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    mobby-2554
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    Car hire fuel policy should be stopped!
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    • 1st May 09, 5:20 PM
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    Car hire fuel policy should be stopped! 1st May 09 at 5:20 PM
    Car hire fuel policy should be stopped!

    On reading some of other MSE members posts I've realised a lot of us are being ripped off on the car hire fuel policy abroad.

    I have experienced this when hiring a car in Alicante.

    I would like to start this thread & others to keep it going to let anyone booking a car aware of the fuel policy some car hire company's use!

    It would be great if other MSE members who have lost out on this policy post their experience on here.

    It would also be great if other MSE members who use company's with a good fuel policy post on here.

    This is not for cheap car hire just the fuel policy!

    Examples of Fuel policys;

    Arguscarhire below Fuel PolicyPick up full, return empty.Fuel charges are payable at the rental counter.Your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and must be returned empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel. (Suppliers fuel policies change from time to time, please confirm at rental counter)

    Auto Europe;

    * Petrol first tank is payable locally at time of pick up (tank price is typically 60 or more, depending on the category), client should return the vehicle as empty as possible. Exception: Rentals 3 days or less, credit will be given for fuel left in the vehicle).
    * Local toll, highway fees, or travel stickers required by local authorities.

    Holiday autos;

    On arrival you have two options for fuel: 1) Full - Empty: Pay for a full tank of fuel at a cost of between 45 - 90 eur depending on the size of the car, and return the vehicle empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel. 2) Full - Full: a fuel deposit 45 - 90 eur depending on the size of the car, and return the car full.

    Also in another section;

    Fuel: a deposit is often payable for fuel and is usually refunded if the car is returned with a full tank. Fuel policies vary. Please check when you pick up your car

    So you don't know if you're going to have option 1 or 2 until you get there?
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