I wondered if our experience of Hertz car hire in Corsica was typical or not.
Before we arrived in Corsica my husband got several quotes for a week's car hire and Hertz turned out to be the cheapest at about £120. We decided to go for this and pre-paid the cost and printed out a record of our booking.
When we arrived at the Hertz desk at Bastia airport the queue was ridiculously long and we had to wait for ages to be seen. We thought it would be a simple matter of handing in our documents and collecting a car, but the rep told us there was an additional 6 euros per day "local tax" to pay. We were quite shocked at this as we'd based our decision on the quote we'd been given and as far as we were concerned (and the paperwork even said so) there was nothing more to pay. But the rep insisted and reluctantly we had to pay an additional 42Euros for our car hire. If we had compared on that basis Hertz certainly would not have come out best.
We asked the rep if this was a Corsican thing or just Hertz and she said she didn't know.
So what's the story?
Is it just Hertz that plays this con? We will certainly avoid using Hertz again - even if it is some compulsory externally imposed local tax it should have been included in the quote.