Where to look for a Rental Car?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by sweetpeakaris, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. sweetpeakaris

    sweetpeakaris DIS Veteran

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    Sorry, I'm new to this, never rented a car before. This is the first time we will be flying to MCO and I need sites or info on where to book a Rental Mini Van. We are staying offsite, so I am assumming we will need to find a rental place close to MCO. Can someone please explain to me how this works, would we have to take a taxi from the airport to the rental place? Also, what is a good price to pay for a Minivan for 8 days. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Paull117

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    A good place to educate yourself and look for deals is mousesavers.com. I just got a van for my Jan trip for 247 including taxes with budget. Using codes that I found on Mousesavers.com currently in there hot deals section.

    The trick with car rentals don't rent from places like orbitz or travellocity. Use the Car rental company website, and don't be picky about the make you are only using it for limited period of time. Do not and I repeat do not prepay. Also when you are looking find the best deal you can and take it doesn't matter how much. At least you know how much you have to pay. Then once a week at least look at the prices and new codes coming out if you find a better price book it then cancel your old rental. Two weeks before your trip I would start checking at least 2 times a week sometimes you can get a last minute deal. When I went to California this summer I ended up getting a car 100 less than the best deal I had from the same company, and I did this the day before I left.

    Watch out for the customer counter they try to sneak little additions just pay attention to what they are saying. I really strongly advise going to mousesavers.com and looking at their car rental section great advice about just general rental stuff people need to know about.

    Hope this helps
    Paul
     
  3. sweetpeakaris

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    Thanks Paul! How many days is your rental for?
     
  4. Paull117

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    My rental is only six but the current deal is good for any trip 5 - 14 days. Here is the quote from the website. Paul

    Great deal on January minivan rental - $199/wk at Budget. Valid for pickup 1/1/07-1/31/07 at participating locations. Must be booked by 12/28/06. Rate requires a 5-consecutive-day minimum rental with a 14-day maximum rental and an advance reservation. Blackout dates apply. Use BCD code U030073.
     

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