Any idea on Tampa (TPA) fleet?

 
Old Dec 12, 14, 6:28 pm
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Any idea on Tampa (TPA) fleet?

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?

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Old Dec 18, 14, 4:30 pm
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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?

Cheers
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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Old Dec 21, 14, 8:14 am
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Thanks Rasheed, I had forgotten that Avis and Budget are often one and the same. I tend not to rent from Avis much, as in the UK, I've never had a good experience with them. One time they even charged me for damage caused in their own parking lot by a space placard, even though I'd taken the extra insurance... thankfully I looked at my bill.

I don't have any status with them but my dad often rents from them, so maybe I'll ask to book it under his account.

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Old Feb 25, 15, 1:59 pm
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I just wanted to provide a snippet of useful information -

I got through to Alamo/National at TPA today, and they told me that their convertibles are all Mustangs and Camaros.
No idea about Budget/Avis though...
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