Rental Car Advice Needed

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  1. mickeysaver

    mickeysaver <font color=blue>WINNER of the world's worst limer

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    Ok, my honey's mom sent her some cash, so we have a much more comfortable option for our December trip than driving either of our gas guzzling trucks. I need to know where can I find a good deal on a bigger car with good gas milage. We will need the car for 10 days in mid-December. Any good leads that you guys know about? I have priced out the options and so far the best that I can come up with are below. Can anyone top this?
    TIA Maggie

    Hertz via Expedia
    3050 SATELLITE BLVD, DULUTH, GEORGIA Per Week Total
    Midsize Car Hertz Unlimited $148.99 $272.83
    Standard Car Hertz Unlimited $168.99 $306.75

    Budget via Expedia
    5570 JIMMY CARTER BLVD, NORCROSS, GEORGIA
    Midsize Car Budget $169.99 $297.88
    Standard Car Budget $189.98 $331.79

    Thrify via Expedia
    461 WEST PIKE ST, LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA 30245
    Midsize Car Thrifty Unlimited $169.99 $327.94
    Standard Car Thrifty Unlimited $199.99 $383.53
     
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  3. mickeysaver

    mickeysaver <font color=blue>WINNER of the world's worst limer

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    anyone?
     
  4. deide71

    deide71 DIS Veteran

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    Hotwire has the best prices on rentals. The only catch is they hide the company name until after you book.

    We used this service for six days in aug. and got a full size for $18/day through Avis. When we got to the counter we were able to upgrade for an additional $10/day. This is 1/3 to 1/4 the price quoted on the Avis website. The van even had intergrated child safety seats. :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
  5. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

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    You might want to try visiting the individual car company's websites and using rate codes and coupons that you'll find at RentalCodes.com and MouseSavers.com . It's possible to get an even lower rate if you really dig for them. If you have the Entertainment Book for 2005 (any city), it should have coupons in it that are good until the end of the year. With them, you can get free upgrades, a free day, free tank of gas or $$ off the rental price. Good luck.
     
  6. swilshire

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    Just be aware that not all rental cars can be driven out of state. We ran into this in Colorado once when we booked the cheapest and found we couldn't take it into New Mexico. I would be afraid to use priceline or hotwire because of this for a long trip.

    Someone posted a link here recently to join National's Emerald Club for free. You might do a search to find it. I've been a member for years and find them always within a few dollars of the cheapest and they are great as far as their restrictions.

    Sheila
     
  7. fsufandis

    fsufandis Mouseketeer

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    Be Careful about the size of the car as well.

    What I would normally call a mid-sized car, the agencies usually call full.

    Ford Taurus to me is mid-size.
     

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