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pros and cons of different automatic cars for European driving

pros and cons of different automatic cars for European driving

Feb 24th, 2014, 07:45 AM
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If you will not be using a car for your first four "in town" days, then wait until you need to head out of town and go for the in-town pick-up.

If you will be using the car while staying in town, then get it at the airport after landing.

The number of different car model options is (VERY) secondary to convenience, IMO....
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Feb 24th, 2014, 08:45 AM
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Volvo S60 is a pretty big car. I drive an S40 and didn't like the big feel of S60.

I drive an S80 and think the S60 is a bit small. But for a family of 2-4 it will have space, power and trunk room.

Check the average prices for diesel and petrol - in some countries (France) the difference is worth getting a diesel auto because 10-15 Eurocents per liter means 5-8 Euros ($6.70-11) per fillup on a 16-gallon (~ 60-liter) tank. And the kilometrage (mileage) is often superior on the diesel cars (our "miniminivan" - a Mercedes A180 - rolled for 36-38 mpg).
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Feb 24th, 2014, 09:42 AM
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Thank you!
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Feb 24th, 2014, 10:26 AM
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"this is mainland Europe so the customer does not always come first"

I think that this is a universal truth in the rental car industry.
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