We are travelling from Budapest to Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split this summer and would like to hire a car in Budapest and drop it off in Split. It seems like we will have to go through a car rental consolidator -- a sort of middle man? -- with full payment up front, and perhaps some hitches in terms of insurance and coverage.
Does anyone have any dire warnings about going through a consolidator? About hiring a car in Budapest and crossing into Croatia? Insight? Suggestions?