Letter Sample #77 – You hired a car for your holiday

GT Writing Task 1 (Letter Writing) Sample # 77

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You hired a car for a part of your holiday last week. However, there were several problems with the arrangement.

Write a letter to the manager of the company. In your letter:

  • mention the details of the hiring
  • explain the problems that you have had
  • and request compensation for the below-par service standard

Write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any addresses.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear Sir or Madam,


Model Answer:

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter to express my dissatisfaction with the car rental service that I took from your company last week when I was on a vacation with my family in Portugal.

I signed an agreement with your Lagos office to rent a Honda CR-V model car for three days for a charge of $60 each day, and I paid an additional $500 as a security deposit. The contract mentioned that someone will drive the car to the hotel I was staying in, and let me test the car before I agree to take it.

However, to my dismay, no one came and when I called your office, I was informed that I would have to take it from your office. To make the matter worse, the air-conditioning system of the car was inadequate and that made our travel quite uncomfortable. Apart from that, the sliding of the window glass of the back seat was faulty and the car was much older and used that we expected.

We were extremely excited about our trip but hiring a car from your company ruined it to some extent. I have paid an exorbitant amount of money for a below-par service and I would request a 50% refund from your company.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,

Hanson Mercury

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