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Senior is denied rental car overseas

Question: My wife and I try to make one major trip abroad a year. This year we thought we would go to Northern Ireland in September, but every auto rental agency I've contacted has a maximum age for a car rental. I happen to be 82. Is there any way I can rent a car for this vacation?--Jerry Gluck, Laguna WoodsAnswer: This is what I love about travel. So much to learn, most of it fascinating. So many surprises, some of them aggravating. Like this one.Although many of us know that it can be tough for someone younger than 25 to rent a car, who knew there could be upper-age limits on foreign car rental? Some car rental companies did, including Hertz, which posts this on its site: "The...

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