Avoid Europcar!

Old May 29th, 2017, 11:10 AM
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If it was a slow puncture, causes by a nail, or a screw it would be perfectly possible to return the car and the flat only to be obvious much later in the day.
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Old May 29th, 2017, 11:15 AM
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<I've left with a copy of the hire document signed, timed and dated to state that " no further charges due".>

As many have noted, this is not always possible to do.

<It hasn't happened to me.>

Surely you don't think this is because you are uniquely virtuous?

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Old May 29th, 2017, 01:49 PM
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You're spouting piffle again.
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Old May 29th, 2017, 02:01 PM
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>>I've rented over 200 times in 40 odd countries. Never once been charged.>Had lots of issues, had attempted stings on various occasions but after every rental, I've left with a copy of the hire document signed, timed and dated to state that " no further charges due".>Smug, "as if".
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Old May 29th, 2017, 02:08 PM
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Well, we have only rented about 27 times in Europe and I have had 2 problems.

The one with Europcar I forget all the circumstances, but Auto Europe helped me get some dollars back

Hertz was awful. The car we had was the worse car ever rented with small damage and I attempted to mark up everything.

On our return, a mark was found on the lower bumper and we were charged 300 euros. Fortunately I had AX insurance and the whole 300 euros was paid by AX.

Things do happen with all these companies.

Good luck with your complaint.
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Old May 29th, 2017, 02:39 PM
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Having the car inspected and signed off at return does not guarantee that you will not be charged for damage later, but it helps.
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Old May 29th, 2017, 11:15 PM
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***rib: And when was that don't-join-to-complain rule instituted here?
The poster did not say he/she was "located" in the UK. They said the rental was in the UK. The amount would be in dollars, because when you get a CC bill with a charge from outside the US, the amount is converted to dollars.***

I never wrote that that there is a any such rule here. And if you had cared to look at the link I provided you will see the same complaint was written by Kellie Selwood from the United Kingdom

Sometimes you should put your glasses on before you read the computer screen ;-)
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Old May 30th, 2017, 12:16 AM
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That is a Fodors thread at its best.

An OP clueless and over-ranting and one old regular ranter putting on his paladin armour to teach us all how to behave and to protect the naive.

I am pretty sure OP is not reading anymore and anybody with half a brain who would stumble across this thread would stop reading fast.

But it is entertaining to read Vincenzo.
Please carry on.

I am however like British. I have rented several hundreds of cars and never once found cause (enough) to complain. Maybe some people have more bad luck or are quicker to complain.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 08:45 AM
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A Kellie S has posted the identical rant on Trip Advisor too... She's determined to make her point.
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTo...d_Kingdom.html
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Old May 30th, 2017, 11:52 AM
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I'm well aware that any sliver of irony is wasted on you Vincenzo. I'll put it down to a cultural issue.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 12:52 PM
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Piffle, lol.
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Old May 30th, 2017, 03:45 PM
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I usually have to buy nail polish at the drogerie to cover up the scratches I've made. Does nail polish work on tires?
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