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Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

Hi Forum,

Anyone have any recent experience with Maggiore? (maggiore.it)

We need to rent a minivan for a week in July (6ppl) at FCO and their rates are coming in about 1/2 of AutoEurope, Avis & Hertz, $700 less. Looking for reviews online is a total mixed bag: some sites seem to be totally positive, then some others are BEWARE.

Obviously, we all hope to have everything go smoothly when traveling, especially in a larger group (with children). So any advice here would be appreciated.

Henry

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11. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

Absolutely NOT! Avoid Autoeuropa (not AutoEurope), Sicily by Car, Locauto, and Maggiore.

Book through AutoEurope!

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12. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

We used them recently out of Rome FCO and had good service from them. We did have to wait to be seen as they were very busy, but the staff were courteous and friendly and the car park was only a short, mainly travelator, walk away in the Multistory and we got the car we'd booked. They checked the car on our return and by the time we'd got home our competed bill, with no additions, was waiting on the email.

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13. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

Hopefully that will remain the case with no surprise future charges as long as a year later!

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14. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

We have rented a compact car last year from malpensa airport with Maggiore,

it was a WV Touran. Didn't have any kind of problem apart i forgot my backpack in their office. They rang us when we were already near Asti but we have been helped to get back the belonging after 3 days. The last day in Piedmont we have found a deep scratch under the right door in a parking area and their report in english helped us to get the refund by the insurance in Australia. Obviously "not every country is a village" but the only time we have had problem with a rental car company was the Avis in Wellington, not Hertz, Europcar or Maggiore.

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15. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

Pity that some locations ruin it for the honest and hard-working locations.

Vagabonda

Edited: 4:30 pm, August 08, 2012
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16. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

What was your experience with Maggiore Vagabonda?

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17. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

Aussies11...You beat me to the punch.

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18. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

Two huge fraudulent charges after arriving home which the credit card company immediately took off the account!

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19. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

We liked Maggiore and it is a big Italian car rental company. Nothing to complain, no traffic violation tickets in the mail weeks after the trip unlike others. We booked on xoomrentalcars.com and got great pricing. Good luck. Alex

Ps. If in Rom go to a restaurant Alla Rampa. Great location close to Spanish steps, reasonable priced and best pasta in my life.

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20. Re: Experience with MAGGIORE car rentals? They're cheap, but....

We rented a car through Maggiore October 2012. Picked the car up in Florence at the airport and returned it after a week to Rome airport. No problems at all. I would recommend a GPS though if spending time in Tuscany.