Minivan Rental Rates for Jan?

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  1. ganandem

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    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!!
     
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  3. mareed

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    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.
     
  4. vickiea

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    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
     
  5. mom_rules

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    Just rented a van for Jan from Dollar-$200. no codes required
     
  6. ganandem

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

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    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
     
  8. mom_rules

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    What are your dates?
     
  9. ganandem

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

    mom_rules <font color=FF66FF>LOVES the Yachtsmen!<br><font c

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    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
     
  11. ganandem

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

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    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!
     

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