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ganandem
03-29-2008, 07:00 PM
Just wondering what kind of rates you have gotten on a weekly rental. I have found a SUV for around $225 but I am not sure that it will hold all 6 of us. Do the SUVs all have 3rd row seating? If so, I think I'll just go with one of those instead of the minivan. They look to be priced considerably($200) more. Maybe I'm looking to early. Do specials usually come out later? This is our first time with a rental and I have no clue what to expect or look for . Please help!!

mareed
03-29-2008, 09:39 PM
No, all SUV's don't have 3rd row seating. When we were looking at a minivan or SUV to seat 6, only the Premium SUV (Dodge Durange) seated at least 6. I think most SUV's (intermediate, full-size, etc.) only hold 5.

vickiea
03-30-2008, 02:55 PM
Rates may come down closer to the time, but the minivan cost will always be significantly higher - it is crazy.

We went last October and rented an SUV for the five of us, it had 3 rows of seats, it was a Chrysler Pacifica that we rented through Alamo, we requested the Chevy - midsize SUV.

We are going again in Jan/Feb and are looking at rates too.

Vickie

mom_rules
03-30-2008, 03:20 PM
Just rented a van for Jan from Dollar-$200. no codes required

ganandem
03-30-2008, 06:55 PM
Just rented a van for Jan from Dollar-$200. no codes required

I just looked up my dates in Jan. and it was $400 a week without a code.:confused3

yxe dad
03-30-2008, 08:00 PM
I just booked a minivan from thrifty for $169/wk for the beginning of Feb 09, I put in my dates for Feb 7 - 18 and my rate went up to 325/week. So I split it into two reservations and it can up as $169/week again. Try it if your going longer than a week.

Shayne

mom_rules
03-31-2008, 08:54 AM
What are your dates?

ganandem
03-31-2008, 01:31 PM
What are your dates?

We would need the van Jan 23rd at 10:00 and return it Jan 29th at 4:00.

mom_rules
04-01-2008, 06:56 AM
Wow-you are right-if you rent and return at MCO the rate is over $400 for your dates.
I guess our difference is we are renting in Tampa and dropping at MCO-huge difference!

Pick-up
Tampa International Airport
Tampa, FL
Fri Jan. 23, 2009 / 10:00 AM
Return
Orlando - Orlando International Airport
Orlando, FL
Thu Jan. 29, 2009 / 4:00 PM
2) CAR & RATE
Change
Car Class:
Intermediate Van Dodge Caravan (or similar)
Rental Time:
1 Week at $199.99 per week. Unlimited mileage.
Total Base Rate
$199.99
Concession Fee Rec
$21.34
Florida Surcharge
$14.21
State Tax
$16.72
Vehicle License Fee
$3.29
Total Est. Mandatory Charges
$55.56
Est. Grand Total
$255.55

ganandem
04-01-2008, 06:46 PM
Wow-you are right-if you rent and return at MCO the rate is over $400 for your dates.
I guess our difference is we are renting in Tampa and dropping at MCO-huge difference!

Pick-up
Tampa International Airport
Tampa, FL
Fri Jan. 23, 2009 / 10:00 AM
Return
Orlando - Orlando International Airport
Orlando, FL
Thu Jan. 29, 2009 / 4:00 PM
2) CAR & RATE
Change
Car Class:
Intermediate Van Dodge Caravan (or similar)
Rental Time:
1 Week at $199.99 per week. Unlimited mileage.
Total Base Rate
$199.99
Concession Fee Rec
$21.34
Florida Surcharge
$14.21
State Tax
$16.72
Vehicle License Fee
$3.29
Total Est. Mandatory Charges
$55.56
Est. Grand Total
$255.55

Perhaps I should start looking at airfare into Tampa as well! Thanks for checking- I thought I was doing something wrong.

mom_rules
04-02-2008, 06:30 AM
We're in Ontario and the flights into Tampa are cheaper for us-We fly into Tampa and home from MCO. The flights and the rental cars seem to work out well for us and it's just over an hour to WDW.
Good luck!