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Car Hire Recommendations Malpensa Airport Please

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Car Hire Recommendations Malpensa Airport Please

Hi everyone

We will be arriving at Malpensa airport and need to hire a car to take us and our two children into the Alps (just over the border into France).

I'm sorry to say we've had poor experiences with some of the smaller car hire companies in Italy on a number of occasions.

Can anyone recommend a good quality reliable company who will provide our car efficiently, give us the car we have booked, and not rip us off afterwards with fictitious damage? We have made the mistake of booking with some of the cheaper companies in the past and really need to avoid these problems - with two kids and a mountain journey, we need a decent car and a good company to deal with!

Thanks anyone who can help.

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1. Re: Car Hire Recommendations Malpensa Airport Please

Contact www.auto-europe.co.uk

Route planner www.viamichelin.com

Be aware of traffic restrictions and ZTL areas in Italy roninrome.com/transportation/driving-italy

Regional info www.italia.it/en/home.html

Accommodation www.venere.com www.bed-and-breakfast-in-italy.com

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Personally, I have had great misfortune with Hertz at Malpensa, and consistent, repeated excellent service with Avis. The two pick-up offices and their parking areas are within a few steps of each other.

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3. Re: Car Hire Recommendations Malpensa Airport Please

Sadly, though I do not have a recommendation for you, I would caution you not to assume that the problems you have had were because the company you previously used was small. I had problems a few years ago with Hertz in Frankfurt, Germany - they literally crawled under the car to inspect it and told me I had damage on the underside, which was ridiculous. I had to report them to Hertz Corp HQ in the USA, and wait for 6 weeks, before the claim was dropped for its stupidity. (It helped that Hertz is also my company's corp preferred vendor, and I had started the rental for the business part of my trip. I told them I'd make our travel department aware of the issue.)

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4. Re: Car Hire Recommendations Malpensa Airport Please

Thanks all for your helpful replies.

Roadgard, I've read a number of people recommending Avis so I am heading towards booking with them, thank you.

Mastimastimasti, that's the type of thing that scares me. How can car hire companies get away with this sort of thing?? We've had unsafe child seats, smaller cars than what we've paid for, and ridiculous charges for fuel. We dropped a car at Catania airport last year and my husband had to argue with the man in the office to get him to check the car over and sign our paperwork - there were several rows breaking out in the car park with people being told that pre-existing damage was new. It shouldn't have to be that stressful, should it?

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Please could anyone tell me which car hire companies have an office and cars at Terminal 2 at Milan Malpensa airport.. I'd like to be able to avoid a shuttle bus to Terminal 1.

Thank you

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