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2018: "What Car/Upgrade Will I get at Avis" Master Thread

2018: "What Car/Upgrade Will I get at Avis" Master Thread

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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:38 am
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The main think I am interested in is simply whether the vehicle is likely to have Sat Nav in it, as coming from the UK , I don't want to have to pay a ton for 4G data in the car !
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Old Mar 18, 19, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by dukesy View Post
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The main think I am interested in is simply whether the vehicle is likely to have Sat Nav in it, as coming from the UK , I don't want to have to pay a ton for 4G data in the car !
Doubtful. Even the best minivans in the Avis fleet (Pacifica, IMO, which all have leather, heated seats, etc) all lack sat nav. In the fee other vans I've parked in recently, they also lack it and are much lower than the Pacifica in terms of features.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 7:09 pm
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but the Pacifica's have Carplay / Android Auto.

Just download the maps on wifi and youíll always have navigation, I always have my Google Maps downloaded so I can use it offline when I donít want it racking up data charges.

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Doubtful. Even the best minivans in the Avis fleet (Pacifica, IMO, which all have leather, heated seats, etc) all lack sat nav. In the fee other vans I've parked in recently, they also lack it and are much lower than the Pacifica in terms of features.
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Old Mar 19, 19, 1:21 pm
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Expected model Avis LAX?

I've booked a std Elite SUV(class S) for 3 weeks at Avis LAX. The website gives a Chevy Traverse as an example. I'm Avis President's club, so what kind of upgrade can I expect, if any? I haven't rented at LAX before.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 3:21 am
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As you'll find in the thread linked above, "standard elite" just means 7-passenger, though it usually means a higher trim car. You're unlikely to get an upgrade on an SUV but who knows. Chevy Traverse LT and Ford Explorer Limited are most common.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 8:43 am
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President's Club upgrade doesn't technically apply to SUVs (only cars). You may get lucky and get something nicer than what you booked, but odds are you will get something from the Standard Elite SUV class.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by dukesy View Post
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The main think I am interested in is simply whether the vehicle is likely to have Sat Nav in it, as coming from the UK , I don't want to have to pay a ton for 4G data in the car !

Another option to look into when you arrive would be asking about a Ford Flex with Navigation. I've seen some stations that actually have the Flex coded as a V class vehicle even thought its technically an S. A good number of them that i have seen have the Ford navigation in them, and all have the Apple Carplay for the google maps suggestions above.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 11:30 am
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What will I get?

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Old Mar 22, 19, 10:32 am
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Old Mar 27, 19, 10:51 am
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Need to pick up a week long rental this weekend. What day and time would be the best to pick up Saturday or Sunday? This will be at IAH and sometimes when I pick up they have the select and go populated with pick up or suvs .
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Old Mar 28, 19, 1:03 pm
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Booked a standard car and when I got to the airport I was assigned a Jeep Wrangler, I wasn't a big fan so I asked for something different so they gave me a Full size car, a Chevy Malibu. Went back and asked for another car, they brought me a Toyota full size.

The USB and other chargers were not working so I went and asked again, this time they gave me a Ford Mustang which was perfect and a decent upgrade.
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Old Mar 28, 19, 1:09 pm
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Booked a standard car and when I got to the airport I was assigned a Jeep Wrangler, I wasn't a big fan so I asked for something different so they gave me a Full size car, a Chevy Malibu. Went back and asked for another car, they brought me a Toyota full size.

The USB and other chargers were not working so I went and asked again, this time they gave me a Ford Mustang which was perfect and a decent upgrade.
What was the duration of your rental?
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Old Mar 29, 19, 1:47 am
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Need to pick up a week long rental this weekend. What day and time would be the best to pick up Saturday or Sunday? This will be at IAH and sometimes when I pick up they have the select and go populated with pick up or suvs .
The best coupons usually require you to keep the car over a Saturday night, but use autoslash.com and compare the two dates.
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Old Mar 29, 19, 5:41 am
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Hey all

I have currently booked a Group W car from SFO in mid-June for our honeymoon. The rental duration is 25 days. Is there any way to upgrade (to group S or L) in advance or to know how much an upgrade might cost if we don' get one anway? Or is there anyway to pre-select a specific car/model in group W in advance?

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Old Apr 12, 19, 9:26 pm
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Pretty big jump - first time renting at this station, but I'm wondering if my Monthly Rentals at YYC has done anything?
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