SIXT - Upgrades

Old Jul 16, 2010, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by BMK
Just out of interest do you guys ever call a day before and ask about an upgrade or you prefer to wait until arriving at the hire station and dealing with it there..??
I would never call and ask for an upgrade and have also never done so in the past. If I need a car of a certain size for whatever reason I simply book it because I do not want to relay on the goodwill of the rental car company. Upgrades are certainly nice but I don't ask for one even at the station. I don't mind driving in a Golf or Smart. If I need a bigger car I will reserve it.

I would ask for another car if I don't like the one they offer but that's a different sorry: Once I reserved CLMR (Golf) and Sixt wanted to upgrade me to a X5 or Pathfinder. As I just wanted to have a small car to drive from A to B in a city and hence I insisted on getting a small car. I was even willing to downgrade if needed but in the end they could offer a suitable one.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 8:08 am
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Agree 100% Totti.

If I want a particular car then I book that (same as business class seats when flying) but if my status allows me an upgrade when permitted then it's nice to get those as a 'bonus'.

For example booked a BMW 3 Series for next week in Nice but if my Platinum card gets me into something nicer then thats great, if not no sweat.
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Old Jul 18, 2010, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by BMK
For example booked a BMW 3 Series for next week in Nice but if my Platinum card gets me into something nicer then thats great, if not no sweat.
Good luck ^ Will you be on holiday?
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Old Jul 18, 2010, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by totti
Good luck ^ Will you be on holiday?
Oh yes. Much needed :-)
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by BMK
Oh yes. Much needed :-)
Enjoy
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by totti
Enjoy
Danke.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 5:03 pm
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- Diamond
- TXL Berlin Airport
- Smart Conv.
- Mini Cooper with navigation and panoramic ceiling (no conv. upgrade available)
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 8:24 pm
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- None
- Stuttgart City
- IDAR (C5 etc)
- PDAR (nearly new E200)


- None
- Munich Daimler NL Mitte
- LDAR (5er, E, etc)
- XDAR (730d)

Service like that will keep me coming back to Sixt
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 3:34 am
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- Platinum
- LHR
- Smart
- E55 AMG Coupe!

NB: It was a 24h rental - which might explain the ridiculous upgrade.
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by jonnye
- Platinum
- LHR
- Smart
- E55 AMG Coupe!

NB: It was a 24h rental - which might explain the ridiculous upgrade.
Haha! wow... lucky .......
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by jonnye
- Platinum
- LHR
- Smart
- E55 AMG Coupe!

NB: It was a 24h rental - which might explain the ridiculous upgrade.
??? What ???

Didnīt ever even saw this car at SIXT here in Germany.

Congrats.

I guess this is the best upgrade Iīve ever heard of.
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 10:02 pm
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Could this be some other car? As someone who drives an E55 as an everyday car and has followed AMG for many years, I am not aware of an E55 coupe model.

I have heard Sixt does have a few AMG cars in the fleet now and then.
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 6:42 am
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- Fiat Panda (that was an only upgrade available)

Kindly declined and went to Europcar to pick up Audi A3 SB for 10 euros more... these guys claim they are always sold out
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Old Jul 30, 2010, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by BMK
Agree 100% Totti.

For example booked a BMW 3 Series for next week in Nice but if my Platinum card gets me into something nicer then thats great, if not no sweat.
Well I booked and got a brand new (450km on the clock) VW Golf Diesel so no upgrade unfort but no complaints either. Great car though, really comfy. Liked it a lot.

Talking of upgrades though there were two guys (total tools) at the Sixt counter next to me who were harassing the poor girl serving them for not giving them an upgrade. They were getting so irate the manager had to intervene and tell them to cool it!
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 6:00 am
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