SIXT - Upgrades

Old Aug 9, 19, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Sneeaky View Post
MUC
Booked STAR (Audi A3 Cab)
Received Audi A5 Sportsback TDI (so I guess PSAR?)

Munich Frottmaning
Booked LSAR (440i Coupe)
Received 530i Touring
I'd say both are downgrades as I've always seen LDAR cheaper than LSAR and they shouldn't change someone out of a convertible.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 7:14 pm
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VIE Fleet

Does anyone have recent experience with the fleet at VIE? I have a family road trip coming up, and the choices are a bit opaque. I reserved PFMR ("Premium SUV"), an Alfa-Romeo Stelvio or similar. This is substantially more expensive than the "BMW X1 or similar" ("Premium Sedan") or the "Range Rover Evoque or similar" (SUV). It would be silly to pay extra 40% for the Stelvio over the X1 or the Evoque, but it looks like I could get a Mazda CX5 instead of an Evoque and an Insignia instead of an X1. Notably, Sixt couldn't confirm with the X1 guaranteed model option. What might I get?
I have a Sixt Platinum card, for what it's worth. I reserved a Nissan Qashqai elsewhere for about half the Sixt PFMR, but I'd be fine paying double for the Stelvio over the Qashqai.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 5:07 am
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-Platinum
-Brussels Airport (Belgium)
-BMW 3 series
-Jaguar XF
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Old Aug 16, 19, 5:59 am
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A few of my last rentals:

Location: Vienna Westbahnhof (West Train Station)
Status: Platinum
Booked: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR)
Received: BMW 530d Station wagon (LWAR)

Location :Vienna Westbahnhof (West Train Station)
Status: Platinum
Booked: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR)
Received: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR), then changes to BMW 520d Station Wagon (PDMR) due to a bad smell in the Mercedes

I can just advise to stay clear from Vienna West Train Station. As good as they were once, nowadays they are just a bunch of liars. Being a platinum member they wanted me to pay for an upgrade from P*** to L***. they told me the free platinum upgrade would be a PF** car, LD** would only be a free upgrade if there was no PF** available. Right… what an absolute bs. However, as I insisted and after lots of talking in the end they reluctantly gave me the LW** for free.

Next time there they seemed to remember me and they knew I wasn’t dumb enough to pay for a P*** -> L*** upgrade. So they just told me there was no L*** available. Interestingly, I had an choice of 4 (!!) different available LDAR cars as a (paid) choice-upgrade in the app – well, as said, just a bunch of liars. I try to avoid them since then.

Location: VIE
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 7-series (XDAR)
Received: Mercedes S350 (XDAR)

Location: VIE
Status: Platinum
Booked: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR)
Received: BMW 530i (LDAR)

Location: VIE
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 7-series (XDAR)
Received: BMW 730d (XDAR)

Location: BHX
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 520d (PDAR)
Received: Audi A6 50 (LDAR)


Location: Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Main Station)
Status: Platinum
Booked: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR)
Received: BMW 440i Convertible (LTAR) (There would have been bigger cars available, but I really wanted to try the 440i)

Location: BHX
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 520d (PDAR)
Received: Audi A6 50 (LDAR)

Location: BHX (Silverstone weekend)
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 520d (PDAR)
Received: Mercedes E220d (PDAR)

Location: Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Main Station)
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 530d (LDAR)
Received: Audi A8 50 (XDAR)

Last edited by flolee; Aug 16, 19 at 6:05 am
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Old Oct 14, 19, 7:07 pm
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Location: TLL
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Location: VIE
Status: Platinum
Booked: lucky dip
Received: MB GLA

Location: MUC
Status: Platinum
Booked: MB S-klass
Received: BMW 730

Location: BRU
Status: Platinum
Booked: Jaguar XF
Received: Jaguar F-Pace

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Old Oct 15, 19, 1:47 am
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Originally Posted by flolee View Post

Booked: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR)
Received: BMW 530d Station wagon (LWAR)

Location :Vienna Westbahnhof (West Train Station)
Status: Platinum
Booked: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR)
Received: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR), then changes to BMW 520d Station Wagon (PDMR) due to a bad smell in the Mercedes



Location: VIE
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 7-series (XDAR)
Received: Mercedes S350 (XDAR)

Location: VIE
Status: Platinum
Booked: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR)
Received: BMW 530i (LDAR)

Location: VIE
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 7-series (XDAR)
Received: BMW 730d (XDAR)

Location: BHX
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 520d (PDAR)
Received: Audi A6 50 (LDAR)




Location: Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Main Station)
Status: Platinum
Booked: Mercedes E-Class (PDMR)
Received: BMW 440i Convertible (LTAR) (There would have been bigger cars available, but I really wanted to try the 440i)

Location: BHX
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 520d (PDAR)
Received: Audi A6 50 (LDAR)

Location: BHX (Silverstone weekend)
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 520d (PDAR)
Received: Mercedes E220d (PDAR)

Location: Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Main Station)
Status: Platinum
Booked: BMW 530d (LDAR)
Received: Audi A8 50 (XDAR)
So you pretty much most of time get what you reserve, which isn't surprising really considering the groups you tend to book.

Like with most of these plans, the best upgrades will almost always be when booking lower class cars.
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Old Oct 15, 19, 1:42 pm
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Location; Amsterdam Schiphol airport
Status; express
Booked; BMW 5 serie automatic PDAR
recieved; 530e iPerformance (hybrid)

First they had a Mercedes for me, if I want a Merc I will call an Uber.
Next best thing was a Audi A5, asked what was also available and they had a nice BMW 6 series upgrade (paid), declined in the hope they would give it to me. Asked if they had a diesel available, was offered a Jaguar XF sportbreak. Then it was a 520i touring on which I agreed (wanted a bmw)! When they called the carpark they just got a bmw 530e back.
Not an upgrade, but the perfect car for the 1100km in 3 days... 254HP was a real treat...well specked with leather, comfort seats, HUD display and professional Navi. 6.2 to 100kph/62mph
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Old Oct 18, 19, 9:41 pm
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Location: MUC
Status: Platinum
Booded: BMW 3 Series Estate Diesel (FWMR)
Received: Audi A4 AVANT 40 TDI Quattro A/T.
The A4 had winter tyres on already, wasting my diesel

Asked for free upgrade to BMW 5 series, but the staff said no free upgrade during Munich exhibition period, she offered me 10 euro/ day to get the 5 series.
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Old Oct 20, 19, 5:23 am
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Thanks

Thanks

Last edited by JayBl; Oct 20, 19 at 11:03 am
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Old Oct 22, 19, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by JayBl View Post
Thanks
Welcome to FT.

Thanks for what?
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Old Oct 22, 19, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Welcome to FT.

Thanks for what?
Thanks for all of who share their experiences.
It is very informative and an indication to what you can expect at which location.

So just saying thanks for people taking the time to write and share.

And thanks for welcoming me to FT
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Old Oct 26, 19, 11:38 pm
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what kind of upgrades are people getting in the US? I'm going to be renting in San Diego, I'm Platinum.
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Old Oct 27, 19, 1:05 am
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Location: dusseldorf train station
Status: platinum
booked: LDAR - Audi A6 sedan 3 litre or similar
Received: LWAR Audi A6 station wagon 3 litre.
Had 12.000+ km on it. Sunroof, gps, heated seats, wireless charging for phone.
No adaptive cruise control or autonimius drive.
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Old Oct 29, 19, 9:38 am
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Location: TMP - Finland
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TXL
Platinum
Booked FDAR
Received LWAR BMW 530d Touring - all the nice bells and whistles on this one, even "autonomous" driving when lane recognition works, overtaking by using only the blinker - changes lane autonomously - obviously you need to keep hand on steering wheel though

TXL
Platinum
Booked FVMR (CitroŽn or something awful)
Received XVAN Mercedes V250d - this was really nice

VXO
Platinum
Booked CDAR (Mercedes A-class or similar)
Received FWAR Mercedes C220d 4matic
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Old Nov 7, 19, 9:35 am
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Booked BMW 3 series automatic or equivalent
Allocated Jaguar F Pace
Received BMW X5 M30D fully loaded with only 2500kms on the clock. I got this after asking if there was a German alternative to the Jaguar. Also offered an Audi A6 Avant too.

A lovely car for a couple of days driving around the Veneto hills. Another great rental from Sixt. The team at Venice were lovely.
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