Ride Hacks Audi

hertz-audi-a4-hero

The new Hertz Audi A4

Every avid car renter who gives a damn about their driving experience needs to have their vanilla strategy and their opportunistic strategy.

This post is about finding your vanilla strategy, the Hertz upgrade to the new Audi A4, my upgrade from the Audi A3 to the A4, and what to do when you unknowingly puncture a tire in a rental car.

Continue reading…

Hertz Audi Q5 Business Class Challenge

I’m a big city guy. All of that fresh air and the absence of multi-linguistic arguments echoing from sunrise to beyond sunset, it’s nice for a weekend break. Sorry Canberra, I probably won’t be a resident anytime soon. But this post is about a challenge.

Imagining that you were in Sydney CBD, and you get that call from your boss. You need to travel to Canberra immediately. You weigh up your options. Uber to the airport and fly down, or hire a car?

Continue reading…
Hertz Audi Q7

Hertz Prestige | Audi Q7 Review

The Uber Black Driver, the Adventurous Executive, the Soccer Mum.

When the Audi designers were selecting their ideal persona to drive the new Audi Q7, I bet they were confused. And, after five days driving the Hertz Audi Q7, covering most types driving you could imagine, this confusion had rubbed off onto me.

Ride Hacks unlocks the driving experiences that you can book this weekend. Whilst this is a review of the Audi Q7, it’s equally – and perhaps more so – a review of what it’s like to rent the Hertz Audi Q7.

You’ll soon understand why this distinction matters.

Continue reading…
Audi A3 Cabriolet Hero

Audi A3 Cabriolet Review

Writing this review of the GoGet Audi A3 Cabriolet has been challenging. After 24 hours with the car, plenty of sun with the roof down, and an elongated drive up to the northern tip of Sydney’s Palm Beach, I feel like I have a few words to say, yet I still don’t know how I feel about the Audi A3 in a convertible.

When one thinks of Audi, it’s hard not to think of the R8 or TT. Both cars will spark a variety of emotions, opinions, and arguments within seconds of dropping their name. This isn’t just between motoring folk — it seems everyone has an opinion about Audi.

I’m sure Audi likes this controversy. They like their brand to be injected into a conversation that was previously, and selfishly, hogged by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, and the Italian-bred horse and bull.

Continue reading…
GoGet Audi A3 Sportback

Audi A3 Review

Since the beginning of Ride Hacks, we have stood for providing the most comprehensive reviews of prestige car rentals in Australia. However when we set out on this journey we didn’t expect to also become the most comprehensive reviewer of the Audi A3.

Whether this is good or bad luck, Audi has been proactive in doing deals with GoGet, Hertz and Hertz 24/7, so we have a lot of A3’s to choose from. That’s not really a bad thing.

Honestly, I like the A3. It’s a great car to drive. There is enough fun in the modest engine, the interior is well-refined, and you’re going to feel a touch more class than driving the Japanese or Korean alternatives.

Continue reading…
Audi Q5

Hertz 24/7 Audi Q5 Review

Naturally, when I was taking care of some business in Singapore and a client of mine mentions they will be in Sydney the following week, I jumped at the opportunity to put on my pretend Uber Black hat and chauffeur them to their destination — Castle Hill, not exactly a cheap taxi ride from Sydney Airport. How nice of me.

I’ve been waiting for a chance to try out the Avis Signature Series which seem to only be found at Sydney and Melbourne Airports. However with the $17 train ticket (or god-forbid, a taxi fare) to the airport to pick up the car, it didn’t seem such a smart time to test it out.

So the Hertz 24/7 Audi Q5 was chosen as the car for the job.

Continue reading…

Hertz Prestige Review | Audi A3

It all started when I wanted to do a comparison between my last review of the Super Fancy GoGet Audi A3 and the Hertz 24/7 Audi A3 — the well-needed replacement for the BMW 118i in their on-demand fleet. The booking was for 8am on Sunday morning for 24 hours. My wife and I planed to visit my sister and her partner in Newcastle, roughly a 300Km round trip from Sydney.

Continue reading…
GoGet Audi A3 Sportback

The Definitive GoGet Audi A3 Review

The Audi A3 is GoGet’s most recent category of on-demand vehicles available to hire within minutes notice. They refer to it as their ‘Super Fancy’ range, pushing down the current A1 which was considered just ‘Fancy’ for the past few years. After spending three days driving the A1, which really isn’t worth writing about, my experiences in the A3 have completely changed my view of what type of driving experience could be bought at a relatively low price.

Continue reading…

Oh no, our subscribe module isn't working!

Can you be amazing and send us an email to [email protected]?

Love renting unique cars?

We rarely send email, but when we do it is full of the juiciest tips and tricks on discovering unique car rentals.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit
You've already subscribed! Want to get in touch? Send us an email at [email protected]