We are off to Tuscany next week, staying in Barberino Val D'elsa. I had booked a rental car through carrentals.com but the car was from Goldcar and having read the reviews and comments on here I've cancelled it. The problem is, all the car hire companies within my budget sound like a bunch of crooks. This forum has terrified me that I'll be left with huge credit card charges that I can't afford.
I've found vehicles through auto-europe.co.uk for Firefly, Maggitorie and Budget within my price range but they all seem to get very negative reviews. Hertz is coming in at almost £100/day (we need a child seat).
Is it possible to be based in Barberino Val D'elsa without a car? How often do buses run and how reliable are they?
Alternatively has anyone had good car hire experiences with the three companies I mentioned? We are flying in/out Pisa Airport.