Smoking allowed in Italian rental cars?

Old Aug 1st, 2016, 05:14 PM
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Smoking allowed in Italian rental cars?

In the US one cannot smoke in rental cars but I would imagine that this is not true in Italy.
Does anybody here know?
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Old Aug 1st, 2016, 05:20 PM
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I would guess no smoking. We always rentbin Zurich and that has always been the rule. I doubt that Italy would ge different.
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Old Aug 1st, 2016, 05:28 PM
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Only if you want to pay a cleaning fee.
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Old Aug 1st, 2016, 05:35 PM
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We are very sensitive to smoke and don't remember smelling smoke on multiple car rentals in Italy. Call AutoEurope in Portland, ME to find out for sure.
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Old Aug 1st, 2016, 05:58 PM
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Wonderful, thank you.
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Old Aug 1st, 2016, 06:17 PM
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I've rented cars a few times and I don't recall any noticeable smoke odor. OTOH, I last rented a car in Italy this this June/July and I don't remember noticing any "no smoking" rule when we were getting the car. But perhaps I paid no attention because I don't smoke. Picked up at FCO, returned NAP.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 01:39 AM
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i would think it only good manners that you do not smoke in a car which is not yours
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 01:52 AM
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<i><font color=#555555>"i would think it only good manners"</font></i>

Good luck finding those.

Cigarette smokers are addicts, and by default, addicts are selfish. The last thing they consider when in need of a fix is manners.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 03:53 AM
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Every rental car I've ever had in Italy, or elsewhere in Europe, had an ashtray and lighter, up front and in the back seat. I sort of think that speaks for itself.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 03:53 AM
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Most if not all rental cars are non smokers. You may ask for a car for smokers - there were some years ago.

As for addicts ... Some are addicted to being disagreeable but I know quite a few polite smokers.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 04:08 AM
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I've ever had a rental car in Europe with an ashtray and a lighter.
Modern cars just don't have them anyway - you have to pay extra for a "smokers pack", and rental companies are cheapskates who won't pay for anything extra.

Why don't you contact the company you are using and ask them?
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 05:05 AM
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"I know quite a few polite smokers."

You mean the ones who blow their smoke toward anyone else but you?
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 06:19 AM
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<i><font color=#555555>"You mean the ones who blow their smoke toward anyone else but you?"</font></i>

LOL!

Or how about the ones who refuse to smoke in their rental car because they're thinking graciously about the next renter who may not be a smoker?

LOL.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 06:30 AM
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You should meet normal people guys.
And don't generalize because you are (surrounded by) idiots.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 07:24 AM
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There was a time when not bothering a companion in a car with their cigarette smoke meant cracking the window and pretending it helped. Maybe with the balance tipping as drastically as it has acknowledging non-smokers' rights, that has changed somewhat. But I doubt it's universal, just as good manners are not.

I also doubt every non-smoking rental car is indeed that. It would be dependent on who had it just prior. I suspect the only way to know conclusively would be to check the car one is assigned to see if there's smoke smell through the deodorant spray and ask for another if there is.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 07:55 AM
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There was a 'non smoking' sticker in our rental car on Sicily.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 08:26 AM
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When I rented from major companies, the cars had no smoking stickers. Regardless if they featured a lighter/ 12V outlet or not.
When I rented from smaller, local enterprises it was more a mixed bag.

With everything that can happen in cars (babies urinating, drunk passengers throwing up, shoes that stepped into dog poop, spilled foods and drinks etc), I think that the possibility that someone smoked at some time in that car is not necessarily the worst possible item to consider.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 08:53 AM
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"...that someone smoked at some time in that car is not necessarily the worst..."

Only if you hate it and it was the person right before you.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2016, 11:01 AM
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I am not looking for a car in which we can smoke! I am going for one which has not been smoked in.
I will call the rental place directly since there seem to be divergent opinions here.
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jubilada - you are a waste of time in view of your latest posting
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