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Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:00pm
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Can anyone tell me if it’s better to rent a car when you get to the airport or do it befor I come over 

martinbaines

Wed Jul 3, 2019 12:27pm

Posts: 7

Location: Huércal-Overa

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2019 12:27pm

Definitely arrange it before.  I have found the Ryanair cars site to be the best (you can use it even if you do not fly with them) for finding cheap deals - some really cheap: one time (out of season) we got a Mercedes for less than €5 per day. This time of year it won't be as cheap, but still worth using the comparison site.

If you really want to push it, get a price through the site, then phone the company direct. Sometimes they will do you a slightly better deal too (they do not have to pay the agency fee to the site). Not guaranteed and some will not even give as good a price on the phone as on the web, but worth a try.

Some things to watch out for though - the prices will typically be without full cover (typically an excess of around €1000 is not uncommon), and the car hire company's cover will probably double the price or more of the headline price. You will probably be better to organise your own cover (or might already have it through a bank or credit card) for the excess - if you do though, they will still try a very hard sell and will be super picky about every scratch when you hand the car in, so be picky when you pick it up and drop it off too to make sure they are not ripping you (or your insurance company) off.

Also I found the really cheap deals only last a month. Searching for a long term will not find them and prices go crazy. Last time I hired, I actually did two separate hires for that reason, as it was a lot cheaper. Again one you see the prices for 30 days, it can be worth phoning directly to the company to see if they can extend it.

Tracy 63

Tracy 63

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Wed Jul 3, 2019 4:31pm

Posts: 11

Location: Huércal-Overa

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2019 4:31pm

Thank you I have a look 

Rob20B

Rob20B

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Wed Jul 3, 2019 8:11pm

Posts: 544

Location: Los Gallardos

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Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2019 8:11pm

Which airport are you arrving at as the best companies can differ depending which airport you are flying into?

Rob
Los Gallardos/Palomares

Tracy 63

Tracy 63

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Wed Jul 3, 2019 11:04pm

Posts: 11

Location: Huércal-Overa

Posted: Wed Jul 3, 2019 11:04pm

Hi I’m here now I flow in to almeria ended up getting one from gold car I’m back out September need to see if I can find a regular car rent as it’s working out to dear any recommends 

Lithodora

Tue Jul 9, 2019 10:07am

Posts: 44

Location: Zúrgena

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Posted: Tue Jul 9, 2019 10:07am

Hi Tracey, sorry to jump in, but i am in the same situation, car hire is so expensive! If you come up with anything, could you let me know, and i will do the same

Regards

Liz

Tracy 63

Tracy 63

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Tue Jul 9, 2019 10:20am

Posts: 11

Location: Huércal-Overa

Posted: Tue Jul 9, 2019 10:20am

When I go back to the airport I ask if I can have a direct email for gold car and see if that would work out cheaper booking it with them when are you comeing out 

jennifer0landry

Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:30pm

Posts: 10

Location: Chirivel

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Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:30pm

Hello, I can personally vouch for Swen at the Auto Corner in Los gallardos, just up from Mojacar. He has cars, motos, bikes etc for sale and rent. You can rent a car for the time you are here and he will provide service to and from the airport. You can get in touch with him via phone or whatsapp: +34 667 43 96 71

Jenn

Tracy 63

Tracy 63

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Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:17pm

Posts: 11

Location: Huércal-Overa

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:17pm

Hi thank you for getting in touch I’m out here now and ended up with goldcar again with hi prices can you recommend any that will meet you at the airport to pick up the car the drop back there over almeria or Alicante 

Tracy 63

Tracy 63

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Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:21pm

Posts: 11

Location: Huércal-Overa

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:21pm

Hi Martin what was the two prices ? Is it rent in England then take the insurance out here when you get to the airport ?

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