed to provide a X5 for me, which wasn't acceptable as a President's Circle member with a very high CVI on their system.

I sent feedback weeks ago, heard nothing.

I am not renting from Europcar which has a newer fleet and much better vehicles in Australia

Rumors that Hertz are getting Porsche though here!
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Old Aug 5, 15, 12:47 pm
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Just completed a 1 day rental from SYD Airport.
Very limited car selection - lot had about 25 cars total FCAR or smaller.

I booked a PCAR - received a brand new Holden SV6 Storm with 500km on it. Keyless entry was broken. Great car (standard nav, backup cam, parking sensors, self parking) No heated/cooling seats.

Only saw 1x BMW X5 on the lot. (I believe they only have 4 in the fleet) and it was reserved.

Lots of 1 series tho, but no Porsche
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Old Aug 6, 15, 3:07 pm
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The BMWs are not in group P , so wouldn't have impacted receiving it with a P rental

Not sure if there is anything other than SV6s in group P these days
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Old Dec 1, 17, 1:14 am
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Seems like the fleet's been updated again for Prestige in Australia

It now goes Q2 > A4 > Q5 > Q7 > SQ5, with not all locations having the A4, and the Q2 replacing the old A3. The Q2s are brand new, and the Q5 and Q7 both seem to be updated to the latest 2017 model.

Interestingly they now have the Skoda Superb under PCAR which would be my pick out of them all.
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Old May 5, 18, 8:21 pm
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Another Hertz Australia prestige update - it seems like all the models are now the 2017-18 models - the last of the B8 Q5/SQ5's are gone. Lots of them now at Pickles

All the Q2s seem to be the base model TFSI, and the Q5s the base TDI with no sunroof, active cruise control etc. The A4's are the petrol version, but some of them now do have the sunroof and the Audi Virtual Cockpit installed. None of those have active cruise control still, sadly. Some of the Q7's also appear to have Audi VC, but haven't had a chance to rent one yet.
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