Hertz vs. AutoEurope (U.K.)

Old Feb 12th, 2002, 07:17 AM
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Tim
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Hertz vs. AutoEurope (U.K.)

For this summer’s trip to Scotland, I am trying to decide between renting from Hertz or from AutoEurope. The rates are very similar, (AutoEurope beat the Hertz rate by about $45 for a 12 day rental) but I am simply unsure about going with a known quantity-Hertz vs. AutoEurope and saving a few bucks. Any thoughts?
 
Old Feb 12th, 2002, 07:41 AM
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I have used Auto Europe 5 times though never in the UK. They contract with other, known rental companies; they don't have their own cars. I found their service to be excellent which other than price is the thing that sets companies apart. I would highly recommend them.
 
Old Feb 12th, 2002, 07:50 AM
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Maybe Hertz is less known to Americans, but I'd be willing to guess that overall, AutoEurope rents more cars in Europe than Hertz does.
Don't be afraid of AutoEurope. I've done it many times and never had the least regret.
By the way, if you have a problem with Hertz in Europe, don't expect to easily resolve it back home in the US (if that is where you are from). They will tell you that Hertz there is completely independent and probably won't help you.
 
Old Feb 12th, 2002, 07:59 AM
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Hertz, is an American-based car rental company, so why would Americans be unfamiliar with the name? Don't you recall the commercial "Hertz is number 1, we try harder."

Patrick, where do you get your facts?
 
Old Feb 12th, 2002, 08:11 AM
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Sorry, can't believe I said that. Of course I meant, Hertz is BETTER known to Americans. Obviously as I mistakenly typed it, my opening statement makes no sense. I was relating to Tim's post that Hertz is a "known-quantity". Sorry for the mistake, but I thought the rest of the post pretty well explained the point the right way.
Again, sorry for the mistake. Will I be forgiven?
 
Old Feb 12th, 2002, 08:20 AM
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funny-- I understood what Patrick was trying to say before he even explained his mistake-- but aside from that, here's another vote for Autoeurope. Although we only used them once, we had no problems whatsoever, and plan on using them again in several months.
 
Old Feb 12th, 2002, 08:22 AM
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AutoEurope is a consolidator and Hertz is one of the rental agencies with which they do business. Our Munich rental was through AutoEurope, but the car was from Hertz.
 
Old Feb 12th, 2002, 08:23 AM
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Yes, Patrick I think most of us understood what you were saying.

xxx, sorry I don't remember that commercial. I remember the Avis slogan, "we're #2, we try harder", but I don't remember them identifying who #1 was.

Tim, I too have had success renting through AutoEurope.
 
Old Feb 12th, 2002, 08:23 AM
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Another happy AutoEurope consumer; many times in Europe.
 

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