Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10536 times:
Next month i am going to Santa Barbara for week. Now to get around i think i will need a car. So is it possible to rent a car being only 20 years old? I could bring my own insurance policy which says im basically covered for everthing.
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10533 times:
Probably won't happen. If you were a US citizen, and could prove you had full coverage on your vehicle you did own...Then some companies MIGHT rent to you. But I severely doubt you would be allowed to rent. Sorry.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10473 times:
Unfortunately, you probably won't have luck, especially not being an American citizen. The car companies don't really care what type of insurance you have..they will still enforce the age 25 rule except in certain circumstances such as a job related trip (you would need proof from a company) or something like that. Even then I think they cut it off at 21. You could try enterprise, I have heard that they are a bit less stringent with the age 25 requirement, however they will hit you with severe additional fees and I think they only go down to 21 as well.
September11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10468 times:
well, I am a member of rental car company Budget's program called "Fastbreak" & "PerfectDrive" PerfectDrive program is now discontinued... anyway, I am sure of age requirement to rent a car: 25. They do ask for my driver's license EVERY TIME -- I see them putting my birthdate from my driver's license on their reservation computer system. Strictly enforced!
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5312 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 10421 times:
I am 23 and have been renting cars since 21. The fee is usually $10-$15 per day extra, it does vary though--NY is usually significantly higher if they allow a rental at all. Hertz does not rent to below 25 at all. I have rented BMWs from Enterprise and Mercedes from Benzo rental in Vegas all between 21-23.