I am in Newcastle and need to rent a car for a few days to go on a trip next week.
It’s all proving quite a massive stress, not helped by conflicting advice all over the internet, fake reviews, etc….
Searching sky scanner for price comparison I see a rather shocking difference in prices. From the airport I can get a car for £6 for 3 days (how on earth is that possible?) whilst from the city it is costing closer to what I expected, £50 and the like.
This goes completely against my expectations. Usually you expect to pay more for the convenience of an airport pickup, this being aimed at people who have just flown in.
How can these companies charge so little for car rental? Is this some sort of scam where they’ll charge you £6 knowing they will definitely charge you several hundred for a hidden scratch?