I recently rented a Kia Picanto from AVIS at Malta airport. Upon returning home I noticed on my rental invoice that a Kia Picanto had been classed as Category F and therefore the additional liability insurance that I purchased was charged at the higher rate of €9 per day rather than the lower rate of €7 per day.
I have subsequently looked on the AVIS website and see that Category F cars are large saloon type cars such as BMW 3 series - certainly not a KIA Picanto!!
I have taken this up with AVIS and I am awaiting a response. I just wanted to warn everyone to look out for this blatant rip off tactic used by AVIS at Malta airport.
I mistakenly believed that by using AVIS - one of the better known brands - I would avoid the Malta car hire rip offs often described on this website...... obviously not!