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Best value car hire

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:38pm
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40skittish

Posts: 3

Location: Binibeca

Joined: 25 Jun 2021

Hi. We are hoping to come over to Menorca soon and I’ve been researching car hire. There are all the usual suspects with dreadful feedback. Could anyone recommend me an honest, local car hire company please? I’ve tried Amber and Poppy, but the sites say their cars are unavailable. Many thanks. 

kathryn

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:51pm

Posts: 4

Location: Mahón

Joined: 30 May 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:51pm

Looking to buy a second hand car in Menorca - any idea at all are very welcome. Thanks, Kathryn

Ianrhammy

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:47pm

Posts: 66

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Location: Addaia

Joined: 29 Jul 2019

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:47pm

I have used Autos Amigo for 36 years without a single problem but you may have the same trouble as with the other companies you tried. There is a severe shortage of cars due to the influx of Italian, German, French and Russian tourists in July. Autos Amigo, aka Menorca Car Hire had 3 cars out of 400 available last week when I booked, but still worth a quick email. Gail is the lady in charge, lovely and very professional.

40skittish

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:10pm

40skittish

Original Poster

Posts: 3

Location: Binibeca

Joined: 25 Jun 2021

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:10pm

Ianrhammy wrote on Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:47pm:

I have used Autos Amigo for 36 years without a single problem but you may have the same trouble as with the other companies you tried. There is a severe shortage of cars due to the influx of Italian, German, French and Russian tourists in July. Autos Amigo, aka Menorca Car Hire had 3 cars out of ...

...400 available last week when I booked, but still worth a quick email. Gail is the lady in charge, lovely and very professional.

Thanks. I’ll get on to it straight away! 😀

kaka1957

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:57am

Posts: 10

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Location: Mahón

Joined: 31 Dec 2018

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:57am

You can try Island Cars or Auto Cars Galdana. We have used both and they are excellent.

40skittish

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:56am

40skittish

Original Poster

Posts: 3

Location: Binibeca

Joined: 25 Jun 2021

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:56am

kaka1957 wrote on Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:57am:

You can try Island Cars or Auto Cars Galdana. We have used both and they are excellent.

Thank you very much for your reply. I’ve tried them and they have no available cars. This seems to be island wide. I’ve tried six different local dealers now 🙁

CP03

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:30pm

Posts: 25

17 helpful points

Location: Alaior

Joined: 5 Mar 2020

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:30pm

If you go on Love Menorca there is information on local car hire.

davek11058

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:23am

Posts: 1

Location: Es Mercadel

Joined: 17 Feb 2021

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:23am

Hi try Balmes Menorca been using for ten years all inclusive you pay when you meet them Never been a problem highly recomm

ELVIRA

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:16pm

Posts: 18

4 helpful points

Location: Es Mercadel

Joined: 17 Apr 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:16pm

Have you tried asking your accommodation provider (unless it is your holiday home ?)......I used to use a tiny car hire firm by the Hotel Aquamarina in Arenal d;en Castell (I lived in Addaya before I left Menorca, so I knew the people there )  .....they had no automatics (useful for the hills in Alayor and other places !)  but they did find me an ancient beaten up dented manual ...ha ha  good for me, cos I haven't driven a manual for years !.....one thing I wonder  In France (where I lived after Menorca)  I did have my UK Licence changed (same in Spain for a Spansh one ...which I can;t find now !)  so I have a French licence and not a UK one (been out of the UK for 21 years !...too much hassle at over 70 to get a UK one back !).......look on the Menorca Tourist Board info page .....or try an ad in Es Diario ...good luck !  I am coming over soon and may not bother with a car this time ....although so useful to get to out of the way places ,,,,busses and taxis probably work out cheaper .............and I walk a lot .....good luck !  IF you do find anyone you can let me know in case I change my mind !'[p

pip

Posted: Fri Jul 2, 2021 12:25pm

pip

Posts: 1

Location: Addaia

Joined: 10 Jun 2020

Posted: Fri Jul 2, 2021 12:25pm

We used Owners Cars in Mahon recently for many many weeks and had absolutely no       problems whatsoever.  

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