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I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

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I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

We are spending 10 days in Germany next week, and have rented a car thru Hertz here in Boston....now for the worse news....what is gas going for a gallon/litre in the So. Germany/Austria area?

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1. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

In Germany, Regular is about 1 Euro 50 a liter. In other words, you'll be paying about $8.80 a gallon. All of a sudden, $3.70/gallon doesn't sound so bad, does it?

Prices in Austria will be marginally lower.

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2. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

This isn't scientific because I didn't note how many liters it took, but in late April we rented a a Fiat Bravo Diesel/standard transmission. We drove it for six days and had a little over a 1/4 tank of fuel left when I filled it up. It cost $83.00. I was still impressed with the mileage we got.

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Do try to get a car with a Diesel engine. Unlike in the States, Diesel is cheaper than gas in Germany and you get better mileage. When I last checked, Benzin (gasolone) and Diesel were cheaper in Austria than Germany.

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4. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

Well, Diesel is not really cheaper anymore

http://benzinpreis.de/statistik.phtml

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5. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

Diesel prices are indeed not much less anymore than regular gas. However, cars with diesel engined DO still get much better mileage. The last time we had a diesel car we got about 1100 km out of one tank of gas. They are however quite a bit more expensive to rent in most cases. We had an offer where the diesel version was only 40 Euro more for 2 weeks - so we jumped on it.

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6. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

Diesel rental more expensive than a gasoline model?? Never heard of that in Germany, anyway.

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7. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

I have not experienced that either.

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8. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

The purchase price of a diesel model is usually higher than the price for the same gasoline car. If you can get a rental for the diesel at the same price, I'd say go for it.

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9. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

Yesterday diesel prices were varying between 1.46 and 1.51 Euros.

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10. Re: I rented a car.....what are gas prices in germany now :^(

As of yesterday the gas prices were 1.51€ per liter. Diesel was the same, in some areas it was even more expensive the regular gas.

You should try to avoid Gas stations like Shell, Esso, Total as the are always more expensive than stations like Jet or BFT (mostly one or two Euro-Cents per liter).