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    • mcnamee2808
    • By mcnamee2808 12th Jan 19, 5:52 PM
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    Drover Car subscription
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:52 PM
    Drover Car subscription 12th Jan 19 at 5:52 PM
    Hi

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience of Drover or any other car subscription.

    I am visiting the UK from the USA - I'll be in the UK for upto 4-5 months at a time to visit family.

    I have considered car leasing but the good deals tend to over longer durations. I have looked into car subscriptions such as Drover but wondered if anyone had any experience?
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 12th Jan 19, 6:04 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 6:04 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 6:04 PM
    Hi

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience of Drover or any other car subscription.

    I am visiting the UK from the USA - I'll be in the UK for upto 4-5 months at a time to visit family.

    I have considered car leasing but the good deals tend to over longer durations. I have looked into car subscriptions such as Drover but wondered if anyone had any experience?
    Originally posted by mcnamee2808
    No experience of Drover but I think a lot of the car rental companies do long term rentals. Might be worth ringing some and checking.

    Just checked Enterprise there..

    https://www.enterprise.co.uk/en/car-hire/long-term-car-hire.html
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 12th Jan 19, 8:28 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 8:28 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 8:28 PM
    To add to Motorguys advice.

    Try the UK and US versions of the websites using a vpn where appropriate as dual pricing is not uncommon and you may find the exchange rate works in your favour
    • jk0
    • By jk0 12th Jan 19, 9:26 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 9:26 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 9:26 PM
    I wonder if it would be worth buying a car, and sell it when you leave?


    Have a look at Autotrader: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 13th Jan 19, 11:01 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:01 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 11:01 AM
    I wonder if it would be worth buying a car, and sell it when you leave?


    Have a look at Autotrader: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/
    Originally posted by jk0
    Chancey i'd have thought -
    • get here
    • buy a car (which will take time and effort)
    • insure a car which could be tricky / pricey
    • tax the car
    • run the car for four months and hope it needs 0 maintenance
    • find / pay for a reliable mechanic if it does
    • sell the car in advance of leaving for a reasonable amount
    • cancel the insurance
    • hope that all of the above costs less than a long term rental

    Seems a lot of effort with no guarantee of a saving?
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • rhysadams
    • By rhysadams 13th Mar 19, 9:45 AM
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    • 13th Mar 19, 9:45 AM
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    • 13th Mar 19, 9:45 AM
    Hi

    I was wondering if anyone had any experience of Drover or any other car subscription.

    I am visiting the UK from the USA - I'll be in the UK for upto 4-5 months at a time to visit family.

    I have considered car leasing but the good deals tend to over longer durations. I have looked into car subscriptions such as Drover but wondered if anyone had any experience?
    Originally posted by mcnamee2808

    Might have missed the boat here, but I deal with Drover and have put a link on the referrer thread so we both get 50. Other companies to consider include Cocoon Group, Flexigo Cars and Short Term Car Leasing
    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 13th Mar 19, 11:20 AM
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    • 13th Mar 19, 11:20 AM
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    • 13th Mar 19, 11:20 AM
    If you're visiting family over here it's going to be a lot cheaper to borrow a car and get added to their insurance. Or just buying a car outright and leaving a family member to look after it (assuming this visit isn't a one-off).
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