Car Rental in Ireland

Apr 25th, 2003, 03:56 PM
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Car Rental in Ireland

Message: We are planning our fourth trip to Ireland this May and have always rented cars from Dan Dooley. We have been 100% satisfied. I did come across, however, and their price is $175 less than Dan Dooley. That's including the CDW, etc. Has anyone had experience with
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Apr 26th, 2003, 12:07 PM
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Karen, I hope someone replies, because I just checked rates, we are going in June, and irishcarrentals was 225 Euros less than Dan Dooley and 161 Euros less than Thrifty. (I am using my platinum mastercard, so I hope to save on CDW as suggested on other posts).
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Apr 26th, 2003, 02:21 PM
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You might ask the Dan Dooley rep if they can match the prices you were quoted by the other companies. It seems to me that on our last trip (2 yrs ago) I told them the rate another company had quoted and they came very close to matching it when I told them I was a repeat customer and that I preferred to rent from them. Can't hurt to ask!
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Apr 26th, 2003, 08:41 PM
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Are any of you flying with Aer Lingus?

I had reserved and paid for a car with Auto Europe for seven days, automatic (Nissan Micra) in May (SNN)pick up and return for $209 plus the $20 airport fee, which is the very cheapest I could find anywhere. Using my Platinum card for the insurance. This is only one driver.

Well, Aer Lingus will provide a car from Hertz (same car), same drop off and pick up except we have an eight hour grace period. Both my husband and I can drive. The airport tax is included and there is zero, zippo, no deductible for $336. All vat, all taxes, everything.

I checked and this is even cheaper than Dan Dooley.

I decided to take the whole enchilada for $100 more. No taking pictures of the car, no thinking about the scratches that were there etc.
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Apr 27th, 2003, 03:35 PM
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Whatever you do, be sure to pay extra and get the $0 deductible. We had full coverage and hit a pothole and had to have a $160 tire replaced. The full coverage covered this cost.
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Apr 27th, 2003, 04:27 PM
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I just reserved a manual compact with Avis for 8 days and the rate was $288...I'm happy!

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Apr 27th, 2003, 08:51 PM
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I am even happier! I have just reserved a manual Opal for 14 days for $200!!!
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Apr 28th, 2003, 04:27 AM
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My husband will not try the manual. So we just know we have to pay the extra for the automatic.
I really am happy with the prices I got too.
Seven days $233, or seven days $336(zero deductible). This includes airport tax also.
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Apr 28th, 2003, 06:54 AM
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Where are you all getting these great rates from? I am getting a quote from Budget-Ireland of $175 for 8 days, but it doesn't have many details of what's included on the site, so I'm a bit nervous...

Any help would be much appreciated!
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