When we got back to the Malagacar offices there were so many people out front I ended up driving in the out door as it were and parking inside the warehouse.
On handing the key back to the guy on duty, I told him about the problem we had.
"Oh the battery has gone" he said.
"Yes, I know, it hasn't worked since I picked it up" I said.
He shrugged and said that they'd get it fixed.....
Still, the entire rental cost €138 in the end, at the exchange rate that make it about £17 a day including petrol. Pretty reasonable. I bet Florida won't be as cheap next year!
So would I recommend Malagacar.com to anyone. Most definitely.