Sixt Rent a Car
As one of the oldest car rental companies in the world, Sixt Rent a Car celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. Founded in Munich, Germany in 1912 by Martin Sixt, the company has grown from its starting point of three rental cars to become one of the true giants and leaders of the industry. The Sixt rental business started out offering cars to customers who were primarily British and American tourists with old aristocratic money or new old oil money in the early 1900’s. Sixt customers nowadays come from all walks of life and include tourists, travellers and business customers who want cars in all car rental classes.
While a lot of the car rental market has consolidated and most companies having changed ownership, Sixt is one of the few exceptions. Today, Sixt Rent a Car is still a family run business. They have always had a unique approach to car hire and have unrivalled experience in the market due to their length of time in business and the success they have enjoyed. They have always been at the forefront of advances in the business management, customer service and technology of car rental.
In the late 1960’s, Sixt was the first German company to launch a leasing programme for cars. In 1995 they became the first car rental company in Germany who had their own website. In 2003, they entered the low cost car rental market and its expansion is proof of its success in this area. And in 2008, they launched an app whereby customers can book their rental car directly from their iPhones.
Today, Sixt Rent a Car has a fleet of over 180,000 vehicles in 3,500 locations around the world. Being a German company, it should come as no surprise that they have the largest car rental fleet of BMWs and Mercedes cars of all providers. Their high and exacting standards ensure that all Sixt rent a cars come with air conditioning as standard. They update their fleet regularly and you are always guaranteed a car that is not more than one year old, and usually less than six month old. And one of my favourite things about Sixt is that you will get the model that you requested, not be given a similar one.
So for a range of new cars, excellent customer service, knowing your vehicle in advance, good value for money and aircon, Sixt is the car rental company for you.