Journal: TWUKSection:
Title: Issue Date: 02/04/01
Author: Page Number: 36
Copyright: Other

The drawbacks

ONE problem with renting a car in eastern Europe is the road signs.

Several countries use the cyrillic alphabet and may not give a translation on the smaller roads. Another is that clients have to pay a lot more for their rental car than in the west.

A compact manual car rented from Europcar this month would have cost £208 at Budapest Airport and £238 at Prague Airport including unlimited mileage, damage and theft waiver, tax, third-party cover and airport surcharge.

This compares with £135 in Nice.