Car rentals are a staple. Some people might need them when their car is in the shop. Some people feel they don’t need one, but sometimes rent one to get to places. Of course, there are always the guys who have a particular purpose in mind and rent a vehicle for that particular goal.
One thing you tend to notice in the business is that there are trends. Some cars are just more popular than others, for one reason or another.
The old VW Kombi hire Perth one of the most popular, as far as I can tell. Usually, you see it hired out for weddings. Everyone says it’s photogenic, so it sees a lot of action in photo shoots and parties, too. I even know they customise them, so they have built-in photo booths.
The Toyota Corolla is popular, too. Toyota, in general, is famous in Australia, holding the largest market share. It makes sense that a lot of rentals are also Toyota models, but something about the Corolla seems to stand out.
It is reliable and the parts for it easy to get your hands on, if you need replacements. Fuel efficiency could be better, I guess, but that’s true for practically everything.
The Hilux and Camry are also pretty popular. I’ve seen the Hilux used for parties, family road trips, and just friends driving up and down the coast.
Campervan rentals seem to pick up when the kids are out of school for vacation, in my experience. These are ideal for extended road trips.
I remember one customer, Stephanie, who asked the shop to give a rental campervan a once-over before she took it to the road. She was taking an extended road trip to “rediscover her creativity.” As far as I know, she managed to do exactly that.
Luxury cars are popular choices for weddings. If you’re spending an enormous amount of money anyway, why not rent the best bridal car you can, right? I prefer a Rolls Royse myself, but I know people who swear by other models. All of them white, because it just doesn’t look right for a wedding if it isn’t white.
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