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Car hire rip off!

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Car hire rip off!

Just back from a wonderful trip to the Costa Brava marred somewhat by car hire rip off. Hired a car from Solmar Car Hire and charged €80 for ffull tank of petrol. We returned the car with a half a tank of petrol and no refund. What a rip off! Do all the car hire firms operate this policy and why? We would have been content to give €80 deposit which would be refundable on return of car with full tank. What an unfair sharp practice this is!!!!!!


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1. Re: Car hire rip off!

Common practice I,m afraid.some don't for a 3day or less rental or when you are at resort and clearly want a car for a day trip. Why is fairly obvious.

Europ car at Reus were doing a special offer earlier this month. Return full!!!!!!!

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I wouldn't mind so much if you could get that much fuel into the car in the first place ...

What a rip off indeed.

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Must admit that I have used solmar plenty of times from Gerona and when I tell them that I don't need a full tank, they do tell me to return it full for a refund. They have always honoured this

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Well, I've tried also to make this deal about returning a full tanks, without succes! We hired a car nearby Barcelona airport, had to wait more than half an hour for a shuttle bus, and when we arrived at the Solmar-office whe had to pay 45 euro extra because it was past 23 pm. And then 80 euro for the fuel, plus TAV extra! Never again Solmar!!!

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