Out with the Old, in with the New

15 Sep 2014 by Andy     

Our Buckhead location has moved even closer to the action in Buckhead! We are still on Peachtree, near the Piedmont and Peachtree intersection, minutes from Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. But don’t worry – the only thing that has changed about Sixt Buckhead is our location. We are still open 365 days a year from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to meet all of your rental needs.  Here in our Buckhead location, we offer a wide range of cars, from our cool and economical VW beetle, to the sleek and stylish BMW 5 series and Cadillac XTS to name a few.

Driving Directions:

From the South

  • Take 85N
  • Stay left to remain on 85N
  • Take Exit 87, merge onto GA-400
  • Take Exit 2 toward GA-141W
  • Turn left onto Lenox Rd
  • Turn right onto Piedmont Rd
  • Turn right on to Peachtree
  • Sixt will be on your Left

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A Sixt Guide to the San Diego 59-Mile Scenic Drive

11 Sep 2014 by Izzi     

With the many loved attractions that populate San Diego it can be rather difficult to see each one, especially when you’re just on vacation. However, with a Sixt rental car and the cleverly organized San Diego 59-Mile Scenic Drive you can explore each destination easily and without the worry of missing out. This tried-and-tested route allows you to navigate the dispersed nature of San Diego where you’ll hit 30 exciting and unusual locations. The Scenic Drive is perfect for indecisive travelers and those who love to cram as much action as possible into their holidays. The drive itself takes around three hours, but we recommend spreading it out over a few days to ensure you savor each thrilling attraction. You’ll find an in-depth tourist guide here but to celebrate the new opening of our San Diego branches, we’re going to take a look at our favorite spots.

Peasap via Flickr.com

Peasap via Flickr.com

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Zero to Sexy with Sixt rent a car

10 Sep 2014 by Andy     
Filed under: Los Angeles     Tags: , , , ,

If you couldn’t find the Sixt rent a car at LAX airport, you can now! The new billboard is located on Airport Boulevard next to The Renaissance Hotel, you can’t miss it. But before I dwell too deep into my perception of this billboard, it is important to know that when you first arrive in LAX airport, you can simply jump onto the Renaissance Hotel shuttle which will drive you in style (of course) from the airport to the Sixt rent a car branch.

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A One-Way Trip From Miami to Phoenix

9 Sep 2014 by Oana Sticea     
Filed under: One-way     Tags: , , , ,

Whether you’re planning on moving across the country, or just want to take a variety-filled road trip and then fly back, a one-way car rental with Sixt is the way to go. The nearly 2,500 mile drive to Phoenix may seem like a long way, but if you make sure you have enough time to stop at some of the great cities, charming towns, and impressive natural sites along the way, you’ll be able to get a unique view of the different states you pass through, the local cultures, and the wonderful landscapes that are sure to make your road trip unforgettable. Probably on the first day of your trip you’re raring to go, but don’t burn yourself out too quickly, you’ve got a long road ahead!

Take your time and make sure you’re not missing anything in Florida before crossing the border into Alabama!

Orlando is not too far from Miami and is a perfect city for a day visit. If you like theme parks, Orlando is home to some of the best in the country, such as Disney World. However, if you had enough thrills in Miami and are looking for something different, drive out the Lakeridge Winery in Clermont, just outside of Orlando. There you can taste some local wine and relax by one of the beautiful lakes that dot the area.

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When Right isn’t Right – Sixt’s guide to driving on the left hand side of the road

4 Sep 2014 by Oana Sticea     

For all of our customers who are thinking of taking a trip to the UK & Ireland and hiring a car to enjoy the English countryside, we thought it would be useful to put together some information on driving on the “wrong” side of the road. So, who better to write this than our colleagues from the UK. And obviously, although this is written by the UK team, it will apply to all those countries that drive on the left, including the Southern African countries, India & surrounding countries, Australasia and the China Seas including Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Here is Sixt UK’s guide to driving on the left hand side of the road – thanks guys!

Us in Blighty (that means Britain to all of us in the States!) like to do things differently – whether it’s the metric system or simply shoes and clothing sizes. Driving is no exception: whilst the majority of the Western World drive on the right, we in the UK & Ireland insist on the left. Read all about: When Right isn’t Right – Sixt’s guide to driving on the left hand side of the road

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New One-Way Deal from Seattle to California

2 Sep 2014 by Oana Sticea     

Sixt is proud to present a new deal where you can rent a car in Seattle, Washington and head to California for an exciting one-way road trip. Sixt has a fleet of cars prepared for you to choose from and a variety of discounts and additional features to make your car rental as comfortable and tailored to your needs as possible.

If you want to take a one-way trip, whether you’re changing locations or just looking for an adventure, Sixt has a car rental deal for you!

Starting out from Seattle, you have the opportunity to drop off your Sixt car rental at one of three locations: either Los Angeles, Santa Monica, or San Jose when you take your one-way trip. Each of these cities has something interesting to see and is well worth a visit. San Jose, just south of San Francisco, makes for an interesting contrast to its bigger, neighbor city, but nevertheless has created a lively vibe of its own, hosting many new up-and-coming tech companies and historic buildings that speak to its Spanish heritage.

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If you plan on driving further south to Santa Monica, you’ll find another treat waiting for you!

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The #SixtRallye is off to a successful start!

27 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     

On Friday, August 22, the long anticipated #SixtRallye began, where six teams of two, each equipped with a Sixt premium car, began the competition. The teams are driving to 10 European cities, documenting their experiences through posts on social media, explaining the challenges and stories, and collecting insider travel tips. The groups started out from the Sixt HQ in Munich and are visiting Innsbruck, Lugano, Nice, Aix-en-Provence, Narbonne, Barcelona, Grenoble, Lausanne, Zurich, before heading back for the last lap to Munich for the closing party on September 2nd.

The teams are currently on their fifth day since departure, marking the halfway point of their journey. On the 22nd of August the Sixt premium cars were given to each group at 12 o’clock where the teams gathered at the Sixt HQ for the Carrera Track Challenge, where a thrilling race between model cars decided the order in which the teams would start.

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Long live the Cheese: A Drive Through Wisconsin’s Green County

22 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     

The famous English proverbial master, G.K. Chesterton, once said, “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” Perhaps poets simply tend to take cheese for granted, or maybe it can be explained by a lack of access, but it is nevertheless troubling to think that cheese—one of the most delectable of earthly pleasures—is somehow missing from our poetry. In order to remedy this situation it is clear that we must consult the muse, be it Camembert, Parmesan, Gruyere, or Burrata, to gain inspiration and pay homage to a creation that makes life that much more enjoyable. Unless you’re vegan. Then you don’t get to enjoy, but hey, no judgments.

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While the US mass produces all kinds of bland cheeses to add to your morning omelet, there also exists a growing industry of delicious artisanal cheeses that can hold their own in any international cheese competition. Nowhere is this cheese craze more prevalent than in Wisconsin, more specifically Green County Wisconsin. Read all about: Long live the Cheese: A Drive Through Wisconsin’s Green County

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CORPORATE NEWS: Sixt records marked revenue and earnings growth in first six months of 2014

20 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     
Filed under: Press Release     Tags: , , , ,

Sixt made a good start into 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Pullach, 19 August 2014 – Sixt SE, Germany’s largest car rental company and one of the leading international mobility service providers, looks back on a strong first half year 2014. Almost all relevant parameters for revenue and earnings recorded substantial improvements. Consolidated operating revenue for the first six months increased by 8.5% to EUR 760.2 million compared to the same period last year. Total Group revenue climbed 6.0% to EUR 823.8 million. Earnings developed encouragingly with earnings before taxes (EBT) registering a growth of 16.7% to EUR 67.5 million. Based on the good first half year, the Managing Board affirms its previous outlook for the whole of 2014.

Erich Sixt, Chairman of the Managing Board of Sixt SE:

“The first six months have shown that Sixt is in top shape. Our growth is broadly based, with the ongoing expansion abroad remaining the driver for the encouraging growth in revenue. However, we also recorded a solid revenue growth in Germany. We will continue to utilize growth opportunities with resolve but sound judgement to gain further market shares.”

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Sixt vans in Hartford give you plenty of room and space without having to give up power!

14 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     

Traveling in a large group of people involves a lot of expenses especially when it comes to transportation. For going long distances, air travel is a possibility if you can afford it. When money is tight traveling by road may be the better option. If the thought of taking a road trip reminds you cramped conditions and little to do, there may be an easy solution for you.

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When it comes to road trips, more is not necessarily merrier, especially if you have to be cramped into a tight space for hours at a time. For traveling in large groups, try renting a 12 or 15 passenger van from Hartford branch of Sixt rental. The 12 or 15 passenger van offers comfort and space to the road warrior. By sharing in the costs for the rental and gas, you can save money on traveling expenses and go farther on less. Read all about: Sixt vans in Hartford give you plenty of room and space without having to give up power!

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EU Commission certifies that Sixt’s pricing policies comply with consumer protection laws

13 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     
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Sixt made a good start into 2014

NOTE TO THE EDITORS

Pullach, 12 August 2014 – The EU Commission has investigated six international car hire companies for discriminatory pricing practices against consumers.

In a press release from 11 August 2014 and in a separate letter, the EU Commission has confirmed for Sixt SE that its pricing policies for car hire are in full compliance with the European Union’s consumer protection regulations. Read all about: EU Commission certifies that Sixt’s pricing policies comply with consumer protection laws

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Sixt and Walser Automotive Group enter Franchise Agreement

12 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     

Sixt made a good start into 2014

PRESS RELEASE

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014  — Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the signing of a franchise agreement with Walser Automotive Group. Walser will open a Sixt rent a car franchise to service Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as open additional Sixt franchise locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

“Sixt is thrilled to have Walser join the Sixt franchise system. Walser has consistently strived to revolutionize the customer experience they provide in all facets of their business, and is a progressive dealer group with a strong presence in Minnesota for over fifty years.  This provides a solid foundation for expansion of the Sixt franchise network into the state,” commented Craig Olson, Executive Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Sixt.  “Large dealership groups like Walser are a great fit for the Sixt franchise system, as their core strengths can be leveraged to maximize the potential of the car rental business.”

“We believe that incorporating Sixt’s premium car rental model into our existing portfolio of businesses will be of great benefit to our operations,” commented Paul Walser, CEO of Walser Automotive Group. “Expanding our business into the airport and downtown car rental market is a priority for us and it’s great to be part of a fast-growing franchise system like Sixt.  We look forward to growing our network of Sixt locations as the Sixt network expands throughout the US.”

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How to do a 3 point turn with your Sixt rental car?

11 Aug 2014 by Oana Sticea     

This classic move is as important to know when driving as how to tie your laces. If you go a bit too far down the road and realize you need to double back, what’s the best way to turn around quickly? If there are no side streets or driveways in the vicinity, the best answer is the three point turn.

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  1. Pull over to the right side of the road, signaling your move to the drivers behind you, and making sure there is enough space for them to still get by.
  2. Stop your Sixt rental car and make sure that there are no more cars on either side of the road, or will not arrive in less than 20 seconds.
  3. Turn on your left hand signal and turn the steering wheel all the way to the left.
  4. Drive forward until the front of your car is lined up close to the curb or a parked car on the other side of the road, but don’t touch!
  5. Put on your right hand signal, switch into reverse and turn the wheel all the way to the right, making sure that there are no other cars that have come up behind you, trying to get by.
  6. Back up until your car is fully, or mostly (depending on space restrictions or vehicles waiting) straightened out.
  7. Put your car back into Drive and proceed with your Sixt rental car to your next destination!

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Discover Las Vegas beyond the casinos and the strip

7 Aug 2014 by Supattramanee Schumann     

What To Do in Las Vegas: Beyond the Strip

You all know Las Vegas. Even if you’ve never been there the city’s reputation precedes it. Casinos, fancy cars, expensive clothes, wild pool parties, and whirlwind marriages. As the saying goes, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But, what about the rest of Last Vegas, beyond the Strip? Las Vegas is a city, after all, where people live, work, and raise their children. The Vegas that you don’t see is very much there, and there’s much more to this city than the enticing Strip. So, whether you’ve been here before and want to discover more of Las Vegas away from the Strip, or are visiting and would like to see what else the city has to offer, Las Vegas doesn’t disappoint. If you want to explore the city and the surrounding areas, the best way to do it is to rent a car in Las Vegas with Sixt to easily see all the sights.

 

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Photo by Moyan Brenn . Flickr.com

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BMW i3 now available in Mallorca

6 Aug 2014 by Supattramanee Schumann     

Sixt Spain is very proud to announce the arrival of 3 brand new BMW i3 electric cars!

BMWi3 rental in Majorca

 

The BMW i3 will be rented out within the category ILAE and is currently only available in Mallorca.

Customers can drive up to 150km with one battery load and can charge the battery using either a normal household plug (takes up to 8 hours) or a special charging point for electric cars (takes up to 3 to 4 hours depending on the type of plug).
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