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Old 08.01.2017, 19:20
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I'm looking to rent a car for 4 week.
is there a catch with autoeurope.ch since the prices there are half the prices on all other site I have looked at?
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Auto Europe is a reliable company with good customer service, in my experience.


There are many car rental companies and consolidators, and it's normal that the prices vary wildly from one to another.
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Old 12.01.2017, 14:15
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Have a look at www.rentalcars.com and buy an excess car hire insurance cover policy at UK World wide insurance company

http://www.worldwideinsurance.co.uk/...izhMytcz4o5qPA

and you will save a lot of money.
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+1 for Auto Europe. I have used the UK site to book my rentals for well over a decade. Always cheap, no major issues.

Only thing to note - check the small print of the individual deal includes what you want. The cheapest deal may have an extra cost not shown, or not include something you expected. Example; An additional driver. On some deals they a free - or sometimes, XX chf a day. And the rate varies.

Auto Europe's USP used to be additional driver included, until a few years back they quietly dropped it. Which I only found out about when picking up my 1 month rental... ouch!

My last booking I think I had two options, same kind of car, both 5 EUR a day for the week - but for one deal an extra driver was 10 Eur a day, the other was a maximum 30 Eur per rental.

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You have to wonder why there is an extra charge for a second driver. The second driver might be a better insurance risk, and there can never be two drivers of one car...
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You have to wonder why there is an extra charge for a second driver. The second driver might be a better insurance risk, and there can never be two drivers of one car...
Generally the risk is not underwritten so drivers history irrelevant. 2 drivers implies the car will be driven more KM's & may companies have unlimited KM. I have rented a car for the weekend & exceeded 1000km, then charged those KM's to my employer

Companies like to make additional money, hiring a GPS will cost more than buying a GPS, additional items are a profit centre
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Companies like to make additional money, hiring a GPS will cost more than buying a GPS, additional items are a profit centre
And don't get me started on child seats...
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And don't get me started on child seats...
You can get a bag for them for checked luggage - Dioni (or something) - about 80chf.
Pack the child's stuff in with it and you don't pay extra.

As for Nav - its often cheaper to upgrade to a car with one fitted as standard than pay the extra.
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You can get a bag for them for checked luggage - Dioni (or something) - about 80chf.
Pack the child's stuff in with it and you don't pay extra.

As for Nav - its often cheaper to upgrade to a car with one fitted as standard than pay the extra.

Even cheaper, use your phone
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Re: autoeurope.ch

I have rented a car from saturday via autoeurope.ch so let's see if there will be a car for me at aeroport
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Phone isnt always reliable, except if you download maps in advance. Even then, not always the best. Ive been really down the wrong roads, at the most in opportune times because of using my phone for mapping.
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I have used autoeurope.com many times and in many countries, never had a problem and always got the best prices.
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I have used autoeurope.com many times and in many countries, never had a problem and always got the best prices.
Same here. I also like that it includes insurances (except glass and tires). This comes in handy in more ways than just the obvious.

1 -The employees behind the counter are trained to upsell the insurance products to make more money. It's really nice to avoid that harassment and just have them acknowledge you're covered.

2 - The employees that check the cars upon return seem to be trained to nitpick every scratch and speck of dirt. When they see on the form that you've got coverage, they don't bother to nitpick and just send you on your way.

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