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    usrentacar - price up a 2 door compct ( they don't ever do 2 door cars)so you are guaranteed a 4 door anyway, then get a free upgrade to an intermediate.

    Go fo Gold or Paremium insurance

    If you want bigger then price up intermediate with free upgrade to ull size

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 241669
    yeah this one says free including basic insurance which I've already read is next to worthless. To add full premium everything insurance was 19 a day but lots of articles saying you may as well just go to another company and get the whole thing for the same or less
    loads of people fo a flydrive and forget the car with virgin and go elsewhere as its cheaper to do so. bear that in mind for cheaper flights too keith
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 241666
    ooo thanks I'm sure I'll have lots to ask!

    How bad are the "small" cars? I mean you know what I'm like over here, I like my large luxury cars but over there it's just getting to and from the mall and so on so as long as they weren't REALLY annoying it'd be ok. By really annoying I mean I was stuck with a tiny honda jazz thing last time mine was in for some work. No offence to honda jazz fans, it was just very very very very underpowered compared to what I was used to and it was a very frustrating experience. I'm not talking about going 500mph, but just yah know, pulling out of roads and things
    I'm the opposite - I drive a tiny Peugeot 107 to school and back but when in Florida I get behind the wheel of a 7 seater Dodge Caravan and I'm all "power" and turn into Jeremy Clarkson. By day 3 of our last trip Adrian was already sick of me wheel spinning out of our driveway.

    Go for an intermediate - you should get at least a 2 liter engine then.

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    get a new camaro keith from dollar then you know you have some grunt under your right foot
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    We always go through usrentacar and shoose Dollar - everything paid for up front, no extras needed.
    Like Sandra, we know they have no two door compact cars so, that's what we go for. We always get upgraded to intermediate, usually a 4 door. Not sure if this has anything to do with the Dollar Express card that we have or not
    The Dollar Express card is a huge bonus too so I'd sign up for that if you end up choosing Dollar. There's no charge and you don't have to stand in line at the hire point - you go straight to the 'garage' or area where the cars are and your car is waiting for you. It can save a lot of time.

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    Keith I can't believe your finally thinking of venturing out with a car

    We always go with Net Flights and book with dollar and take the platinum insurance so everything is included. We only go for economy which is usually a Chrysler PT Cruiser (which I love) but it does simon and I and has loads of boot space. Costs us 277 for two weeks for end of Jan this year.

    Probably not the cheapest but we've never had any problems (touch wood) and the service has been great. We both get to drive and a full tank to start us off

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    I totally cannot believe the insurance rip off that you Brits have to go through. My credit cards cover me anywhere in the world.





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    I book direct with direct with DOLLAR AND TAKE OUT GOLD INSURANCE also you can pick size of car you want and pay acordingly





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    Quote Originally Posted by robertcraig, post: 241756
    I book direct with direct with DOLLAR AND TAKE OUT GOLD INSURANCE also you can pick size of car you want and pay acordingly
    thanks Robert!

    How hard IS driving over there? :/ it doesnt look too bad and I drive automatics over here so that cant be too bad right? whats the signing like? am I going to get lost getting from the airport
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