LONDON, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz is taking the stress out of second hand car buying with Hertz Rent2Buy (www.HertzRent2Buy.co.uk), a new online used car sales program selling 1,000s of well maintained, late model vehicles at very competitive fixed prices direct to the public. Prospective buyers have the unique opportunity to take a test drive for up to ten days to ensure the car is exactly right for them and their specific needs. The car trial is provided as a free rental if the car being test-driven is purchased.
Hertz Rent2Buy provides customers with significant savings on quality cars and vans that are well maintained by Hertz professionals. Eight out of the ten most common Rent2Buy models are sold at prices cheaper than Parkers suggested used car values, so there is no need to haggle. Customers buying a Fiat 500, for example, can save more than Euro 1,000 compared to Parkers suggested used car values. In addition, buyers can collect 10,000 Nectar bonus points upon final purchase.
All Hertz Rent2Buy vehicles are fully serviced, with many still under manufacturers' warranty and from 12,000 to 50,000 miles on the clock. The test drives are offered at 106 Hertz branches across mainland UK.
Prospective buyers can have full use of their preferred vehicle for up to ten days and those who wish to proceed with a purchase then keep the car and pay the listed price, with the test drive included for free. If the customer decides not to buy the vehicle, it is returned to the renting location and the transaction is treated as a standard rental that is charged at discounted rates for the basic rental and also earns Nectar points.
The Hertz Rent2Buy web site www.HertzRent2Buy.co.uk showcases the hand-picked, low mileage vehicles for sale, along with details such as the mileage, colour and registration number. Discounted financing from a Hertz partner is also available.
Michel Taride, President of Hertz International, said: "Rent2Buy is unique, hassle-free buying experience for consumers seeking an exceptionally well-priced, high-quality used car. Hertz can pass along great savings to our used car customers because we buy thousands of cars annually at below retail rates."
Rui Ferreira, Vice President, Fleet Remarketing for Hertz International, added: "We offer low mileage, high specification vehicles in excellent condition with meticulous maintenance records. Customers have a unique, ten day test drive option to determine if the vehicle suits their needs and lifestyle. If you're looking to buy a used car, it's tough to beat the Hertz Rent2Buy programme."
Terms and conditions apply and can be found on www.HertzRent2Buy.co.uk
Shortened case-studies are below, but for more information, images and interview requests please contact Luke Campbell or Alexis Darby on the details given below.
Maurice Hart (68) purchased with his wife Judith. Maurice is a retired lecturer and Judith a retired health visitor. They now live in Pinner, Middlesex, UK.
"We haven't owned a car for 13 years. Instead we always hired a car and built a good relationship with the Hertz staff. After returning a vehicle after a rental period, we learnt from the staff that we could buy the car outright from Hertz which was ideal for us as we were considering a new car.
"It was great to experience the car in our own time and see first-hand what miles-per-gallon the car achieved. We also do voluntary work with Guide Dogs and so wanted to check that it would be suitable for carrying them.
"It was a really easy process, which was useful given it was a stressful time whilst moving house. Hertz sorted all the paperwork and answered all my questions promptly too."
Emma Cox (30) is housewife with three children (the youngest is two years old). She lives in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK.
"I was recommended to Rent2Buy by a friend who had used the service as my husband wanted to buy me a nice car for my birthday!
"I found the trial period really useful; it was nice to get a feel for the car to see what it was like during the school run and for shopping. As a mother of young children, I needed to fit the pram in the boot too, so it was good to have the chance to try it out.
"Hertz was much cheaper than what the dealer had to offer. The car was in a good condition and there was no need to haggle as we were already getting a bargain! It was quick and easy and I'd definitely recommend it."
Hertz is the world's largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,650 corporate locations in 150 countries worldwide. Hertz is in its 93rd year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. For more information please go to www.hertz.com
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation