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#426 of 854 Re: Altimas and outliers [fintail]
May 30, 2012 (7:20 pm)
I can live with a shuttle. Have done that before (and back then got screwed in the process). I like that the Sixt site will price the whole thing, including all of the "let's soak the tourist" fees.
#427 of 854 Re: Altimas and outliers [fezo]
May 30, 2012 (8:14 pm)
Yeah it's nice to have taxes and gouge fees reflected in the initial price. As it is a German company, they are doing it the European way, where the total price for anything is almost always given first. Their site has been lifted directly from the German site, in some places German terms have accidentally been retained. I don't think they are up to speed 100% in the US yet, and are offering cheap prices to gain a following.
Jun 10, 2012 (5:23 pm)
I'm in Florida now, and with my "luxury" rental from Sixt FLL", I landed this:
Normal relatively modest spec E350. I am sure the seats are tex, but it still has some niceties - nav, active Sirius, rear shade, rear camera, etc. I got my rental when prices were low for some reason, got this for like $44/day after taxes and fees, pretty cool.
On the lot were a few Cs, an ML, and a couple new 5.0 Mustang convertibles in amongst the normals.
#431 of 854 Re: . [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 10, 2012 (8:24 pm)
Good Florida color too. And if you have the right sunglasses, it'll look a bit limey or lemony as well. Very tropical.
#432 of 854 Re: . [fintail]
Jun 12, 2012 (7:03 am)
Super cool rental! Beats a Camcord, Sonata, or Malibu any day! I've got to remember that company if I ever go to Florida!
#433 of 854 Re: . [steve_]
Jun 12, 2012 (11:55 am)
Yeah, I can see the Fin now - plaid sansabelt slacks, golf shirt and white bucks. Just hope he noted any dings, etc. in case this outfit makes its money on the backside of the rental. Otherwise, I think he made out big time and ought to catch a flight straight out of MIA to Vegas on return.
#434 of 854 Re: . [lemko]
Jun 12, 2012 (4:12 pm)
Not as cheap as one of those, but one of the best things you can rent on normal terms in the US. Nicer cars are coming around more - you can also rent MB from Hertz, and National and Avis have BMW in their fleet now.
Speaking of normals, the company had insane deals on regular cars, "economy" for like $5/day, "fullsize" for like $7/day. I noticed mostly Hyundai and Ford on the lot for the more usual cars. I stopped by again this morning on my way out of Miami to ask a question about the toll pass I bought - they had 2 other Es on the lot, and a red SLK.
I am not worried about spurious damage claims - I use the Amex premium coverage. I have also used the company multiple times in Germany and never had an issue - they are huge in Europe and have a rep for nicely equipped cars.
Jun 13, 2012 (7:28 pm)
Fun rental day... Yesterday the check engine light came on, but when I filled up the car, I noticed the cap seemed to not be tight, so I guessed that was it. It was on all day today, and I looked into it and read the car often throws the light because of fuel system issues. So, I went to Orlando and exchanged it - I'd have felt bad if I somehow made the problem worse. Got an identical white car, but with beige interior. They had a couple more Es in stock, along with several MLs, GLKs, Cs, but no open MBs.