Car Rental Horror Stories

By Gary Stoller, USA TODAY Bob Silvy has a caution for travelers picking up and returning rental cars: Check the vehicle closely or you could be held liable for damage caused by others. Silvy, of Parkville, Mo., just ended a nearly six-month dispute with Thrifty Car Rental, which sent a letter requesting $700 for damage […]

Thrifty Car Rental and Expedia Sign Preferred Partner Agreement

TULSA, Okla., July 31, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. , today announced the expansion of its existing relationship with Expedia, Inc. . Under the multi-year agreement, Thrifty Car Rental will join the Expedia(R) Preferred Rental Car Program on Expedia.com(R) and Expedia.ca(TM), where Expedia customers will continue […]

Advantage Rent-A-Car files for Bankruptcy

NEW YORK (Reuters) December 8, 2008 — Car rental chain Advantage Rent-A-Car filed for bankruptcy protection Monday and closed about 40% of its U.S. retail locations, citing a decline in the travel industry. The company said it laid off 440 workers, or almost half its workforce. Advantage said it will continue operating at its remaining […]

Thrifty Car Rental

Slogan: Book Smart Vehicle Types: Economy, Compact, Mid Size, Standard Size, Full Size, Premium, Luxury, SUV, Specialty, Mini Van, Van, Wagon, Convertible, Pickup, Special Luxury Hybrids Available: Yes in limited markets Toyota Prius Fleet Brands: Chevrolet,  Dodge, Chrysler, Ford, Jeep, Kia, Toyota, Suzuki, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, BMW, Renault, Volkswagon Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, […]

Payless Car Rental

Slogan: Rent a Car Vehicle Types: Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Full Size, Premium, Luxury, Mini Van, Sport Utility, Crossover, Convertible Hybrids Available: No but they do offer what they call “Green Vehicles”. Fleet Brands: Toyota, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Audi, Volkswagon, Peugeot Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany… about 50 countries Worldwide. Locations: 80+  […]

National Car Rental

Slogan: Reserve Your Rental Car Now Vehicle Types: Economy, Compact, Mid Size, Mid Size Hybrid, Standard Size, Full Size, Premium, Luxury, Convertible, Mini Van, Compact SUV, SUV Crossover, Mid Size SUV, Standard SUV, Full Size SUV, Luxury SUV, Premium SUV Hybrids Available: Yes in limited markets Toyota Prius, Fleet Brands: Chevrolet, Toyota, Cadillac, Buick, Chrysler, […]

Hertz Car Rental

Slogan: There’s Hertz and There’s “Not Exactly”. Vehicle Types: Green Collection, Fun Collection, Prestige Collection, Compact/Mid Size, Standard/Full Size, Premium/Luxury, SUV, Mini Van, Convertible Hybrids Available: Yes in limited markets Ford Fusion, Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata Fleet Brands: Hyundai, Mazda, Chevrolet, Toyota, Ford, Lincoln, Nissan In addition “Collections” include Brands “Mustang”, “Corvette” , […]

Dollar Car Rental

Slogan: Welcome to Dollar Vehicle Types: Economy, Compact, Mid Size, Mid Size Specialty, Full Size, Premium, Luxury, Mid Size Convertible, Standard Convertible, Mini Van, Mid Size SUV, Standard SUV, Mid Size Open Air All Terrain, Premium SUV Hybrids Available: Yes in limited markets Ford Escape, Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry Fleet Brands: Chevrolet, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep […]

Budget Car Rental

Slogan: Rent a car in just 60 seconds Vehicle Types: Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Full Size, Premium, Luxury, Minivan, Small SUV, Sport Utility, Large SUV, Pickup Truck, Large Pickup, Cargo Van. Budget also has their “Budget Truck” line of Truck rentals for moving and commercial use. Hybrids Available: Yes in limited markets Ford Escape, Toyota […]

Avis Car Rental

Slogan: Avis. We try harder. Vehicle Types: Subcompact, Compact, Intermediate, Standard Size, Full Size, Specialty, Specialty Hybrid, Specialty Convertible,  Pickup, Cargo Van, Passenger Van, Standard SUV, Mini Van, Intermediate SUV, Standard SUV, Premium SUV Hybrids Available: Yes in limited markets Ford Escape, Toyota Prius Fleet Brands: Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, Toyota, Infiniti, Jeep, Hummer, Volkswagon, Mitsubishi […]

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