From digest.v7.n173 Tue Aug 26 16:53:40 1997
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 16:26:51 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: German car rental
You don't need any special license, just your US license will do.
FWIW, I rented an Audi A4 1.8 from Hertz (the idiots accidientally rented
out the 318i reserved for me - I could have jumped over the counter like OJ),
and it cost me about $88 per day (about $800 for 9 days), including all the
insurance knick knacks they had. This was renting from the Hertz at
Frankfurt Main - not the cheapest place to rent either.
If you can budget more, get something with a bigger motor. A 1.8 kind of
runs out of steam when you have Autobahn wide open, and I promise you that
you'll wish you had more power (REALLY BAD). Nonetheless, it was fun, but I
was swearing I was going to rent a 328i next year. And I will get it, or
I'll go totally OJ. :^)
I go to the Frankfurt Musik Messe each year and visit our Europen
distributors afterward, sometimes only in Germany, but this year I drove the
car to Paris and dropped it there at Charles De Gaulle airport (only $100
more for this drop off fee - not bad).
With warm regards,
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