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Inexpensive rental cars

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Inexpensive rental cars

coming to Phoenix Dec 16-19th and need an inexpensive rental car option. Anyone know of any good deals going on now?

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1. Re: Inexpensive rental cars

Why not book the car in Germany already? www.usareisen.de

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It's too far out for rental car deals. I would try again at the end of the month.

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You just asked this question:

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Very good Hummingbird re rentals from Europe!

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If coming into Phoenix airport don't rent at the airport. It is worth exploring the in town rental places as they will 50% less than renting from the airport directly.

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sedum37;

Renting off airport doesn't work for everybody and where did you get the 50% lower price? There are a lot of factors involved that can get very confusing for a newcomer, among them, jet lag after a long flight from Germany, arrival and departure time for picking up and dropping off, how much luggage to drag around, cab ride back and forth, length of rental period, type of vehicle, availability and more. You pay additional taxes and a surcharge at the airport for the convenience it offers.

Edited: 14 November 2011, 23:49
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Agreeing that throwing a 50% discount figure around is misleading to say the least. As noted, there are fees that can be saved by renting off site from the airport, but real savings will depend on many other factors, include length of rental, time of arrival/need transport fees etc.

The OP asked for " inexpensive rental cars". One caution that I always try to mention is to do careful research beyond just the rental rates. There are a few small companies in the PHX market that will offer rates much lower than their major competitors. Beware of these come on rates. The trade offs go beyond just a lack of basic services and generally include high mileage, poorly maintained vehicles. Additionally, if you intend to drive the vehicle beyond the local area and you experience problems of any kind, you will only get service or replacements from major companies. These features are well worth paying for by choosing a reputable provider.

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Agree with Ron and RedRox. We always rent from Phx a/p for its convenience. It's very well arranged between the a/p and the carrentalcenter. (Free shuttle). Not sure OP's still reading this post.

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9. Re: Inexpensive rental cars

Check Hotwire.

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