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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2017, 11:34:37 AM »
Does anyone else have experiences with 3PLC price quotes at the car rental agencies? Particularly interested in Alamo and Budget.

(3PLC surely seems like the way they "get" you, as there doesn't seem to be a way to know what you'll be quoted until you show up to rent your car. Is this correct?)
IME it's best to go through an agent, no surprises at the counter

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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2017, 12:25:03 PM »
IME it's best to go through an agent, no surprises at the counter
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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2017, 04:41:07 AM »
you should always book through an agent, its much cheaper and they speak English and give you the final price (make sure its including ma'am)plus if you have a chase sapphire or discover you save a few bucks on insurance. moshe lieberman at avis has by far the best cust serv and they don't check the car upon return unless you total it. number 0548455239 then there is pinchas at thrifty who is a bit cheaper but they check the car like an esrog. number 0527163165 good luck and drive safely!
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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2017, 07:06:01 AM »
I second the reccomendation! Moishe Lieberman is an amazing agent!

aren't you an agent ? agent recommending other agent.. sounds strange
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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2017, 05:38:07 PM »
aren't you an agent ? agent recommending other agent.. sounds strange
Yes, but I highly recommend him.
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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2017, 07:54:49 PM »
If Im staying in City Center off Yaffo Road, and traveling around Jerusalem, does it make sense to rent car?
I haven't been to Israel in 10 years, traffic and parking a few days before Pesach will be difficult?

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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2017, 08:34:05 PM »
Just stumbled onto this thread and will add my .02.

I like renting from Avis in order to avoid having to use a shuttle upon return of the car. That can also be done with Eldan/Alamo/Enterprise but IME Avis had better rates most of the time.

If I were staying only in Yerushalim, I would probably try to avoid driving/parking, but it also depends on how many people you are.
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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2017, 02:10:37 AM »


If Im staying in City Center off Yaffo Road, and traveling around Jerusalem, does it make sense to rent car?
I haven't been to Israel in 10 years, traffic and parking a few days before Pesach will be difficult?

Depends on more specific criteria but if you're staying local it would prob be cheaper and more convenient to take taxis the while time.

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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2017, 04:05:41 PM »
does Alamo have their own company at natbag??? or they are affiliated with another company?

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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2017, 04:13:31 PM »
does Alamo have their own company at natbag??? or they are affiliated with another company?
IINM Alamo (as well as National) are ELDAN in Israel.
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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2019, 12:35:39 PM »
About to rent a car in IS. Checked with Yerent and quoted me for $380+ for intermediate 7 days (including 3pl).
With Rentalcars I got $100 with Alamo, same car type and period time
I called Eldan and they said it will be an extra $180 for liability.
My point is that there are surprises at the counter if you don't check before but it still might be much cheaper with these websites.

Update: contacted an agent from this forum and got  $229 with Budget for Mazda 3 including TPL.
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Re: Israel Car Rental Mandatory Liability Comparison of Rental Companies
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2019, 01:18:30 PM »
About to rent a car in IS. Checked with Yerent and quoted me for $380+ for intermediate 7 days (including 3pl).
With Rentalcars I got $100 with Alamo, same car type and period time
I called Eldan and they said it will be an extra $180 for liability.
My point is that there are surprises at the counter if you don't check before but it still might be much cheaper with these websites.

I've had decent experience (and very nice mileage earnings, compared to other programs) renting from Hertz via AegeanAir.com. You can get Shabbos credit also when going that route (not much, as it only credits the base fare IINM) as long as you didn't prepay.
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