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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 #4830 on: March 17, 2019, 11:38:50 AM »
Really good experience with Autoslash, not every search is accurate and sometimes you will click on a price and it will lead to nowhere but its a good starting point since usually you wont find a better deal then autoslash.

MODS: Can autoslash be posted to the wiki?
I find that most of the time when it finds a lower price, it's through Priceline - so you'd think you can just check Priceline. The problem is that sometimes the price they find disappears very quickly (which is what I think is happening when you say not every search is accurate, etc.), which means I wouldn't necessarily ever see it if Autoslash hadn't notified me. I used to take my time when I'd get the alerts, but now I know I have to be quick to rebook with Priceline, otherwise the price might disappear.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4831 on: March 17, 2019, 01:52:29 PM »
Pickup location: BOS, not necessarily airport
Drop Off location: same
Pickup date & time: April 16 12PM
Drop Off Date & Time April 30 12PM
Preferred Car Size: 8 seats
Age (if under 25):
Best quote: $1300  but thats for 7/8 seats.  I can't find a way to confirm 8 seats.

Found a 12 seat ford transit for $1116 from Budget on priceline.  Can anyone beat?
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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4832 on: March 17, 2019, 02:12:44 PM »
Found a 12 seat ford transit for $1116 from Budget on priceline.  Can anyone beat?

If you're willing to use Turo, for the same ~$1100 you can get a 2018 Odyssey EX-L here or a 2008 Odyssey here for $777. Both of those prices are with $3k deductible and state minimum liability.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4833 on: March 17, 2019, 02:32:28 PM »
If you're willing to use Turo, for the same ~$1100 you can get a 2018 Odyssey EX-L here or a 2008 Odyssey here for $777. Both of those prices are with $3k deductible and state minimum liability.
First I'm hearing of it.  Is it like Abnb for cars?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4834 on: March 17, 2019, 02:55:32 PM »
First I'm hearing of it.  Is it like Abnb for cars?
Yup.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4835 on: March 17, 2019, 04:42:37 PM »
If you're willing to use Turo, for the same ~$1100 you can get a 2018 Odyssey EX-L here or a 2008 Odyssey here for $777. Both of those prices are with $3k deductible and state minimum liability.

Can I pay with a CC and get better insurance coverage?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4836 on: March 17, 2019, 04:48:50 PM »
Can I pay with a CC and get better insurance coverage?
No, according to Turo.

I've seen one report on FT here that the Barclaycard Arrival World Elite does, but I haven't seen it substantiated anywhere else.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4837 on: March 17, 2019, 05:18:27 PM »
No, according to Turo.

I've seen one report on FT here that the Barclaycard Arrival World Elite does, but I haven't seen it substantiated anywhere else.

I called Barclaycard and they put me on to MasterCard who told me to call back on Monday.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4838 on: March 17, 2019, 05:41:05 PM »
Can anyone help me get something really nice  in miami airport.
one day for march 19
TYIA

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4839 on: March 18, 2019, 04:18:42 PM »
I called Barclaycard and they put me on to MasterCard who told me to call back on Monday.

MasterCard claims rep told me no coverage for Turo as they don't have rental agreements they can provide MC.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4840 on: March 19, 2019, 06:39:04 PM »
Pickup location: PHX (Phoenix)
drop Off location: PHX
Pickup date & time: 4/07/19 9:30PM
Drop Off Date & Time 4/15/19 9:30PM
Preferred Car Size:Any
Age (if under 25): 24
Best quote: $225

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4841 on: March 20, 2019, 05:53:02 AM »
If you're willing to use Turo, for the same ~$1100 you can get a 2018 Odyssey EX-L here or a 2008 Odyssey here for $777. Both of those prices are with $3k deductible and state minimum liability.

Thank you @Yehudaa .  I booked the 2008.  I paid 929 (before $25 referral credit.) because I chose to pay for better insurance. I'm still left with a $500 deductible.  This makes sense for me because I need 8 seats but I'm curious under what other circumstances it makes sense to use Turo, especially because of the insurance issue.

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4842 on: March 26, 2019, 10:51:52 AM »
Pickup location: jfk
Drop Off location: ewr
Pickup date & time: 4/8 3:30pm
Drop Off Date & Time 4/15 5:00pm
Preferred Car Size: full or better
Age (if under 25): over 25
Best quote: $300

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4843 on: March 26, 2019, 04:54:09 PM »
Pickup location: nanuet
Drop Off location: same
Pickup date & time: april 4 noon
Drop Off Date & Time may 3 noon
Preferred Car Size:full
Age (if under 25): 25
Best quote: $848
Anyone?

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Re: USA: Need help finding a rental car? Post here! (Master thread)
« Reply #4844 on: March 27, 2019, 12:10:07 AM »
Pickup location: Maui (OGG)
Drop Off location: same
Pickup date & time: May 1 noon
Drop Off Date & Time May 8 noon
Preferred Car Size: Any
Age (if under 25): 25
Best quote: reserved minivan for $309 (do not need MiniVan)