Car hire in Vancouver

Old Oct 26th, 2002, 04:27 PM
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alleyne
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Car hire in Vancouver

Are there any specific car rental companies that are not too expensive? I always check the net but have not had much success so far.
Any sugestions? Thanks
 
Old Nov 1st, 2002, 07:27 PM
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icithecat
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Just the usual multinationals that I know about. They do have one outlet of a chain called wrent a wreck that you may not know of in ?.
http://www.rentawreck.ca/raw2/

With a name like that, I have never tried though.

There may be other 'brokers', but here is one.
http://www.holidayautos.com
 
Old Nov 4th, 2002, 05:31 AM
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I use Discount on NO. 3 Rd. in Richmond. They have a shuttle from the Airport that leaves from the Parking Lot on the Arrivals level. I am telling you that because I had a hard time finding the spot to meet them. They were so much less expensive when I had to book over Labour Day. Their holiday weekend rate extended until Tuesday which gave me an included extra day! I checked their rate on line and also called them using my CAA/AAA rate.
 
Old Nov 6th, 2002, 08:03 PM
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The name Rent-a-wreck is a pretty bad connotation, but the cars are not true "wrecks". It's worth a try if the bigger names are just too expensive.

Renting from a booth that is at the airport is like submitting to highway robbery. The surcharges and taxes are incredible. Companies like Discount that operate just outside the airport are a lot cheaper, and they offer a free shuttle to and from the terminal. And Discount gives you new cars, not "wrecks".
 
Old Nov 8th, 2002, 06:19 AM
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I agree with Ken. If you are really watching the cost of a rental car AVOID the booths at the airport. Generally I have found the additional "taxes" to rent in Vancouver are about another 33% in addition to the cost of the rental car. By renting outside of the airport you'll pay fewer taxes.
 
Old Nov 23rd, 2002, 05:58 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will try Discount on the net and check the prices.I am waiting for the Aussie tour books for 2003 to arrive to check their prices.They seem to use Alamo and Hertz.
As we are driving for 4 weeks I want a reliable car.
Thanks again Alleyne
 
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