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Old Sep 13, 06, 10:42 pm   #1
 
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manual, stick shift vehicles in us?

Does Hertz have any stick shift/manual drive vehicles in the US?
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Old Sep 14, 06, 8:17 am   #2
 
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Never seen one - given the relatively small number of people who drive stick, they'd likely be an inventory nightmare, and I bet a lot of rentals would be for people who want to learn to drive stick, so the maintenance bills would be astronomical (a clutch a month sort of thing).
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Old Sep 14, 06, 8:47 am   #3
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I've never seen a Hertz stick in the US, but I've had several Enterprise rentals that were sticks as insurance replacements or loaner cars. Last one I had a was a Mini Cooper convertible with a 5 speed. Makes me think that HLE might have a few sticks out there as insurance replacements...
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I have asked lots of times, but they're not available. If any location would have them, I'd expect either LAX or ATL--but no!
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Old Sep 16, 06, 9:11 am   #6
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For those going into LAX, I'd be happy to rent you the 12 year old Integra (5 speed) which sits in my driveway, but rarely gets driven anymore, for $50 a day. High miles, original clutch, lots of dog hair. I'll even throw in some ZE1 points.
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For those going into LAX, I'd be happy to rent you the 12 year old Integra (5 speed) which sits in my driveway, but rarely gets driven anymore, for $50 a day. High miles, original clutch, lots of dog hair. I'll even throw in some ZE1 points.
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Old Sep 19, 06, 6:45 pm   #8
 
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I've never seen a Hertz stick in the US, but I've had several Enterprise rentals that were sticks as insurance replacements or loaner cars. Last one I had a was a Mini Cooper convertible with a 5 speed. Makes me think that HLE might have a few sticks out there as insurance replacements...
i'd imagine the shelby would be a stick. i can't imagine they would put a vehicle like that and mate it with an autotragic but I haven't read a ride report on it
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Old Sep 19, 06, 7:01 pm   #9
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i'd imagine the shelby would be a stick. i can't imagine they would put a vehicle like that and mate it with an autotragic but I haven't read a ride report on it
It's an automatic, sorry.

My cars are all sticks and love driving a stick, but I dont mind having all my rentals as autos. Last stick rental I had was a Fiesta 1.6 down in PVR. The clutch slipped so much, likely a result of abuse and excessive wear from inexperienced stick drivers. Wasnt easy to drive smoothly with so much clutch slip.
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I have asked lots of times, but they're not available. If any location would have them, I'd expect either LAX or ATL--but no!
Yup, I did ask the lady at the Hertz Gold desk in ATL about availability of stick-shifts and she was like "I'm really sorry Sir but we don't have any!"
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Sort of OT, but my car dealer used to have about 8 Audi TT manuals for loaners...I'd always beg for one when my car was being serviced.

After about 6 months, they got rid of them -- the cars kept coming back on flatbeds with clutch problems (probably due to "Driving a Manual 101, the Home Version").
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i'd imagine the shelby would be a stick. i can't imagine they would put a vehicle like that and mate it with an autotragic but I haven't read a ride report on it
It's not, which points to the ultimate answer for this question I think, if a super-specialty vehicle like the Shelby Mustang GT-H is not a stick, then I can't imagine Hertz having sticks at any location.
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I was just pricing a rental for this weekend in Tampa and the Jeep Wranger is coming up at a reasonable price so I was thinking about reserving it, but when I click on the autombile details it says it's a manual transmission. I'm skeptical thas this is correct ...
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Does Hertz have any stick shift/manual drive vehicles in the US?
Hertz as a policy does not have any Manual drive vehicles in the US. That being said some of the individual regions have from time to time had a few in stock, but they were mainly used by employees..
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