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Rental car

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by moefoe81, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. moefoe81

    moefoe81 Low-Roller

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    I am heading to Vegas in Feb, thurs-sunday and thinking of renting a car for a couple days to go to Disneyland, does anyone know where I can get a rental car for 2 days for a decent price. I don't need anything fancy or anything just something that would get me to Disneyland and back to Vegas Friday night.

    Ernie
     
  2. atom

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    If you are flying into Vegas, why not rent a car for the full trip? Rent from the airport location (mccarran rent a car center, accessible by shuttle) and you can provide your own transportation to/from the airport. It also gives you a place to lock up your stuff before checkin/after checkout, and gives you the freedom to check out parts of Vegas that cab fares would keep you from. As for deals, if you have a membership with aaa or costco, check with them first. Costco saved me twice the cost of membership $100 on my last trip over the next best rates I could find. My best rate ever was a aaa rate for 3 days at under $50 including tax and fees. If that doesn't work for you, check Kayak.com for your dates to get an idea of the best rates, then check the individual rental company websites to see if you can find a better deal.

    Book the best deal you can find that does not require prepayment, then keep on looking until you depart for Vegas. If you find something better, cancel and rebook. See my article "Las Vegas Car Rental Tips and Tricks" for more: http://www.lasvegasoffstrip.com/?p=1 Good luck!
     
  3. tomcat724

    tomcat724 Tourist

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    I agree with the Costco comment. I've also had good luck with carrentals.com.

    You may want to check daily, the prices fluctuate quite regularly.
     
  4. NickyDim

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    Check out Kayak.com, sometimes you get a special daily by Budget or Dollar. We've snagged a midsize for as little as $18/day (obviously not with tax, sevice charges, etc).

    And do what atom said. If you are going to rent for a couple of days, get rid of your airport cab fares and just rent for the entire trip. Valet is a cinch for parking for a couple of bucks tip at any hotel. You can venture to destinations like Hoover dam, red rock, valley of fire, and a ton of outlying casinos like the M. And you can still leave it in parking if you are going to drink and take a cab when needed. But it really gives you the freedom. What if you want to breakfast at Terribles for 2.99 2/2/2 breakfast? Or go out to Green Valley Ranch Casino for the lunch buffet? The car really gives you freedom. We take it out each morning on an adventure, then valet by mid afternoon where it stays while we :drunk:.
     
  5. moefoe81

    moefoe81 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the replies people.

    Ernie
     
  6. Shane.Decker

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    Last few times I have booked through priceline and named my own price. I try to get the full size SUV (normally a navigator) and I put in like 35 dollars a day and I have had it excepted just about every time. Normally it's between 100 - 120 a day so it works well for me.
     
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