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Alamo or Budget?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Sam in Ut, Nov 7, 2016.

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  1. Sam in Ut

    Sam in Ut High-Roller

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    It appears next week will be a pretty good time for a car rental. I get the same good rates from Alamo and Budget. Anyone have a preference?
     
  2. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    I have used both, with no major problems, knock on wood. sign up for either (free) card and skip lines. this can be a big time saver if you land at the rental car center when it is busy. I usually get better prices from budget.
     
  3. eksantirik

    eksantirik High-Roller

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    I don't remember using Budget, but I usually pick Alamo, as I've always had good experiences. Pretty fast pick-up, and nice/clean cars. They also don't bug you with excessive up sell, which is a plus for me.
     
  4. Ty

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    The "go straight to the car" option was a breeze with Alamo, I think Budget wants a minimum number of uses per year to sign up. Budget does have a skip the counter option, which takes you to the counter downstairs.

    I give a slight edge to Alamo, but if Budget was a lot cheaper I'd go Budget.
     
  5. meatwad

    meatwad Tourist

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    Seem to like Alamo the best.
     
  6. blkshirt

    blkshirt High-Roller

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    Avis and budget are the same company. So you can look there too. We use Avis for rental cars and have never had issues.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    {flip ... slap!} Heads - Budget this time.

    Seriously, I've never had any issues that I remember with either.
     
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