January 2010

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Pacific North Cyprus Hire Cars and You

A great holiday stay in North Cyprus requires hiring a car. There is very little public transportation in the country, and if you really want a taste of Cypriot life you need to have a car at your disposal. At Northern Cyprus Car Rental we pride ourselves on offering you some of the most economical and comfortable vehicles for your use while on vacation. We also value the feedback you, our customers, provide us on the cars we offer. Your feedback helps us determine what type of car to invest in when we start to look for newer models to offer you.
Knowing what you think about the cars we offer helps us recommend a car to other renters. Based on your feedback, we can give you and future renters of Cyprus Car Hire a look at how all of our cars compare, both good and bad. Read on to find out what you think of our cars. After all, you, our customers, drive them all over North Cyprus. You will know what the positive and negative aspects of each car are.

Ford Focus
The Ford Focus is a five seat vehicle and we offer them in both manual and automatic. It comes with power steering, central locking, airbags, ABS, and electric front windows. It is one of the best family cars we offer our renters, although it is better suited for families with small children as the back seat can accommodate two car seats if needed. It also has a large boot, making it convenient for renters with a lot of luggage. The biggest disappointment in the Ford Focus that our customers have pointed out to us is that it loses power going uphill. It will do the job, but it just takes a little longer to clear the top.

Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta’s have come a long way since they were first introduced by the company in the 1970s. The models of today look nothing like their predecessors. They are more streamlined and the hatchback option gives the renter a lot of room for luggage and other items. We offer this car with air conditioning which is needed during the summers in North Cyprus and very much appreciated by our customers. It is another car that is great for small families and it has a powerful engine to get you around North Cyprus easily. The biggest downfall of our Ford Fiesta’s: we do not offer it in an automatic transmission.

Hyundai Getz
Hyundai’s have a great track record for being reliable vehicles that are economical and easy on gas. It is a great small car that can seat four to five people comfortably. With air conditioning and the option to hire it in automatic and manual transmission, our customers enjoy visiting Northern Cyprus in one of these vehicles. Unfortunately, the Hyundai Getz is not conducive to four passengers with a lot of luggage. It has a very small boot.

Fiat Punto
The Fiat Punto is a nice family car that falls in the same category as the Ford Fiesta and the Hyundai Getz. It can easily seat four to five people and comes with manual or automatic transmission and air conditioning. It actually is roomier than its Ford and Hyundai counterparts, something our customers have marveled over time and time again. With a powerful engine, the Fiat Punto can easily pull the hills around the mountains of Cyprus. The biggest downfall of the Fiat Punto? It has a really small boot.

Hyundai Matrix
Not to be confused with the Toyota Matrix, the Hyundai Matrix is in the same category as the Fiat Punto, the Ford Focus, and the Ford Fiesta. It offers our customers manual or automatic transmission, air conditioning – you simply cannot visit this island in the summer without air conditioning – power steering and economical driving. Our customers find this a great, comfortable car with a large boot and the most room in all of our saloon vehicles. Tall people have a problem with the high seats and the lack of headroom, but for the most part holiday makers in North Cyprus have really praised the roominess this car offers.

Suzuki Jimmy
The Suzuki Jimmy is one of North Cyprus Car Hire’s classic car hires. This great 4 x 4 is favored with our off-road adventurers and they come in a soft top with a summer and winter roof. Comfortable and stylish, the Suzuki Jimmy is deceptive as it looks smaller than it really is. It can easily accommodate four adults with minimal boot room. With seatbelts in the front and the back, it is one of our most popular rentals. The Suzuki Jimmy has one downfall. It does not come with air conditioning. The summer soft top, which we put in place in May, can be removed so that you can enjoy the fresh air and fun that jeeps are known for. But when you drive a Jimmy in the heat of the day in August, you will wish for air conditioning.

Suzuki Samurai
Along with our Suzuki Jimmy we offer our more adventurous customers the Suzuki Samurai. This is the cheapest vehicle in our fleet and it comes equipped with a soft top. It is a 4x4 and while our Samurai’s are not the newest in our fleet, we make sure they are in top running condition. They are economical and great for two to four adults. We do not recommend this vehicle for families because there are no seatbelts in the back of these vehicles. This has been one of the biggest complaints our customers have made about this jeep. Additionally, there is no power steering or power anything with the Samurai. We’ve actually had some customers tell us driving one of these is like driving a tank. Why do we still offer this vehicle? Because the adventurous holiday makers in North Cyprus like the fact that this vehicle is cheap to hire and can go off road.
There you have it: the good and the bad of some of North Cyprus Car Hire’s vehicles. Each year we try to find out what you, our customers are looking for in a rental vehicle. We take this information into consideration every time we start to look for new vehicles for our fleet. We have added quite a few over the last couple years based on recommendations made by our customers. This feedback is more than valuable. It is a vital part of our business and we cannot encourage you enough to fill out our surveys after you have vacationed with us.

Is there something else you would like to see us offer? We are open to suggestions. Maybe you know of a newer car that we could consider. We offer smaller, more economical cars to our customers to help keep holiday costs low so we are always looking to add compact cars to our fleet. When you take into consideration the roadways in Northern Cyprus, you can also understand why larger cars are simply not an option. Add to that the lack of gas stations on every corner and you can see why we stick with fuel efficient economy cars.
We would also love to get your feedback on some of the newer cars we have added to our fleet. What did you like or dislike about the Volkswagen Polo? Did you find the Toyota Corolla comfortable and everything you hoped for? What about the Suzuki Vitara 4x4 Soft Top? These are just some of the vehicles we need your feedback on. Help us help you decide what type of vehicle you need on your holiday.

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