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Mar 9th, 2007, 03:49 PM
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europe car rental

Would anyone know the age limit to rent a car in western Europe and British Isles?
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Mar 9th, 2007, 03:59 PM
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To my knowledge, there is no set limit. It varies from country to country and among the rental agencies. You have to inquire.
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Mar 9th, 2007, 04:43 PM
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I'm pretty sure that this is set by the rental company, not the country that you're traveling to.
I've read reports that although the companies do have limits, they don't really pay much attention to them. The problem would be if you had an accident....
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Mar 10th, 2007, 12:36 PM
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Some companies will charge you extra if you are under 25. Just check a major U.S. car rental agency (Hertz, Avis) and their rules will be spelled out once you put a rental destination in.

For U.S. companies you do need to provide your age and driver's license number to them for verification.

As Joe Bob used to say, check it out.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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Are you talking about a minimum or a maximum age?
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Mar 10th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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Good one NeoPatrick!

I just take advice from Tom Waits on his song Phone Call from Istanbul "Never drive a car when you're dead".
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Mar 10th, 2007, 01:56 PM
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"Good one" -- huh? That was a serious question.

We had some issues in some countries with rentals not being available to those over 65 or 70, but found they are to others.
But I'm not sure if that's what Ism is asking or if it's about how old you have to be to be able to rent a car.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 02:00 PM
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NeoPatrick

Didn't mean to ruffle feathers....

I've never seen anything on a car rental form about a maximum age.
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Mar 10th, 2007, 02:54 PM
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rastaguy: Upper (and lower) age limits can most definitely be a major problem. That was a serious question and no joke.
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