Rental Cars

Old Aug 5th, 2002, 04:56 PM
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Rental Cars

Hello: Wondering what the conventional (and unconventional) wisdom is concerning renting a car in Spain for a Madrid-beginning Alcieras-ending week. Coming from US. IS it recommended to arrange a rental before leaving US or wait until arrive in Madrid
Thank you for your help
 
Old Aug 5th, 2002, 07:15 PM
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The conventional wisdom is strongly in favor of arranging a car rental before you get to Europe - - for many people, www.autoeurope.com is the onlyplace you need to look. And they offer a no-penalty cancellation policy in case you get there and find a cheaper price on an unadvertised at-the-counter special (unlikely, but I have had it happen twice in about 30 rentals).

And comparison shopping is always a good idea on any purchase.

Here are some alternatives:

www.its-car-rentals.com
www.kemwel.com

and

www.travelocity.com

Best wishes,

Rex Bickers
Westerville, Ohio
 
Old Aug 6th, 2002, 05:05 PM
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Old Aug 7th, 2002, 08:02 AM
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Absolutely take care of the car and the insurance from the US. Rex gives the best URLs for the search. AutoEurope has been the best for me.

 
Old Aug 7th, 2002, 09:50 AM
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Arrange for a car thru ww.autoeurope.com - also make sure that you have a written confirmation specifying rental agency, location and reconfirm before you go...we had a three hour nightmare at Madrid's airport renting I almost came to blows with the rental agent who denied having our reservationb then said they didn't have the car size we wanted. Good luck!
 
Old Aug 7th, 2002, 11:05 AM
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Has anyone used Budget car rentals in Italy (reserved online)?
 
Old Aug 7th, 2002, 04:35 PM
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Thanks for the kind remarks, "cooter".
 
Old Aug 7th, 2002, 05:24 PM
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Rex, give my best regards to your wife--heh,heh,heh
 
Old Aug 7th, 2002, 06:00 PM
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Check out Avis, Hertz and the other large outfits on their web sites. Many of them have specials for some European countries.
 
Old Aug 7th, 2002, 06:34 PM
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There are some consolidators who use Budget, also known as Budget Maggiore in Italy.
 
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