Sixt now open at SJC!

Old Oct 15, 14, 3:13 am
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Sixt now open at SJC!

I was going through the San Jose Airport car rental building on Monday and, just out of the blue, there was a Sixt counter there.

Searching on Google it looks like it just opened on the day I saw it. ^ It is great to have another Sixt location where I often rent.
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Old Nov 16, 14, 4:42 pm
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I just had my first rental at the SJC Sixt. Excellent overall experience, with one caveat.

They greeted me upon arriving at the counter and offered me a bottle of water. I booked an XCAR and they offered me anything on the lot. The highest they have currently is a Merc GL450, I decided to just keep my car class and take an Audi A6.

The person from the desk escorted me upstairs and they had waiting, and running, the brand-new looking A6 with 1,100 miles on it. Inside were 2 more bottles of water.

In the lot appeared to be around 10-20 BMW 5 and lower series. About 10-12 various Merc SUVs (ML and GL), and around 10-15 Audi A6 and A3. During drop-off the guy there told me that had quite a few more cars coming in shortly.

The only caveat, that I consider a huge negative, is that they charge a $1499.99 deposit on the car rental. I have never seen any other normal car rental company charge such an absurd deposit. It has been 2 days since I returned the car and that deposit is still "pending" on my CC. Yes, it will drop off eventually, but annoying nonetheless.
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Old Nov 17, 14, 12:39 am
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My SLK rental had a $1,999 USD deposit. The actual rate for the rental is $186.
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Old Nov 17, 14, 4:36 pm
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Yeah I don't get that either. Especially if you get the LDW with $0 excess and SLI and have personal insurance as well. They only took a USD$500 for an FCAR reservation worth USD$279. Even if I damage the car and that's not covered by insurance then what is USD$500 going to cover?
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Old Nov 30, 14, 9:50 pm
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Just as a follow-up, it took over a week for the $1,499 deposit to drop off my credit card bill, on about the 9th day it came off.
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Old Dec 23, 14, 2:35 pm
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Recently completed a rental here. Lots of cars to choose from and it was full of cars (though I find that SJC always has lots of cars from the other rental companies too)

Rented XCAR - Receipt showed $1499.99 deposit too. Received 5 series Xdrive (AWD). No back up cam or sensors, but overall a smooth drive.
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Old Mar 2, 15, 2:13 am
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Anyone been here recently and has any idea what I could get as an LCAR at this location in March? I am hoping for the new C Class. What LCARs would you recommend asking for?
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Old Mar 29, 15, 9:22 pm
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Just returned my car to this location after two great weeks. Service was great and the staff were very friendly.

Regarding inventory. I booked an LCAR and was assigned a BMW 328i. I asked for an upgrade and got one to an XCAR BMW 528i for 5 dollars extra a day. 10k miles and pretty much loaded, including working Sirius. Happy with that!

Other cars on the lot were many volvos, audi q5 and a6, loads of BMW 328i, a couple 528i and one lone 428i. Also a row of brand new X5's. Also, plenty of CLA's. A brand new 2015 Mustang GT coupe was parked in the corner of the lot..
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Old Mar 30, 15, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by Oflyt View Post
Just returned my car to this location after two great weeks. Service was great and the staff were very friendly.

Regarding inventory. I booked an LCAR and was assigned a BMW 328i. I asked for an upgrade and got one to an XCAR BMW 528i for 5 dollars extra a day. 10k miles and pretty much loaded, including working Sirius. Happy with that!

Other cars on the lot were many volvos, audi q5 and a6, loads of BMW 328i, a couple 528i and one lone 428i. Also a row of brand new X5's. Also, plenty of CLA's. A brand new 2015 Mustang GT coupe was parked in the corner of the lot..
Nice to hear that there are CLA's now. They used to only have the Volvos for PCAR (not bad) but the CLA was just harder to find.
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Old Apr 24, 15, 12:14 pm
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Anyone been here recently? I have a LCAR reservation for tonight.
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Old Apr 24, 15, 7:09 pm
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Anyone been here recently? I have a LCAR reservation for tonight.
They have a lot of 3 series last time I saw in mid Jan. Several ATS too. I don't recall seeing any A3 but I am sure they are there too
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Old Apr 27, 15, 5:13 pm
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They have a lot of 3 series last time I saw in mid Jan. Several ATS too. I don't recall seeing any A3 but I am sure they are there too
Got a 3 series. They didn't have anything else available. They offered me an X5 for $20/day which I declined since I would be driving in the city a bit and thought a smaller car would have been better.
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Old Aug 26, 15, 2:53 am
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Anyone been here lately? I have a XFAR booked for 2 weeks in October and really want a BMW X5. Or if you have any other recommendations for the best car in that class.
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Old Aug 27, 15, 4:49 am
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If you would like to private message me your Sixt reservation details I would be more than happy to assist you with your booking.

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Originally Posted by Oflyt View Post
Anyone been here lately? I have a XFAR booked for 2 weeks in October and really want a BMW X5. Or if you have any other recommendations for the best car in that class.
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Old Aug 27, 15, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Oflyt View Post
Anyone been here lately? I have a XFAR booked for 2 weeks in October and really want a BMW X5. Or if you have any other recommendations for the best car in that class.
They have X5's here but you should ask for the Escalade.
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