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Old Dec 18, 14, 5:30 pm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Programs: AA PLT, WN A List, UA Silver, Bonvoy Titanium, Hertz 5*
Posts: 2,252
Originally Posted by InternationalLiving View Post
I'm planning a trip to visit my parents in Tampa in March with one of my buddies I went to University with. I'd kind of like to book a Mustang (or Camaro etc), possibly a convertible. Alamo, Budget, and surprisingly, Avis, are all quoting a reasonable ~$300 for a week's rental on a 'vert. All others are quoting stupid figures like $800.

I kind of prefer to avoid Avis based on past experience, but often they have decent cars. I really don't want to get stuck with a 200C convertible or something equally horrible though.

Any idea on what Budget or the other two typically offer in Tampa when booking a 'vert?

Avis/Budget is shared at TPA. Let's get rid of any illusion. Same staff, same desks with sometimes two parts of the desk for each brand or a separate lane for returns.

If you rent the right category on the Budget website, you will get similar to the same category on the Avis website. Avis and Budget have the same website categories as a reminder. I have seen some nice convertibles there, but I think unless you are a super elite status, you will need to inquire when you get there. I assume you are at least FB so that you can talk with people who wield more influence to pick a car for you. Just ask nicely when you get there for what car you want from the reserved category (go take a look at the spaces first if needed to see what is parked).

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