Medes Islands L'Estartit
My way to start the new year was making a trip to l 'Estartit with rental car and, for this, I repeated experience with Sixt.
Already last summer I had one of your vehicles at my disposal. On that occasion it was a seven seater family car since I traveled from Barcelona to San Sebastián with five other people. Everything went phenomenally, the car behaved in a wonderful way and the service provided by Sixt was spectacular in all aspects, so when it came to consider again the possibility of traveling with a rental car I had no doubt.
As I said, this time the trip was different. It was not a trip with children but it was a trip as a couple. Since we were only two passengers, at the time of selecting the car the needs were other and, therefore, the characteristics of this one too.
Below I will list some details that I recommend you to consider when selecting a rental car:
1. Practical and comfortable
On the one hand the number of passengers is an important detail that must be taken into account when selecting a rental car. Logically, traveling with your family or a group of friends is not the same as doing it alone or as a couple. The requirements regarding the dimensions of the vehicle, the interior space or the size of the trunk will vary according to the needs.
The destination or route you will travel is also another factor to consider. Traveling to a rural house in the middle of the Pyrenees is not the same as traveling to Barcelona, for example, during the summer season; The amount of cars that you will find in one place and in the other will be very different and the same will happen with parking facilities.
It is important to consider these factors when choosing the rental car since your ultimate goal is for the vehicle to be practical (easy to drive and simple when it comes to finding parking) and comfortable (spacious inside and with generous trunk to hold luggage) above all.
2. Minimum consumption
I don't think I should extend much here. I understand that we all want to use cars with the lowest fuel consumption possible. If you have planned to make a quite high mileage my recommendation is that you select a diesel car, better than gasoline.
Another important aspect, and here again the company you choose at the time of rent a car, is the age of the vehicle. I explain myself, the newer the car the more technology it has had at its disposal at the time of its manufacture, so it will probably be more efficient, cleaner and more ecological. A good rental car company like Sixt It has newly registered cars and therefore enjoys a fairly high efficiency.
In l'Estartit parking on public roads is free in winter