Car rentals?

Old Feb 12th, 2003, 09:02 AM
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Car rentals?

We are thinking about going to Ireland for our honeymoon in May. Where is the best place to get a good deal on rental cars? My husband to be is a VERY large man so we really need to upgrade to a bigger car also. Any thoughts, tips or suggestions??? Thank you!
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Old Feb 12th, 2003, 11:53 AM
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This is not directed at the size of your husband(to be, right?), but there are numerous references to car rental for Ireland here on this forum.

These are the usual companies I have recommended before:

www.autoeurope.com
www.its-cars-hotels.com
www.kemwel.com

and

www.travelocity.com

But my own (last minute decision) only rental experience in Ireland was with Murrays Wuropcar, and I had no complaints. It was a one day rental only. Others have mentioned it favorably here as well.

And (an apparent) newcomer on the scenes is www.bluewheels.com - - I have nade a reservation with them for May, and I see that they mention Ireland. Like autoeurope, they are a discount broker, not an actual car rental company.

Whatever your decision, congratulations on your new life in marriage... and...

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I've been using priceline.co.uk the last several times I've gone. On small cars you save a fair amount, but you really save a ton when you're getting a bigger car. We got a full-size twice because we wanted a trunk big enough for golf clubs and luggage.

Just check the rates on the usual sites: Avis, National/Alamo, Hertz, Dan Dooley, etc. Once you have those rates, just go to priceline.co.uk and make a bid well below that. But make sure you're comparing apples to apples. Priceline.co.uk will include all VAT and CDW insurance.

If you don't get the bid, people on this board seem to swear by Dan Dooley, although I used them once and wasn't impressed. And although I haven't used them, other people also like to use autoeurope.
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topping for kathflan, since this is your very first post here.
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i am a big man too so there are at least two of us going to ireland this year....
i am using auto europe again...they are so nice to deal with and the price is reasonable, not the cheapest but fair...for my reservation they are using hertz---they are a middle man and get quite good deals based on their volumne...
don't get a car too big as the roads are quite narrow and that can be a problem.....

search this site for info on the insurance issue for ireland...there are some problems.....hope you have a Mastercard and you should be all set for avoiding the huge insurance costs in ireland....

i am renting a cat. b car...you could maybe get a c , but i wouldn't go any higher
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