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Apr 8th, 2013, 01:07 AM
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Automatic car rentals in Sardinia

Hi there,

I was hoping to hire an automatic car in Olbia airport from 18th to 25th May, but they are either not available or 4 times the price of a manual car. I would prefer not to drive as I am used to driving on the left hand side of the road and my travel buddy doesn't drive.

As we want to go to La Maddalena & Corsica as day trips & keep ourselves central enough to various beaches, tours and sites...is it best we base ourselves in Palau if we don't have success with a rental car?

Is it worth our while moving onto Alghero for a few days also?

Thanks in advance!
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Apr 8th, 2013, 04:37 AM
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I have not had that experience at all on the mainland.....have you checked prices with brokers such as Kemwell and AutoEurope? If so, make sure to look on the various sites of these companies..sometimes the UK price is less than the EU price, and vice versa.

A few months ago, we took two trips..one to Italy, in September, and one to Spain in late October. Rented automatics on both places and think we averaged out to about $50US per day for automatic; one was Mercedes, small size, and the other was a very nice car..can check if you are interested.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...r-than-usa.cfm

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...s-resident.cfm
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Apr 10th, 2013, 06:15 AM
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Thanks so much ekscrunchy!
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