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There are two reasons for the deposit. The first reason is that the deposit covers the difference repairing the damage and the cost of claiming for the damage on the insurance. To reduce premiums, Insurance policies normally have an excess amount meaning they will not pay out on the first €x of any claim. Claim for €500 with a €200 excess and they will ...


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Not fully sure, but I believe the deposit is calculated based on the value of the car. And in Europe those small cars are priced similarly to much larger cars in the US. While that car might seem small to you, for Europe it's a mid size family car similar to what you'd expect a Ford Taurus to be in the US. Retail price new for one is around 20.000 Euro ...


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You need to check the details of the rental agreement, and especially the damage waivers. Likely the waiver is a policy (you mention it as insurance )which you can reclaim if you have an accident, and the company have blocked the excess off as they will charge you this if you have an accident. The way to avoid this is to make sure the deal is WITHOUT ...


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€730 unfortunately isn't that shocking and in par with my experiences all over Europe. It is either: Common practice imposed on any car rental agreement by the software the rental agency uses. The amount you lose in case you are liable for in case of damage or an accident. It is not uncommon for rental companies to still apply a deductible even if you ...


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Usually they charge approx 50€ per full tank (~40-45 liters) and no matter how many liters left, when you get back the car.


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while the answers by Michael Borgwardt and Relaxed are both correct, you shouldn't worry about this too much - getting fined JUST for not having this sticker is not very common.. usually you'd be fined if you get stopped eg for driving too fast or parking violations and the police notices the missing sticker. also the police in germany might be OK if you ...


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As you probably know, cars registered abroad are not generally exempt from the environmental sticker requirement. The official websites from many cities are very explicit about that and the law includes provisions to determine in which category cars registered abroad fall. It would therefore be somewhat surprising if rental cars were exempted (after all, ...


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No you cannot get a waiver. Entering the environmental zones without a sticker will get you fined. You can get a sticker for 5 EUR at a TÜV or DEKRA branch by showing the vehicle's registration papers.



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