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Car Hire Avis, Positive!

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Car Hire Avis, Positive!

I see a lot of talk about car hire experiences. This was ours.

Just returned from a week in Killarney. We picked up our car at Shannon through Avis. We were able to opt out of insurance with our World MasterCard that we chose because of this benefit.

Not many companies allow this. We had a letter from MasterCard stating we could.

P/U was easy. Desk in airport, car just outside.

When they gave us the description of the car, we made sure to check what damage that was on the paperwork was correct. It was not. We noted the difference and they signed off.

When returned the car and the young man did a quick look. I asked him to sign off that all was good so we would not have surprises. He did. On a recent trip to France we had a bad experience that cost us $$.

The value & experience with Avis was great.

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1. Re: Car Hire Avis, Positive!

Great to hear you had such a positive experience from AVIS Shannon Airport.

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I had a similar good experience with Avis in Dublin. I opted for the insurance @ $16EUR/day. People were great. Car worked out well, although it had a large dent on the passenger side undercarriage when they gave it to us.

They were fast, efficient, and no worries. I rarely get that when renting a car outside of the US. Usually they feel shady. Maybe when you purchase the insurance instead of using the Gold Visa insurance they feel they already have you over a barrel and don't hassle you for more $$$?

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HI lurch1 and emerald1910. Mandy here from Avis Ireland. Really glad to hear everything went well for you and many thanks for sharing your positive comments.

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Hi Mandy,

I am renting a car from Avis Shannon Airport next week for one day. I also plan to opt out of the insurance since my Visa card covers me. Do I need a letter to that effect?

Please let me know, so that I can get it!


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5. Re: Car Hire Avis, Positive!

Hi nath3636,

Mandy here from Avis Ireland. If you have a letter from visa confirming that they cover rentals in Ireland, then there is no problem.

Have a great trip!


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