The car was acceptable
The Allianz insurance i paid for via Kayak is not honored by Budget, so i had to spend another 60 euro for their coverage. After duly returning the car with 7/8 + tank full, i had to pay 20 euros to 'fill the tank'. The clerk said i could avoid that fee by taking the car out of the garage where i had to park it, level -6 at the porte Maillot garage, and find a gas station, a good 45 min round trip operation. So i will take my business elsewhere.