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#401 of 855 Re: . [steve_]
Mar 30, 2012 (6:54 pm)
I don't think my Amex insurance will cover that - although for what it is, not the most insane rate especially as Hertz can be pricey for any car. Exotic rentals in Vegas, Miami, etc can cost as much and aren't nearly as exotic.
#402 of 855 Re: . [fintail]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:03 pm)
I'm going to Florida to get heatstroke in June
If you're on the coasts there is usually breeze so its not that bad. But if you're inland like Orlando, the air is dead and it can be tough especially for someone visitning from a rather mild climate. If you get a convertible, keep your eye on the sky in the afternoon because the downpours come quickly and it can be like getting water poured on you from a pitcher. Personally, I'd prefer summer in the southwest to the southeast. It gets hotter, but the humidity is much lower.
#403 of 855 Re: . [berri]
Mar 31, 2012 (7:25 pm)
I plan to stick to the coasts most of the time unless I take a road trip to visit my friend in ATL. Reserved an E-class from that German rental car company at a fantastic rate, should be a nice drive. If they upgrade me to a cabrio, I won't complain. I'll probably end up in California later in the year.
#404 of 855 Rented an Altima..
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 04, 2012 (9:00 am)
Had to make a last-minute trip to New Orleans.. We decided to drive, but neither of us wanted to worry about our own vehicle, so we rented..
Had my pick of the Emerald Aisle at National. The only requirements were decent gas mileage and enough oomph to keep up with 85 mph traffic... Came down to an Altima or a Sonata.. Took the Altima.. 1700 mile round trip.
Acceleration was okay...slower than the Camry we had for our last trip.. Car tracked straight, but felt pretty unsettled on high speed curves.. We mostly had the cruise set on 80 mph... and, averaged 30 mpg for the trip.
Car had 543 miles on the odometer when we left... total bill: $194, including all taxes and fees... not bad for 1750 miles..
#406 of 855 Re: . [fintail]
Apr 24, 2012 (10:26 am)
I bet Hertz does a brisk business when a high school reunion takes place with this one!
#407 of 855 Re: . [lemko]
Apr 24, 2012 (10:34 am)
Ha, I had thought the same thing. Too bad you can't rent higher than E-class or GL from a major chain company, at least not in NA.
My 20th is coming up in a few years...maybe I'll take an extended test drive in an SLS...or drive the fintail.
#408 of 855 Re: . [fintail]
Apr 24, 2012 (11:30 am)
Heck, I've driven my 1989 Cadillac Brougham to my last couple reunions. Nothing spells class like a well-cared for older luxury car.
#409 of 855 Re: . [lemko]
Apr 24, 2012 (11:42 am)
That's true - when I see an old lady in a mint 126 it reeks more of money and class to me than some financial sector criminal in a new CL.
I could get one of these for the price of a new C-class ...hmmm....