Car Hire recommendations

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Car Hire recommendations

Postby slamminhammo » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:33 pm

Hi All
thanks for your previous replies regartding my trip to Costa Tropical next month.
Dp you have any recommendations who to use for car hire?
I am reading some awful reviews for some companies at Malaga airport.
I have my own excess insurance so never buy the overpriced "full insurance" package.
Any and all advice welcomed
Thanks in advance

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby elusive » Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:31 pm

Hellie hollis and malagacar seem to be the most popular and respected companies at the airport.

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby costakid » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:18 pm

elusive wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:31 pm Hellie hollis and malagacar seem to be the most popular and respected companies at the airport.
Second that.

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby maureenscot » Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:13 am

Third that

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby zanuck » Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:39 pm

slamminhammo wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:33 pm
I have my own excess insurance so never buy the overpriced "full insurance" package.
We have ferried and driven over for the past six years or so, but previously always used Helle Hollis and had UK purchased car rental excess insurance, but I thought that had all come to an end with Brexit, and that UK insurance companies couldn't provide that cover for use with car rentals in Spain.

Am I wrong?

We expect to start coming by air again later in the year, so car rentals (and insurance) will be on the cards.

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby Cádiz » Sat Jan 22, 2022 7:05 pm

zanuck wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:39 pm
slamminhammo wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:33 pm
I have my own excess insurance so never buy the overpriced "full insurance" package.
We have ferried and driven over for the past six years or so, but previously always used Helle Hollis and had UK purchased car rental excess insurance, but I thought that had all come to an end with Brexit, and that UK insurance companies couldn't provide that cover for use with car rentals in Spain.

Am I wrong?

We expect to start coming by air again later in the year, so car rentals (and insurance) will be on the cards.
I am pretty sure its Europe insurance, not EU.... anyway the rest of the world just +€10...

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby Wicksey » Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:07 pm

It's us Spanish residents that can be longer use the UK car excess insurance companies unfortunately as I always did for car hire in England. UK residents are still covered for Europe as before.

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby zanuck » Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:54 pm

Thanks Cadiz

And thanks Wicksey, I checked the company that I used to use until we started driving to the Axarquia, Insurance4carhire and to my surprise they still offer a one year/multi-trip cover for £46.99 which is only a little above what I paid until 2016 when we last rented a car.

Good to have clarified it, apologies that my memory failed on which way round the situation has become.

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby Flashman » Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:13 pm

i've used record go and ok rental multiple times with no problems (i have my own excess insurance)

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby Flashman » Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:19 pm

i've used record go and ok rental multiple times with no problems (i have my own excess insurance)

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby maureenscot » Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:46 am

Flashman I have never heard of either of them. Are they at airports?

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby costakid » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:40 am

All three of those are easily found if you google car hire malaga. Main thing I would check is the big deposit some of these take from your card.

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby chrissiehope » Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:20 pm

...and don't touch Delpaso with a bargepole !!!
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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby elusive » Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:02 pm

And goldcar. Worst rep of them all. Mind you i dont see many of theirs around much and they had been taken over by europcar so things may have changed

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby Flashman » Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:54 pm

maureenscot wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:46 am Flashman I have never heard of either of them. Are they at airports?
yes both have desks (and cars) in the airport, they do the preliminary 1100eu 'block' on the card which is not debited or charged but you must have the credit limit available. This is assuming you don't take their excess insurance

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby maureenscot » Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:30 am

Thank you. Car rental seems to have gone up

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby costakid » Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:49 am

maureenscot wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:30 am Thank you. Car rental seems to have gone up
Crazy prices in 2021 due to car shortage, I think they made the most of it though.

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby ashtondav » Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:44 pm

Of the budget bunch OK are ok, cargest not too bad. In both cases they don’t force too much their rip off insurance. I am pathologically scarred by goldcar and delpaso, but they might have improved.

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby slamminhammo » Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:41 am

Thanks all for your commments.
I have gone with Malagacar.com in the end
Fingers crossed

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Re: Car Hire recommendations

Postby Cádiz » Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:26 pm

slamminhammo wrote: Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:41 am Thanks all for your commments.
I have gone with Malagacar.com in the end
Fingers crossed
I would never recommend car-hire company as so many things can go wrong.. I hire from them...

out of interest is it expensive now...


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