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“Paid for extras that I was told i wouldnt have to”

Written on: 02/10/2019 by BMCwells (1 review written)

Was offered lots of extras at "no charge" from the rep. Ended up paying for everything. Paid about 700 euros more than what was stated on pick up. Asked about the huge difference in price and was told that I must have misunderstood. They did not have the car I reserved so I was offered up grade at "no charge" - then I got charged 20 euro a day for up grade. Was even told the first tank of gas was free - then got charged 70 euro when I got back again telling me I must have misunderstood. Be… Read Full Review

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“DONT HIRE HERE - ITS GOING TO COST YOU”

Written on: 15/08/2019 by Barrett453 (1 review written)

I HIRED A CAR FOR 3 DAYS, THE STORY GOES LIKE SOME OTHERS, THE CAR ONLY HAD 3/4 OF A TANK OF FUEL, IT WAS 11PM SO DARK AND COULD NOT LOOK AROUND THE CAR IN DETAIL FOR ANY DENTS ETC. ON MY RETURN ITS POINTED OUT A SMALL HAIR LINE SCRATCH ON THE WING MIRROR THAT I WAS TOLD WAS NOT THERE BEFORE, THIS I WAS NOT SURE ABOUT, NOW I AM WAITING FOR AN ESTIMATE TO COME THROUGH TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE - 4 WEEKS LATER STILL THEY HAVE MY 1800E DEPOSIT WITH NO EAMIL OR CALL RETUNED. NOT GOOD!… Read Full Review

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“Avoid at all costs”

Written on: 31/10/2017 by Combs97 (1 review written)

Staff insist you buy their insurance despite you having your own Fuel is charges at one rate but an amount which was much less was credited 3 days later when returned on a fiull tank -ex change rates were constnat over the three days Car had badly damaged alloys missed off the inspection sheet until I pointed it out and on return I was charged 500 euro for a small crack in the door mirror indicator lens that I didnt see at 10pm at night in he driving rain. It didnt happen whislt I wwas… Read Full Review

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“Be aware if renting in Dublin”

Written on: 25/11/2014 by gerardmacneill (1 review written)

I travel to Ireland on business often.When you travel around Dublin you use the M50.There is an electronic Toll system , e flow that allows you to pay the 2.55 GBP within 24 hours.Every other rental company I have used in Ireland pays that toll and adds it on to your credit card. Eurocar didn't mention anything about this and about 3 months later I received a traffic violation for not paying the 2.55 fee AND a 38.55 administration fee from Europcar for having to pay the toll " to avoid further… Read Full Review

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“touring trip from England to South Ireland”

Written on: 02/11/2014 by accordionmagic (1 review written)

on the 21 September we rented a car From EUROPCAR Redditch, we where given a Skoda Fabria and was given not instruction what so ever about the vehicle, with in two days the car developed engine problems the car was taken away for four days, we had no help or assistance at all we even phoned England and spoke to the branch manager in the Redditch Branch, just to be told its our responsibility to get the car back to England, he did not understand that a tour of Ireland needs a car. Eventually… Read Full Review

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“ We have just returned from a holiday to Ireland. I...”

Written on: 14/10/2014 by jasper1000 (3 reviews written)

We have just returned from a holiday to Ireland. I booked a car a few days before i left and was happy with the quote i received for a Ford Mondeo or Similar car. (5 day hire for £76) On arrival at the reception desk I was told if i refused to pay for extra insurance at 20 Euro’s a day my only other option would be to have 1,600 Euros charged to my debit card as a security despot. Unfortunately i had not got access to this kind of money which left me no choice than to take out additional… Read Full Review

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Dave8208's Response to jasper1000's Review

Written on: 17/10/2014

seems a common thing by Europcar .
My original quote ( gaurenteed price ) blew out from $263 australian dollars to $617 because my booked car wasnt there and i HAD TO HAVE a bigger car.
I will never ever deal with Europcar again and will recommend as many people as possible to go elsewhere.

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“Excess Insurance”

Written on: 08/07/2014 by richwilko8796 (1 review written)

I hired a car from Europcar through CarTrawler for my trip in Ireland. I picked the car up in Dublin, when I was going through the booking procedure, I was charged £250 which I thought was the security deposit, however this was for excess insurance. I was not told this was for the excess insurance, therefore please be aware Europcar try and cover this up and charge you extra money for excess insurance. I have been ripped off by this company, STAY AWAY… Read Full Review

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“Europcar - watch out for cons”

Written on: 09/06/2014 by Sullivanlc56 (1 review written)

We got a fantastic deal through Argus by searching and booking and paying in full - basically qualified for early bird special. We got the car we wanted - a large family auto transmission with plenty of boot space and the second driver for free - at a reasonable price given the value of the dollar against the pound. We were also able to book one way car hire, pick up in Heathrow and drop off in Edinburgh. Sadly this deal was with a car provided by Europcar. When we arrived at the Europcar… Read Full Review

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Written on: 17/06/2014

Green Motion £20.00 for a tank of fuel ehh??? no wonder they went bust!!!!

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“Review of Europcar”

Written on: 09/06/2014 by 256Day (1 review written)

We got a fantastic deal through Argus by searching and booking and paying in full - basically qualified for early bird special. We got the car we wanted - a large family auto transmission with plenty of boot space and the second driver for free - at a reasonable price given the value of the dollar against the pound. We were also able to book one way car hire, pick up in Heathrow and drop off in Edinburgh. Sadly this deal was with a car provided by Europcar. 

When we arrived at the Europcar
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“Bait and switch”

Written on: 20/05/2014 by unhappytraveler1952 (1 review written)

I rented a car for a vacation in Ireland. I rented the car through Expedia and I thought I was renting with Alamo. At the time I rented the car, Expedia offered full coverage insurance. I have rented in Ireland before and I know that insurance is an issue there, so I bought the extra coverage. When I got to the Dublin Airport to pick up the car, I found out that Alamo was Europcar and I was concerned since I had reviews of how awful they are and that they use bait and switch tactics, but I was… Read Full Review

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“Don't use this company. Takes ages to get car/return car”

Written on: 03/08/2012 by cheltholidaygirl (1 review written)

We chose to hire a car from Dublin airport as we did not want to wait an hour for a bus, as our flight was due to arrive about an hour before the bus was due. Big mistake. It took about 1.5 hours to get the car we had previously reserved. Returning the car was even worse as signs to the rental place was poor and my SATNAV did not have the road on it. I stopped to ask another car rental driver for directions and he said he was often asked for directions to Europcar as the route was an odd… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Satisfactory all round”

Written on: 17/07/2012 by SkyLiner64 (1 review written)

The car rental companies have come in for some stick lately so I was concerned over what would happen when I rented a car at Knock airport in the west of Ireland. I avoided the agencies and opted for a company that actually hires out cars. I avoided the cheapest on the basis that a company has to make a profit somewhere and if the upfront cost is cheap they're going to have to make a profit some other way. I chose Europcar but didn't want the CDW because I have separate insurance to cover the… Read Full Review

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“Avoid like the plague”

Written on: 20/06/2012 by AJCSomerset (1 review written)

Hired the car on line for a trip to Ireland - never hired a car before, probably won't ever again after this experience. The staff at the airport were not friendly, helpful, quick or polite. I was charged 102.40 Euros for the fuel in the car on collection and was assured that this would be refunded if the car was returned with a full tank. This was done and checked by Europcar staff at Dublin Airport car return centre. Was assured that the refund would be done there and then, I asked for a… Read Full Review

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“Avoid Europcar at all costs”

Written on: 07/01/2012 by Dregish (1 review written)

What a terrible experience we had renting our car from Europcar at Dublin Airport. We booked online in the US and were quoted a price of $420 for 7 days rental. When we went to pick the car up at Dublin airport the counter person said that it would be $884 due to additional costs (no way whatsoever were we told that there may be more costs than the quoted $420). Since we had no other way of getting to my folks house we agreed and went by shuttle bus to a pick-up area around 10 mins away… Read Full Review

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“Unauthorised Credit card charge after hire”

Written on: 28/09/2011 by trevorw7 (1 review written)

Europcar have taken £58.05 from my credit card without authorisation for reasons or purposes unknown. I rented a car via Holiday Autos on line for a short break 11/9/2011 to 15/09/2011 they subcontracted us to Europcar at Cork Airport, Ireland. The car was clean but had scratches over most panels which were mostly on the hire document. I took photos off all the exterior but failed to take pictures of the interior-would have been a good idea in retrospect. We were told to bring back the car… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great company to rent from in Ireland. At the Dublin...”

Written on: 22/11/2010

Great company to rent from in Ireland. At the Dublin airport the person checking out the car gave me some nice tips for driving on the left as I am from the States. I had an issue with the first car I rented and exchanged it at the Shannon airport, they were extremely nice at both locations. I do recommend a manual transmission. Although you will need to be an experienced stick shift driver, it is pretty good for fuel mileage. Also fuel prices are extremely high compared to US. So get the… Read Full Review

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“On arriving at Shannon Aiport, we waited 25 minutes...”

Written on: 15/10/2009

On arriving at Shannon Aiport, we waited 25 minutes for a bus to take us to the car, the car was badly damaged along one side, it had not been noted and it was as well that we checked it ourselves. On returning the car there was nobody at the depot to return it to and no mention where we were supposed to take it, we eventually read another hires details.the charges that we agreed to and paid for on the internet were nothing like the chages that our account was debited with. the amont was taken… Read Full Review

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