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Thrifty Car Rental UK


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Thrifty Car Rental UK provides a wide range of rental vehicles at varying prices. As we’ve mentioned before, there is a difference between car hire and cheap car hire, and so searching around is always a good idea. Rental cars can be used for a number of different purposes, and Thrifty Car Rental UK is there to provide you with a necessary vehicle, however don’t expect a particularly large choice of cars…

  • Clean, simply to use website
  • Wide range of pick up destinations available all over UK and Europe
  • Manual, Automatic, Prestige/Luxury, Estate/4×4, Fun cars, People Carriers and cheap van hire available
  • GPS, Additional Drivers and Child Seats available to add as extras
  • Long term renting
  • Car hire from just £7 a day!
  • App can be downloaded on App Store and Google Play

Site Pros

  • An array of contact details are provided should you need to speak to customer service
  • Vehicle Guide for quick access and overview of the cars on offer
  • Conversion chart for USD, EUR, AUD and CAD

Site Cons

  • Small range of vehicles on offer in certain categories
  • No social network accounts
  • Icons used on car descriptions appear a little vague

Other Tips

  • Always note the amount of excess that needs to paid should the car get damaged in any way (be careful out there!)
  • Don’t forget to search for coupons to find some mega discounts
  • You must have a registered account to rent a car
  • Note that all drivers must be over 21 (sorry to all you young speedsters), under 24’s can only drive standard category vehicles as well as economy or short wheel base vans, and you must be over 30 to rent a car from the Luxury/Prestige line
  • Remember the return address for the vehicle as it may sometimes differ from the pick-up address


Thrifty Car Rental UK provides a reliable car rental service with a wide choice of pick up options. The prices aren’t too competitive and the choice of vehicles isn’t huge, however if all you’re looking for is a replacement vehicle for the weekend and you’re not too bothered on make and model, they should do just fine.

Check out our Cheap Car Rental section to find all the best sites for savings on car rentals in London.