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  1. Default Car Rental

    Hi there. I'm heading to the US from the UK shortly and will be hiring a car for a couple of weeks. I've noticed on some websites they don't have many options. I'll probably looking for excess waiver, addittional driver and SatNav. Would these be things I will be able to sort out at the rental desk or are they things I should make sure are sorted before I arrive? Thanks for any advice.

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    Mar 2005
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula

    Default I'd do it now!

    Welcome to the Roadtrip America forums.

    Prices vary between companies. All of the major car rental agencies should have many options, including the ones you're seeking. Plus, we have found that international travelers usually get better rates than those of us who live here in the US. I would imagine that to get these discounts, you would need to be making arrangements before you get here.

    Anyway, I think waiting until you get here leaves you open to too many potential surprises. I would have my arrangements made and verified before I left home.

    Can we help you with anything else?

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    Hi Pedro,
    I made the mistake in May of this year of not pre-booking car rental before a 12-day US trip. Got to Chicago O'Hare to discover all the rental places are away from the airport, so no person behind a desk to sort out quotes, etc!

    Anyway, we found Budget Rent-a-Car the most helpful, the cheapest (of the telephone quotes we got from the airport), and we were very pleased with the car we got, the price and the options. Most companies seem to offer sat-nav these days. We went for the full-on insurance just to save the headaches, and paid for an additional driver.

    I'm planning another similar trip for September and have pre-booked this time - again with Budget because we were so happy with them in every respect.
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 06-27-2008 at 09:08 AM. Reason: Removed Link

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