High-Mileage Dollar Cars: Anyone Beat 50k+

 
Old Sep 19, 14, 10:46 am
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High-Mileage Dollar Cars: Anyone Beat 50k+

I rented a Chevy Captiva last weekend. The contract stated it had 39,000 miles even, but when I got to the car the odometer read 49,958. While in my care it turned over to 50,000 and when I gave the car back it was at 50,458. The check-in guy stuck to the fiction established in the contract record and noted the turn-in mileage as 39,500.

Is this common Dollar practice -- to falsify odo records in order to keep vehicles circulating longer? Have you seen vehicles in the fleet with 50,000 or more on the clock?

The Captiva was mechanically OK but had bald front tires and was pretty filthy inside -- spilled coffee all over the center console, etc. You get what you pay for in this business.
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Old Sep 19, 14, 7:54 pm
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I have a Ford Crown Victoria a few years ago that was pushing 50K.

It's not just Dollar though, my Dad and I got an Altima at Hertz this year with 58,000.
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Old Sep 19, 14, 10:24 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
I got an Altima at Hertz this year with 58,000.
Wow. I've had a couple of 30k+ cars from Avis, but nothing approaching 58k. I took a recruiting call from an Avis loyalty rep a few months ago, who asked how Avis could win more of my business (Avis gets about half these days, down from virtually all of it a few years ago). I said stop charging two or three times the rates I get from Dollar and Thrifty for dirty, high-mileage cars. I think anything over 30k is high-mileage and over 50k is nasty.
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Old Dec 24, 14, 12:37 am
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Over 50K twice. 53 and 54, I threw one back.
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