ok so I'm back in the rainy UK boooooo
The car hire was as great as you all promised it would be so thanks for that :) it only took ten years or so of convincing :)
So it went fantastically well. We used http://www.carhire3000.com/Home.do?a...teCode=wdisney after recommendations and they were great! consistently the best price etc.
The car we chose was a dodge charger or equivalent and it turned out to be provided by Dollar who also seemed pretty great to me.
Now because this was my first time, I selected a platinum package which included a tank of fuel, all the insurances and cover for additional drivers over 25.
I expected a hard sell but all they tried was epass and breakdown cover.
So I have a bunch of questions for our next car hire where I'd hope to be a bit more savvy :)
1. What insurance do you guys get? What's really really necessary and whats a nice extra?
2. This extra tank of fuel business. Everyone says to avoid it because however it's included, it'll be charged at silly rates. So am I right in thinking you ALWAYS get the car full of fuel whatever you order? but if you havent paid for a tank of fuel it means you have to give it back full ? (which would work out cheaper no doubt)
3. Breakdown cover.... It sounds pretty essential I mean what would I do without it if the car breaks down :/ Am I missing a cheaper option? do you all pay for it or risk it?
4. With our December trip, virgin holidays included a "free" car hire of an economy car and minimal insurance which they say will not fulfill local requirements. So there are all sorts of upgrades there. Does it ever work out well to go with virgin for this stuff or should I just forget their car and book my own elsewhere?
Any other car hire hints/tips/experiences?