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Is it possible to rent an automatic in Spain?

Apr 16th, 2004, 05:07 PM
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Is it possible to rent an automatic in Spain?

Would anyone know where I can rent an affordardable automatic car in Spain?

Thank you.
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Apr 16th, 2004, 05:48 PM
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"Affordadable automatic" is kind of an oxymoron, not to mention extra-syllablable, but if anyone can provide it, AutoEurope can - 1-800-223-5555 (autoeurope.com).
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Apr 16th, 2004, 06:00 PM
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StCirq, what are you drinking?
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Apr 17th, 2004, 03:09 AM
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Yes, wife and daughter rented one thru autoeurope last summer in Spain. Much higher cost tho
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Apr 18th, 2004, 10:27 AM
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of course you can, although I don't think Autoeurope has the cheapest rates for this. I got very good quotes from www.carjet.com for that. Also check www.kasbah.com
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Apr 19th, 2004, 09:56 AM
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Be careful with kasbah.com. They will tell you that there is an automatic available, with a cheap rate. When you go through with the reservation, that is when they actually look if the destination has one available - and lots of them don't. I ended up going with Hertz. They can guarantee the automatic, even if it is a little bigger of a car.
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Apr 19th, 2004, 10:02 AM
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A small rental car is a great way to learn to drive a 5 sp man and your children will be impressed.
Even more fun in the UK!
The savings will pay for several great meals.
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Apr 19th, 2004, 10:10 AM
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Not a good idea to start learning manual transmission driving while travelling in a foreign county.
Stick with the auto transmission.
 
Apr 19th, 2004, 12:43 PM
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Agreed--driving in a foreign country is stressful enough without trying to learn how to shift. Several companies rent automatics, but make sure you specify that in advance as they don't have very many. On the other hand, we've sometimes been upgraded to bigger cars because we demanded an automatic and we had clearly specified it in the reservation.
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Apr 19th, 2004, 01:19 PM
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My post was obviously tongue in cheek, but I cannot believe anyone other than big city high school dropout car thieves cannot drive 5 or now 6 sp man trans cars - some protection there.
Hey, get some new skills!
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Apr 19th, 2004, 06:22 PM
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I fail to see the humor in your post, mikemo, didn't come across. Being in a foreign country is hardly the place to learn to drive a manual.

I can sort of drive one but don't usually, and don't care to, so would never rent one on vacation. I don't get your reference to high school dropouts, what's that got to do with it. I am quite highly educated and am not particularly interested in cars or machinery. It's a machine, get over it. Manually shifting gears when AT was invented eons ago does not make you a superior being.
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