May 2013 Car Rental - Best deals?

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  1. g8rben

    g8rben Earning My Ears

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    Here's to hoping! We're not over a Saturday though (Sun-Fri), so all the coupons typically don't help us. I have the SUV for $195 and the fullsize for $114 and have the same issue, which to keep? My goal is to keep it under $200 and have a bigger car, but that $114 price sure is nice. If I don't end up getting a minivan ressie for under $200 I'll probably decide between the two others when we arrive. The new Escape's look cool and I'd like to drive one though...
     
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  3. Soon2B4

    Soon2B4 DIS Veteran

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    Sooo, we kept the full size with Budget. They tried giving us a Ford Fusion saying it was an upgrade from the standard I booked! We questioned the guy in the parking garage and his list said the Fusion was a standard also. They called a customer service number and the said the NEW Fusions are full size.

    We are about to drive away in our Fusion against my better judgement and the guy shows up and offers us the Ford Escape for the same money! ($115). Turns out he did some checking and the Fusion they were giving us was the older/smaller standard sized model.

    Long story short, don't trust the rental car guys and the Ford Escape in pretty nice. Ours has about 8k miles and is like new. :)
     
  4. g8rben

    g8rben Earning My Ears

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    Nice! Now my problem is my SUV is with Budget but the fullsize with Alamo....Good to know the Escape is nice. I'm wondering if I show up to Alamo and offer to buy the full tank of gas or something that maybe they'll upgrade me to an SUV or minivan. Decisions! Glad you gamed the system, enjoy your trip.
     
  5. mzozzietj

    mzozzietj DIS Veteran

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    I ended up changing our flight last minute so now we'll be there from Friday 5/17 to Tuesday 5/21. I was able to modify my reservation for $20 more the extra night. Not quite as good as it was but still a great price... 62.24 inclusive for a rollerskate err I mean economy car lol! It's only my 4 yr old and I so I don't care about car size :)
     
  6. JERSEYGIRLINSI

    JERSEYGIRLINSI JERSEYGIRL LIVING IN NEW YORK AND LOVING EVERY MIN

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    Just back, still tired!
    Car Care Center DID honor the rate I was quoted with my SOG reservation. I thought for sure it would be some issue (jaded New Yorker), but once inside, they looked up my reservation, and completed the paper work. We had a new Mazda5, only 2000 miles! I prepaid for the gas at $3.30 a gallon, my total was $146 from May 3- May 12, dropping off at MCO. Just as a FYI for anyone that might be renting a ECV, it fit inside the trunk with no issue. We had the ECV that can accommodate up to 300lbs, and rented through Walker.
     
  7. rlduvall

    rlduvall DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the response. Glad you had a good time. :thumbsup2 [I mean, I assume you had a good time]
     
  8. EPCOT is a verb

    EPCOT is a verb Former Long-time lurker

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    Beware! Just returned our Budget car at MCO. The rate was a lot higher than I expected. Turns out the I accidentally entered 4 am as the return time instead of 4 pm. I can't imagine how I did that. Major bummer.
     
  9. JERSEYGIRLINSI

    JERSEYGIRLINSI JERSEYGIRL LIVING IN NEW YORK AND LOVING EVERY MIN

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    Goes without saying, its a Disney vacation!:) First early May visit that has had extreme heat (92 some days:crazy2:), and extreme rain(I mean the sky opened up and emptied out...and did that for hours at a time:faint:)! We did experience cranky cast members at the resort, as well as at the parks, and that did take away some of the "Magic". But it's Disney, how do you not have a good time.
     
  10. MDsMomma

    MDsMomma Mouseketeer

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    So Budget doesn't allow you to pick your car. Does Dollar??
     
  11. nascargirl

    nascargirl DIS Veteran

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    Alamo is down again today but not by much. My rate dropped by $3 but it is now under 230 for a 10 day rental with a full size car.:cool1:
     
  12. chocovrdmicears

    chocovrdmicears DIS Veteran

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    We are still at $225 for our rental - the rates for Alamo had gone up recently - but they are down again today - still a few $$ more than what we have - will be curious to see if it goes down a bit more over the next few days.:)


    I can't believe after months and months of watching (I know my codes for Alamo by heart!) - my car rental planning will be over in 4 days! :banana::banana:
     
  13. chocovrdmicears

    chocovrdmicears DIS Veteran

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    Alamo went down about $20 overnight.
    5/20 - 5/30 - STD car
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    $207. :goodvibes
     
  14. nascargirl

    nascargirl DIS Veteran

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    Our rate dropped $24.00 overnight. :cool1: I still have a week to go so hopefully it will go down more.:thumbsup2
     

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