In order to end up with the best limo service and the best vehicle you first need to know exactly what you require. The number of limo hires services number in the hundreds in any given major city around the world. However, there are a few things you should consider before you even call up a service, these things include how many people are travelling with you, what you can afford, and how long you need the limo for. Generally speaking there are two types of limos regular stretch limos and VIP limousines. Below we look at various classes of limousines and what they offer.
Vintage or classic car limousine
Finding these types of limousines can often be easier said than done. A classic Rolls Royce Phantom limo, Bentley limo or a 57, 39 or 28 Cadillac limo are all both expensive and hard to find. However, these vehicles can accommodate up to five people comfortably. When hiring a classic limo the thing you need to check for, is the condition. Since, these are classic cars they are not reliable if not properly maintained.
The executive sedan limousine
These limousines are usually a Lincoln Town Car stretched to accommodate up to 5 passengers. These are great for business and to meet people professionally. They also make great airport limos and wedding limos. However, if the destination you want to reach is far you will be better off either hiring a cab or booking a regular car.
Luxury Sedan limo
These super luxury vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 4 people comfortably. Usually the legendary RR Phantom has been turned into a stretch vehicle with embodies its customary luxury, performance, cutting edge design and unsurpassed class. Other limousines in its class are the Maybach 62 S that is also very luxurious, the S Class Mercedes, and the BMW 7 Series sedan. You can also hire a Lexus LS 600 L stretch limousine.
SUVs which have been turned into limousines are probably the largest most spacious of all vehicles. They can accommodate up to 7 people very comfortably. There is plenty of leg room as well as luggage space making these ideal for long distance excursions or parties. Some common options is the Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, H2, Range Rover etc. However, they may not be ideal if you’re travelling for business reasons or need a limousine for your wedding.
Stretch and the super stretch limo
When you’re trying to hire a limousine you’ll come across terms like “Stretch” and “Super Stretch”. Stretch limousines can accommodate up to 6 people. This mainly depends on the vehicle itself. A super stretch limousine can accommodate up to 10 people. Some classy stretch and super stretch limousines include the Chrysler 300, Lincoln Town Car, Jaguar and Cadillac. If you are travelling with a crowd of people to a bachelor party or a birthday then a super stretch makes sense.
Party Bus Limo
There are super huge vehicles with a seating capacity for up to 30 people. At times you don’t need a destination to party especially when you’re with friends and family on a party bus limousine. The inside of these limousines are customized to feature everything from wet bars, to stripper poles, sound systems and flat screen HDTV’s. You can speak to the limo hire company and get the vehicle further customized based on what you need it for. Things like party lights, light shows, stripper poles, 3000 watts sound systems, bars etc can all be added. This makes the party bus limousine great for Bachelorette and Bachelor parties. However, before you hire a vehicle like this make sure to check out pictures so that you know exactly what you’re hiring. These vehicles also happen to cost less per person as compared to luxury stretch limousines.
Your choice of a limousine is going to depend heavily on your own personal preferences, your budget and what you need it for. However, before you hire a limousine always make sure to compare the rates offered by a rental company with other companies to find a good deal. You will also want to check out the vehicle prior to hiring it to know for sure if it’s right for you.