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Car Hire help!

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Car Hire help!


I am looking to hire a car from SF and drop off at LAX in September. Any advise on which company to use?


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1. Re: Car Hire help!

www.rentalcars.com or similar is suggested for folks from the UK because it will include all needed insurance and won't charge extra to pick up and drop off from different locations.

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2. Re: Car Hire help!

rent only from hertz avis budget alamo, enterprise and do not be fooled by dollar or payless or thrifty or payless or fox or rent a wreck or rent a jalopy even if their prices are cheaper. Use the UK sites to compare rates. Make sure you sign up for frequent renter program and that number is in your reservation.

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3. Re: Car Hire help!

Hallo, I' d like to rent a car for 14 days from lax and drop off to sfo.

I have searched in alamo.com and rentalscar.com and in alamo.com is much more expensive for the same car.

Why does this happen? can i trust other sites exept official alamo.

PS I prefere alamo and crysler 200

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4. Re: Car Hire help!

The 3rd party booking company www.RentalCars.com seems to get good rates by make many bookings for a variety of companies. Other overseas visitors have been happy with their experience.

mpempa2014 ~ If you'd like to talk to someone on the phone about this, try www.CarHire3000.com This is a subsidiary of RentalCars.com and should be the same price. You can ask to use Alamo if that's the rental company you prefer.

R12345737 ~ you can also try the CarHire3000 website if you want to call. Just don't let anyone talk you into using Dollar SFO or Dollar LAX ~ too many stories of poor customer service. The top companies are listed in belo's reply, Reply 2.

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Try a "non-airport " car rental location. We are flying into SF and out of San Diego. We are using enterprise. It isn't cheap (we need a big car for 10 days) but If we rent the car at a location 10 miles from the airport, our rate goes from $1,900 down to $1,300, including all taxes - that's worth the taxi fare.

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