Wow when did the car rental rates jump so high, and why? I just paid only $194 for 8 days this past November at Advantage. I made the reservation 2 to 3 months in advance. I also was there in October and paid 178.00 for 6 days through Dollar and also made that reservation months in advance. I cant believe the prices jumped so much. The prices are now at least 30% higher. Does anyone know why the drastic increase? I've been renting cars in Vegas for 20 years and have never seen such a price increase like this at once.