View Full Version : Rental car?

01-17-2010, 08:48 PM
I am heading to Las Vegas in March for 7 days. Should I rent a car or just take a taxi? We want to leave the strip area to shop and do a few cheaper meals.

What do you think?

A rental car is about $400 - 500 depending on the size.

01-18-2010, 07:32 AM
We got a National rental car in December for $176 TOTAL for a week. Also have about the same rate for March. This is a compact model which was big enough for us.

Go to mousesavers.com for all the tricks and many of the available ways to get a car for less. The codes I'm using, I actually got by purchasing an Entertainment book. I also joined the Emerald Club for free from the mousesavers.com site. I decline additional insurance because my car insurance and the credit card I use has all the coverage. Check into this because you don't need the additional coverage if you already have it through those sources.

Good luck.

01-18-2010, 09:15 AM
Is it easy to drive around the Vegas area? We would like to go to Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon and I am wondering if its better to rent a car to go ourselves or go with a tour and not rent a car.

01-19-2010, 12:30 PM
We have a car for 4 days from the airport for $38.00!(for all 4 days, not per day). We booked direct with Thrifty. They don't require a credit card to book online, and you can cancel without penalty. Check prices often, as they change every single day.

01-21-2010, 11:48 AM
Was that with all of the taxes and fees???

How did you do that? Our 7 day (1 week) was $176 but $63 of that was for taxes and fees !!! The actual car rental for 7 days was $113.

Please advise.

01-30-2010, 09:02 PM
For $400-500? No way. Watch the sites for discounts - it should come in well under $200

The freedom of a car is a great thing; otherwise, you're restricted to the strip and wherever the monorail takes you, or cabbing everywhere.

02-07-2010, 01:21 AM
Thanks for the help. The internet prices are much cheaper than calling the places directly.

I think I will rent a car - the parking is free (I think...staying at the Aria).

02-07-2010, 09:24 PM
poohbear2 it is super easy to drive around Vegas.....just be patient especially at Tropicana and the Strip!!!

Miandrea, you're getting ripped for $400-$500. If all else fails rent for 3 days and do all your driving in that time. Hoover is only 30-40 mins and most of the decent shopping off strip is within 15 mins drive anyway.

02-09-2010, 11:03 PM
I've found a few rentals (with coupons) for $213 for a week - full size. Much better than $400!

02-17-2010, 11:29 AM
I purchased the Entertainment book and was able to bring my March 1 week rental of a National compact down to $144 total (includes all taxes/fees, but no additional insurance).