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If you are looking for a fantastic car hire company in the Devon area, then look no further than Simple Car & Van Rental. With over 25 years of Rental experience, you can be sure you will receive customer service that is not to be beaten.

Hewitt Hire Ltd and Budget combine the strengths of one of the world’s largest rental brands together with an outstanding local knowledge, flexibility and great value for money, so you can be sure to be getting the best deal possible!

We have a large range of vehicles for hire including small cars, large family cars and prestige vehicles. We also cater for those wishing to hire a more commercial vehicle, with all size of vans and mini buses available. Please call us today to discuss the vast vehicle range available in more detail.

If you would like to discuss what is available in your area then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can be contacted by either using the telephone number at the top of this page, or by using the handy form on the “Contact Us” section of the website.

If it’s retro charm or some good old fashion fun, the chic Fiat 500 is one of your cheapest options. Its timeless looks, inspired by the 1957 classic of the same name, are arguably the biggest reason to Rent one.

First the Volkswagen Beetle, then the Mini and now the Fiat 500. With all, the script is the same: a small, cheap, utilitarian car that became iconic through its engineering purity and brilliance. Years later, the model is relaunched as a heavily styled object, with the emphasis on premium build and desirability.

The original Nova 500 was so basic that it was conceived partly as an alternative to a scooter. There was one engine option and it had just two seats (at launch), plus suicide doors. By comparison, pour over the options list of the latest 500 and you’ll find up to 549,396 different ways of specifying the car.

There's no shortage of space in the front, but the 500’s design gave engineers a bigger challenge in making room for rear passengers. The 1957 car's roof curved towards the rear to intentionally reduce space behind the front seats, to help differentiate it from the four-seat 600. Even later 500s had rear seats that were fit only for children.

Yet today's car, which is only 3.5 metres long, was designed as a full four-seater from the off, so you sit low in the 500's back pair of seats. That said, the rear legroom is surprisingly good, Beneath a very small parcel shelf there is a 185-litre boot.

The Uconnect system is a 5in colour touchscreen that consists of a colour screen and menu buttons with Bluetooth, DAB radio & CD . A multifunction steering wheel, USB socket and aux connection are also included.



This great fun car is available at any of our Devon stores, check for pricing and availability.


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