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Car rental - One way - SF to LA

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Car rental - One way - SF to LA

Hi all,

We are looking for a 'cheap' car rental for one way from SF to LA, and are not sure where to start looking. Any help/suggestions much appreciated :-)

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1. Re: Car rental - One way - SF to LA

"cheap" does not mean good and we hear of many horror stories from people who rent a wreck or wrent a jalopy and then whine and whine and pay extras

So you may want to go to traveligsaw.com.au and see the cars but call them to make a reservations from one of these companies hertz, budget, avis, alamo and Enterprise. Do not try to go for the cheap car company please

The au locations of these companies are worth looking at for cars . Please make sure the rental includes car insurance and no drop off fees. One does not need a car to see SF so please rent one before you leave

The California forum has plenty of Top Questions on the drive from SF to LA. Please do peruse them

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2. Re: Car rental - One way - SF to LA

Thanks for the info. By cheap I meant more, we don't need to rent a mustang kind of thing - it is only my husband and I and so we just need something small and inexpensive.

We also don't need to do any sight-seeing in SF or LA, so don't need to factor that in.

Thanks!

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Just checking the site for NZD quotes. www,traveljigsaw.co.nz shows some offers around NZD243 for a week in August, *including* insurance and no drop-off charge, either of which could nearly cost as much as the base rental. That is a really good price vs. local rental. Only wrinkle is they insist on the full fuel tank charge, which makes you try to deliver it close to empty.

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the OP has been/will be here for the course of the america's cup. she'll certainly will have seen a lot by now and especially so with her razor that hopefully she has not hit anyone on the sidewalk with. (this is said nicely for tegz3 and for everyone else :))

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Haha yes, I've managed to avoid causing others serious bodily harm or death by scooter so far...

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Oh, thank you, Tegz3, have you been riding on the street, on the sidewalk, or in the bicycle lanes?

It would be interesting to hear your experiences compared to what you thought things might be like.

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Not sure what you mean by not sightseeing in LA, but if you are going to be there any time at all, please keep the car - LA, unlike SF, is very much a car culture and you will be sorry you don't have it if you try to rely on their public transportation.

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The Full Tank issue shouldn't be a problem with the OP, since they are driving hundreds of miles. Just the knowledge to try and only put enough into your tank to get to the drop-off location.

If you use a company like Carhire3000.com or other reseller, they usually only use the major car companies. One thing to note, do not accept any type of upgrade or additional insurance, as agreeing to pay even $1 more might cause other charges to be changed.

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