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Re: Rental Cars Companies not having enough cars
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 12:35:18 AM »
Another problem not mentioned is the extra cleaning they claim to be doing and staff shortages to do them. I had to wait 20 minutes for a car last week and there were many cars in the return area they just didn't have nearly enough staff to clean them properly in a timely fashion.

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Re: Rental Cars Companies not having enough cars
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 01:36:48 AM »
Another problem not mentioned is the extra cleaning they claim to be doing and staff shortages to do them. I had to wait 20 minutes for a car last week and there were many cars in the return area they just didn't have nearly enough staff to clean them properly in a timely fashion.
Amazing how much extra staff it takes to slap a sticker on the driver side B Pillar/Door

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Re: Rental Cars Companies not having enough cars
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 02:04:15 PM »
WSJ article indicated passengers are arriving and finding their reserved car is not available.
That would be pretty frustrating to fly across the country, and have no car to get around.

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Re: Rental Cars Companies not having enough cars
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 03:12:08 PM »
WSJ article indicated passengers are arriving and finding their reserved car is not available.
That would be pretty frustrating to fly across the country, and have no car to get around.
I spoke with an executive from National who said that before the pandemic, they had 2.2 Million cars and currently have somewhere in the 900,000 range.

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Re: Rental Cars Companies not having enough cars
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 03:29:17 PM »
I spoke with an executive from National who said that before the pandemic, they had 2.2 Million cars and currently have somewhere in the 900,000 range.
If there's all of a sudden another 1.3 million cars in the market for National alone then why is the used car market still so high?

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Re: Rental Cars Companies not having enough cars
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2021, 03:33:16 PM »
If there's all of a sudden another 1.3 million cars in the market for National alone then why is the used car market still so high?
reduced new car production will drive up supply for used cars and also cause backlogs in rental companies obtaining the inventory they would like to have
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/08/gm-cutting-production-at-several-plants-due-to-chip-shortage.html

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Re: Rental Cars Companies not having enough cars
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2021, 10:48:21 PM »
I spoke with an executive from National who said that before the pandemic, they had 2.2 Million cars and currently have somewhere in the 900,000 range.

Can you provide more details as to the nature of this, what's their plan? are they playing it safe for the long run ?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Rental Cars Companies not having enough cars
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 07:02:08 PM »
Can you provide more details as to the nature of this, what's their plan? are they playing it safe for the long run ?
I did not inquire about their plans going forward. I was just told about the current status in their lots.