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OK, we are booked for April.  A family wedding in Donegal!!!!biggrin  On to the dreaded car rental scene....we need a "people mover" as we will be 4 adults and 2 children.  Prefer automatic.  Any ideas for the best company or consolidator to use?  I looked at Auto Europe.  They quoted me $900 for 7 days.  cryThat does not included car seat and booster rentals.  Ummm......yikes.  Any help appreciated.  

 

Bless you.aww

 

Marie



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Eight and nine passenger People Movers (which are really best for six passenger with luggage) are typically Manual Transmission.  Automatics are particularly sparse in that size range.  Seven passenger (Ford Galaxy) automatics are more common but are hardly suitable for six -- particularly if they have luggage.

Do you use a Credit Card that covers you in Ireland for the insurance?

If that's so, go with whomever has the best price and terms.  Dooley places a smaller 'Hold' on your card than Hertz (3,00 Euro as opposed to 5,000), but Hertz MAY waive that if you are a Member of their 'Gold Plus' plan.  Membership is Free.

If you buy the Full Insurances, go with either of the following:

Dooley have an EXCELLENT staff in their New Jersey Office that is VERY highly regarded:

 

1 800 331 9301 or, their web site: https://www.dandooley.com/

Dooley has an Agent (Fox Car Hire) that Michele and I have used because they are sometimes cheaper than Dooley's regular prices:  

https://www.foxrentacar.com/en/locations/ireland/shannon-airport.html

 

Hertz: Try Conn's Ireland Car Rental. He's based in Kansas, of all places, but, he's been a Hertz agent for MANY years and lots of people I know ( Murphy and Bit Devine, to name two!)  rave about his prices and service.  Since he only offers FULL coverage, I've not used him. My dealings with Hertz have been direct with Hertz Ireland.

 

http://www.connsirelandcarrental.com/ Phone: (801) 649 5353 316 315 5993



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Many thanks, Bob. I will go with Conn. They were very helpful and absolutely everything is included, so no $ surprises. No way am I getting off cheaper, renting a 9 passenger car.

I am now on to another question and will post immediately, with a different topic line. :)

Marie

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