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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.
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Please ensure that you have posted using the format below. Leaving anything blank may result in no response.

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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 #420 on: February 11, 2012, 09:45:20 PM »
Thanks for the help
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #421 on: February 11, 2012, 11:47:28 PM »
CBS- thanks for the sixt quote. They were not that cheap when i looked originally. greatly apppreciated.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #422 on: February 12, 2012, 12:30:23 AM »
CBS: amazing job! :)
someone had to clear it out b4 it piled up too much
If anyone can help me with this one way rental, that would be amazing! TIA
From: los angeles (local branch preferred, will do airport)
To: vancouver (any location)
Start dates: april 9 or 10
End dates: april 12
Car Class:  economy is fine
Renters age: 25
Rental Company: prefer Hertz
if CBS couldnt get you a good deal then you are prob. In bad shape  ;)
i would suggest to call a few local branches and ask them to quote a price with unlimited milage until you find something cheap, sometimes they can give you for $50 more then what you found online with unlimited milage.
Good luck!
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #423 on: February 12, 2012, 07:34:02 AM »
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Quote from: shmuelb on February 03, 2012, 03:13:54 am
Anyone can help me find a good rate?

From: JFK
To: JFK
Start dates: Feb 23 5 pm
End dates: Mar 5 5 pm
Car Class:  any
Renters age over 35
Rental Company cheapest

On Kayak it is showing $37 cheapest with hotwire and $38 with Dollar/Enterprise, Hertz $510 cheapest rate with Platinum CDP, on Hotwire I see $25.95 a day, $406 total with one of the following agencies ... off airport with shuttle to vendor.

Thanks!
Budget - $395.59 - economy
BCN# Y126501
(if you want Hertz, i found for 397)

Thanks, CBS!

I see the Budget w/usaa for 395. Now on hotwire it shows 371, in JFK with one of the following agencies, revealed upon booking, including all taxes etc. Is that a better deal? I never used hotwire before - experiences with them , anybody?

Thanks!  8)
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #424 on: February 12, 2012, 07:31:02 PM »
I want to rent car from San Jose (pref airport) costa rica.
Return Liberia (LIR) Costa Rica.
March 27 to April 4
4wd is only preference.
I am 24

Trouble is there seems to be a mandatory insurance LW that costs about 20 usd a day

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #425 on: February 12, 2012, 07:38:37 PM »
I want to rent car from San Jose (pref airport) costa rica.
Return Liberia (LIR) Costa Rica.
March 27 to April 4
4wd is only preference.
I am 24

Trouble is there seems to be a mandatory insurance LW that costs about 20 usd a day
your post belongs in the international thread
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #426 on: February 12, 2012, 07:44:49 PM »
Thanks, CBS!

I see the Budget w/usaa for 395. Now on hotwire it shows 371, in JFK with one of the following agencies, revealed upon booking, including all taxes etc. Is that a better deal? I never used hotwire before - experiences with them , anybody?

Thanks!  8)
hotwire as i hear doesnt have much bad feedback, theyre reliable. - i personally never used them but you can use them, and theyll give you whichever company they want.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #427 on: February 12, 2012, 07:54:42 PM »
your post belongs in the international thread
good point I actually searched for such a thing first but did not see it guess i will re post

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #428 on: February 12, 2012, 08:03:05 PM »
Quote from: gozalim
Pickup: NYC
Dropoff: St. Petersburg/Tampa FL
Dates: 4/3-4/5
Car Type: 7+ Passengers (Minivan/SUV)
Avis  - Mini Van - $322.30 -+ .30 a mile
AWD# A177232
Hertz canada from brooklyn to TPA minivan $299 with taxes and unlimited milage

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #429 on: February 12, 2012, 08:09:23 PM »
Hertz canada from brooklyn to TPA minivan $299 with taxes and unlimited milage
good find. i was about to post the same thing :)
it will also work to St. Petersburg

good point I actually searched for such a thing first but did not see it guess i will re post
at least the effort ;)

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #430 on: February 12, 2012, 08:13:49 PM »
good find. i was about to post the same thing :)
it will also work to St. Petersburg
yup i think you are a bit behind in this thread lately although you are a half a day ahead of time... :P

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #431 on: February 13, 2012, 04:18:42 AM »
Cbs thanks for always helping. You were the cheapest like always.

How about we name CBS the honorary 'On the Road' DDF Commissioner?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #432 on: February 13, 2012, 04:37:35 AM »
How about we name CBS the honorary 'On the Road' DDF Commissioner?
  :-[ :-[ . thanx!

i dont get it, theres noone else  (besides maybe 1 or 2 other memebers) that can help out? i figured to to wait and watch what happens and i saw that noone got answered. i dont get it, im sure there are others that know a bit about rental cars and how to get a good deal.

p.s. btw ive already been named policeman :P

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USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #433 on: February 13, 2012, 10:34:07 AM »
Maybe give a lesson on how you do it?
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #434 on: February 13, 2012, 10:58:00 AM »
Maybe give a lesson on how you do it?
na, that's already too much! ;)

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #435 on: February 13, 2012, 11:53:43 AM »
Maybe give a lesson on how you do it?
how about we bring him to the dandeals seminar?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #436 on: February 13, 2012, 02:21:47 PM »
hotwire as i hear doesnt have much bad feedback, theyre reliable. - i personally never used them but you can use them, and theyll give you whichever company they want.

I made a reservation in the end with Budget using usaa. I did not want to lock in with hotwire, rather pay out extra $20 and have the option of cancelling - getting a free car for a few days from a neighbor etc.

What kind of proof do I need? Can I print out a screen capture of their site online? Do I need to open a free checking or savings account and deposit $25? I could not find the info here, I assume it has been mentioned already. Link?

Thanks again!

Thanks!
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« Reply #437 on: February 13, 2012, 03:02:05 PM »
how about we bring him to the dandeals seminar?
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Is it happening???
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« Reply #439 on: February 13, 2012, 04:59:48 PM »
Mar 6-11
RNO return Same place.

Cheapest car and class and company.

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