Yes, I know yet another rental car question.
I'm planning on picking up a car at Faro Airport and returning at Lisbon Airport, duration is 3 days in June. I'll need an automatic because last time I drove a manual in Europe it was a disaster (long story). Since there's four of us going, with luggage, 2 child seats, and I need an automatic transmission, it's going to be a pricey car rental.
Through Costcotravel, I have a booking with Avis for ~ US$514 (Mercedes C class Auto). The booking is not prepaid or even secured by credit card, so I'm concerned that the car won't actually be there for me. I'm also concerned about additional charges when I get there (don't know about Avis' reputation in Portugal; in the US they are fine).
Through EconomyCarHire I can book with Rent Auto for 199 British Pounds (Renault Megane Estate Auto). Is Rent Auto reputable?
Faro Car has no availability.
Please advise on Avis and Rent Auto. If there's another firm that's solid, please let me know. Keep in mind I'm picking up in Faro but returning in Lisbon.