Should I use Avis or National @ TPA?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by MickeyCrazed, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. MickeyCrazed

    MickeyCrazed DIS Veteran

    Jan 26, 2000
    We are flying into TPA in December (new experience). I usually rent from Alamo or National, but I understand you have to take a shuttle at TPA. I'm trying to avoid that even though I understand that it is only a short ride.

    My concern is that I've never used Avis before. Do you know if they make you walk around the car and inspect for damage? That's one thing I love about National and Alamo... just get in the car and go!:car:
  2. robinb

    robinb DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 1999
    What are you talking about!?! You should ALWAYS inspect your car when you rent or you may be held liable for someone else's damage. There is always a little hang tag where you mark down any damage before you leave.

    As for your question ... I would rent from whoever is cheaper. Join us over on the December car rental thread for some good codes :).
  3. jgraney106

    jgraney106 DIS Veteran

    May 29, 2006
    When we fly into Tampa and leave out of Orlando, we always rent a car with Dollar. Their rates are usually good and they have locations right inside both airports. We prefer not to use an agency with a shuttle when possible.Don't forget to sign up with them , as it saves time waiting in line.
  4. CR Resort Fan 4 Life

    CR Resort Fan 4 Life DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    My family and I have always rented with Avis at both Orlando International and Tampa International and always had great service from them, plus we have not had great experiences with National. Also whenever we have returned our cars to Avis one of their employees always walks around the car making sure everything is ok.

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