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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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European Car Rental Recommendation?

Flying into Zurich next month and doing a road trip through Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany.

I'd like to do this in a fun car, with a manual.

Any recommendations?
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We had a JCW Cooper S cabrio that we took across Germany. It was a fun, peppy little car that was a relatively frugal with fuel but still competent on the Autobahn. I'd highly recommend a car with built-in navigation since cellular signal isn't always reliable. Pretty much any car you rent in Europe will be a manual, so you'll have quite a few options.

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I should be clearer. Looking first for a good rental company that rents fun cars. Cooper sounds fun!


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I rented from sixt last year in Munich for our trip to germany. They had a bunch of options for fun cars at varied prices.

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Travel to London twice a year on business, SIXT is my recommendation.
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I also recommend SIXT - great cars & service at larger US airports, and good autos in airports we've visited in EU and Latin America.
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SIXT was one I was checking out, good to hear they are recommeded!


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BTW - sign up for a membership now so you get promo pricing & any other considerations from the rental company.
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Correct if you are a business owner then there are additional perks.
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Just wanted to report SIXT was great. The Swiss alps are a driverís paradise!


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