Last time I rented in the UK was just before Christmas three years ago and we flew into Heathrow. Of course rental car were a rarity at LHR with several companies claiming to have nothing available. The cheapest I was offered was a BMW 3-series at something over £300 per day. I don't remember exactly but it was between £320 and £350. I turned down this generous offer and went by coach to Bristol bus station, two minutes walk to my hotel. Next a.m. my son drove me to the local branch of Enterprise about whom I'd heard a few moans.
They had nothing in the budget class I wanted but the manager said, "Hell, it's Christmas. That Focus is the next class up but you can have that at the same price." "Does it have satnav?" Said he wasn't sure and sent minion to check (it was raining). "Yes, guv, fully integrated." Normally £10 per day extra it was included in the base price. I was expecting a catch like a Friday vehicle liable to failures but it performed smoothly for the week I had it and started with fewer than 1,000 miles on the clock. On returning the car the manager practically ran round it (it was raining) and declared it clear. Nine days rental would have got me about 1½ days with the Beemer.