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Is there a rental agency for Citroen 2CVs, Meharis or Renault R4s in Corsica?

Going to Corsica, I'd prefer renting a fun classic french car like those listed in the title to a modern one. However, I could only find rental agencies for those classics in continental France. Are ...
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Can I take the credit card of my father to Portugal?

I'll travel to Portugal soon, I'm going to rent a car in Lisbon. This rental car agency ask for a credit card to rent a car. I live in Switzerland. I'm a student and I can't get a credit card in my ...
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Ways to minimize additional driver surcharges on car hire [closed]

When hiring a car for a holiday well in advance, it is often possible to achieve very low rates. However, especially if there is a large amount of driving on the holiday, it would be desirable to be ...
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Child seat codes in Amadeus [closed]

Today I have experienced some confusion confirming a travel itinerary booked by an agency via Amadeus. The itinerary includes a rental car including "special equipment", i.e. child seats. As it turns ...
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Liability insurance for frequent car rentals [closed]

I am planning to start renting cars month on month since my company would be reimbursing it. But they refused to reimburse for insurance. So I have to pay the CDW and Liability Protection from my own ...
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Can I rent a car in the UK with a new driving license less than one year old?

I'm a UK citizen visiting the UK over the Christmas period. If possible, I'd like to rent a car - but I've only had a full UK driver's license for less than a year. I gather that there is no longer a ...
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What happens if police stops me when driving a rental car and I'm not the authorized driver?

I rented a car, but didn't want to pay a second driver fee. My spouse is driving the car but I want to know if I'll be in trouble if police stops me when I'm driving. I know that insurance won't pay ...
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Why does the car rental company ask me for my flight information?

Today I received an email from the company where I rented a car asking me for my flight information. Why do they need it? I'm being a little paranoid but I think that they will charge me more (hidden ...
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Is it possible to rent a manual transmission car in Philadelphia Intl? [duplicate]

I'm planning to travel to Philadelphia on january and I would like to rent a car (to avoid walking around or having problems with flight timing), but searching on the net, I haven't been able to find ...
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Is there a price comparison search engine for van rental like there is for cars?

I am planning a road trip in Europe. I would like to rent a van though. It would be more flexible for my trip. I know plenty search engines for cars, some with very good results, but none ...
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What are the consequences of a small damage on a rented car? [closed]

What are the typical consequences for a car renter (the one who rents the car) when the car was slightly damaged (upon return, renter's fault)? I am looking at two typical cases: the small scratch ...
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Car rental using promo code found on internet [closed]

I want to ask if it is safe to rent a car in USA and use one of the promo codes you can find on internet. For example AWD (Avis Worldwide Discount) number? Can car rental company ask me where I found ...
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When renting a car, how to get the exact chosen model and not the similar?

I got tricked last time when I rented a car by being assigned a similar car and not the POLO I wanted. I even chose the Polo in the list and not the Opel Corsa I got in the end. What should I do not ...
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Visiting Yosemite in December - Will car rentals provide me with snow chains?

I will spend some time in San Francisco in December and want to take the opportunity to visit the Yosemite National Park over the weekend. However I have read that there might be the need for tire ...
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Where can I rent a car in Toronto without a credit card?

I already know that car rental agencies at Pearson Airport allow car rentals without a credit card, if you have a return ticket with your name. Thus I am not asking about airport rentals. I am happy ...
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What is the most common transmission type for rental cars in Japan?

What's the prevalent type of gear transmission on rental cars in Japan (Hokkaido specifically), manual or automatic ? If it's manual, are there restrictions ? Assuming I have an International Driving ...
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Parking near the Maksimir Stadium - Zagreb

I was lucky enough to get tickets to see a game at the Maksimir Stadium, but flights were really expensive so we are flying to Budapest and driving a rental. Where is it recommended to park near the ...
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What is the APCONRGFEE on my Dollar Rent a Car receipt?

I rented a car from Dollar Rent a Car at an airport in California and got charged an APCONRGFEE of $12.23. What fee is that? How is it different than the FACUSEFEE ($10)?
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Car rentals in Spain [closed]

we want to hire a car for 10 days in Madrid. Since we have bad experiences with car rentals (especially those cheap ones), we would like to ask you for your experiences with Dollar and Enterprise car ...
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Dubrovnik, Croatia to Kotor, Montenegro on a Sunday

We are looking to travel to Kotor from Dubrovnik on 27th September (a Sunday). We won't be in Dubrovnik until noon, so we will miss the regular bus to Kotor (the last one seems to be at 11am on that ...
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Can one take an Italian rental car into Slovenia and Croatia?

We will begin our trip to Croatia by flying into Venice. We are now thinking about renting a car and driving first to Ljubljana and then throughout Croatia. Is this easy to do, or will we have to ...
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Unfulfilled car rental reservation

I am not quite sure if this is the right SE site to post this. If not, I'd be grateful if you could direct me to a more suitable one. A few weeks ago, I traveled to Bulgaria for a short vacation. I ...
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Do car rental companies in Europe accept a driver's license with a change of name document?

I am thinking about changing my name, but while it would be easy for me to get a passport replacement with the new name, doing a name change on the driver's license would be not so easy (because I ...
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Rental car insurance in Australia

My wife and I intend to spend 2 weeks in Australia and to rent a car for most of that period. We will be travelling in the country between Sydney - Canberra - blue mountains - Sydney. We do not expect ...
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When renting a car, is it a problem when a signature differs between the passport and license?

I changed my signature a few years ago and as my current passport is issued years after my driving license the signatures are different. All other details are exactly the same. Will this pose a ...
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Renting a car - Slovakia

I'm planning to rent a car within 4 friends in Poland and drive down to Slovakia, I read that I've to buy one sticker to drive on highways. Is this still applies? How can I get them?
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Rent car in Kuala Lumpur, drop off in Singapore?

We're in SE Asia for another week or so, and would like to rent a car in Kuala Lumpur for a few days to tour around, then drop it off in Singapore to catch our flight back to the US. A couple of ...
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Renting a car in San Diego and driving it down the Baja Penninsula Mexico [duplicate]

I've heard conflicting reports on whether you can rent a car in the US and drive it into Mexico. We are going on a 2 week trip to the Baja Peninsula and want to fly into San Diego and rent a car to ...
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Renting a van out of Geneva airport

I need to rent a 7-passenger van starting Aug 3rd at the Geneva airport (either Swiss or French side). The usual international car rental companies either don't have availability or have ridiculously ...
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Assuming I have Irish car insurance, do I need to buy extra coverage when renting a car in Portugal?

I live in Ireland. I want to hire a car on holiday in Portugal in August. Do i have to take out the insurance from the hire company or will my car insurance from Ireland cover me in a hire car?
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Is renting a car in South Africa to drive around the country a safe transport option? [closed]

Is renting a car a good idea in South Africa, will it make it easier to get around verses other infrastructure, or do driving standards, road quality, hijacking make it not worth it? Would a ...
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Didn't purchase an Expressway / vignette before driving on highways in Czech Republic. What can I expect?

Unfortunately I didn't know that Czech Republic doesn't have tollbooths- drivers are required to purchase a sticker before getting on any highway - until I arrived in Prague. What happens next? I ...
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How to get from Bonifacio to Bastia via Calvi?

I've read that public transportation on Corsica is quite poor. According to rome2rio, there is one bus daily from Calvi to Bastia, but there are no results for Bonifacio to Calvi. Is the only way to ...
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what would be advance amount to be paid for car? [closed]

I am travelling Birmingham, UK. I like to rent a car! what would be advance maximum amount to be paid for car, if i want the car for four days?
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Renting a car from private persons in California

Is there an online service that connects local residents that are willing to rent out their car to people looking to rent a car? I'm familiar with such a system in The Netherlands (SnappCar), but was ...
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Why is renting a car so expensive in Iceland?

I have booked a flight to Iceland. We (me and three friends) have planned to travel through Iceland by car. However, I'm shocked by the prices. In the Netherlands, at companies like Europcar and ...
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Car rental in France with U.S. drivers license

We are planning a trip to Chamonix next winter. I was wondering if it is possible to rent a car there with an American drivers license. Also, is it recommended to buy local insurance or just use my ...
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Does it matter which side of Basel airport I rent my car in?

I'm flying into Basel from Paris to stay on the Swiss side. Does it matter whether I rent a car in Euros (presumably French side) or Francs (Swiss side)?
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Last minute car renting at San Diego Airport

I was planning to rely on Uber, but realised that renting a car might be worthwhile. I am traveling today and all car rental websites I know only provide rentals in 3-4 days from now. Is my only ...
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How strictly do large car-hire companies in Central Europe enforce the license age condition?

I've recently received a driving license (first license in my life) in Czech Republic and plan to do some traveling in Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Northern Italy, Denmark, Poland). In some of ...
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Late night transport from Bologna airport to Reggio Emilia?

I will be arriving late night (scheduled time 23.30) at Bologna airport, and need to get to a hotel in Reggio Emilia. This is a business trip, so cost isn't a big issue - but what are my options? ...
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What amount do car rental agencies block on credit cards? [closed]

I'm looking into getting a credit card for use in rental agencies in Europe and the US, which usually block a certain amount on your credit card before rental. However I'm not sure what credit limit I ...
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Can we get a rental car from near Edinburgh's Waverly station?

We are traveling by train from London to Edinburgh's Waverly station. We need to get a rental car once we arrive. Can we arrange for a rental car company to pick us up at the station? Or is there a ...
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Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?

I am a US citizen and rent a lot. Sometimes, owing to some reasons, I forget to take my driver's license with me. Do you need the actual driver's license to drive in the US? I know my license ...
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What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?

Which Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US for a significant period of time (four weeks or longer), assuming the car will be returned to them in Vancouver? I'm an ...
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Is there a difference in insurance coverage when booking cars through Priceline/Hotwire, rather than booking directly on the rental company's website?

I was checking the car rental prices for priceline, hotwire (as a search engine) and on individual websites. The rates don't change much but what changes is the Loss Damage Waiver fee. ...
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Are there any car rentals in Europe that can be picked up in one country and dropped off in another? [closed]

I want to rent a car in Europe (London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris) and drop it off in another country. How does the border crossing work with a rented car?
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Renting a Manual Car in the US

Neither specific websites of Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Thirftly or FOX allow you to specify that you want to rent a manual car. Neither do Kayak, Hotwire and Priceline. Is there a way to ...
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What does “Resident” mean in the context of car rental in US?

When one goes to places like Avis (amongst others) to book a car it asks for the country of which you are a resident of and this does seem to change the price. My question is, when they ask for ...