Have you ever rent a car?

Aug 16th, 2015, 11:06 PM
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Have you ever rent a car?

Hi guys, just want to ask are you ever rent a car in North America like
New York, Los Angeles or Chicago?
How was the experience, like the services etc?
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Aug 16th, 2015, 11:16 PM
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Why are you asking about rental cars again?

Wouldn't possibly have anything to do w/ your website, now would it?
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Aug 17th, 2015, 01:02 AM
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I doubt anyone on this site would rent cars in America. That would be so very unusual.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 03:31 AM
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I would imagine almost everyone here has rented a car - probably numerous times.

Experience and services vary considerably by company, destination, luck of the draw, time of year and a host of other factors.

We only do Hertz since we have a significant corporate cost benefit, including free upgrades, etc. Have generally found them reliable.

But what are you really asking????
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Aug 17th, 2015, 04:49 AM
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Goofy question, but I'll go.
We've rented cars in California, Arizona, Washington, Colorado, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, and possibly other places I have forgotten.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 05:07 AM
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I rent cars all the time. At many airports, there are car-rental desks and you can walk outside or into a garage, jump in your car and drive off. At other airports you have to take a shuttle to an off-airport car-rental place (the actual rental desk may be in or outside the airport).

Unless you are driving somewhere from NYC, it's expensive to rent a car here, but it's considerably easier renting at EWR or JFK than at LGA.

If you are coming from outside the US, you'll need to consider the issue of insurance. Many non-American renters get a good deal on a car rental bundled with insurance. It depends on the country whether or not your own insurance will cover you in the US. But in California, a non-US renter almost always has to buy insurance because that state (alone in the US) requires all renters to have liability insurance; all other US states require car-rental companies to carry liability on behalf of renters.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 06:41 AM
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I'm pretty sure this is a troll . . .

But help if you have a better heart than me
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Aug 17th, 2015, 06:49 AM
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It's a poster who asked in another thread if he should rent a car to visit Disneyland in California. I don't think he's a troll.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 07:03 AM
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Well Doug, since this poster lists a website on his profile that rents things -- including automobiles in California, and since he lists his residence as California -- I kind of doubt he's a "typical" troll. I think Janice got it right.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 07:21 AM
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No car, but I did rent a train once in NYC. Won't do it again -- too difficult to parallel park.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 07:37 AM
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That was your mistake, vincenzo. I always use valet parking when I rent a train.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 07:43 AM
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Why yes, I rented a car yesterday.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 09:09 AM
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>>It's a poster who asked in another thread if he should rent a car to visit Disneyland in California. I don't think he's a troll.<<

>>Well Doug, since this poster lists a website on his profile that rents things -- including automobiles in California, and since he lists his residence as California -- I kind of doubt he's a "typical" troll. I think Janice got it right.<<

Bingo . . .
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Aug 17th, 2015, 11:30 AM
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Here in California we don't say "rent" a car. We say "hire" a car.
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Aug 17th, 2015, 11:40 AM
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logandog, I'm curious if you're trying to make a joke or if you're actually serious. I'm well aware that British and other Europeans usually say "hire a car" referring to renting one, but in the US, including California "hire a car" generally refers to hiring a limo or a chauffeur driven car. Even airports in California list the places where one gets a rental car as "rental cars" or "rental car return", etc. I know there are places like Budget Rent a Car and Enterprise Rental Car -- well, let's face it -- all of them use the word rental -- not hire. Or are you an ex pat Brit living in California?
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