Full-Size SUV in Newark? (EWR) Any Experiences/Sightings?

 
Old Mar 10, 13, 11:49 pm
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Full-Size SUV in Newark? (EWR) Any Experiences/Sightings?

Was thinking about renting a Tahoe in EWR, or something similar that has a sufficient amount of cargo capacity.

I guess that the Yukon would work better, as it has a longer wheelbase and a longer storage area in the back, if we have passengers in the second row.

Has anyone seen what kind of SUVs Dollar has at EWR?

I'm thinking of giving them a call as well...

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Old Mar 14, 13, 1:19 am
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Originally Posted by SuperFlyBoy View Post
Was thinking about renting a Tahoe in EWR, or something similar that has a sufficient amount of cargo capacity.

I guess that the Yukon would work better, as it has a longer wheelbase and a longer storage area in the back, if we have passengers in the second row.

Has anyone seen what kind of SUVs Dollar has at EWR?

I'm thinking of giving them a call as well...

TIA.
Probably best to give them a call.

FWIW the Tahoe and Yukon are identical except for the Chevrolet and GMC badges (respectively) -- same length, same wheelbase. You're probably thinking of the GMC Yukon XL/Chevy Suburban, which is the extended wheelbase version of the Yukon/Tahoe.

How many people will you be? The Yukon XL/Suburban (and even the Yukon/Tahoe) are very large vehicles. Garages in NYC will charge you extra to park them, and parking on the street will be difficult except in residential neighborhoods.

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Old Mar 16, 13, 6:13 am
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Originally Posted by jzweighaft View Post
Probably best to give them a call.
Just did that and got the following information (from the Philipino? (based on accent) call center):

Class H = Standard SUV = Grand Cherokee Laredo.

(She couldn't give me a class) = Full Size SUV = Ford Explorer.

(She couldn't give me a class) = Premium SUV = Chevy Tahoe / Aspen.

I would be happy with a Grand Cherokee (I actually *prefer* a Cherokee), except we have a lot of suitcases.

I guess we'll have to split up and take a taxi and load up the SUV with the suitcases...

Not sure whether to go with Dollar or with Hertz (Chevy Traverse 4WD).

Got the Hertz rental cheaper, which I can cancel, but I would have to prepay with with Dollar...

Originally Posted by jzweighaft View Post
FWIW the Tahoe and Yukon are identical except for the Chevrolet and GMC badges (respectively) -- same length, same wheelbase. You're probably thinking of the GMC Yukon XL/Chevy Suburban, which is the extended wheelbase version of the Yukon/Tahoe.

How many people will you be? The Yukon XL/Suburban (and even the Yukon/Tahoe) are very large vehicles. Garages in NYC will charge you extra to park them, and parking on the street will be difficult except in residential neighborhoods.-J.
Understood - the Tahoe is a monster to navigate, but we'd be in Jersey only, so not a big problem for the size of a vehicle.
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Just bumping my thread to see if anyone has seen/rented any Jeep Grand Cherokees at EWR recently, as I need to choose between Hertz and Dollar.

I actually have a Ford Explorer cheaper than a prepaid rate for Dollar's JGC, but I prefer driving the Jeep.
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Old Nov 28, 13, 10:16 pm
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You didn't answer the question "How many people will you be?"

By the way The Explorer & The Traverse are about the same size... And i would book the Explorer, If there is a geep they shouldn't have a problem downgrading you!
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Old Nov 28, 13, 11:52 pm
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You didn't answer the question "How many people will you be?"
On this trip, just 1.

Originally Posted by fyaric View Post
By the way The Explorer & The Traverse are about the same size... And i would book the Explorer, If there is a geep they shouldn't have a problem downgrading you!
Right.

However, the Explorer is available through Hertz for a lower quote, versus a (higher) prepaid Dollar rate for the Jeep GC.

I guess I should just take the Explorer through Hertz and try for a Jeep next time...
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