i have booked with them twice now from valencia and both times it was cheaper than going direct to the hire firm itself
The main difference seems to be that with Argus you pay a nonreturnable deposit at the point of booking and then pay the remainder when you get to Valencia.
With all the other carhire companies you can make your online booking(pay nothing) and if it then becomes cheaper cancel your orignal booking an make another one at no cost. If you keep your booking you pay on arrival.
Most companies I have looked at operate this policy - perhaps there are some smaller companies out there?
Despite my annoyance at the fuel policy, used carjet twice last year and will be using them again this year (Valencia this time). They used GoldcarEuropa last year, they were good to deal with.
Better the devil you know IMO, the last thing you need is any hassle with your car at the airport at the start of your holiday.
Hope this helps.
Yes, we have booked with Do You Spain who use Auriga car rental at Valencia airport. They do operate a pay for full tank - return empty policy but the prices were good and nothing to pay until we get there.
I'm sure you will all know how I feeling at this moment so I won't go into print.
I also expect to receive further emails from AurigaCrown, probably again just a few days before we, our family and friends fly to Valencia in the coming weeks / months relating to the next 4 carhire bookings we have with them during the summer. These expected cancellations will affect 15 people.
If you have a booking with AurigaCrown during the summers months may I suggest you keep a keen eye on your inbox and if. like us, you need to go into the rustic areas of Spain and really need a car, you make consider making a plan B - NOW.
Solmar did us a deal, well it was take it or leave it ! Got a car, a Fiat Bravo, for 3 weeks - cost ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬1,243. AurigaCrown have now bought a further 650 cars and hopefully this problem is now over for this year.
Our original booking was for 2 weeks and I had another booking for 1 week (the third week) when some family were using our villa but given the car availablility issues I took the Solmar car for the whole 3 weeks.
Regarding costs, this car cost me ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬412 a week. Solmar included every insurance they had as a mandatory part of the rental - I said I didnt need the insurance but if I wanted the car I had to take them. I never take these insurances - the original booking was for ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬110 a week.
Currently our next 2 bookings for a weeks time are still OK but in anticipation of problems I have prebooked other cars, but not prepaid anything, with another supplier.
Auriga Crown did provide the 2 cars for our August booking at the previously agreed price. The cars were a little more 'worn' than those they supplied on previous visits but each had 4 wheels and went !
Regarding the Auriga Crown cancelled July booking and us then having to book a car when we arrived at Valencia at great cost.
The company we make the booking through in the UK have made an offer to contribute to the extra costs we incurred when we booked our car at the airport with Solmar. This offer does not cover all the costs but it does help and I'm not sure if they were legally obliged to do this (I suspect not) but it was nice to see that they did. Just waiting for the cheque to appear.
Here's hoping that Auriga Crown have a car for our next visit in a weeks time !
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