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Car Hire fleets (Information)

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Car Hire fleets (Information)

There are many questions regarding what type of car should be hired. Some people want a small car just because it might be 1" or 25mm each side narrower each side. Personally at 6'2" and 200+lb I would rather have room in the cockpit.

These links give cars available in Ireland (companies in alphabetical order)

www.avis.ie/ProductsServicesIE/Fleet-Guide

http://www.budget.ie/the_fleet.htm

http://www.dan-dooley.ie/vehicles.php

www.enterprise.ie/car_rental/showVehicles.do

www.hertz.ie/rentacar/vehicleguide/index.jsp…

http://www.thrifty.ie/booking/vehicles.php

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1. Re: Car Hire fleets (Information)

Tony, you're becoming the "go to guy" for car rentals in Ireland !!

Is there a DE for that? Thanx for all the work you put into your posts.

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Tony: Hope you can help solve our problem. We are staying at Croke Park Hotel in Dublin, just across from the Croke Park Stadium. My husband and son have a 10:30 a.m. tee time Sunday, Sept. 3rd at K Club near Kildare.

I rented a Thrify rental car from the City Center location to get them to their golf game. The problem is that the rental car office doesn't open until 9 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. on Sundays. There is no parking facility or drop off box for keys. We are joining a tour group early Monday morning, so we can't wait to drop off the car then.

Can you recommend a more accommodating rental car company in Dublin? We need to pick up the car before 9 and drop it off around the dinner hour on Sunday. A location near the Croke Park Hotel would be most helpful.

Thank you

sconner

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It is a 30 minute bus ride to the airport which would be the best option. Going by Google maps (don't do ball and stick myself) K Club is 34 minutes from the Airport via the M50 and M4. To be honest a taxi might be as cheap? or Bus to Lexlip or Nass and a cab from either.

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Okay, sounds like we need to abandon the idea of a rental car. I've also learned they can take the train from Drumcondra station out to Maynooth, then catch a 15-minute taxi ride to K Club. That sounds like an easy and economical solution.

If you ever come to Indianapolis in the US, hope I can return the favor.

Thanks,

sconner

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As Maynooth is primarily a suburban station, you are unlikely to have cabs waiting at the station, so you might like to prebook your cab to meet the train (and agree a price on advance too)

This is a local company I have frequently used and find them reliable

http://www.maynoothcabs.com/

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Thank you for this tip. I have followed up and contacted them.

Best,

sconner

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One other question to tap into your knowledge of rental cars. I have reserved cars through Thrifty and through Budget for other portions of our trip. Our US auto insurance will not cover the rental car while we are out of the US/Canada.

What advice can you give us about taking out insurance at the counter or through a third-party provider? Do we need both collision/liability and CDW insurance?

If you have already written a posting that answers this question, perhaps you can just direct me to it...don't mean to ask you to repeat yourself here.

Thanks for your help.

sconner

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Avis have changed the web address for their Irish fleet

http://www.avis.ie/FleetIE

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