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1. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

Ill be going to denmark and sweden with my parents in august, and im wondering if anyone knows of any car hire companies that will allow a person under 26 to drive an automatic car. becuse atm, for some ridiculous, unknown reason, a person under the age of 26 cannot hire/drive an automatic, only a manual......... im 23.

my parents and i both HATE driving manual, and i havent driven one since i passed my driving test 5 years ago... i dont even think i could do it anymore.

does anyone know any companies that are a little less anal??

2. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 9y

Are you sure it's your age? There isn't really automatic cars in Scandinavia. Or I haven't never seen any before moving to UK....Just wondering maybe that's the reason not your age. Anyway manual are much more fun, autos pretty boring to drive....

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Nah, there are lots of rental automatics here. I've driven rental auto's in Scandinavia before i was 26 numerous times. HOWEVER, they were rented through/for work and with a company who we have an account thing which may negate the age issue. I must admit i've never heard of the age problem before for automatics, but will have a nose around and see what i can find out for you

4. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y

yeah im sure its my age. my dad was doing the homework, and while he can rent an automatic car, he cant get it insured for me to drive it. its actually safer for me to drive, since theyre coming from australia where we drive on the other side of the road, and ive been living and driving in holland for the last 8 months so im well used to it. sucks.

i have NO idea why theyd have a problem with someone driving an auto, its easier than a manual