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Hi and welcome to the USA Rental Car Master thread!

This thread is designated to help members find the best available rate for their car rental. As with all things if you don't want to help yourself others will not help you. It is always best that you do some research with each individual company before asking for help.

All companies have corporate discounts that lower standard internet rates here is a roundup of them.
Here are the links to some of them
             

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[b]Pickup location[/b]:
[b]Drop Off location[/b]:
[b]Pickup date & time[/b]:
[b]Drop Off Date & Time[/b]
[b]Preferred Car Size[/b]:
[b]Age[/b] (if under 25):
[b]Best quote[/b]:

After you have rented please share you experience with others in the What did you reserve? What did you get? thread.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3180 on: June 09, 2014, 11:26:26 AM »
Pickup location: San Francisco, CA
Drop Off location: Los Angeles, CA
Pickup date & time: Wed aug 20 9 AM
Drop Off Date & Time: Tues aug 26 10 pm
Preferred Car Size: Cheapest Option
Age (if under 25):
cheapest I see is $900 from avis

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3181 on: June 09, 2014, 12:03:01 PM »
Pickup location: San Francisco, CA
Drop Off location: Los Angeles, CA
Pickup date & time: Wed aug 20 9 AM
Drop Off Date & Time: Tues aug 26 10 pm
Preferred Car Size: Cheapest Option
Age (if under 25):
$400 midsize fuel saver including full insurance

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3182 on: June 09, 2014, 12:12:01 PM »
Pickup location: New York (brooklyn / Manhattan / Queens)
Drop Off location: Miami (or nearby)
Pickup date & time: June 15 / 16
Drop Off Date & Time: June 19/20
Preferred Car Size: Mini Van
Age (if under 25):
Best quote:

16-19 $600

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3183 on: June 09, 2014, 12:47:40 PM »
Pickup/Drop Off location: Middletown, NY
Pickup date & time: 06/10 12:00 PM
Drop Off Date & Time: 06/15 12:00 PM
Preferred Car Size: Any
Age (if under 25): 24
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3184 on: June 09, 2014, 01:40:02 PM »
Anyone? TIA.
Why not just do the regular? USAA with Hertz?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3185 on: June 09, 2014, 01:42:22 PM »
Why not just do the regular? USAA with Hertz?
Will it work at a non-airport location? Won't they ask for a USAA ID?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3186 on: June 09, 2014, 01:46:09 PM »
Will it work at a non-airport location? Won't they ask for a USAA ID?
1: Why not?
2: AFAIK it's YMMV.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3187 on: June 09, 2014, 01:51:37 PM »
1: Why not?
2: AFAIK it's YMMV.
Don't know. I just never rented at a non-airport location and I don't know if the gold members have to go through the front desk or not. AFAIU it increases the chances of being asked a USAA ID as opposed to driving your car off the lot.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3188 on: June 09, 2014, 01:56:14 PM »
Don't know. I just never rented at a non-airport location and I don't know if the gold members have to go through the front desk or not. AFAIU it increases the chances of being asked a USAA ID as opposed to driving your car off the lot.
I hear.
I've done it in Brooklyn and they didn't ask for ID.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3189 on: June 09, 2014, 08:52:13 PM »
Pickup location: OGG
Drop Off location: OGG
Pickup date & time: 8/10/14 4PM
Drop Off Date & Time 8/18/14 10PM
Preferred Car Size: Convertible
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $528 from Avis (via Discount Hawaii Car Rental), and $535 from Dollar.

I could also go the National EA/ES route and reserve a Mid for $300 (Honeywell) and hope there's a convertible available (no status, but should be able to match to Hertz 5* if needed). With Hertz gold choice it'll be $402 (USAA) for the Intermediate, but again, no guarantee of availability.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3190 on: June 10, 2014, 12:55:55 AM »
Pickup location: SFO
Drop Off location: LAX
Pickup date & time: 7/1/14 8:00 AM
Drop Off Date & Time 7/3/14 8:00 AM
Preferred Car Size: Any
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $508

It doesn't even have to be SFO to LAX, but pickup has to be in San Fran and drop off anywhere in the LA area.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3191 on: June 10, 2014, 02:15:52 AM »
pick up any where near Miami beach (bay harbour area)
November 17th 2014 till February 18th 2015
also looking into taking over a lease etc
but just wondering if its possible to get a discounted rate for such a long rental?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3192 on: June 10, 2014, 02:38:46 AM »
Pickup location: SFO
Drop Off location: LAX
Pickup date & time: 7/1/14 8:00 AM
Drop Off Date & Time 7/3/14 8:00 AM
Preferred Car Size: Any
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $508

It doesn't even have to be SFO to LAX, but pickup has to be in San Fran and drop off anywhere in the LA area.
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3193 on: June 10, 2014, 10:11:52 AM »
Pickup location: HNL
Drop Off location: HNL
Pickup date & time: 6/22/14 2:00 PM
Drop Off Date & Time 6/29/14 10:00 AM
Preferred Car Size: Any
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $236 National with Honeywell code

Also I need to book

Pickup location: OGG
Drop Off location: OGG
Pickup date & time: 6/29/14 11:00 AM
Drop Off Date & Time 7/2/14 5:00 PM
Preferred Car Size: Any
Age (if under 25): Over 25
Best quote: $138 w/National

what are my chance with convertible with executive club?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #3194 on: June 16, 2014, 05:18:32 PM »
Pickup location:  JFK
Drop Off location: JFK
Pickup date & time: 9/17 1:00AM
Drop Off Date & Time 9/18 3:00PM
Preferred Car Size: Minivan
Age (if under 25): Over
Best quote: $355 w/tax

Any help appreciated. Coming in after midnight so some rental companies are closed then.
Thank you