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munroj Mar 13th, 2009 08:40 AM

Pepecar - or another car rental agency in Spain
 
Has anyone used Pepecar to rent a vehicle? It seems really inexpensive compared to Hertz for a 5 day rental, mini-van that seats 7 but I want to make sure that this is a reliable company to rent from. Does anyone have any recommendations for car rental companies? We are renting for 5 days from Barcelona, and returning at the same location. There are 5 adults and each will have a med-large pack for luggage.

ribeirasacra Mar 15th, 2009 07:35 AM

Pepecars have adverts on the side tell everyone that you are renting that car. I personally would not want that that.

lincasanova Mar 15th, 2009 09:37 AM

Yes, they are reliable, but if the advertising bothers you, do not go with them. I hope none of these days are IN Barcelona with a car. I assume you are going elsewhere.

Try www.kayak.es, or www.lastminute.es to see what comes up on the Spanish site.

munroj Mar 16th, 2009 08:29 AM

thank you. We are renting the car when we leave BCN so that we can explore the other areas at our convenience - Penedes, Girona, Cadaques. I will look at the websites you recommeneded, lincasnova.

davecooker Mar 16th, 2009 09:05 AM

Try WWW.DOYOUSPAIN.com.
Prices are good, but I have not used them as yet.

lincasanova Mar 16th, 2009 11:57 AM

Gold Car is also inexpensive here in Valencia, but always look at insurance deductibles. They vary from ZERO to 1,500 euros or so.

munroj Mar 16th, 2009 03:25 PM

doyouspain.com was a good quote - thanks for the info.

BigRuss Mar 16th, 2009 04:01 PM

Go to Autoeurope.com and get a quote worked up. They usually allow comparisons and you can figure out if it's a reputable car company. I've seen horror stories about car rentals in Europe in Conde Nast Traveller and T&L and wouldn't want to rent from a company either I couldn't hold accountable in the US in some shape or form, or whose reputation I'm not familiar with. Don't cheap out too much, you can get decent prices from Europcar (we have, twice, and its reputable) or even some of the US rental agencies (Alamo/Thrifty tends to be highly competitive).

Also, check prices for the fuel types. We paid a little more for an automatic diesel in France but recouped the cost, and more, from our fuel savings (diesel was $1.50 per gallon less than gas/petrol, accounting for metric and currency conversion) -- and the 36 mpg efficiency level of the car also helped. If you get a manual compact that costs $3 less per day than an automatic diesel, consider the savings from the diesel.


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