Rental car?

Discussion in 'Las Vegas' started by Miandrea, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Miandrea

    Miandrea <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br> <font color=b

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    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.
     
  2. VAN

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    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.
     
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  4. poohbear2

    poohbear2 <font color=CC66CC>Disney Think Formula is:<br>HE=

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    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.
     
  5. samsmainla

    samsmainla Earning My Ears

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    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.
     
  6. VAN

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    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.
     
  7. CookieGVB

    CookieGVB S/D Cheerleader & SSB Tormentor

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    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.
     
  8. Miandrea

    Miandrea <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br> <font color=b

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    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).
     
  9. GrazingGoat1966

    GrazingGoat1966 Mouseketeer

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    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.
     
  10. Miandrea

    Miandrea <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br> <font color=b

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    I've found a few rentals (with coupons) for $213 for a week - full size. Much better than $400!
     
  11. VAN

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    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).
     

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