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should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

louisville
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should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

hi,

We will be going on our honeymoon during first week of jan 2012. do you suggest we book a car online or wait till we get there? is it better to rent from the local companies?

Dallas, Texas
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1. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

Book it before you go! You can always keep checking rates to see if they've dropped before your trip. Book with someone at the airport for less of a hassle once you get there. Congrats on your upcoming nuptuals! :)

NORTH CAROLINA
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2. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

Do not wait that is high season and cars are in demand then.

Pick a rate you can live with and then just keep checking to see if you can find a deal. I changed my car reservation numerous times for our trip this past march.

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3. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

You must rent before you go. We have found that Alamo through Costco has been the cheapest for the times we've gone. Keep checking the price monthly and more frequently when it gets closer. You can always rebook and cancel the old booking. We just saved $100 when we checked 2 weeks out from our trip.

louisville
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4. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

Thank you! that helps a lot. i'll definitely book it before we go.

washington
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5. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

Here's a good site we use... http://discounthawaiicarrental.com/

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6. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

Book your car when you have your flights booked. If the rates go down, rebook at that time.

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7. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

we used discount hawaii, and saved a bunch..i just couldn't get the costco thiing to work for us.

louisville
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8. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

wow this discount hawaii webiste has some reallyyy good deals! thanks!

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9. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

Our rate with Enterprise (through Costco) was lower than Discount Hawaii ... but I did check every week or so, and rebooked a few times. The price 'bottomed out' about 3 weeks out from our trip.

louisville
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10. Re: should I rent a car online or wait till i get there?

for costco , won't I need to have membership??

I am AAA but couldn't really find any good deals with them.