CXfirst
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Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:57 pm

If you rent a car when you travel where do you rent it from Hertz, Budget, etc.

Update the numbers in your post, and if you rent your car from a rental agency that is not mentioned yet, add it!!!

Hertz: 1

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:59 pm

Europcar mostly...

so:

Hertz: 1
Europcar: 1

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:02 pm

As a former Hertz employee I get my rental-car most of the time from Hertz.

Hertz: 2
Europcar: 1

btw. Phil OUTSIDE of Germany you get a very good discount at Hertz as a LH-employee (especially in the USA)....inside Germany the rate is sh**.  

[Edited 2008-03-06 07:05:58]
 
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:06 pm



Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 2):
btw. Phil OUTSIDE of Germany you get a very good discount at Hertz as a LH-employee (especially in the USA)....inside Germany the rate is sh**.

I know, you told me that already  Wink

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:08 pm

Budget.

They always have what I want, never had a problem with them and usually get upgrades. Budget is a great company.


Budget: 1
Hertz: 2
Europcar: 1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:14 pm

Whom ever has the best or most unique cars of where I am at. I am a car nut so I try to rent something unusual when I travel. For example you can rent Ferraris and Lamborghinis in Florida and California.

Budget: 1
Hertz: 2
Europcar: 1
Other 1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:27 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
Budget is a great company.

Perhaps stateside, but not in Canada. I've rented from them in YXC in fall. I asked for an intermediate car (which is elsewhere a Malibu or G6) and they gave me a Focus! I'd hate to see what they call compact.

My favourite is Avis.

Avis: 1
Budget: 1
Hertz: 2
Europcar: 1
Other 1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:32 pm



Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 6):
I asked for an intermediate car



Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 6):
and they gave me a Focus!

That was a downgrade, because the Focus-Platform is CDMR

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 6):
compact.

 
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:37 pm



Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 7):
That was a downgrade

Not really, the rental agreement clearly said intermediate. Unfortunately, they haven't had anything else on site. Too bad that Avis moved out from YXC.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:39 pm

I'll go with whatever combination is the cheapest and gives me the most frequent flyer miles.

Last week I did budget since they had a promotion for 3000 DL miles for renting - no other car company came close to matching that promotion.
 
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:40 pm



Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 8):
Not really, the rental agreement clearly said intermediate

Believe me, the rental agreement can say a lot of things  Wink Big grin
 
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:40 pm

I am a gold member with Hertz, but I have also used Enterprise with good results. I tied Dollar and will never use them again, I don't care if I have to take a cab to another airport at my destination to get to another rental car agency. So I will give a tally to both Hertz and Enterprise...

Avis: 1
Budget: 1
Hertz: 3
Europcar: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:33 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 5):
Whom ever has the best or most unique cars of where I am at. I am a car nut so I try to rent something unusual when I travel. For example you can rent Ferraris and Lamborghinis in Florida and California.

If you come to Perth, Hillarys Marina is where you want to rent a car  Wink

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:44 pm

Usually Budget. Good prices and good service.

Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 3
Europcar: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:56 pm

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:26 pm



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 14):
Once at Dollar, never, ever again

hate Dollar much?
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:38 am

I rent trucks more often than cars.. hertz once lost my company direct billing details, that made me angry enough never to use them again so now I only use budget for cars. And for trucks, penske for the BIG trucks and budget for the little ones.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:49 am

I ALWAYS book my rental cars through www.arguscarhire.com. They always seem to come up with the cheapest deals, regardless of who the actual renter turns out to be! At the end of the day, I don't really care who that happens to be, as long as I get a good deal with all extras, insurance etc. included, which it always is with those guys.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:50 am

National for me, because they have our corporate contract, and even on personal trips I can take advantage of the corporate rate.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:52 am

Enterprise most always, but sometimes Alamo.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:57 am



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 14):
National - Emerald Aisle Member
Once at Dollar, never, ever again:

Same but add Budget. And I updated the list with ANC and mines count since he failed to follow instruction, but what do you expect from a treadhead, they run over anything!!  wink 


Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 1
National: 2
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:58 am

Mostly Enterprise because they offer decent choice at what is usually the best price, but I will go somewhere else if they have a good deal and I get miles out of it.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:02 am

Alamo: 1
Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 1
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 1
National: 2

For some damn reason Thrifty always has a good "Mystery Car" everytime I pick that category. Last month I got a brand new Malibu with 6 miles on the clock in IND

I go with Alamo most of the time, So I will give both tallies.
 
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:24 am

Alamo here. I've used Enterprise before, but as of late, Alamo has had the better deals. We got a steal of a deal for our upcoming trip to Disneyworld...full size sedan for $168 a week.

Alamo: 2
Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 1
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 1
National: 2
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:29 am

The only two times I've needed to rent a car, I've used Enterprise and been quite content with them...since I see two other Enterprise users on this thread did not bother to update the list, I've included them below:

Alamo: 2
Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 1
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 4
National: 2
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:46 am

Dollar here, I've had good experiences with them until now.

Alamo: 2
Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 1
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 4
National: 2
Dollar: 1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:08 am

If I ever go somewhere I've never been before, I rent from Hertz and get their NeverLost system. I love that system.

However, now that my parents' bought the same system Hertz has, I'll just be borrowing from them, and renting from whomever has the most reasonable rental cost.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:12 am



Quoting Rleiro (Reply 25):

Alamo: 2
Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 1
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 5
National: 2
Dollar: 1

I rent from enterprise.

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:42 am

Enterprise tops the list. Are they an only-American company, as I have never seen them before. Nor have I seen Dollar and Alamo, the others I've seen plenty of times.

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:40 am

I once made use of Europcar's affiliation with HV and since then I tend to use Europcar.

Therefore:

Alamo: 2
Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 2
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 5
National: 2
Dollar: 1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:18 pm

In Germany always Sixt (with 2 exceptions). They have by far the best fleet over here.

Alamo: 2
Avis: 1
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 2
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 5
National: 2
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:33 pm

Avis For Me

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Alamo: 2
Avis: 2
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 2
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 5
National: 2
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:15 pm

The only reason why I they rented a car is because my car got rear ended. Since I was 20 and it was not my fault, Enterprise was kind enough to give me the same make and model for two days.

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:26 pm

I try to use Ace Rent a Car whenever possible. Low prices and nice cars.

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:31 pm

My company has a great contract with National, so for work, mostly them, and because of them, mostly for personal too (and free thanks to all the credits from work trips!)

So SW733 = National
 
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:48 pm

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 17):
I ALWAYS book my rental cars through www.arguscarhire.com.


Try Ace Rent a Car. I can get a Vauxhall Corsa with automatic and air conditioning for £115 a week (tax included).

[Edited 2008-03-07 08:05:16]
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:12 am

Alamo: 2
Avis: 3
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 2
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 5
National: 2
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:31 am

Alamo: 2
Avis: 3
Budget: 2
Hertz: 4
Europcar: 2
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 6
National: 2
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1

Enterprise here too. Always good service and plenty of locations.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:42 am

Usually Hertz or Avis for me, I've used a company called www.carjet.es before and was quite happy with the service.

Alamo: 2
Avis: 4
Budget: 2
Hertz: 5
Europcar: 2
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 6
National: 2
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1
Carjet:1

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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:47 am

I usually use Alamo for car rentals because I like the idea of walking out into the compact car lot and just picking the vehicle that I like for that size class. Last time I rented a compact class vehicle at Phoenix SkyHarbor from Alamo, they had a Chevy Equinox SUV in the compact lot, which I jumped into for $139/week plus taxes/fees.

Be aware of one thing. Some car rental companies (such as Payless, Chariot, and some other "second tier" rental agencies) have GPS installed in their vehicles and can tell if the vehicle has been driven out of state or into forbidden areas (like Mexico) - this companies with hit you with extremely costly fees for breaking the rental contract rules. A coworker of mine drove a Payless rental (a Caddy DTS) from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for a weekend and was hit with a $275 mileage surcharge for taking their vehicle out of state without "expressed written" permission. My friend was also told that the GPS information reflected that he was driving at a high rate of speed on the drive from Burbank to Vegas, given that amount of time that it took for him to reach Nevada!!! Big brother is indeed watching!


Alamo: 3
Avis: 4
Budget: 2
Hertz: 5
Europcar: 2
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 6
National: 2
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1
Carjet:1
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:01 pm

Well I don't rent them but my Dad does. In the past couple of years we have had a Peugoet 307 2.0 HDI and an Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sportback from Biarritz Airport Europcar and Geneva Airport Europcar respectively. So it looks like we are Europcar people.




Alamo: 3
Avis: 4
Budget: 2
Hertz: 5
Europcar: 3
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 6
National: 2
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1
Carjet:1
 
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:23 pm

National every single time. Get perfect service, good cars and never been nickle and dimed (in fact had a few times when fuel charges were waived).

I'm surprised so many people stick with Enterprise. Sure they are the cheapest company, but they really do have a reputation for nickle and diming everyone (especially straches and stuff like that).


Alamo: 3
Avis: 4
Budget: 2
Hertz: 5
Europcar: 3
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 6
National: 3
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1
Carjet:1
 
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:18 am

Alamo: 3
Avis: 4
Budget: 2
Hertz: 5
Europcar: 3
Thrifty: 1
Other 1
Enterprise: 7
National: 3
Dollar: 1
Sixt:1
Carjet:1

Never had a problem with Enterprise, and I drive the piss out of rental cars.
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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:28 am

It's time for "Avis-it" to my mother's house, which is near the "Alamo," after all it would be quite "Thrifty" to spend a "Dollar" or to go see some sights that are "National" and it's great to know it won't "Hertz" your "Budget" at all leaving you enough room to "Enterprise" a few side trips to your "Advantage."


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RE: Poll: Where Do You Rent Cars?

Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:27 am

As long as it comes with a NeverLost (or whatever the other companies call them), I go for the company that gets me the best rate... so far that's been Avis, Budget, Hertz and National.

If they essentially quote me the same price, I prefer those whose office is inside the terminal rather than those where I have to catch a shuttle bus first - which again differs by airport.
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