Sports Car Rental in the UK - Recommendations?

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Now it is really rainy, MrsMarkMas has decided she wants to rent a convertible for a week, so she can see if she wants to buy one. She is probably thinking MX5, rather than Aston, but we are flexible. Any suggestions for hire firms, ideally in the Bristol / Birmingham area?
 

tokyomb

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While they don't have many convertibles, I have had good experience of Sports Car Hire in Shrewsbury - I took their Granturismo out for a long weekend, while working on persuading my wife that we should own one.

In convertibles at present I think they have a Caterham 7, a Lotus Elise Supercharged, a Morgan Plus 4 and a Ford Mustang V8.
 

conaero

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Did I not see that SIXT are now doing Leveante for £79 a day...nearly fell of the sofa when I heard it....a Maserati, as a hire car...whats the world coming to.
 

tokyomb

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While they don't have many convertibles, I have had good experience of Sports Car Hire in Shrewsbury - I took their Granturismo out for a long weekend, while working on persuading my wife that we should own one.

In convertibles at present I think they have a Caterham 7, a Lotus Elise Supercharged, a Morgan Plus 4 and a Ford Mustang V8.
Nice selection if the OPs wife is a car person, if not, I wonder what 3 cars would put her off convertibles more than 3 awkward to get in and out of leaky Brits and a the big and brash loud yank tank :D
 

zagatoes30

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I would have thought that Mazda or Fiat dealers would let you have a weekend test drive, mate of mine just had an I8 from BMW from Friday evening to Monday morning
 
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The new Mazda MX5 is OK but the abarth is far better. Although it could do with more engine, 1.75 from the 4C maybe. It'll fit in the Japanese can get a 2.0l in there.