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Rate my car hire deal

Discussion in 'Japan' started by LeonA, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. LeonA

    LeonA Hard Yards

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    Hi all,

    This is a quote I have booked in, for a car for 2 people from Nagano Station. I'll leave the company name out to maintain a certain aura of mystique and security of my booking.
    • Class P2 (1.2 litre car)
    • 4WD
    • Sun Dec 29 14:00 til Sat Jan 4 17:00 - 6 days - Over new years obvs...
    • ETC card included
    • All extra insurances etc. declined (I have excess protection already in my travel insurance that includes cost of breakdown recovery)
    • JPY 54,813 total inc tax.
    I've not paid anything upfront - so might there be better deals closer to the time, or should I just take the hit on this at around $130 AUD per day? Maybe a bit less on the spot if I can score a discount card / present an ANA frequent flyer card or similar?

    I'm paying for this on top of Shinkansen fares from Tokyo on the basis the drive up could be horrible on the Sunday before new years, and drive back to haneda for the 22:30 flight on Saturday 4 Jan potentially delay-prone too.

    Also to have fun sending bags ahead and riding the Shinkansen and soaking it all up as a first timer :)

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    9130 yen per day is absurd.
    I'm paying that for a Turbo Subaru levorg.
     
  3. Crispy013

    Crispy013 One of Us

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    Not great.
    I just did a 30 sec check of Times Car Rental and came back circa Y45,000. There’s a Y10,000 saving straight up.
     
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  4. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope, sorry. Crap deal. In Nagano try Budget, they are usually pretty good.
     
  5. Lucky Pete

    Lucky Pete One of Us

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    Too expensive. Solid plan though staying off the Expressways at that time.