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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: August 16th, 2017, 6:43 pm 
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Anyone know of any good car hire deals - looking for September rental


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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: August 17th, 2017, 7:50 am 
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I recently booked my car hire thru ryanair and it was very reasonable


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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: August 17th, 2017, 9:04 am 
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I have found that Ryanair are more expensive than looking at rates on a comparison website.
In May and June when I've booked car hire in Lamezia going through rentalcars.com has proved to be very competitive.


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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: August 17th, 2017, 5:53 pm 
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I wouldnt dispute what you say david but isaved roughly 20 quid on each of my last two trips


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2017, 8:27 pm 
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For the last two years I have checked Ryanair against the comparison sites, usually Travel supermarket, and have never found them lower.


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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: August 18th, 2017, 9:34 am 
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It is always best to compare deals to get the most competitive quotes as it is relatively easy to do it on-line.


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PostPosted: August 21st, 2017, 11:48 am 
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Hi tonymccready,
Thanks for the tip re car hire with Ryanair.
They sent me an email as I am flying out on the 5th September to Lamezia and are doing a car sale promotion at the moment with 40% discount plus another 10% discount for a limited period. I think the promotion is expiring in a week.
I checked it out and found I have saved £54 by cancelling my original booking which was £128 and with a better car.
There is no cancellation fee for most car hire companies if you cancel more than 24 hours before pick up. You will have to wait for about 5-10 days before you get your refund but it is worth it.
Mimosa,
If you have booked or not as yet it is worth checking out the Ryanair car hire offers.


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PostPosted: August 22nd, 2017, 1:15 pm 
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The up to 40% discounted Ryanair car hire sale finishes midnight the 24th August.


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PostPosted: August 22nd, 2017, 2:39 pm 
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Yes and a friend of mine also got cheaper flights yesterday


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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: August 24th, 2017, 11:36 am 
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Interesting article re Excess Car Hire Insurance in the Sunday Times Travel section.
I have recently received my car hire excess reimbursement from Questor Insurance for the damage to the car I hired in June. I had £238.19 credited to my account but had to pay the £7.12 Fx transaction fee. I wasn't charged a 'Loss of car use' by the car hire company Hertz.
This is the url for the article
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/past-six-day ... -bl5pzd83m


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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: September 29th, 2017, 7:52 am 
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Hi all,
I am thinking about registering a UK car in Italy,
I need the full detailed costs,
it is a 2003 car,
I know about the ACI and the ASI ,
but cannot find an English translation web page,


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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: June 16th, 2018, 11:01 am 
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Recently returned froim Calabria. car hire firms have introduced a new condition that you'll be charged between €30 and €75 if you return the car dirty!
Also discovered that I was charged by Ecovia an extra €36 for being over the age of 75!
I have just bookeed a car for October with 'Sicily by Car' and they cover drivers up to the age oif 79.


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PostPosted: June 16th, 2018, 11:02 am 
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Recently returned froim Calabria. Car hire firms have introduced a new condition that you'll be charged between €30 and €75 if you return the car dirty!
Also discovered that I was charged by Ecovia an extra €36 for being over the age of 75!
I have just bookeed a car for October with 'Sicily by Car' and they cover drivers up to the age oif 79.


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PostPosted: June 16th, 2018, 11:02 am 
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Recently returned from Calabria. Car hire firms in Lamezia Terme have introduced a new condition that you'll be charged between €30 and €75 if you return the car dirty!
Also discovered that I was charged by Ecovia an extra €36 for being over the age of 75!
I have just booked a car for October with 'Sicily by Car' and they cover drivers up to the age of 79.


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 Post subject: Re: Car hire
PostPosted: July 19th, 2018, 12:55 pm 
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Cheeky buggers !!

Ryanair seem to be the cheapest at the moment. I booked through them last October and no pressure at the Lamezia car hire counter to purchase extras.


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PostPosted: July 19th, 2018, 3:43 pm 
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I used Ryanair Car Hire in June and they were the cheapest.
They used Goldcar and there was a heavy sell on extras at Lamezia, they quoted me an additional 20 euros per day for insurance, which I never took.


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