Yet again, another great deal and a trip that went very well. Thanks.
About the service from the local car rental company - MOVIDA
The car was great and the staff very pleasant. However it took 90 mins at the initial pick-up location. They didn't have the car ready on time so took me to another office but then for some unexplained reason they had to create the whole contract again on a different system. When I signed, I noticed, it wasn't even my correct name on the paperwork so they had to do it again a 2nd time. Surely they just had to print out what AutoEurope had already booked. Luckily I speak some Portuguese as they didn't speak much English at all and didn't explain why they made the pickup process so complicated but they did apologise.
I will give them another try next time.