Hiring a car service

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Feb 13th, 2007, 10:06 PM
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Hiring a car service

How much can I expect to spend to hire a car service & driver while in Italy? I'm seeing weekly quotes of 1000 to 2800 Euro. What is normal?
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Feb 13th, 2007, 10:26 PM
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The 1000 Euro per week sounds reasonable for a car and driver. Check that that includes mileage.

If regular car rental is 50-150 Euro per day (depending upon size and location etc.) then 142 Euro per day including the driver looks good. Presuming this is a reputable quote (registered and insured firm). Would be interested in the name of the company.
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Feb 14th, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Hi H,

Mind telling us why you would need a car and driver for a week?

You might want to hire several for a day at a time.

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Feb 14th, 2007, 07:35 PM
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There are 4 of us going and we want to enjoy ourselves and not worry about one of us driving. Because we want to see as much as we can we figured having a car service would be best way to do as much and see as much as we could in the short amount of time. The price has thrown us for a loop though!
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Feb 15th, 2007, 04:08 AM
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Hello,
Still not really sure why you need a car. Are you going to be in Rome? Are you going to travel around the country? Are you interested in doing daytrips from Rome or another city? With a little more information, we will be able to give you a better answer.

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Feb 15th, 2007, 04:20 AM
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€1000 a week for a car that can seat four passengers and their luggage as well as a driver sounds like a gift horse whose mouth needs very, very careful inspection.

At that price, I'd want to hear about mileage, petrol, overtime and driver hotel room rates. Precisely what make of car and the size of its boot. And above all, the legality and insurance of the driver and the vehicle.

I'd also post the company's name here to find out if other people have discovered the hard way how they're doing it at the price.
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Feb 15th, 2007, 04:23 AM
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Hi H,

What's your itinerary?

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Feb 15th, 2007, 04:28 AM
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PS,

I checked the price of a standard size car at www.autoeurope.com - it's about $700 and up.

I would be very leery of a driver who wants only $1300 to chauffeur you around for a week.

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