Hire Car insurance in Florida

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by dfchelbay, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. dfchelbay

    dfchelbay DIS Veteran

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    Hi everyone. I hope you can help/guide me with hire car questions. My friend, who lives in England is in Florida right now. We called to reserve a car to pick up today, for three weeks in Orlando. When we made the reservation, they said the cost would be about $535 USD. Today, when he picked up the car they said he had to pay an additional $1000 for insurance. We specifically asked when making the reservation if there were any other costs for a foreign driver when renting the car and was told as long as their license was in english, they would be treated the same as a US driver with no additional charges.

    What are your experiences with renting a car in Florida? Do you pay extra for insurance and if so, how much? Who do you rent your cars from...what company? This $1000 is so excessive. A one year policy if you own a car in the USA isn't even $1000. Can anyone recommend where to call and rent a car in Orlando. He is going to return this car ASAP, he had to have it for today tho. Thanks
     
  2. Netty

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

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    take the car back but book another car through expedia uk etc, it sounds like they have gone directly to a usa reservation instead of a uk one. I'm sure wayneg will be able to guide you in the right direction :thumbsup2 keep checking the uk trip planning section :)
     

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