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car rental #188682
03/25/2019 05:42 PM
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Any recommendations for car rental in July.

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Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188683
03/25/2019 05:45 PM
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Kenny's is always highly recommended. Might want to give them a try.

Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188684
03/25/2019 05:45 PM
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Everyone has their favorite but we've used Kennys Car Rental, a sponsor here. Nice to deal with, easy, friendly, moderately priced. One poster here had a problem that was immediately addressed. Leslie, the owner came right to the rescue!

Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188685
03/25/2019 05:45 PM
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You might want to start by emailing the various sponsors in this forum, as listed under the banner heading above. Most of us regulars have our favorites and I won’t start with that - I’m sure someone else will - but another good idea is to scroll through the posts here for the names of some good companies to do business with.

Edited to add - I didn’t want to start the popularity thing since I’ve so often railed against it, but since others already did, we also use LESLEY Bruce, the owner of Kenny’s Car Rental company and find him to be awesome to do business with. He’s a gentleman, a man of his word and he stands behind his rental with good service you can count on. And to me, that’s the most important aspect of the rental deal, even moreso than price.

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Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188693
03/25/2019 07:07 PM
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Been using Hertz for the last 20 years and always been satisfied both in price and service. They are one of the few that include the Liability insurance, GPS and a front window screen free with rental. Book on line and they give you a 10% discount.

Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188710
03/25/2019 10:39 PM
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And I have been using Leisure for a few years now. Excellent service and the lowest quote of any when I have checked, not that that's the only criterion. But it's nice when the best price is combined with excellent service.

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Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188717
03/26/2019 08:12 AM
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Ditto for Leisure. Great People!!!

Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188752
03/26/2019 12:06 PM
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I only have rented from the same people every time as in Thrifty, (they always upgrade me plus I ask for a car with French plates) so never shopped about, but keep hearing about Kenny's and others but appreciate the loyalty we give to those that look after us. However, have no idea about price. My CC company would cover liability, etc, so never take that on but nobody has discussed terms here. Coming for three weeks in May/June and have a price that equates with all taxes etc to $21.00 per day, which I thought was good. Perhaps it isn't? Would be interested to hear your comments and if I am in the right ballpark or not? Also with Thrifty they deliver the car where you want it at the time you want it.

Re: car rental [Re: bran] #188758
03/26/2019 12:47 PM
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" My CC company would cover liability,"
And what CC company would that be? I haven't heard of any that does. Collision yes, liability no.

Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188760
03/26/2019 12:55 PM
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I agree about the liability insurance Not being covered....someone better double check that before they actually need the insurance!!

Re: car rental [Re: kccouple] #188762
03/26/2019 01:00 PM
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To many get what Collision and Liability is mixed up.

Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188763
03/26/2019 01:02 PM
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AE Platinum.

Re: car rental [Re: skibum] #188766
03/26/2019 01:38 PM
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Unity (Dutch Side) - Michael is a pleasure to deal with. Been renting from him for years.

Re: car rental [Re: bran] #188777
03/26/2019 03:34 PM
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I think talking about what we pay for car rental is somewhat futile. It can depend upon the time of year. It certainly depends on the size of car. And longevity as a customer usually results in additional discounts that a first-time renter would not experience.


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Re: car rental [Re: bran] #188778
03/26/2019 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bran
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i would recheck that my ae platinum policy says

What is Covered
If Damage to or Theft of a Rental Vehicle occurs while coverage is in effect, the Plan will pay a benefit up to
a maximum of $75,000 per Rental Agreement for:

no where does it say they will cover liability if a person is injured in the other car

also FYI AE offers two products the standard which come with the card which is a secondary payor after your car insurance and a premium product which you must register for for a one time fee of 19.95 per rental period covers you up to a 30 day rental and is primary but still dos not cover liability

As far as liability I never got a exact answer hertz told me unlimited both sides but also says 50000 on dutch (not sure iwhat s the a maximum amount of damages are on dutch side in the states if somebody loses limb or paralyzed that would be totaly inadequate )

kenny says they have 50000 included

french law states that rentals must have unlimited Insurance but cars may come with a deductible

Re: car rental [Re: jazzgal] #188789
03/26/2019 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jazzgal
I think talking about what we pay for car rental is somewhat futile. It can depend upon the time of year. It certainly depends on the size of car. And longevity as a customer usually results in additional discounts that a first-time renter would not experience.

100% correct. You may find internet rates listed online but a phone call or an email may produce better rates.


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Re: car rental [Re: ruralcarrier] #188794
03/26/2019 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Originally Posted by jazzgal
I think talking about what we pay for car rental is somewhat futile. It can depend upon the time of year. It certainly depends on the size of car. And longevity as a customer usually results in additional discounts that a first-time renter would not experience.

100% correct. You may find internet rates listed online but a phone call or an email may produce better rates.


agreed, depends on the season and other variables..was just trying to guage?

Re: car rental [Re: bran] #188795
03/26/2019 05:24 PM
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No problem but I would re-check on the liability coverage on the credit card.


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Re: car rental [Re: bran] #188797
03/26/2019 05:38 PM
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But, it's really not that difficult to say I'm renting a Hyundai I-10 from May 17-June 4, for $xxx, excluding insurance from Cruzer Rentals. That covers vehicle size, season, and some details, plus gives a person a reasonable base from which to make a price comparison.

Re: car rental [Re: cruzer] #188802
03/26/2019 07:35 PM
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Correct. I don't care what people pay during high season. Just the time period I go and need a car.


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