2018: List your upgrades

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Old Mar 30, 18, 5:30 pm
  #46  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Programs: Avis President’s Club
Posts: 14
  • Preferred Plus
  • DUB - Dublin Airport
  • Booked: Group F (Toyota Avensis Auto)
  • Received: Audi A4 Auto
Very busy weekend in Dublin and they were struggling to allocate cars. Iíve just made Preferred Plus status and noticed that they went to extra effort to find me an upgraded car. Got a brand new A4 with 150km on the clock.
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Old Apr 1, 18, 6:51 am
  #47  
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 91
Status: PC
Branch: MUC
Booked: H - Seat Leon SW
Assigned: G Mercedes C200 4x4 SW
Received: G Mercedes C200 4x4 SW
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Old Apr 3, 18, 7:47 am
  #48  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 103
Status: PP
Branch: LAS
Booked: Pick up Truck ( company booked a large block of pick ups for an event in the area)
Assigned: 2017 Ford F150
Received: 2018 Mustang GT.

Told the agent that we didnt really need the pickup and she offered us the Mustang GT. Much more fun than an F150 for 2 weeks in Vegas.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 3:46 am
  #49  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London
Programs: DL FO, BA Bronze, Avis Preferred
Posts: 821
Status: PC
Location: PDX
Offered (not assigned): Chrysler 300
Requested and received: Volvo XC60

I noticed later in the day that the XC60 had low engine coolant levels, so exchanged it. Was offered a brand new (zero miles) Cadillac XTS for the remainder of my trip.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 12:28 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 880
Originally Posted by PDXNRTLHR View Post
Status: PC
Location: PDX
Offered (not assigned): Chrysler 300
Requested and received: Volvo XC60

I noticed later in the day that the XC60 had low engine coolant levels, so exchanged it. Was offered a brand new (zero miles) Cadillac XTS for the remainder of my trip.

How is the New XTS?
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Old Apr 5, 18, 4:34 pm
  #51  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: London
Programs: DL FO, BA Bronze, Avis Preferred
Posts: 821
Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
How is the New XTS?
It feels solid, and grips the road even on tight, fast turns. It was great for a road trip, though I'm used to getting MPG in the low 30s rather than 18.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 9:40 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 270
Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
How is the New XTS?
Like a slow giant underpowered land yacht. Read the reviews online. Completely disappointing for the last luxury rental I made.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 10:12 am
  #53  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 270
Status: PP
Location: MIA downtown
Rented: Tahoe
Offered (not assigned in app): Tahoe
Received: Tahoe

Booked at cruise ship rate ($326 all in for 4 wks, so $81/wk total) yet walked in instead of shuttle from port, didn't want them to start questioning so I didn't ask, they had set aside because I prepaid (to force their hand at that rate.) I figured at that rate I had no chance anyways. And there is a separate location code for downtown walkins.

Oh and it gets better mileage than the XTS lol.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 9:58 pm
  #54  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 208
PP
YYZ
Booked : Full Size
Assigned : Black CHRYSLER PACIFICA
Received : White JAGUAR XF

They had NO full size vehicles, guy was being a jerk so I asked the manager for anything with 4 doors and he gave me that.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 7:21 am
  #55  
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 91
Status: PC
Branch: HAZ (Hamburg Downtown Dammtor)
Booked: G - Mercedes C Class
Assigned: J BMW 740d
Received: J BMW 740d
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Old Apr 16, 18, 10:13 pm
  #56  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 208


PP
Toronto
Booked : Full Size
Assigned : Black CHEVROLET CRUZE
Received : Black CHRYSLER 300

They had NO full size vehicles AGAIN, on a friday too! Had to beg for the 300, really disappointing Toronto.
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Old Apr 23, 18, 1:21 pm
  #57  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 103
PP
Baton Rouge
Booked : Premium
Assigned : Nothing
Received : 2017 EcoBoost Mustang

PP
Chattanooga
Booked : Premium
Assigned : nothing
Received : 2018 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD
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Old Apr 23, 18, 2:26 pm
  #58  
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Durham, NC (RDU/GSO/FAY)
Programs: AA EXP/1MM, DL PM, UA Plat, HH DIA, Hyatt Discoverist, IHG Spire/AMB, Marriott Titanium, Hertz PC
Posts: 29,280
Preferred
Milwaukee Airport (MKE)
Booked : Standard
Assigned : Nothing
Received : 2017 Ford Edge Titanium

I don't really like SUVs but I guess it's technically an upgrade. MKE is a terrible station btw.
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Old Apr 27, 18, 9:48 am
  #59  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 103
Status: PP
Branch: MLI
Booked: Premium
Assigned: 2018 Mercedes C300 4MATIC
Received: same.

Surprised when i got the Avis notification before i had event left ATL that i had been assigned the Benz. Its been nice to drive and has less than 4k miles on it. Seems pretty basic spec, but does have a sunroof, blind spot monitoring, and navigation. I was surprised it was the 4MATIC all wheel drive version.
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Old Apr 29, 18, 9:51 am
  #60  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Programs: Avis President’s Club
Posts: 14
Status: President’s Club
Branch: DUB (Dublin Airport)
Booked: Group J (Toyota Auris Diesel or similar)
Assigned: 2018 Nissan Qashqai (Group M)
Received: 2018 Seat Ateca (Group E)
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