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Old May 28th, 2005, 05:39 PM
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Is there an age limit on renting a car in Ireland? Someone told me that after age 70, you cannot rent a car. Any information would be appreciated.
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Old May 28th, 2005, 05:44 PM
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You need to check with the various car rental companies - they differ on the maximum age for rentals. (My dad - at 85 - just renterd a car here from Hertz - while his was being repaired - some drunk sideswiped him in a parking lot.)
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Old May 28th, 2005, 05:45 PM
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Hi chestnut, I read (Conde Nast maybe) some time ago about age limits. Unfortunatly I do not remember the details (hmmm, is that an aging sign?).

I would contact the rental company you are interested in, or go onto their website to get the exact information. Best wishes.
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Old May 28th, 2005, 06:15 PM
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Some have age limits and some don't -- so you just need to shop around. Hertz is a good fall back option since they seem to be the most liberal.
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General rule in Ireland is 70, but some rent up to 75, albeit, at supplimental charge. Check the websites of the major players, under Rules and Requirements.
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I don't know how true this is but: an acquaintance told me that one way to get around the 75-age limit is to buy a 'fly-drive package' tour. He said that locks the car rental company into the rental contract.

I, personally have not done this nor do I know of anyone who has.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 06:32 AM
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I think the maximum age in Ireland is age 75, although some companies could make it a bit lower. I am not sure, but I think I've read that is an actual law in Ireland, not just something you can get around by a fly/drive package, and that it's not just a rule of a car agency that is arbitrary.
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Generally speaking the max age for driving in Ireland is 75, however Hertz rent to people over that age provided they can supply a doctor's letter saying they are in good health and a letter from their insurance company that they have not had an accident in the past (I think) 3 years.

Hertz are quite expensive though and they impose a levy on over 75's
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Old May 30th, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Does that 70/75 year age limit for car rental apply to the U.K. as well as Ireland? To France?
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