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Old Feb 18, 2021, 4:38 pm
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Booked a PFAR for a spring break trip - I'll post a trip report here.

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Old Feb 20, 2021, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by NBNY424
Ive used SIXT a buncha times, always competitive rates and seem to have a much sleeker/newer fleet. When I used in airport I was disappointed with customer service (though I was given sweet low mileage Volvos both times) but the downtown NYC location has on both locations I used it, been fantastic. Super busy so a very long wait, yes, but not bec of the staff, just bec of demand.

I was upgraded from a premium small car to a nice new s60 the first time, and second go round they upgraded me to an X1 from a regular SUV rental. I always check out their rates when Im renting now in NYC area, shame its such an inconvenient city location.
I'm renting on a weekday around noon, do you think that will be super busy or not?
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Old Feb 28, 2021, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by jbk1379
I'm renting on a weekday around noon, do you think that will be super busy or not?
NBNY424 just re-checking in here - do you think a weekday noon rental will be busy or not? Thanks!
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Old Feb 28, 2021, 10:11 pm
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sorry, total guess. no idea. both times i rented from downtown NY location, the lines were very long. but it was summertime weekends both times. dont know much more.
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Old Mar 1, 2021, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by jbk1379
NBNY424 just re-checking in here - do you think a weekday noon rental will be busy or not? Thanks!
So, I had to cancel my reservation because I realized there was no easy way to get there for me. So no Sixt reports from me. Sorry!
I was wrong. There is a way. But, because of inclement weather, I rebooked the trip to the next week. Booked an LFAR (Volvo XC60 or similar) so I hope I get the Volvo!

Originally Posted by NBNY424
sorry, total guess. no idea. both times i rented from downtown NY location, the lines were very long. but it was summertime weekends both times. dont know much more.
Alrighty, thanks!

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Old Mar 10, 2021, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by jbk1379
So, I had to cancel my reservation because I realized there was no easy way to get there for me. So no Sixt reports from me. Sorry!
I was wrong. There is a way. But, because of inclement weather, I rebooked the trip to the next week. Booked an LFAR (Volvo XC60 or similar) so I hope I get the Volvo!


Alrighty, thanks!
Classic unpredictable weather strikes again... I rebooked to the original week, but was 100% not paying the full LFAR rate (it went way up), so I got a discounted rate on an XCAR. Honestly still hoping I get a Volvo (ideally a V90), but I'd also be fine with the Cadillac CT6.

So, expect a ride report next week!

Also, NBNY424 , the Volvo's they have given you (assuming they are sedans/wagons), were they AWD? I booked the XCAR with AWD checked, so I think I'll get an AWD car, but I'm just wondering if you got AWD when you got the volvos you mentioned in an earlier post. Thanks for any insight!

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Old Aug 27, 2021, 1:55 pm
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Thinking of doing a rental with Sixt at JFK for Labor Day Weekend. Does anyone have experience with what they have to offer?
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Old Sep 14, 2021, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by El_Chiflero
Thinking of doing a rental with Sixt at JFK for Labor Day Weekend. Does anyone have experience with what they have to offer?
So I ended up doing a rental at the Downtown NYC location during the Holiday weekend. It was a long line thanks to the floods but I remained patient as I imagine the staff was running around with their hair on fire. I ended up getting a Toyota Camry for 2 days. Slightly disappointed they charged a higher rate to drop it off at JFK as Avis and Hertz tend to let you do it free of charge. Other than that, smooth rental and I would try them again on one of their BMW's or Mercedes here in PHX.
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Old Jan 19, 2022, 10:31 am
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Anyone have any recent experience renting from JFK location? I have a flight into JFK coming up and currently have a reservation with National. The national rental with be from the Executive Aisle. Sixt rate for Premium Sedan (BMW 2 Series or Similar) is about the same. Would love to get a BMW or Merc through Sixt but have never rented from them before and don't want to get stuck with something less than desirable for the rate. Otherwise, I will just take my chances with the aisle at National and hope there is a good selection
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Old Mar 8, 2022, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by gormco02
Anyone have any recent experience renting from JFK location? I have a flight into JFK coming up and currently have a reservation with National. The national rental with be from the Executive Aisle. Sixt rate for Premium Sedan (BMW 2 Series or Similar) is about the same. Would love to get a BMW or Merc through Sixt but have never rented from them before and don't want to get stuck with something less than desirable for the rate. Otherwise, I will just take my chances with the aisle at National and hope there is a good selection
With Sixt, on a PCAR reservation, at JFK, you're likely either getting an A-Class or an S60/V60 (which is a one-class upgrade)
I'd bet that if you wanted to, you could probably get yourself into a S90/V60CC/V90 (XCAR), simply because Sixt has so many volvos in the NYC area.
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Old Mar 14, 2022, 5:00 pm
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picked up today. Got downgraded from an XCAR to an LCAR, but got a nice V60. 32k miles, but drives and feels fine.

Anyway, the cars I saw were:Jetta
Corolla
Impreza
Altima
voyager
durango
Q50
GLC
new Suburban 4WD Z71
X7
bronco sport
tundra
4runner
a lot of 5 series
2 series 4-door
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Old Mar 15, 2022, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by jbk1379
picked up today. Got downgraded from an XCAR to an LCAR, but got a nice V60. 32k miles, but drives and feels fine.

Anyway, the cars I saw were:Jetta
Corolla
Impreza
Altima
voyager
durango
Q50
GLC
new Suburban 4WD Z71
X7
bronco sport
tundra
4runner
a lot of 5 series
2 series 4-door
Out of curiosity, why were you downgraded if there were a lot of 5 Series? Isn't XCAR the 5 series?
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Old Mar 15, 2022, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by Drwaz99
Out of curiosity, why were you downgraded if there were a lot of 5 Series? Isn't XCAR the 5 series?
Yes, it is, however, the lines were really long, so by the time I actually picked up, all the 5 series were gone
Also, Id rather have a Volvo (even if it is a V60) over a 5 Series)
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Old May 25, 2022, 9:45 pm
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Another visit to lower Manhattan. Reserved a BMW 3 Series or similar, and thats exactly what I got. I think it was a 2021 model, with 17k miles and WA license plate. Some dings in the paint but drives so perfectly, was well worth it. Seemed like there were a ton of that model BMW on site.
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Old Aug 8, 2022, 12:16 am
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This is really late, but I made a rental for a 3-series or similar back in February at the LGA location and wanted to give my report on it. Forgot initially, but booked a reservation for the Battery Park location, and saw a lack of info for the LGA and NY locations in general.

The experience: Firstly, curiously, the lot is a bit away from LGA. I imagine there's a shuttle, though I took a bus there and didn't fly through LGA. The lot is pretty small, and there was only 1 desk being manned when I went. The service was... slow. Even despite pre-paying the booking, it felt like we had to go through all the steps of the rental again. I also tried asking to see if they had xDrives since I'd be driving to MA through some snow, but they said they didn't have any in the system, even though I was staring at 2 in the lot. They initially tried putting me in a 330i M-Sport RWD, which would've been fantastic... if it didn't have summer tires on a snowy 15 F day where I was driving to and 1 tire that was 10 PSI down with obvious curb rashes on one tire. Eventually ended up in a grey xDrive 330i with Colorado plates that was grey. Either way, was happier with it and it had 5300 miles when I picked it up, though the most exciting bit was tires with fat sidewalls for the NYC winter potholes.

Issue was that sorting all that out took 1 hour, though I'm happy they did do it all in the end, I guess.

I saw some interesting vehicles, and this is what I saw in general on the lot:
  • White 330i M-Sport Tan Interior on performance summer tires (mentioned above) - Florida Plates
  • 2 228i BMW XDrives
  • 1 White 430i Coupe XDrive (considered a 'premium' upgrade when I asked out of curiousity +$100 for 1 day... why? I'm not sure, but really Sixt?)
  • 1 Area 51 grey Bronco Sport, shockingly IIRC a Badlands trim
  • 1 Subaru Outback
  • 2 Volvo S60's. T5, T6. T5 had a tan interior IIRC. It looked pretty bad IMO.
  • Camrys, Nissan Rogue, some vans
That was about all I remember. Struck me as very strange to see a Bronco Sport on the lot, especially in an actual kind of off-road trim. Then again, I also saw a 4Runner at the IAH Hertz lot in a Gold member small SUV section.

Return was smooth, no issues. I'll say the 3 was surprisingly more comfortable than I expected over potholes.

Will report on my Battery Park experience. Hopefully it's a little smoother.
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