Sixt Car Hire
Sixt Rent a Car is one of the oldest car hire providers in the world. It was founded by Martin Sixt in Munich, Germany in 1912. He started out targeting rich British aristocratic tourists and wealthy American oil barons with his three hire cars. Sixt grew from this small operation to become one of the best known and most respected car hire companies around the world. Sixt Rent a Car has undergone many changes in its 100 year history, but it survived and prospered and managed to remain a private company and to this day it is a family run business.
Sixt now operates in more than 3,500 locations around the world and they have a fleet of more than 180,000 hire cars. Their customer base is made up of corporates, business customers and leisure customers. They only entered the low cost car hire market in 2003 but it is has been very popular as more and more people are happy to rent a car from a company that is known for its quality hire and superior customer service. Their fleet has more BMWs and Mercedes than any other car hire provider and this is probably a tribute to its German roots. They update their fleet on a regular basis ensuring their hire cars are always fresh. Generally you will not get a car more than six months old, maximum one year old. And an added bonus of booking your hire car with Sixt is that you get the car you pick, they do not operate a ´or similar´ policy like most other providers.
Any business that has grown and prospered over 100 years has to be innovative and Sixt Rent a Car is no different. They have been at the forefront of changes in the car hire world over that time. Their innovations have included setting up the first German car leasing programme, being the first German car hire provider to have a website and launching the first iPhone app where customers could book their hire car directly on their phone.
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.
Choose Sixt for a good range of hire cars and knowing what you will drive before you arrive, professional and helpful staff, good value for money and an overall quality car hire experience.