The Unique and Funny World Of Limousine Rentals
March 25, 2008
The concept of rented transport today varies, from the standard rent-a-car, to the SUV’s and other modern vehicles. However when one wishes to rent a vehicle and would want to travel around in style, and make heads turn, they go for specialized vehicles called limousines.
These types of vehicles have been noted to be associated with the various trappings of wealth, and were adorned with fancy amenities and even weird stuff you never seen in other vehicles, like mini-bars, disco lights, surround sound systems, and stocked with expensive champagne, beers, caviar, and state-of-the-art electronic gadgetry. While these types of vehicles were once luxuries used mainly by wealthy or royalty and government figures, these days these vehicles are a staple of airport transport and are viewed as a preferred way of arriving at weddings, formal parties, dances, proms and corporate events.
How Limos Vary In Design And Amenities
So what exactly is a limousine? For lots of people, the word creates an image of an incredibly long car with sinister but mysterious dark-tinted windows. Well, you’re right, as a limo can be as simple as a nice Lincoln Town Car; however there’s no standard limo design or type, instead, this refers to a vehicle that has a much larger, and wider, compartment in the back half of the car, which is quite larger than your average car.
To call a car a limo, one only needs to think of a nice, standard-length vehicle that has a lot of leg room in the rear compartment, well it. helps if you have a driver, or a chauffeur, maneuvering the vehicle for you while you relax in the rear seat and watch television or sip some nice cold beer, or listen to rock music on the surround sound system.
How Limo rentals Operate These Days
At present, many limo rental operators use classic automobiles, which either offer their clients a chance to ride in a luxurious Rolls-Royce, Mercedes Benz, Bentley, Town Car or stretched Hummer SU type. Some of these limo models even have the driver’s compartment uncovered, which kind of goes back to the old days when horse-drawn carriages ruled the roads.
Some innovative limo rental operators have even capitalized by converting almost any vehicle imaginable, from Lincoln Navigator SUVs to Mini Coopers, BMW’s, off-road trucks and SUV’s, all in an effort to lure potential clients and please to most fickle of showbiz personalities. Some rental services even go to great lengths to use cars which were never even meant for the streets.
Most limo rental operators today feel that extending the length of the original vehicle is about as long as you can go before the vehicle would no longer able to pass the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), as some operators try their best to differentiate themselves from the rest of the competition, and for some the only option, apart from making the vehicle as long as possible, to make the interior as unique, as opulent, as technologically advanced or totally out of this world as possible.
Generally , the common standard hourly rates for limo rental services vary according to the city or state, as well as according to each each individual operator’s rental policies. The rates mentioned here are considered the average these hourly rates, and while some differ, it won’t be quite far from these quotes: For a 6-seater Stretch Limo, it would usually cost from $60.00 to $90.00 per hour; for the 8-seater stretch, it ranges from $65.00 to $110.00 per hour; the 10-seater stretch ranges from $70.00 to $132.00 per hour, 12-14 seaters go for $180.00 per hour, and the 12-24 seater vehicles go for around $95.00 per hour. SUV vehicles like the H2 Hummer Limo may go as up as $195.00 per hour.
Vanessa Arellano Doctor