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There doesn't seem to be an issue with you taking a car from Vancouver and returning it in the US. Just did a search on Kayak picking up in Vancouver Airport and dropping off in SeaTac airport and the major rental companies are happy to oblige even though it's getting a bit pricey.


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Hiring cars in western europe (UK/Spain/France/Switzerland), I've had pre-approved amounts on my card of between nothing and £ (or maybe €)1000. None of these were especially flash cars - I can imagine the place that asked for 1000 off me would seek twice that for a "luxury" vehicle. In the £400-800 range seems to be typical. You could always contact the ...


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In the US, most car rental companies authorize your card for the full amount of the rental when you pick the car up, plus a bit more (I often see them bump the amount by $100 on week long rentals). I would look at your intended and potential car rental needs, guessimate your highest possible rental fee and apply for a credit line at least twice that amount. ...


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Europcar has an office in the station. I think they use the New Street car park a couple of minute's walk away.


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The car hire company Enterprize offer a service called "we'll pick you up" - if you call the local office after you book they will pick you up in a car off their and drive you to their office. Other companies may have offices close to the station.


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Depending in the state, the connectivity of the computer in the trooper's car, and the mood and/or ticket quota status of the trooper, you might be ok just by knowing your details. I left my wallet at home once, in my area drivers have 72 hours to produce so I went home, then to the police station and produced it. The desk officer called the issuing officer ...


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This is a matter of state law, so the answer will vary by state; there is not a single answer for "the US". This article describes some of the possibilities and links to the relevant state laws. For example, in my home state of Colorado, CRS 42-2-101 (2) states that you may not drive unless you have your driver's license in your "immediate possession". ...


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In North America the percentage of drivers who can use a clutch and manual transmission without burning one of them out inside a week is rather small. Driving schools teach with automatic transmissions, not all that many drivers bother to learn about anything other than D and R. The rental car companies now have a simple choice: buy cars everyone can use, ...


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Taking rental cars across European borders is not particularly difficult. You do need to check with the agency exactly what they allow. Cars are typically approved in the whole EU and private insurance also covers many countries but rental agencies have additional restrictions (e.g. higher-end cars often cannot be taken to Eastern Europe) and might require ...


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Some companies rent manual cars. Here's one such company in San Diego. I can't help but chuckle that they have a paragraph explaining the context, and have 'how to drive a proper car' (my wording) sessions. I've not lived that long in the US, and finding a manual car to purchase was a struggle. We got a very fine two year old Saab, but gave up on the idea ...


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They ask for your residency to determine which country you likely have a driver's license from, the risk involved with drivers from that country in both accidents and fraud, the usefulness of personal auto insurance from that country and then this is used to determine which rates are available to you. This can be beneficial in cases where citizens from high ...


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tl;dr: You cannot Generally US rental companies don't have option to select transmission type, because they don't offer anything other than automatic. The only cars in popular rental companies would have any chance to have manual transmission, would be high-end sports cars. And even so, that chance is slim to none. For example at Hertz you have "adrenaline ...


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Resident means that you have US address where you normally reside. Since you have a driver's license, there is an address on it which will be accepted as proof of residency. That is usually the only document they ask for, plus a credit card to secure a deposit.


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This is not a wisecrack, but why rent in Vancouver for 2 days when the rest of the time would be in Oregon? Is this a special car or agency that will be reimbursed by your company? With all the stipulations and barriers, it might just make more sense to see if you can return the car to a local office and then hire a vehicle in Oregon instead. You may need ...


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The neck of the diesel tank is bigger than the gasoline tank.the diesel tank neck is about 24 cm while gasoline tank neck is about 21 cm.So the diesel pump nozzle will not fit into the gasoline tank neck easily.Secondly, it will be displayed on the tank head cap.


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In general car hires in europe will let you cross country lines, at least within the EU (which unfortunatley Montenegro is not). However, you should confirm this with the hire company - either through reading policies on their website, or by asking them. You've got two issues to be concerned with - firstly whether the hire company's insurance applies once ...


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Since this question had been first posted and answered there have been a few new developments in the long term rental space. So if you decide that you need a car for 1-6 months it may be better to use long term rentals instead of buying a car. For example: Relay Rides - on this site you can rent a car from a private party although the selection may not ...


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You could get a Smart Fortwo. It probably counts as an entry-level car and has an automated manual transmission, with no clutch pedal (you do need to press a button on the steering wheel to engage the higher gear). Won't seat 7, though ;-) Small hybrid cars (like the hybrid version of the Toyota Yaris) could also be an option, although I am not sure whether ...


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I believe that any large rental company will have automatic transmission cars. Looking at Hertz cars, you can get a class F car (4-5 passenger compact sedan) with automatic transmission for 450-550EUR for a week. A smaller manual car would cost you 300-400EUR. Whether this is cheap for you is up to you to decide. See below for a screenshot of a sample ...



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