United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Overnight parking in San Francisco
  2. 2 NYC Suggestions - Six Week Trip…?
  3. 3 Best quality lodging Solitude Utah
  4. 4 North Carolinas Best City for Singles in thier early 30s
  5. 5 Death Valley
  6. 6 Grand Canyon to LA
  7. 7 sunday night getaway between sandiego and los angles
  8. 8 Driving Cedar City to San Francisco
  9. 9 Scenic drive from Newport, RI to the Berkshires
  10. 10 Best MGM owned hotel on the Las Vegas Strip?
  11. 11 Boston hotels
  12. 12 Help!! Need a Good NYC car service Please
  13. 13 Warning About Dollar Rent a Car in Lower Manhattan
  14. 14 Road trip Washington NY Boston
  15. 15 Thanksgiving in New Orleans and Tulane Visit
  16. 16 Is Fox Rent A Car any good?
  17. 17 Trip Report 6 days in Boston with kids - a lovely family vacation
  18. 18 My CA itinerary
  19. 19 Best route in winter from Washington DC to Niagara Falls
  20. 20 Retiring to Colorado
  21. 21 Charleston and Asheville
  22. 22 4 days in Colorado in December with kids
  23. 23 On the Road: from Texas to Georgia. questions about NC
  24. 24 Los Angeles one night only mid week
  25. 25 Family vacation itinerary pointers
View next 25 » Back to the top

How to get a minivan for a full size car price in Denver

Jump to last reply

We (2 adults, 2 teens) have two rental car reservations with Alamo for our 17 day trip from Denver airport....

full size car (Chevy Impala) for $350
Dodge Grand Caravan mini-van for $614

The $350 price is SO amazing that we really want to make it work, but the trunk is not going to be big enough to hold our luggage, cooler, groceries, etc. (We experimented packing our Hyundai Sonata trunk today which is pretty much the same size.)

The $614 price is actually really good too for a minivan, but the $264 difference could buy us a lot of food. Or gas. Or spectacular horseback riding at a ranch.

Is there any chance we could take our $350 full-size reservation to the counter, and be upgraded to a minivan? Maybe even for an extra $100? If they don't offer an upgrade, could we whip out our van reservation and go with that instead? They would probably see both reservations in the system when they pulled up the car one, though, right?

We also have a Thrifty minivan reserved for $586 but spouse doesn't drive for free like with Alamo. It's not crucial that I be able to drive also, but the $28 difference there seems negligible.

70 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.