Compact or small family cars are a group which is larger than subcompacts but smaller than mid-size cars.
They are in a so-called C-segment (the largest of the small cars), usually easy to drive, maneuver and park, that is why compact cars are perfect for in-town travels with large traffic jams.
Despite the widespread belief that compact cars are designed as cheap econoboxes, we personally would rather agree with the millions of drivers who find compact cars an effective alternative to a larger vehicle, and fuel-efficient way to travel.
List of compact cars available in different countries:
Basically, there are no big differences between compact cars and economy ones.
The rest is a matter of taste, driving habits and your travel budget.
If you hire a van, standard, luxurious or estate car and you’re under 25, prepare to pay a young driver’s surcharge. Age range varies depending on the company that provides you with a rental car and the country as laws are different everywhere.
Therefore, you should read about the terms of the lease and the age limits, as well as to see what the amount of additional payments is if you are younger or older than it is required.
In case of renting compact cars, you may not worry about the conditions as they are often even more than loyal, and you will hardly have to pay anything extra.
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*Note! Special accessories are the subject of availability, so request for them in advance. Additional driver’s surcharges vary and mentioned on rental conditions of each supplier in Victoria Falls Airport [VFA], Zimbabwe.
When you request for a compact car, you’ll receive one. Car rental company guarantees you a car from a certain car group. But, if you see the icon “Guaranteed car model”, you may no longer worry about that as you’ll get the car you ordered.
When you confirm you booking, don’t forget to print a voucher. There you’ll see a contact number, you can call and find out whether you’ll get a car you want or not.
Sometimes you can get a free upgrade – compact cars can be replaces with medium-sized ones for the same price. Remember that saving on a car model you might spend more on fuel.
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