Author Topic: Minivan rental - How to rent an 8-seater (as opposed to 7 seater Minivan)  (Read 684 times)

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Any tips on how to reserve a minivan with 8 seats (Sienna/Odyssey) as opposed to one with 7 seats?
Looking to lock this reservation in early, while inventory is still widely available.
Which chains rent out the 8-seat vans?
Suburban's have 8 seats, but prices are almost 50% higher.

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I spoke to an agent recently, he told me that only in florida there is an option to reserve an 8 seat minivan or 7 seat everywere else you only have an option to reserve a 7 seat minivan

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What about with getting status with a rental company and being able to choose from a whole selection of available vehicles.
Is that a viable strategy (given that I am picking up at a larger airport)?
which rental company has the best odds of having 8-seater minivans?
Which status would I need?
How do I get that without many rentals?

TIA

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I've rented from Enterprise in Brooklyn and got an 8 seat Sienna (just reserved a minivan, without requesting 8 seats in advance).
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
-- Dan