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Find out more about how a subscription service works with Sixt+. We’ve broken down the details on contracts, choice of vehicles, and what’s included when you subscribe, so you have everything you need to make your choice.

By: Simon Richardson
Last update 2. March 2023 Reading time 3:27 min

About Sixt+

Sixt+ is a subscription service that operates as part of the global car rental company, Sixt. The service is available throughout the UK, using existing Sixt rental locations and pools of cars, rather than specific vehicles, to ensure constant, immediate availability. Customers have access to a varying range of vehicles from the Sixt fleet, with a minimum commitment of 30 days, and short extensions available. Anyone over 21 can use the service, and prices cover a wide range to ensure accessibility.

How it works

Sixt’s subscription service works the same way as most of its standard dealership-based competitors:

  • Complete the sign-up process, during which Sixt will check your driver record and credit. You must be over 21 with a good credit rating and a minimum of one year’s driving experience.
  • Pay the joining fee and first month’s subscription up front. The fee includes liability insurance covering third party damage, fire and theft.
  • When your subscription ends, you can take out a new one and receive a different vehicle or extend your current subscription for up to 3 months. You can add as many additional drivers you like, for a fee per driver.
  • Cancellation is only available at the end of the minimum term.

The car can be returned to any Sixt location, but there may be a fee. No deliveries are currently available but Sixt have pick-up locations across the country as they use their dealership locations as hubs.

Costs and fees

Sixt+ does charge a security deposit, which is refundable minus any damages outside those allowed on the contract. This varies by vehicle.
There is a minimum subscription of one month, and prices vary by availability and location. You can also rent vans and electric vehicles, and the price includes insurance, taxes, maintenance and roadside assistance. Cancellations before the agreed term will not entitle you to a refund, and excess mileage is charged per mile. You can configure extra mileage during sign-up.

The excess mileage fee varies per vehicle.

Brands and models

Sixt is a large rental company with fleets of cars that vary from site to site, so rather than offering specific cars, they offer groups of vehicles in ranges, based on size and spec. The sample range includes cars of all shapes and sizes:

  • Audi A5
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Skoda Karoq
  • VW Golf / Polo
  • Tesla Model Y
  • Renault Captur
  • and vans including VW Caddy and Ford Tourneo

Notice periods

Sixt+ subscriptions can be cancelled at any time, but as the subscription runs month to month, there is no financial benefit to be had by cancelling before the end of a 30-day period. However, you can return your vehicle at any time, either to the same branch or, by arrangement, to another location. A fee is sometimes payable in this instance.

What’s Special about Sixt+?

Sixt+’s subscription allows users to choose from a wide range of vehicles, all of which are either new or only a year old. As the service comes under the Sixt name, it is well known and therefore provides that extra layer of trust. Sixt have a fleet that includes many budget vehicles and as a result, they can provide affordability to lots of people.

However, the main draw for customers is accessibility in terms of location. As Sixt have offices across the country, they can reach many more customers than smaller firms and the chance to pick up and return at different locations offers an extra layer of convenience.

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Sixt+ doesn’t have its own social media, but you can follow the latest developments with Sixt on the company’s main Facebook page.

FAQs

Who is eligible for a Sixt+ subscription?
Customers over 21 years old with a full UK driving licence or EU licence can use Sixt+. In the case of customers from abroad, they must present a copy of their licence in English and a form of identity – either a passport or ID card.

Can I return my Sixt+ car early?
Sixt+ subscriptions run on a 30-day rolling contract. You can return your car any time within that 30 days, but you will still be charged for the month. You must also specify a return date; if you fail to do so, an admin fee of £29.99 will be applicable.

Can I use my Sixt+ car for Uber?
Yes, Sixt+ offers subscriptions for business customers as well as personal. As long as you agree to the terms and conditions of the contract, you will be able to use your Sixt+ vehicle for business purposes.

How old do you have to be to get a Sixt+ subscription?
The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 21. If you have held your licence for at least a year, you will be able to drive economy, mini and compact cars. SUVs and luxury cars are available for drivers over 25. There is also an Underage Driver Fee per day for anyone younger than 25 years of age, which is added to the final price.

Who owns Sixt+?
Sixt+ is part of the Sixt group, a North American car rental company with locations around the world, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain and India.

Conclusion

Sixt+’s subscription allows users to choose from a wide range of vehicles, all of which are either new or only a year old. As the service comes under the Sixt name, it is well known and therefore provides that extra layer of trust. Sixt has a fleet that includes a wide range of vehicles and as a result, they can provide affordability to lots of people.

However, the main draw for customers is accessibility in terms of location. As Sixt have offices across the country, they can reach many more customers than smaller firms and the chance to pick up and return at different locations offers an extra layer of convenience.

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  1. I was in Munich for a short term work visit and took the Sixt+ subscription product. It is as easy as taking the rental for however long and renews monthly. I got a brand new Audi Q2 so it has been a pleasant experience so far. It has some features like pause subscription which I have not used yet. - from Akram | 10. May 2022

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