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Offline Chris S

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Dalaman car rental
« on: September 30, 2015, 02:37:39 PM »
I am sure I saw this topic raised quite recently but I cannot find it.
Has any one used Dalamancarrental.com (Pandora car rental).  They seem very competitive.
Are they any good?  Comments please

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 03:03:10 PM »
We recommended this company to renters for a few consecutive years until one day there was a problem with the car given to our renters.  Dalaman Car didn't want to come to Kalkan but when the client insisted, they were charged for the entire RT transfer fee. The problem was stupid and could have been easily solved here but after that experience, I now recommend only local car companies.  Many of them will pick you up at the airport, deliver you to your accommodation, then bring the hire car to where you are staying.  Some don't charge extra for this service depending on how long you hire their car.
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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 04:15:34 PM »
Thanks Cosetta.
How recent was that?  I have just spoken to them and they say they that in the event of a mechanical breakdown, they will come out at no charge.  I wonder how reliable that is!

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 10:06:13 AM »
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We have always used Enes car hire on the kalamar rd . Very good when we had a problem with one car they just swapped it with no fuss .  They also drop cars to Antayla if you are flying there instead of Dalaman ..

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 11:07:51 AM »
Dalamancarrental were very effecient when I used them but the car was picked up and dropped off at the airport. Two years ago, I only wanted the car for the first week of a six week visit and they arranged to pick it up in Kalkan. There was quite a hefty surcharge for this on the bill - this had not been mentioned at the time.
Switched to Enes who don't charge for this facility. Enes also keep your details on file so all the paperwork is complete when you next visit. A signature is all that's required. You sometimes have to give the delivery driver a lift to Dalaman centre though!

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 10:58:40 AM »
We had an awful experience with Pandora when they effectively left us stranded in Dalyan without a car even though we had arranged everything with them beforehand.  There are plenty of negative posts on TA about them (including mine) so please don't be tempted by their low prices and empty promises.  Personally I'm surprised that they are still in business.  As mentioned there are plenty of decent reliable hire companies so I would suggest that you go with one of them rather than these cowboys.

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 01:48:22 PM »
We use Manara Car Hire in Dalaman run by Sezgin Gonul - carrentalindalaman.com
We have had no problems with them and are half the price of rental in Kalkan. We used this company following a recommendation on this forum.
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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 12:18:42 PM »
Having taken a flyer and hired a car from Pandora in Dalaman, no problems so far.  Car in good condition, clean, 11,000 km on the clock with everything working perfectly, and all with a saving of more than  £130 for the 19 day hire
  Outstanding!! A result!

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2015, 12:59:37 PM »
You are fortunate then Chris. You will probably come unstuck with them one day though and you'll not be so happy then!  Good luck and fingers crossed for the rest of your car hire period.

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2015, 02:57:08 PM »
We have used Pandora, picking up cars at the airport, at least 10 times with no problems.

 Tomcat, how do you find reviews for car rental companies on Triadvisor.

   
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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2015, 10:35:28 PM »
Always use dalemanPandora and recommend for our guests. No problems.

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2015, 08:47:06 AM »
alantj - just google something like 'Pandora Car Hire Review' and you will easily find the TA reviews.  Also worth looking at reviewcentre.com.  Recent reviews for Pandora are not good. Apologies for not sending the link but have a new tablet that I'm not very good on!

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2015, 08:28:53 PM »
Speak as you find.  I have just returned the car to Pandora at Dalaman Airport after 19 days problem free hire.  Outstanding value.
Personally, I consider Trip Advisor to be highly suspect. It all rather depends on if you pay Trip Advisor or any of their subsidiaries as to whether you receive reviews on Trip Advisor.  As a villa owner, my villa apparently ceased to exist the minute I stopped using Holiday Lettings.  The day before I cancelled, I had loads of positive reviews.
One can only assume the same criteria applies to other services and as such, I consider their reviews to have no credibility whatsoever.

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2015, 10:31:36 AM »
Why not give your car hire business to local companies in Kalkan instead of going to Dalaman?  Many will pick you up, bring you to Kalkan and provide you a hire car for pretty much the same price as in DLM.

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2015, 11:38:01 AM »
We did use Kalkan Hire companies for years but found it too expansive. We have just returned from a 6 week visit to our Kalkan home and used Manara Car hire in Dalaman and hire cost less than £11 per Day. If you know car hire in Kalkan at this price I would love to know?
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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2015, 02:47:52 PM »
That sounds like an excellent price Tyros, I will definitely contact them next time I need a hire car.  Pleased to hear that it all went well for you too with Pandora Chris S, I wouldn't want anyone to have gone through my experience with them.

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Re: Dalaman car rental
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2015, 03:20:37 PM »
Pandora charged 45 TL per day (£10 at the time).
I have used a Kalkan based car hire company extensively for the past 5 years but they wanted 50% (£95) more on this occasion.  That's why I looked elsewhere.


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