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There is a question here about Car buying vs. long term rentals as it relates to the US.

Recently I've driven through Europe renting a car in Frankfurt for about 21 days from Sixt and I was wondering if there was a better option to do long term rentals like this in Frankfurt or any other major hubs in Europe so I don't need to pay for the car at a daily rate?

If it's too broad I am perfectly happy limiting this to Germany.

P.S. I've checked my usual go to services like Turo and Toyota Rentals and they don't seem to be available in Germany.

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Have you considered using solutions like renting to individuals? There are few websites allowing you to rent cars from individuals rather than regular renting companies. You get the same insurance and coverage but it is usually cheaper.

Links :

http://www.ouicar.fr/

https://carclub.easycar.com/

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  • Added some links :)
    – abasitu
    Jul 9, 2016 at 8:52
  • Apparently the first website is only for France, the second for U.S. and the last for UK. Interesting idea nonetheless.
    – mts
    Jul 9, 2016 at 9:42
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    tamyca and drivy are the most popular ones in Germany. carunity and SnappCar also exist, the latter one is the most popular one in the Netherlands
    – sitic
    Jul 9, 2016 at 10:50
  • I have conaodered Turo,fromeely known as RelayRides. It is in the question.
    – Karlson
    Jul 9, 2016 at 13:14
  • @sitic Add this as an answer.
    – Karlson
    Jul 9, 2016 at 13:17
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As of December 14, 2016 Turo has expanded its operations to United Kingdom though still it wouldn't have helped me in Germany at the time of the question.

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Look at short term leasing in stead. There are several companies offering this, many taking advantage of some peculiarities in French tax law.

Just use google. Several good deals are available, for rentals starting at 21 days up to 6 months. Most will give you a new vehicle for the duration.

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