Italy Rental car question..

Apr 10th, 2002, 03:59 AM
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Denise
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Italy Rental car question..

Hi,

I called AutoEurope and got 3 prices which seem fine. One is for a "Sephia" (not sure of spelling), economy model with air for $248.00 for 7 days including all insurances, etc, another is for the Alpha Romeo (compact model-4 door, I think 147 model, 4 door, with air) for $348.00. Both are manual transmission. There is only the two of us traveling this summer in the Lake region. I don't know what the Sephia looks like and if it is better to take the alpha. Does anyone have experience with these rental cars? I don't want to drive a death trap car, but I also don't need anything fancy. Just a car that gets us where we are going safely.

Thanks,
Denise
 
Apr 10th, 2002, 04:07 AM
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I wouldn't label any car a death trap, Drivers kill, cars don't kill. It just stands to reason that the cheaper is smaller - - for example, I bet you couldn't get a dorm refrigerator in it, and maybe not a microwave.

Besides that, the cheaper car might not be so capable of speeds above 120 kph (about 75 mph), or at least not much acceleration above that.

Best wishes,

Rex
 
Apr 10th, 2002, 05:11 AM
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The Alpha will definitely "cruise" on the autostrade better. The Sephia is a small car. It depends on what you want. Have you looked for any other rates? Do you have any corporate discounts? (AAA, work for a company with a rate, or bank with a company with a rate?) These rates could get lower. We live in Italy, and have rented cars for about 30% of this amount. Good luck
 
Apr 10th, 2002, 07:14 AM
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up, to the top of the speedometer
 
Apr 10th, 2002, 07:32 AM
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I have been trying to rent a car for just two daysand have been quoted more than that. Does anyone know of a cheap rate for two days. Autoeurope requires 3 day minimum and is charging around $260.
 
Apr 10th, 2002, 04:12 PM
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I have also checked Alamo but the price was higher. I will also look into a AAA discount. Thanks for the info.
Rex- I was just concerned that the Sephia would be extremely small like some of those cars I have seen while in Italy and I would feel safer in something more substantial in size. I may opt for the alpha. The cruising speed makes sense, although I am sure we will be the slowest car on the road.

Denise
 

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