*car hire warning*

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  1. Netty

    Netty <font color=deeppink>A six foot palm from Wal-Mart

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    please be careful when getting your car hire, as some are pushing you to get the breakdown cover at something like $5 a day, when you dont need it, they are saying that you have to have it and are being quite aggressive as well, saying that you can not have the car unless you have this extra insurance which is just not true. stand your ground on this one

    also those of you like me who have booked an intermediate suv with dollar through netflights- netflight info says a rav4 or similar- dollar do not have the rav4 so you will be offered the jeep liberty/jeep compass etc. we got a free upgrade to a 7 seater grand minivan :thumbsup2
     
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  3. jockey

    jockey Runs for Wine!

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    Well done on the upgrade. Thanks for the info, I usually pick up from the Disney car care centre, I find them less pushy than the airport!:)
     
  4. Lilybee

    Lilybee and Spikey

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    We are going with alamo. So what will happen if you do breakdown ? Will you have to pay a recovery fee ?
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  5. orangetiggs

    orangetiggs Married my sweetheart in DISNEY!!!!!

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    we just returned a intermediate suv on friday with dollar had a kia sportage

    they offered the breakdown and the sunpass thingy for the tolls I said no thanks and that was it, no problems with forced selling what so ever.

    I guess it depends on the assistant you get
     
  6. Netty

    Netty <font color=deeppink>A six foot palm from Wal-Mart

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    alamo are very pushy,they are responsible for the recovery fee not you, if you do breakdown.
     
  7. wickesy

    wickesy <font color=royalblue>Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love y

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    I've been with Alamo twice this year and not found them pushy on the breakdown cover at all, certainly not to the point of being aggressive. I said no both times and it was left at that.
     
  8. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    All down to the agent on the day David, all companies have good and bad, personally at MCO I found Alamo the worst, no cars on arrival, 24 hours they eventually got me a car the hard sell was bad. Thats 10 years ago not used them since. Both Budget and Dollar have been great for me with no hard sell at all. Others find totally opposite.
    On the other hand Dollar at both Sanford and LAX(twice) were horrible. Both agressive and ignorant. I can handle pressure but anyone that can't would be intimidated by some of the rental agents I have dealt with.
     
  9. london75

    london75 DIS Veteran

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    I just use the Alamo quick kiosk and don't even speak to one of the people, straight out the door after scanning the bar code.
     
  10. eyoreaud

    eyoreaud <font color=peach>Who? Us? Nosey? NEVER!<br><font

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    Ah, i didn't realise you could do that, thanks for the info :thumbsup2
     
  11. Netty

    Netty <font color=deeppink>A six foot palm from Wal-Mart

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    It wasn't me who had the problem, it was my nephew and his mate- both lads early 20's, told they couldnt have the car unless they took out the breakdown insurance....
     

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