long term car rental France

Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 05:52 AM
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long term car rental France

I will be staying a month in Loire valley, and plan on renting a car at CDG on arrival.
Any advice for long term rentals? Is the kemwell peugot program a fair deal?

Also, my husband will be with me first week, doesn't drive stick. Thinking of renting automatic a week, then exchanging it.
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:07 AM
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Compare Kemwell's lease program with their regular rental program. We found the later to be less expensive. We're paying $830 for 34 days, but that's for a manual. Picking up in Deauville (Normandy) and dropping off in Nice.
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 06:55 AM
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I have done the Kemwel lease program..it was cheaper than rental plus obvious perks.

I would be comparing with the CDW for a rental and for an automatic transmission.

The lease car is 100% insurance covered..no gas fill up before returning...#'s to call for help..VIP service all the way around.

I have even leased it for the minimum 17 days and returned it a couple days earlier for my trip..it was also cheaper....

I would definitely do it...

Enjoy...........
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Old Sep 3rd, 2008, 08:55 AM
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From my upcoming trip report in France:

<i>We had reserved the smallest car available from Kemwel, which was a Renault Twingo or equivalent. We got the equivalent--a Hyundai i10 diesel, standard shift--for a cost of $780 + $52 airport pickup for 31 days--the maximum allowable for credit card CDW coverage. The trunk is small and could barely hold our standard travel luggage.</i>

I do not believe that the lease option will allow a car that small, and my recollection is that the lowest price was around $1200. On the other hand, others have reported that if you are renting an automatic, the price between the two types of rentals evens out.
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Old Sep 4th, 2008, 05:47 AM
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Hi P,

The lease program isn't always cheaper.

You do get a brand new car, however.

&gt; Thinking of renting automatic a week, then exchanging it. &lt;

Not on a lease program.

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You just have to check your dates and compare prices.

When I last leased, picking up in Toulouse and dropping off in Biarritz the lease was less expensive than a rental..plus had many extra benefits to renting...
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If it is not a one-way rental, you might find another company that is cheaper than Kemwel or Autoreurope. That's what we did one year.

Here's a possibility:

http://www.carrentalexpress.com/inte...tal-europe.htm
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Just be careful of what exposures you might have when renting/leasing. I know with Kemwel leasing that you have zero exposure in every way...that can be comforting....
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Michael, I have tried several dates on the recommended site and never found a car available to rent from Nantes Airport? did you use this site to rent yours?
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Try this site. We've leased through them many times. I see Nantes listed.
http://autofrance.net/
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Old Feb 13th, 2009, 04:56 AM
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envoyage

I just went to the Kemwel lease buy back site;

http://www.kemwel.com/buyback_home.cfm

I checked Nantes an they have many, many cars for rent at the sirport..manual and automatic..

Joan
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