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  1. #76
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    renting a car on Kauai. Found a good deal from priceline for Advantage rent a car, the cheapest thing they had was a minivan, $280 for a week. Then I started reading reviews of Advantage in Kauai, and decided that the rate through USAA for a Hertz car, that was $30 more, was probably worth it.
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    Www.autoslash.com

    You’re welcome. I save hundreds of dollars just about every time I use it.

  3. #78
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    just finished renting a car from turo.

    two things:

    1. you do not know for sure if you are getting a well maintained car. the one I rented had tires with very questionable tread but I had to risk it because I was already committed and prepaid.
    2. if you do rent from turo, you want to pay the fee to have the owner bring the car to you and drop you off after as you may not know the area and send time and money trying to locate where the car is.
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  4. #79
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    If avail., I will always use SIXT car rental. 9 times out of 10, I rent cars in either Miami or Frankfurt. Usually, I rent something like a BMW 3 series or Audi A$ for less than $35/day. No ins., no extras. The key is to pick up and drop off at the same place, and rent with AMEX. I seem to never get a car with more than 10K miles, and frequently get a car with less than 5K. The cars are well maintained with good rubber
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  5. #80
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    Why the need to rent with AMEX?

  6. #81
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    Not sure whether you need to, but Amex gives you great ins. coverage. I think that when using the card, you are covered if your rental car is damaged or stolen when you use your Card to reserve and pay for the entire eligible vehicle rental and decline the collision damage waiver at the rental car counter.
    “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.”
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    Makes sense. I'm sure a lot of other cards do that as well. Probably something I should look into one of these days, since I always decline the CDW and anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarddad View Post
    Www.autoslash.com

    You’re welcome. I save hundreds of dollars just about every time I use it.
    I usually play the "reserve and re-book" game, but for an upcoming trip, autoslash has done the search work for me. Slowly chipping away at the rental price, started at $320 for the week and now down to $266. A little bit of work (re-booking and cancelling) but pretty easy to do.
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    Got upgraded from a Kia Forte to a Sequoia this past weekend. Loved that thing. I guess SUVs just sit around in the Summer in CO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Stainless View Post
    Got upgraded from a Kia Forte to a Sequoia this past weekend. Loved that thing. I guess SUVs just sit around in the Summer in CO.
    Just did a recent trip to LA where I was renting a Ford Focus. They were pushing kind of hard to give me a free upgrade to a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I kept the Focus since I wanted max mpg and plain hate SUVs for big city driving. Cost me like $10 in gas to run all over the damn place. The lot was full of surplus SUVs and I saw they were going for dirt cheap when price shopping online. I guess they're just not as popular in summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Makes sense. I'm sure a lot of other cards do that as well. Probably something I should look into one of these days, since I always decline the CDW and anything else.
    All three of my Visa cards offer the same deal. Pretty common I believe.

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    Come to Hampton Beach and cruise the strip in one of these. Surely to pick up one of the massholes from Lowell

    https://seacoastexoticcarrentals.com/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarddad View Post
    I was skeptical of the website, but yeah saved some money and easy to use. Thanks.

  14. #89
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    I just rented a 19 mustang gt while i was in Vegas for $61 a day from Hertz. It was part of the American Muscle group.. It was nice to rip around to the Hoover Dam then Down to Nelson to do some cliff diving then over to Red Rock Canyon..

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    Cliff diving? What was that like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JongDoe View Post
    Cliff diving? What was that like?
    Not as exciting as it sounds! It was 114 when we got there and there was a group of people with chairs in the only small area that you can climb out of where we walked to. The wife drank too much the night before so she wasnt feeling well so we didnt stay long enough to explore for a better spot. But other than that it was great!
    Not my video but heres what its like
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    That can be fun and refreshing in that heat, but yeah not an adrenaline rush. Those higher jumps you still have to hit the water right or you will feel it. I love cool swimming holes but there aren't many around here that I'm aware of,

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    looking for recommendations of how/where to rent a real 4wd (i.e., body on frame, 4lo, at or other offroad tires, but highway legal). this is for work. pickup (seats 4 comfortably) or suv.

    enterprise claims that they have some f250's in their norcal fleet, but none available when i may need it. hertz says they can get me an suv but cannot guarantee awd or 4x4 and i'm concerned we could end up with a unibody suv chassis on a car body (e.g., highlander) and shitty tires. i really don't want to deal with clearance issues or a shitty tires on a fully booked work trip. i also contacted uhaul (only 2wd) and some equipment rental places. the near-ish toyota dealer has a tacoma available, but only the access cab

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    Maybe roll the dice with Turo? Like airbnb for cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    looking for recommendations of how/where to rent a real 4wd (i.e., body on frame, 4lo, at or other offroad tires, but highway legal). this is for work. pickup (seats 4 comfortably) or suv.

    enterprise claims that they have some f250's in their norcal fleet, but none available when i may need it. hertz says they can get me an suv but cannot guarantee awd or 4x4 and i'm concerned we could end up with a unibody suv chassis on a car body (e.g., highlander) and shitty tires. i really don't want to deal with clearance issues or a shitty tires on a fully booked work trip. i also contacted uhaul (only 2wd) and some equipment rental places. the near-ish toyota dealer has a tacoma available, but only the access cab
    A pickup truck from HTZ ought to do it for you. The fleet is almost entirely quad cab Nissans.

  21. #96
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    Why not a Suburbane?

    [the “e” was actually spotted on ours one year in the Beav, rare bird that it is.]
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    looking for recommendations of how/where to rent a real 4wd (i.e., body on frame, 4lo, at or other offroad tires, but highway legal). this is for work. pickup (seats 4 comfortably) or suv.

    enterprise claims that they have some f250's in their norcal fleet, but none available when i may need it. hertz says they can get me an suv but cannot guarantee awd or 4x4 and i'm concerned we could end up with a unibody suv chassis on a car body (e.g., highlander) and shitty tires. i really don't want to deal with clearance issues or a shitty tires on a fully booked work trip. i also contacted uhaul (only 2wd) and some equipment rental places. the near-ish toyota dealer has a tacoma available, but only the access cab
    Call the construction equipment rental places. United Rentals, Hertz, Sunbelt, Holt Caterpillar etc. I know we occasionally get some 250's and 350's from United and Hertz when we're low on foreman trucks at the jobsite.

    Enterprise fleet might have some too, but you'll definitely hit with the construction rental outfits.

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    Thanks. I tried two local construction equipment rental companies near me, nada (I was surprised!), but not the bigger ones mentioned. In the meantime, I think we figured it out with the client taking their personal vehicles.

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    Rented full size crew cabs from Avis before, worked out perfect, in Canada though...

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