car rental in Italy

Old May 1st, 2008, 01:38 PM
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car rental in Italy

Does anyone know anything about ArgusRentals for renting a car? They are the first ones to actually have a car for the time and place I am looking for, but I'd like to be sure if there's anything I need to know before booking. I know everyone recommends autoeurope, but I haven't been able to get a car through them. Thanks for your help.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 12:48 AM
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I do - they're an Irish-based agency. I know of one person who used them and found everything to be problem-free and efficient (for an Irish rental - Cork, if I remember correctly). Where/when do you need the car?
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 06:30 AM
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Hi N,

Also try www.kemwel.com, www.novacarhire.com, www.gemut.com and www.auto-europe.co.uk

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OK, I have checked out many car rental places, including those suggested above. The one with the best price, and I think insurance protection as well, is EasyTerra. Any experience with them? Another one that I'm considering is InItalyOnline. We need the car from May 19-21, pick up in Chiusi, drop off at Pisa airport. The 3 day rate is cheaper than the 2 day rate everywhere I checked, which works out well since I can play around with the times better. Thanks for your input.
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Hi nw,

In Italy, all cars come with CDW. It is required.

The differences are in the amount of the deductible.

AutoEurope, Kemwel and Gemut usually have a 3 day minimum.

This is the first time I have heard of EasyTerra. This is not to say that it is not a find.

You do know that you have to have an International Driver's Permit in Italy?

Have a nice trip.

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Ira:Everything I have heard says an International drivers permit is a good idea but not mandatory. Are you saying it is necessary to rent a car in Italy?
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An IDP is not usually required by the rental agency to rent a car, It is however required by the Italian authorities to operate the rental car in Italy, unless you are from the EU. If you are in the US just pop into a AAA office, give them $15 and get one. The only people that really care if you have an IDP are the Italian police.
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Hi ray,

You don't need an IDP in Italy until someone, usually a policeman, asks to see it.

AFAIK, the rental agencies don't care.

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