KiwiNanday
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Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:39 am

This is for you Europeans, and Germans especially:

I'm coming to FRA, and my dad'll be coming along. What company should I rent a car from? My dad says the main companies are too expensive. Please help me get a good deal!

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Mir
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:31 pm

I maybe totally wrong on this one, but I'm not really sure that a car would be necessary, and may be more trouble than it's worth. Frankfurt appears to have a darn good mass transit system, and getting from the airport to the city shouldn't be any trouble.

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Leskova
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:10 pm

If you're staying within Frankfurt, you actually can do most things with public transport - but if that's not really to your liking, then you're back to the rental companies, and to most extent, you've got the standard companies...

In my experienc, Sixt (http://www.sixt.de) or Europcar (http://www.europcar.de) will usually have the best deals - if you don't need unlimited kilometers on the car, you could as well try Sixti (http://www.sixti.de), Sixt's low cost company: in theory, their rates start at €5 per day for a Smart or €8 per day for a Ford Focus, although you'll usually find rates around €18 to €28 per day (demand-driven), you have to pay extra for the insurance and the rental only includes 100 kilometers per day - but, again, if you're not going too far afield, that might be a good choice.

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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:25 pm

Clearly Europcar are the cheapest, there's also Alamo at the airport, I don't know their prices, maybe you'll want to check it by Internet.

As said before: If you want to stay in FRA city, for Heaven's sake DO NOT use a car...you'll go completely crazy!!! Even the taxidrivers hate it!! But the public transport system is absolutely ok, it'll get you anywhere and is quite reliable!
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:20 pm

Kiwi - Can you even drive yet? And you are worried aboutrenting a car.....
 
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:28 pm

Kiwi - Can you even drive yet? And you are worried aboutrenting a car.....

1) Learn english! It's spelt about renting, notice the space?

2)...my dad'll be coming along. Apparently, you decided to skip reading the body, and go right to the insult  Insane
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fritzi
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:32 pm

Kroc,

I'm coming to FRA, and my dad'll be coming along.

He wont be driving; he isnt allowed to.

A US license for a 15 year old is not valid in Europe. You will have to be 19 and have had a license for 1 year at most rental companies.
 
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:38 pm

A US license for a 15 year old is not valid in Europe.

How old do you think my dad is? He's had his license for over 25 years!
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:45 pm

Kiwi,

Are you thick upstair???  Insane

I meant you...
 
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:55 pm

Kiwi - It's called a typo. I guess you never make them right? It must be tough being perfect. Oh, and you said you would be renting a car, and your dad coming along...Why doesn't he worry about the car then, and you can play with your 'My Little Pony's' amd not bother him.
 
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:06 pm

Why doesn't he worry about the car then, and you can play with your 'My Little Pony's' amd not bother him.

1) Learn English! The plural of "pony" is "Ponies." Notice the posessive?

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KiwiNanday

Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:12 pm

My, are you nice again to our youngsters! Guys, relax!

But I´d agree; Frankfurt is not exactly the city you want to drive into if you can avoid it (and you usually can avoid it pretty well). Otherwise, you´d lose lots of time finding your way through all the one-way streets, looking for parking spaces, finally resigning to a "semi-legal" one and ultimately paying the inevitable ticket...  Wink/being sarcastic

If you want to make larger excursions, a car may be helpful. Otherwise, I´d recommend the RMV (Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund):

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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:30 am

I'd have to highly reccomend Thrifty at FRA airport. We rented from them back in April, with no advanced reservation. We got an awesome rate, and the girls there actually gave me directions to some photo spots around FRA. They even let me keep the car for an extra half day for nothing. They were totally nice. I'd say go with them, and I'm a frequent renter from Budget and Hertz.

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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:39 am

I will probably rent something as well. I found that National was a decent company, same with Hertz.
 
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:04 am

1) Learn english! It's spelt about renting, notice the space?

2)...my dad'll be coming along. Apparently, you decided to skip reading the body, and go right to the insult


No offense son, but "dad'll" is not a word.

Also, you should have wrote "and went right to the insult".

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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:51 am

Folks - are you about through with making fools of yourselves? Practically everyone who's made a comment about faulty spelling in one of the previous posts made yet another (or even several) mistake(s) - which is about as bad as it can get when you're telling someone else to "learn English"...

If you've got nothing to say about KiwiNanday's question, then - please - just skip this thread.

Jake/KiwiNanday, I guess you and your dad should have a good impression of what to do here by now - stay away from cars if you're staying in town, rent one if you're going further afield... just browse through the mentioned websites to see who'll offer you the best rate - it should not be a problem to get a decent rate (depending on when you're coming over here).

Regards,
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:53 am

And EmiratesA345 straightens up his wrist long enough to deilver a crushing blow to Kiwi.

 
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:07 am

I was somehow hoping that a comment like yours, KROC, wouldn't come, but now...

Considering that EmiratesA345 wrote...

Also, you should have wrote "and went right to the insult".

... doesn't it seem strange to you that you're celebrating someone who writes something like "you should have wrote" - I'd say "you should have written" comes closer to a correct use of your language, doesn't it???

Not to mention that the word "deilver" that you used doesn't exist - it's "deliver".

By the way - I don't care if I've managed to include one or more mistakes into what I've just written... but now that we've all had our go at it, could we now simply return to the actual discussion???

Regards,
Frank
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:45 pm

Ignoring the urge to make spelling and grammar corrections for once...

Kiwi, are you and your dad going to be travelling anywhere else in Germany? I agree with some of the postings above, driving in Frankfurt won't be fun, I've been there many times and it looks as if it could be almost as bad as trying to drive in London.

Like some of the posters said, public transport in Frankfurt and most of Germany is excellent and a car isn't required unless you're going out into the country.
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:08 pm

As far as I know, Thrifty generally has very reasonable rates (well, in comparison to the others at least) but Sixt and Europcar also have some valuable deals from time to time. National, Hertz and Alamo offer rental cars at FRA as well but I don´t know anything about their rates.

As other people have already pointed out, if you and your dad will stay at Frankfurt, you might save time, money and nerves by choosing public transportation. However, if you want to get to the famous spots at the A5 and runway 18 or to Speyer/Sinsheim, a car would be helpful.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Btw, cities like Cologne or Stuttgart can be conveniently reached in almost not time by taking the ICE train (booking in advance can save a lot of money).

I hope that I´ll be able to participate in the FRA meet as well, things are looking quite good at the moment.  Big thumbs up

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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Sat Oct 16, 2004 6:57 am

What about renting a car in the UK? Does anyone know?
I am not gonna be staying in London.

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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:20 am

ConcordeLoss,

Dont even think about renting a car in London. Public transport will be good enough.
Driving in London will probably get you killed if you arent used to driving in the left lane!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Renting A Car In FRA

Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:55 am

Fritzi,
I won't be going to London,
I am going one hour north of London, where they hardly have public transportation. So I will be stuck.
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