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    Rental Car

    Anyone familiar with a Peugeot 3008?
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    Re: Rental Car

    It's FRENCH!

    That's all I need to know.

    If it's only a rental, try it out and look it over. Carefully.
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    Re: Rental Car

    Lt Columbo drove a Peugeot. Are you considering renting one? In US or on an overseas trip?
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    Re: Rental Car

    I've always liked them... but if you need one worked one there are plenty of good mechanics, in France.

    We rented on in the UK once (where they are much more common). Nice car, but essentially new.
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    Re: Rental Car

    Seems we're going to northern Italy in May.
    Been looking at rentals
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    Re: Rental Car

    We've had good luck in past years with Renaults in France and Fiats in Italy. Nothing recently.

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    Re: Rental Car

    Quote Originally Posted by DNK View Post
    Seems we're going to northern Italy in May.
    Been looking at rentals

    We last rented a car in Italy way back in 2005 or so... and I think it was a Peugeot too. That was mostly for driving in Tuscany (though picked up at the Venice airport, dropped off at the airport in Pisa).
    I may have used AutoEurope, but can't remember; another good company is Kemwel.
    We also co-rented a Volvo wagon in 2018 (with friends) in northern Italy. I wasn't involved in the pick-up or drop-off with that one.
    Anyway, renting has become a little bit more involved and costly in Italy (due to insurance).
    Driving is now a dream with GPS (which I used on my phone); got a SIM card for Italy.
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    Re: Rental Car

    Thanks Mark
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    Re: Rental Car

    Quote Originally Posted by DNK View Post
    Anyone familiar with a Peugeot 3008?
    Lots of them in my area. Peugeot and Frenchies in general have REALLY improved. For better or worse because of the globalization of the auto industry a lot of the French quirkiness has vanished. At the same time the quality control has significantly improved.

    Since you are looking at a rental, I suspect it will be the bottom of the line with most of the little nice options delete. Should still be a nice little car (well big compared to LBCs....)

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