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Vancouver: where to rent a car with a manual transmission?

Old Mar 15th, 2007, 04:23 PM
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Vancouver: where to rent a car with a manual transmission?

Does anyone know a car rental company in Vancouver that has a vehicle (preferably compact or sub-compact) with a manual transmission?

I live in Vancouver and don't own a car, but have the urge to rent one with a standard transmission and hit the road...every company I've called so far has only automatics.

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Old Mar 15th, 2007, 08:56 PM
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You're looking at a private rental I've never seen a standard transmission in a rental car here.

Have you checked all the smaller one man companies?

Maybe your local garage can help- sometimes they'll rent out the 'loaners' they have.
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Old Mar 15th, 2007, 09:58 PM
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If you are looking for a manual shift, my reaction is Lots of Luck. I never saw a rental car in the US or Canada that had a stick shift. They are the norm in Europe but I have never seen one in Canada.

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Old Mar 16th, 2007, 08:37 AM
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Sam - I hadn't thought of local garages. That's a good idea. I'm getting desperate: that vision of myself "popping the clutch and slipping sticks" (or whatever the Bucket T song says) is getting stronger. It's been a long time.

Bob: Your experience echoes mine. I'll post again here if I ever find what I'm looking for.
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