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Re: [Shop-talk] Question on car rental

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Question on car rental
From: "Jack Brooks" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 15:58:05 -0800
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National is my favorite, as once you are a member of their Emerald club you
get to walk down their Emerald Isle and pick your own car.  I like that, as
I have really long legs and don't fit in everything.  Also I don't like
renting red/black cars; IMHO they are cop magnets.

Also, one way rentals are very location sensitive.  We did a three week one
way trip from FL (Orlando) to NJ(Newark).  Returning the car at a little
airport (Bradley in CT) and renting it right back for a day to get to Newark
cost $800 total.  Driving it to Newark directly, without the return and new
rental was over $1,400.

With regard to charges, some quotes include all taxes, etc., some don't.  Be
careful that you are comparing apples to apples.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Nick Brearley
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2012 6:32 AM
Subject: [Shop-talk] Question on car rental

Sorry for the OT but I'd be very grateful for any input on this one.

Been planning a West Coast trip next February. Looking for car rental 
rates National kept on coming up significantly cheaper (~40%), even 
after allowing for unlimited mileage, one way dropoff and various 
insurance gotchas. If anyone has any experience or advice about dealing 
with National I'd be very interested to hear it. Looking at consumer 
websites gives the usual spread from perfect to terrible.

Tenuous Shoptalk link, the car will probably be used for transporting 
sundry bits which will be used in my shop back across the pond.


Nick Brearley

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