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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 12th Aug 08, 1:31 PM
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    Cheap car hire article discussion
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    • 12th Aug 08, 1:31 PM
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    Cheap car hire article discussion 12th Aug 08 at 1:31 PM


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    • johnbb99
    • By johnbb99 3rd Apr 18, 3:56 PM
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    johnbb99
    Are photos of pre-existing damage accepted as proof?
    In order to avoid arguments with car hire companies about pre-existing damage, people take photos of the car before driving away.
    In particular, when it's difficult or impossible to get the hire staff to check the condition for themselves, what is stopping them saying the photos donít count (for some reason) or are invalid [eg because you tampered with the date stamp]?
    Anyone BTDTGTTS, and succeeded, or not?
    • cantabrico
    • By cantabrico 4th Apr 18, 11:43 AM
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    Thank you for that. I will definitely be avoiding them in future......
    • balsingh
    • By balsingh 5th Apr 18, 12:18 AM
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    balsingh
    Recently went on carrrentals.co.uk and noticed the site has changed a lot. Having been a MSE recommended comparison site, over the years they have provided the best prices from many sites.

    However, recent changes have been a step backwards. The site no longer compares a large number of sites including the likes of ebookers, expedia, auto europe etc. Also, only allows direct booking via their site now rather than taking you to the provider who gave the price.

    Just think the MSE need to review the recommended sites for comparisons as carrrentals.co.uk is no longer a good one!!
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    • RangerChris
    • By RangerChris 9th Apr 18, 5:04 PM
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    Tip I thought I would share for booking car hire:
    I booked two cars for our holiday in France yesterday and did extensive research. I found that if I used .com for the carrentals site instead of the co.uk I was quoted in dollars and it came out significantly cheaper. One car I booked through Avis and the other through Alamo. Both are pay at the desk on arrival in the local currency.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 9th Apr 18, 9:10 PM
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    richardw
    .. I found that if I used .com for the carrentals site instead of the co.uk I was quoted in dollars and it came out significantly cheaper....
    Originally posted by RangerChris
    Was CDW excluded on the .com website?
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • AlexMac
    • By AlexMac 9th Apr 18, 9:27 PM
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    AlexMac
    Hello,

    Im wondering if anyone has had the experience with Gold Car .....
    Originally posted by cantabrico
    Yes- you and over four hundred thousand other unhappy punters who forgot to check reviews first; 450,000 complaints on Google- including one here
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2744712&page=1

    and thousands on Tripadvisor, such as
    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187427-i42-k9134032-o10-Complaint_goldcar-Spain.html

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187484-i1036-k8904789-Renting_a_goldcar_car_in_Santander-Santander_Cantabria.html#70409993

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187497-i44-k6743361-o70-Solmar_car_rental_Barcelona_WARNING-Barcelona_Catalonia.html#71798910

    Moral; google BEFORE you book; hundreds of thousands of whingers canít be wrong? Goldcar are so confident of a constant flow of complaining mugs that they employ a bot called Victoria R who responds with emollient PR messages for Goldcar.

    Less cynically and more helpfully, there is an excellent Tripadvisor post with advice about car hire in Spain, from another forum, but relevant, by a regular contributor called Ceejayblue; #1 at

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187435-i317-k10395502-Tips_for_Car_Hire-Costa_del_Sol_Province_of_Malaga_Andalucia.html#83 951907

    SO- IN SUMMARY
    Check reviews before you book- don't complai because you didn't!

    Better luck next time- we rent several times a year and have never been scammed in over 50 rentals by doing due diligence FIRST
    • RangerChris
    • By RangerChris 12th Apr 18, 9:36 PM
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    Was CDW excluded on the .com website?
    Originally posted by richardw
    It is optional. I always buy stand alone annual car insurance cover for this though. Much cheaper.
    • jester1072
    • By jester1072 25th Apr 18, 6:34 PM
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    Does anybody have experience of using their partners credit card for deposit?
    Most terms say the card has to be in the lead drivers name.
    She doesn't want to drive, but my credi card only has a small credit limit.

    Are they really fussy about this?

    Cheers
    • Smevchenko
    • By Smevchenko 26th Apr 18, 11:47 AM
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    Smevchenko
    Does anybody have experience of using their partners credit card for deposit?
    Most terms say the card has to be in the lead drivers name.
    She doesn't want to drive, but my credi card only has a small credit limit.

    Are they really fussy about this?

    Cheers
    Originally posted by jester1072
    Can you not get your partner to add you as an additional card holder?
    • Reason123
    • By Reason123 26th Apr 18, 12:52 PM
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    Reason123
    I've been using autoeurope for a the last few occasions after they were recommended to me. good prices and easy to deal with.

    • MadeInHeaven
    • By MadeInHeaven 29th Apr 18, 7:26 AM
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    MadeInHeaven
    Looking for 3 day car hire from Malaga Airport in July, most of the rental companies seem to want about 1200 EUR for a deposit and also 1200 EUR for excess. They will charge the deposit, but only check for available funds for the excess. Am i right in thinking I will therefore need something in the region of £2200 available on my credit card to be able to collect this vehicle?

    Also, obviously the cheaper options are with companies such as GoldCar. Should I be avoiding these at all costs, is it really worth paying 2-3 times more to go with companies like Hertz or Enterprise?
    Originally posted by Smevchenko

    Malagacar.com

    Used these 2 times now. They are very busy & its a shuttle to the office (about 5 mins). We had bought & paid separate ins before (as per MSE info) and absolutely no question's or sell ups on arrival. We were in the office for 20 mins max, really efficient, friendly staff.
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