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26 Jun 2010 00:00 by sandiemac Star rating in Ireland/El Barranco .... 22 posts Send private message

Hi all


I have just returned fron spain, i flew in to Alicante and returned the car to Murcia  for four days with Goldcar was stated 80 Euro on my docket and when i got there trhey charged me 180..Euro. They gave me a deisel car full and would not let me bring it back full so when i returned the car it was still nearly full.Because of the deisel taxes and 30 euor for returning it to a different place it went from 80 to 180

So beware


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26 Jun 2010 14:06 by redsam79 Star rating in Los Pacos, Costa del.... 192 posts Send private message

Read the small print.



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26 Jun 2010 17:06 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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Hi Sandimac

I don't understand why, when you posted on Solmar Car Hire Charges thread 16 Feb 2009 5:15 PM that you felt Goldcar had ripped you off then, that you used them again!

Yes, we all think charging for fuel you can't possibly use plus being charged a very hefty sum for the fuel anyway is wrong but why didn't you use another company AND check T & C's as you should?

Your post in the Solmar Car Hire Charges thread says .....

'We got car for a week with goldcar,booked on the internet befor we went and was quoted 78euro.When we handed in credit card we were chaeged 140. The car was a yarisa nd i dont think it takes 70 euro to fill one.I think it is a money racket for the companies to get as much cash in while the business is quiet.A lot wont give you full full on more than 3/4 days.That way when you bring back the car nearly full it will only cost them 10.00 euro or so to fill it again but they will charge the next person hiring 70 euro again.Its a  Rip off   !!!!!!!! '    

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26 Jun 2010 17:24 by TechNoApe Star rating in Duquesa, Manilva. 1278 posts Send private message

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I agree that charging you for a full tank at above pump prices is unfair, but the T & C's of some Car Hire Companies state that it's not just the cost of the fuel....

... but also the charge for refuelling!

Having said that, I got stung for the same thing via Europcar when we hired a car in the UK last April.

So, when I took it back... it was on fumes!!!!

In fact I really did wonder if we were going to make it to the Airport and it did 'cough' as I parked it up!


Me, the Mrs and Rosie too! But we'll never, ever forget our Tyler!

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30 Jun 2010 22:32 by Grover Star rating. 37 posts Send private message

I didn't realise that Goldcar had started charging a supplement for dropping the car off at a different location.  They also now charge for the first extra driver which used to be free.  It is getting so very expensive to hire a car in Spain now.

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