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Title: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on December 30, 2012, 10:04:38 PM
Anyone have experience with FOX or ADVANTAGE? Seem to be the cheapest by far but I don't want any trouble. Anyone use them?
Title: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on December 30, 2012, 10:46:20 PM
Anyone have experience with FOX or ADVANTAGE? Seem to be the cheapest by far but I don't want any trouble. Anyone use them?
what are your dates
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: robi on December 30, 2012, 11:58:53 PM
Anyone have experience with FOX or ADVANTAGE? Seem to be the cheapest by far but I don't want any trouble. Anyone use them?
theres a discussion about fox in the LA thread
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Yoel on December 31, 2012, 02:58:28 AM
Try Priceline. Seems to be the cheapest for me.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: MisterHock on January 01, 2013, 11:26:01 AM
Would anyone know of a good rate for a minivan from MIA, 12pm 1/27 to 12pm 1/31?

TIA!!
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: dd321 on January 01, 2013, 02:39:57 PM
Would anyone know of a good rate for a minivan from MIA, 12pm 1/27 to 12pm 1/31?

TIA!!
sixt 212$
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 01, 2013, 05:22:20 PM
what are your dates
Miami airport
2/21 7pm - 2/25 8:30pm
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: MisterHock on January 01, 2013, 06:21:54 PM
sixt 212$

Thanks for that, much appreciated, but does anyone know of anything better?
Don't mean to be a cheapo, but I hate overpaying ;)
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Yitz on January 01, 2013, 06:29:18 PM
Keep in mind it can take you at least a 1/2 hour top get to car rental at miami airport.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: robi on January 01, 2013, 07:17:45 PM
Keep in mind it can take you at least a 1/2 hour top get to car rental at miami airport.
+1 I found MIA a royal PITA, especially with a baby. And the car rental return is on the other side of the airport
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: dd321 on January 01, 2013, 07:31:37 PM
Keep in mind it can take you at least a 1/2 hour top get to car rental at miami airport.
y?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: DrDanny on January 01, 2013, 08:07:20 PM
+1 I found MIA a royal PITA, especially with a baby. And the car rental return is on the other side of the airport
I don't know what airline you flew but there's a train to get to the car rental agencies I've gone from the plane to out of Hertz in ten min with gold service
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 01, 2013, 09:18:46 PM
I don't know what airline you flew but there's a train to get to the car rental agencies I've gone from the plane to out of Hertz in ten min with gold service
I also found it a real pain. There's an awful lot of walking to do in MIA. What kind of train are you talking about and what does it have to do with gold service?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: mclovin on January 01, 2013, 09:58:15 PM
I don't know what airline you flew but there's a train to get to the car rental agencies I've gone from the plane to out of Hertz in ten min with gold service
when was this? i think they recently (year or 2 maybe) finished the new car rental center
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on January 01, 2013, 10:18:12 PM
Miami airport
2/21 7pm - 2/25 8:30pm
What size car and what rates were you getting at fox? Avis has a full size for $208 using Citicorp A078400 minus MUWA239 $20 coupon comes out to about $185
when was this? i think they recently (year or 2 maybe) finished the new car rental center
in MIA all the rental agencies are in the new rental building. Took me 15 minutes tops. In FLL ironically, sixt is off airport and its a royal PITA to rent there
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 02, 2013, 09:52:29 AM
Thanks. The Fox and Advantage (thru Carrentals.com) start in 130's (economy) and go to like 197 for full size so that Avis price is really good. However, do I have to show that I work for Citicorp? Also, can I get some upgraded staus at Avis?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 02, 2013, 10:10:51 AM
I tried the Avis site and it was about 215 BEFORE all the added charges that brought it to like 296!
Title: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on January 02, 2013, 11:07:48 AM
I tried the Avis site and it was about 215 BEFORE all the added charges that brought it to like 296!
I apologize I gave you the wrong awd is a074800 try that.also they don't ask for id
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 02, 2013, 01:00:43 PM
Full size came to over 250 before coupon. Not too bad, but not 208. What do you know about these other places Fox and Advantage?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: plane.love on January 02, 2013, 01:04:48 PM
Tried renting with Advantage. There was only one guy behind the counter and people were waiting two hours to be told there are no cars.
Not reliable.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yanks23321 on January 02, 2013, 01:20:26 PM
Hi,

While on the topic, I am flying into MIA and need a car rental. My dates are 1/23-1/29, I am looking for a full size or if the price is right a standard suv. I also found carrentals.com the cheapest with Fox or Sixt, both showing a full size of $133 total. (there is a 15% off coupon for sixt)

If anyone knows where I can get a better price, tried priceline and they were way to high.

Thank You,

Tzvi
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: RT on January 02, 2013, 01:24:43 PM
Hi,

While on the topic, I am flying into MIA and need a car rental. My dates are 1/23-1/29, I am looking for a full size or if the price is right a standard suv. I also found carrentals.com the cheapest with Fox or Sixt, both showing a full size of $133 total. (there is a 15% off coupon for sixt)

If anyone knows where I can get a better price, tried priceline and they were way to high.

Thank You,

Tzvi

You tried Avis with A074800?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yanks23321 on January 02, 2013, 01:32:30 PM
Yes, RT, but for the full size it's $269, double what sixt and fox has, but thanks.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on January 02, 2013, 03:33:55 PM
Full size came to over 250 before coupon. Not too bad, but not 208. What do you know about these other places Fox and Advantage?
I don't know what your doing wrong but i just tried it again and i got 208
Title: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: njmacman on January 02, 2013, 04:21:07 PM
What is that Avis code from? Can I use it in Miami even if am presidents club? Also, can I use it in israel or other destinations?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: RT on January 02, 2013, 04:35:12 PM
What is that Avis code from? Can I use it in Miami even if am presidents club? Also, can I use it in israel or other destinations?
A074800 - Yes it works with PC
IDK about Israel..
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 02, 2013, 04:44:28 PM
OK. I guess Advantage is out. Now I'm nervous about Fox and Sixt. I don't want to find out there are no cars. National wasn't too bad with the code you guys recommended, though I don't remember which one. I tried the AVIS again, but not 208??? Enterprise wasn't too bad with the Chabad number. I'm going to have to check all three out again.
Does anyone know if you cancel with any of the above and they have your credit card on file, will they cahrge you for cancelling?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 02, 2013, 04:45:22 PM
When you say PC, does that mean Hertz? This number works there too? I'm waiting for my match.
Title: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on January 02, 2013, 04:55:47 PM
OK. I guess Advantage is out. Now I'm nervous about Fox and Sixt. I don't want to find out there are no cars. National wasn't too bad with the code you guys recommended, though I don't remember which one. I tried the AVIS again, but not 208??? Enterprise wasn't too bad with the Chabad number. I'm going to have to check all three out again.
Does anyone know if you cancel with any of the above and they have your credit card on file, will they cahrge you for cancelling?
pm me your info and I'll do it for you. No company will charge you if you cancel your reservation or even don't show up unless you prepay your reservation.
Title: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: SGF on January 02, 2013, 08:16:04 PM
pm me your info and I'll do it for you. No company will charge you if you cancel your reservation or even don't show up unless you prepay your reservation.
-1
Some places hertz will place the hold on your CC even before you show up
Title: Re: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on January 02, 2013, 09:26:26 PM
-1
Some places hertz will place the hold on your CC even before you show up
avis will do that too if you're preferred. But if you don't show up the hold will fall off
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: MiamiTrip on January 02, 2013, 09:33:12 PM
I am flying into MIA this sunday night (1/6) staying until thursday night (1/10) also not having much luck finding a cheap rental.  I could use the smallest car they have its just me
Title: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: RT on January 03, 2013, 12:38:30 AM
-1
Some places hertz will place the hold on your CC even before you show up
I booked a reservation using hertz points (still paying $85 after taxes) and the points deducted when I booked the car 2+ weeks before travel...
Most other companies will not charge to cancel
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: golan on January 03, 2013, 02:34:14 PM
Hi,

While on the topic, I am flying into MIA and need a car rental. My dates are 1/23-1/29, I am looking for a full size or if the price is right a standard suv. I also found carrentals.com the cheapest with Fox or Sixt, both showing a full size of $133 total. (there is a 15% off coupon for sixt)

If anyone knows where I can get a better price, tried priceline and they were way to high.

Thank You,

Tzvi

are you a emerald member by national ?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: golan on January 03, 2013, 02:35:50 PM
 i found for 168 by national after all
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yanks23321 on January 03, 2013, 04:38:12 PM

are you a emerald member by national ?

No, would it make it cheaper than fox or sixt if I'm a member?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: dd321 on January 03, 2013, 07:29:31 PM
No, would it make it cheaper than fox or sixt if I'm a member?
free upgrade
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yanks23321 on January 03, 2013, 08:18:00 PM
Okay, does anyone know if it's free to become an emerald member. Are there any risks signing up?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: sky121 on January 03, 2013, 08:21:50 PM
Okay, does anyone know if it's free to become an emerald member. Are there any risks signing up?

Free. Risks? Nope.
And you can SM jj1000 to hook you up with some status I believe.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yanks23321 on January 03, 2013, 08:46:47 PM
Okay thank you sky121, I appreciate that.

Does anyone know if the free upgrade is guaranteed, if I order a full size will I be able to get a standard SUV, (which I think is the next level)?

When I put in my dates the total came out to be $157 which is more then fox and sixt, but if I can get the free upgrade it's worth it.

Thanks

P.S. Someone mentioned before that national is not trustworthy and a lot of times doesn't have cars, my flight gets into MIA about 10:30pm, and I am traveling with two kids so the last thing I need is to not have a car available.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on January 03, 2013, 09:26:08 PM
Okay thank you sky121, I appreciate that.

Does anyone know if the free upgrade is guaranteed, if I order a full size will I be able to get a standard SUV, (which I think is the next level)?

When I put in my dates the total came out to be $157 which is more then fox and sixt, but if I can get the free upgrade it's worth it.

Thanks

P.S. Someone mentioned before that national is not trustworthy and a lot of times doesn't have cars, my flight gets into MIA about 10:30pm, and I am traveling with two kids so the last thing I need is to not have a car available.
Upgrades are never guaranteed. Their always based on availability. Also the next size up from full size is premium, not SUV def not standard SUV maybe you can get a compact SUV.
National is as reliable as Avis, Hertz etc ..they're one of the standard rental companies.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: golan on January 03, 2013, 10:54:37 PM
i rent with national all the time. Once your a member what u reserve doesnt really make a diff. just go the emerald sec and take the car u want. (u can really just take any car and they let it through). the locations i'm familiar with are ewr, lga, dtw, bwi, phl,
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 03, 2013, 11:01:12 PM
Huh? What do you mean take whatever car you want instead of what you reserved?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 03, 2013, 11:02:36 PM

P.S. Someone mentioned before that national is not trustworthy and a lot of times doesn't have cars, my flight gets into MIA about 10:30pm, and I am traveling with two kids so the last thing I need is to not have a car available.

Anyone know if the above is true? I thought National was a "National" brand.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: golan on January 03, 2013, 11:11:37 PM
national is just like avis and hertz like someone mentioned nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: golan on January 03, 2013, 11:16:11 PM
Huh? What do you mean take whatever car you want instead of what you reserved?
Well its like this , by national the whole rental is processed by the gate when you leave. You give them a slip from inside the car and they see what section its from. many times if you speak to the guys hangin around the lot if you can take a certain car he will say yes. And then if the gate agent says you have the wrong car you say so and so said its ok....i never had an issue rented over 6o times with them.

if any one is going to sign up with national i have a link that if you sign up through i would benefit, thanks
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 03, 2013, 11:31:19 PM
So I still don't know what to do. I need a car at MIA. I don't want to get stuck without one from an unreliable company. The Fox, Advantage, etc. prices are much lower but is it worth not getting a car when you arrive late at night. So, please, if anyone can recommend which way to go here's what I need. Arriving MIA 2/21 at 6:30pm so need it figure at 7pm. Leaving 2/25 with 9:30pm flight so figure return by 8:30pm. I am a National Executive member, Gold with Hertz. If anyone knows where I can get better status please let me know. And of course who should I go with. National was around 210. Enterprise through Chabad was more. Thanks
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: golan on January 03, 2013, 11:42:56 PM
i got 165 from national if you return it at the time u pick up ( 7pm ) btw based on you flight info i would do 730 all around, it takes long time to get to and from rental place
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mutty on January 04, 2013, 10:40:35 AM
Do you know how much leeway they give you if you say you're bringing it back at 7;30 and show up at 8?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on January 04, 2013, 11:06:45 AM
Do you know how much leeway they give you if you say you're bringing it back at 7;30 and show up at 8?
Most rental companies will give you a 29 minute grace period
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: jake on January 08, 2013, 04:47:10 PM
Well its like this , by national the whole rental is processed by the gate when you leave. You give them a slip from inside the car and they see what section its from. many times if you speak to the guys hangin around the lot if you can take a certain car he will say yes. And then if the gate agent says you have the wrong car you say so and so said its ok....i never had an issue rented over 6o times with them.

if any one is going to sign up with national i have a link that if you sign up through i would benefit, thanks

@Golan Have you ever tried this at MIA?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: golan on January 08, 2013, 07:32:31 PM
nope but i had a compact reservation for 12.50 a day and took a gmc suv this past weekend
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: caveman924 on January 10, 2013, 12:57:17 AM
Bid using priceline. It always works for me. Last time I used them I bid on a small car and got an SUV at the rental agency. There is a trick that works usually in MIA during busy season when using priceline. Always bid on the second smallest size (I forgot the exact name for the size), they never seem to have them at most major MIA car rental agencies and I always get upgraded to whatever I want. The only agency I have never had this work with is Enterprise, they always have the small cars.

Be warned though, this is NOT a guarantee, some agencies will make sure that what you order is what you get, others just take reservations and will give you whatever they have.

Also some agencies have lot attendants who basically just stand there and point you to your car, sometimes if you ask nice they will just upgrade you....however keep in mind that they expect a tip for doing this...$10-20 works great and makes them happy and usually they'll walk you to a nicer car with a bigger tip.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: RT on January 12, 2013, 11:48:51 PM
Bid using priceline. It always works for me. Last time I used them I bid on a small car and got an SUV at the rental agency. There is a trick that works usually in MIA during busy season when using priceline. Always bid on the second smallest size (I forgot the exact name for the size), they never seem to have them at most major MIA car rental agencies and I always get upgraded to whatever I want. The only agency I have never had this work with is Enterprise, they always have the small cars.

Be warned though, this is NOT a guarantee, some agencies will make sure that what you order is what you get, others just take reservations and will give you whatever they have.

Also some agencies have lot attendants who basically just stand there and point you to your car, sometimes if you ask nice they will just upgrade you....however keep in mind that they expect a tip for doing this...$10-20 works great and makes them happy and usually they'll walk you to a nicer car with a bigger tip.
Cash (almost) always gets people to do what you want ;)
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: MIKEW on January 15, 2013, 11:57:13 AM
which cc has insurance coverage for rentals  starwood?  sapphire preferred visa?
Title: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: yossi4k on January 15, 2013, 12:21:30 PM
which cc has insurance coverage for rentals  starwood?  sapphire preferred visa?
basically every one
Title: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: golan on January 15, 2013, 01:29:21 PM
basically every one
of course using the chase your better off (primary)
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: robi on January 15, 2013, 02:04:01 PM
of course using the chase your better off (primary)
only the UMPE
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Mimi K. on January 17, 2013, 07:58:31 PM
My Friend got a parking ticket in Miami on a rental from Budget.
Should he pay it?  :-\
Does anyone have experience w/ budget or Miami in particular?
Title: Re: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: sky121 on January 17, 2013, 08:11:22 PM
My Friend got a parking ticket in Miami on a rental from Budget.
Should he pay it?  :-\
Does anyone have experience w/ budget or Miami in particular?

Yes, he should pay it. Or Budget will charge him later on plus a fee perhaps.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: caveman924 on January 18, 2013, 11:31:49 AM
If your friend got a ticket, he should definitely pay it. But make sure that your friend keeps a receipt of payment. You don't want the rental company to charge you even after you paid.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Maximus on July 30, 2015, 04:04:28 PM
Looking to rent in Mia in 2 weeks, everyone telling me to make sure you rent a car in the rental center otherwise will take forever.
1) anyone have info on rental company NÜ in Mia , is it in the rental center ? 
2) are they reliable ? 
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: David R on January 25, 2016, 05:43:44 AM
When do I need to arrive at MIA airport with my rental car to make a 9:00am flight on Monday? I would need enough time to return it, get through security and get to the gate (probably around D48). I don't have TSA precheck. Is the MIA Mover train the quickest way?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Zevwolf on February 03, 2019, 02:37:14 PM
Any car rentals to stay away in MIA?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: ad120 on February 03, 2019, 04:02:32 PM
Any car rentals to stay away in MIA?
I heard economy makes you take their insurance. But that was a while ago so I do not know if things have since changed.
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: jes on February 03, 2019, 09:32:04 PM
Advantage
Any car rentals to stay away in MIA?
Title: Re: Miami Airport Car Rentals
Post by: Danny52857 on February 04, 2019, 12:20:01 PM
Advantage

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