Auto Europe Rental Car

Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 04:27 PM
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Auto Europe Rental Car

We are renting a car through auto Europe with pick up at Orly and drop off at CDG 4 days later. Our confirmation says $52. We are assuming that's just the first day, right? We can't find anything that indicates the total cost for the rental car.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 05:53 PM
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Are you sure you entered the correct dates? That seems very VERY low -- and they would give you voucher covering the entire rental period.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 06:01 PM
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I'd check the voucher very carefully, that price doesn't seem right. I rented recently with Autoeurope in France and it was $55 for one day.
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 08:51 PM
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If you are renting through Autoeurope as the broker a rental agency (Europcar, Hertz, Avis, etc.) will provide the car. Which one is it?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2017, 11:43 PM
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 05:26 AM
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I have never paid $52-a-day for a rental car in Europe, and nor would I. I rent automatics, and if I can't get the price close to $20-a-day, I won't rent a car. I'll reconfigure the trip.

My last trip to France when I did rent a car, the car was a fabulous Hybrid Compact, and the cost was under $22-a-day.

I have seen Manual Compact cars rent for $9-$14 a day. It is quite possible you secured a great deal.

A lot of tourists don't know how to play the car rental game. Prices fluctuate like a roller-coaster ride. If you are patient and tenacious, you can find amazing savings and not be forced to overpay.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 05:57 AM
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You should have a comprehensive voucher from AutoEurope with all the details of your rental. It's entirely possible the $52 is for the full rental. Before we moved here and bought a car, we did a succession of AutoEurope rentals, all manuals, all compacts, and I don't think we ever paid more than $16 a day.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 06:02 AM
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I have seen Manual Compact cars rent for $9-$14 a day.
These prices you are quoting, are we to believe that they include road tax, unlimited mileage, location surcharges, environmental fees, are available one-way, and offices are easily assessable from a train station or airport?

Are these contracts available in English?
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 06:14 AM
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I have a manual, economy car rental currently for 16 days in France rented thru Kemwell, a sister company to Auto Europe. The total price is $181 not including the Road Fee of 3€ per day. It is being picked up in the city and returned to an airport in the same city. Your $52 for 4 days is quite possible. But as noted above you should receive a voucher with all the specifics or you can call Auto Europe.
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>>are we to believe that they include road tax, unlimited mileage, location surcharges, environmental fees, are available one-way, and offices are easily assessable from a train station or airport?
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I guess this is too obvious, but given the contract is with Autoeurope, wouldn't the logical thing to do be to call up Autoeurope to ask, instead of asking random strangers on the internet what their bill means?

The post doesn't make sense to me as you get detailed breakdowns of the rates before booking on Autoeurope, including the rate per day, the fees, etc and then the total. And of course the dates would show, so you should know exactly what the situation is. But if not, call Autoeurope.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2017, 08:43 AM
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It should be noted that airports almost always have an additional (sometimes substantial) pick up fee. We just had this in Australia where the pic up fee was half the total rental.
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When I posted that it seemed very low - it was because of the airport collection and drop off -- I would expect that to be $30-ish range. If the car is a stick I could see a four day rental of $50-$60 just for the rental (not counting Top Cover/excess or Airport fee). Maybe $100-ish for an automatic.

So call AutoEurope and get a clarification -- they give you their toll free #.
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