I had the chance last week to sit down with some of the management of luzcar.com.
The one thing that strongly came out of this chat was that folk planning to visit the Algarve in summer 2014, (and particularly from mid-June though mid-September) and planning to hire a car (irrespective of company) should do AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
There is no indication about increased availability of financing for fleet leasing and, consequently, they feel the same vehicle shortages that assailed the Algarve car hire business in summer 2013 may well repeat themselves in 2014.
So plan to book early!!!
Alternatively, (and if you can), consider holidaying the Algarve earlier or later.
We usually have great weather here in May and June as well as in September and early October.