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Fabulous Avis car rental deal - am I missing something?

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Fabulous Avis car rental deal - am I missing something?

I just reserved a Compact car (e.g. VW golf) for 10 days in September with pickup & dropoff in Munich.

The final price quoted via the online reservation system was Euro308 (Euro 30.8 per day) including tax, CDW (excess of Euro800), theft protection, and unlimited mileage. The quote is at least 30-40% cheaper than other car rental companies like Hertz, Sixt, Autoeurope and Europcar.

Am I missing something here? Is it too good to be true?

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1. Re: Fabulous Avis car rental deal - am I missing something?

Hi,

I just checked for for example 20 till 30th September.

Avis : 373 euro Cat B ( VW Polo )

Hertz : 320 euro Cat A ( Kia Rio )

Budget : 213 euro Cat O ( Fiat Panda )

Europcar : 307 euro Eco ( VW Polo )

So not the best deal I think. These prices are if you book and pay online for 10 days .

Which dates are you going ?

Max

Edited: 18 May 2010, 19:46
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2. Re: Fabulous Avis car rental deal - am I missing something?

The prices change a lot depending on your home country, ie if I book a car saying Germany as a home address it is often €150 cheaper than using my Amsterdam address. Rental companies each have their own way to do this and it is not even consistant week after week. If you have checked the other companies and their prices are higher then book it. I just tired 13-23 and got price of 350 so it seems fine

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3. Re: Fabulous Avis car rental deal - am I missing something?

great, thanks, i feel better now!

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4. Re: Fabulous Avis car rental deal - am I missing something?

Well, A Golf is better than a Polo, and forget about driving a Panda :)

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5. Re: Fabulous Avis car rental deal - am I missing something?

Actually I just used Kayak.com to search for rentals in Munich excluding airport rentals and Enterprise came back wth the cheapest rate of Euro 22 per day for total of Euro 219. Looks like September is a good time to be renting a car.

6. Re: Fabulous Avis car rental deal - am I missing something?

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