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car rental south of London ?

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car rental south of London ?

We are heading towards Beachy Head, Dover after our first 3 days in London. We were hoping to pick up a car south of London (we didn't want to start driving on the "other" side in London traffic); Any suggestions ?

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11. Re: car rental south of London ?

What about Brighton ?

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12. Re: car rental south of London ?

Depends where the car hire place is. Not a great city to drive/park in.

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13. Re: car rental south of London ?

From your start location it's Gatwick or Ashford. You have direct trains to both from there. I'd now worry about car prices - the rental rates in the UK are amazingly volatile, so you might want to check whether you get a much better deal at Gatwick vs Ashford or vice versa.

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14. Re: car rental south of London ?

I'd reiterate my earlier advice re Uckfield - and remind you to book an automatic transmission car in advance, if you're at all nervous.

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15. Re: car rental south of London ?

Ashford is a good idea but avoid Enterprise car rental in Ashford and use another company. We had a terrible experience with them, waiting one hour at the station before they finally came to pick us up, even though we had called the day before and 15 minutes before our arrival on the day, as instructed. The branch manager is a real jobsworth and kept trying to pin the blame on us rather than admitting any fault. She trotted out ridiculous accusations such as that we did not give a UK phone number when we had given a London landline 0207 number with our booking on the website, which asks for the home number, not a mobile number. We suspect she said this because 2 of our party of 3 were not white. She had to be corrected by her employee, who told her we had given a London number. A thoroughly unpleasant experience. A paltry 10 percent off the price amounting to about £8 did not compensate for the bad customer service.

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