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US fleet list for Hertz -- What car might you get?

Old Jun 16, 2013, 10:35 am
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Economy (A, ECAR)
Chevrolet Spark A ECAR (35 mpg; formerly CCAR)
Fiat 500 A ECAR (33 mpg)
Kia Rio A ECAR (Includes sedan and hatchback models; 33 mpg)
Smart Fortwo A ECAR (Includes Pure, Passion, and Passion Convertible trims)
Toyota Yaris A ECAR (2-door models only)

Compact 2 or 4 Door (B, CCAR)
Chevrolet Aveo B CCAR (Includes sedan and hatchback models; 31 mpg)
Hyundai Accent B CCAR (Formerly ECAR)
Mazda2 B CCAR
Mitsubishi Lancer B CCAR
Nissan Cube B CCAR (Spotted at LAX and ORD)
Ford Fiesta B, YB CCAR (38 mpg)
Ford Focus B, YB CCAR (Includes sedan and hatchback models; 38 mpg)
Nissan Versa B, YB CCAR (36 mpg; includes sedans and Note hatchbacks)
Chevrolet Sonic YB CCAR
Fiat 500L YB CCAR (Spotted at SLC and SFO)
Honda Fit YB CCAR
Mini Cooper YB CCAR
Mitsubishi Mirage YB CCAR (Spotted at LAX)
Nissan Juke YB CCAR
Scion IQ YB CCAR (Franchises only)
Scion XC YB CCAR (Franchises only)
Toyota Yaris B, YB CCAR (4-door and 5-door models)
Volkswagen Beetle YB CCAR
Volkswagen Golf YB CCAR (Includes 2.5L gas and TDI diesel models)
Volvo C30 YB CCAR

Intermediate 2 or 4 Door (C, ICAR)
Kia Soul C, B ICAR (Formerly CCAR)
Dodge Dart C ICAR
Hyundai Elantra C ICAR
Kia Forte C ICAR
Mazda3 C ICAR
Honda Civic C, YC ICAR (2-door models tagged C; 4-door models tagged YC)
Nissan Sentra C, YC ICAR
Toyota Corolla C, YC ICAR (33 mpg)
Mazda5 YC ICAR
Scion XB YC ICAR (Franchises only)
Subaru Impreza YC ICAR (Includes sedan and hatchback models)
Toyota Matrix YC ICAR
Volkswagen Jetta YC ICAR (Includes gasoline and TDI diesel models)
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen YC ICAR

Standard 2 Door (D, SCAR)
Chevrolet Cruze SCAR (2017 model year and newer; older years are C4 ICAR)
Ford Mustang D SCAR (V6 Premium trim; hard-top)
Nissan Altima Coupe D SCAR (29 mpg)
Volkswagen Jetta D SCAR (24 mpg; formerly ICAR, includes gasoline and TDI diesel models)

Full Size 4 Door (F, FCAR/FDAR/FXAR)
Dodge Avenger F FCAR
Kia Optima F FCAR
Mazda6 F FCAR
Mitsubishi Galant F FCAR (Formerly SCAR)
Chevrolet Impala (-'13)/Impala Limited ('14) F, YF FCAR
Chevrolet Malibu F, YF FCAR, FDAR (LS through LTZ trims available; 29 mpg)
Chrysler 200 F, YF FCAR, FDAR (30 mpg)
Ford Fusion F, YF FCAR
Buick Verano YF FCAR
Dodge Charger YF FCAR
Dodge Charger R/T YF FCAR (5.7L HEMI V8; spotted at SLC)
Honda Accord YF FCAR
Hyundai Sonata YF FCAR
Subaru Legacy YF FCAR (AWD; formerly Q4/IFAR)
Volkswagen Passat YF FCAR (Includes gasoline and TDI diesel models)
Nissan Altima* F6 FXAR (31 mpg; F6 class label)
Toyota Camry* F6 FXAR (31 mpg; grouped with Nissan Altima or similar)

YF-Classified Non-Sedans (YF, FCAR)
Chevrolet Camaro RS YF (2-door, V6; upsell fee may apply)
Dodge Challenger YF (2-door, V6; upsell fee may apply)
Toyota Venza YF (Crossover, FWD models only; AWD models tagged Q4)
Nissan Murano YF (Crossover, FWD models only; AWD models tagged YQ)
Ford Flex YF (Crossover, FWD models only; AWD models tagged L4)

Premium (G, PCAR/PDAR)
Buick Regal G PCAR
Chevrolet Impala (2014+) G, F, YF PCAR, PDAR (27 mpg)
Ford Taurus G PCAR
Hyundai Genesis G PCAR
Nissan Maxima G PCAR (27 mpg)
Volkswagen CC G PCAR
Volvo S60 G PCAR

Luxury (I, LCAR/LDAR)
Buick LaCrosse I LCAR, LDAR (27 mpg; former PCAR class label)
Volvo S80 Sedan I LCAR
Cadillac CTS I, YI LCAR (Includes coupes, sedans, and wagons; wagons are only YI)
Cadillac XTS/XTS4 I, YI LCAR
Chrysler 300/300C I, YI LCAR (25 mpg)
BMW 3-Series YI LCAR (Includes 328i, 328ix, 335i models)
BMW 5-Series YI LCAR (Includes 528i and 535i models)
Lincoln MKS YI LCAR
Lincoln MKZ YI LCAR
Toyota Avalon YI LCAR
Volvo V70 XC Wagon YI LCAR

Premium Luxury (YI)
Audi A3 (non-Quattro) YI
Audi A4 YI
Audi A6 YI
Audi A7 YI
Audi A8L YI
Audi Q7 AWD YI
Audi S4 convertible YI
Audi S5 YI
BMW X5 YI
Chevrolet Corvette YI
Infiniti M35/M37 YI (Formerly reservable as K6/WSAR)
Jaguar XF YI
Lexus ES 350 YI
Lexus GS 450h YI
Lexus IS 250 YI
Lexus RX 350 YI
Lexus RX 450 Hybrid YI
Lincoln MKC YI
Lincoln MKT YI
Lincoln MKX YI
Mercedes-Benz CLK550 convertible YI
Mercedes-Benz E550 convertible YI
Mercedes-Benz GL350 AWD YI
Mercedes-Benz R350 4WD YI
Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG YI
Porsche Carrera YI
Volvo XC60 YI, YQ (Reportedly YQ in Canada)
Volvo XC90 YI

Midsize 2WD SUV (B4, CFAR)
Buick Encore B4 CFAR
Chevrolet Captiva B4 CFAR (20 mpg)
Chevrolet Trax B4 CFAR
Ford Escape B4 CFAR (33 mpg)
Hyundai Tucson B4 CFAR
Jeep Cherokee B4 CFAR
Jeep Liberty B4 CFAR (21 mpg)
Jeep Patriot B4 CFAR (24 mpg)
Kia Sorento B4 CFAR
Kia Sportage B4 CFAR
Mazda CX-5 B4 CFAR
Mitsubishi Outlander B4 CFAR
Nissan Rogue B4 CFAR (29 mpg)
Toyota Rav4 B4 CFAR
Volkswagen Tiguan B4 CFAR

5 Passenger Standard 2WD SUV (F4, SWAR)
Chevrolet Equinox F4 SWAR
Dodge Journey F4 SWAR (36 mpg)
Ford Edge F4 SWAR
Ford Explorer F4 SWAR (5-passenger models)
GMC Terrain F4 SWAR
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport F4 SWAR (24 mpg)
Jeep Grand Cherokee F4 SWAR
Toyota Highlander F4 SWAR

7 passenger Standard 2WD SUV (K6, RRAR)
Buick Enclave K6 RRAR
Chevrolet Traverse K6 RRAR (21 mpg)
Dodge Journey K6 RRAR (23 mpg)
Ford Expedition K6 RRAR
Ford Explorer K6 RRAR (7-passenger models)
GMC Acadia K6 RRAR
Mazda CX-9 K6 RRAR
Nissan Pathfinder K6 RRAR

Midsize SUV (Q4, IFAR)
Hyundai Tucson Q4 IFAR
Jeep Cherokee Q4 IFAR
Jeep Compass Q4 IFAR (25 mpg)
Kia Sportage Q4 IFAR
Kia Sorento Q4 IFAR
Mazda CX-5 Q4 IFAR
Honda CR-V Q4 IFAR
Mitsubishi Outlander Q4 IFAR
Subaru XV Crosstrek Q4 IFAR
Toyota Rav4 Q4, YQ IFAR (29 mpg)
Toyota Venza Q4 IFAR
Volkswagen Tiguan Q4 IFAR
Chevrolet Captiva Q4, YQ IFAR
Ford Escape Q4, YQ IFAR
Jeep Liberty Q4, YQ IFAR
Jeep Patriot Q4, YQ IFAR
Nissan Rogue Q4, YQ IFAR
Subaru Forester Q4, YQ IFAR
Subaru Outback Q4, YQ IFAR
Buick Encore YQ IFAR
Chevrolet Trax YQ IFAR
Nissan Murano YQ IFAR

5 Passenger Standard SUV (L, SFAR)
Chevrolet Equinox L SFAR (19 mpg)
Ford Edge L SFAR
GMC Terrain L SFAR
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport L SFAR
Jeep Grand Cherokee L SFAR
Mitsubishi Endeavor L SFAR
Nissan Xterra L SFAR
Dodge Journey L, L4 SFAR (5-passenger models)
Ford Explorer L, L4 SFAR (5-passenger models)
Toyota 4Runner L, L4 SFAR (19 mpg; 5-passenger models)

4WD/AWD 7 Passenger Standard SUV (L4, FRAR)
Dodge Journey L4, L FRAR (7-passenger models)
Ford Explorer L4, L FRAR (7-passenger models; 23 mpg)
Toyota 4Runner L4, L FRAR (7-passenger models)
Buick Enclave L4 FRAR
Dodge Durango L4 FRAR
Ford Flex L4 FRAR
Kia Sorento (V6 Models Only) L4 FRAR
Mazda CX-9 L4 FRAR
Nissan Pathfinder L4 FRAR (28 mpg)
Toyota Highlander L4 FRAR (7-passenger models)
Chevrolet Traverse (AWD) L4, YL FRAR (YL-tagged vehicles may have DVD system, hold 7-8 ppl; 22 mpg)
GMC Acadia L4, YL FRAR (YL-tagged vehicles may have DVD system)

4WD/AWD Large SUV (T, FFAR)
GMC Yukon T FFAR (21 mpg)
Nissan Armada T FFAR (15 mpg)
Toyota Sequoia T FFAR
Chevrolet Tahoe T, YT FFAR (YT-tagged vehicles may have DVD system; 21 mpg)
Ford Expedition T, YT FFAR (YT-tagged vehicles may have DVD system)

4WD/AWD Premium Extra Capacity SUV (T6, PFAR)
Chevrolet Suburban T6 PFAR (19 mpg)
Ford Expedition EL T6 PFAR
GMC Yukon XL T6 PFAR (21 mpg)

Minivan (R, MVAR)
Dodge Grand Caravan R MVAR (23 mpg)
Ford Transit Connect R MVAR
Kia Sedona R MVAR
Nissan Quest R MVAR (24 mpg)
Volkswagen Routan R MVAR
Chrysler Town & Country R, YR MVAR (Touring Edition tagged YR)
Toyota Sienna R, YR MVAR (8 seats in LE and higher trims)

Convertible (U) (Others in Adrenaline Coll.)
Chrysler 200 convertible U STAR (24 mpg)
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder U STAR (2012 final model year; 27 mpg)
Volkswagen Eos U STAR (Hard-top conv.)
Chevrolet Camaro RS convertible U, YU STAR (23 mpg)
Infiniti Q60 convertible YU STAR
Volvo C70 convertible YU STAR, WTAR (Formerly reservable in Prestige Collection; 28 mpg)
Ford Mustang V6 convertible* W IXAR, ITAR, RTAR (Incl. satellite radio; 30 mpg)

Small Pickup Truck (O6, IPAR)
Nissan Frontier O6 IPAR (18 mpg)
Toyota Tacoma O6 IPAR

Pickup Truck (S, SPAR)
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 S SPAR (16 mpg; includes 4WD models)
Ford F150 S SPAR (17 mpg)
Ford F250 S SPAR (Includes diesel and gasoline models)
Ford F350 S SPAR (Gasoline models only)
GMC Sierra 1500 S SPAR
Nissan Titan S SPAR
Ram 1500 S SPAR (Quad cab models only)
Ram 2500 S SPAR
Toyota Tundra S SPAR (Incl. double-cab models)

12/15 Passenger Fullsize Van (M, FVAR)
Chevrolet Express M FVAR
Ford Clubwagon/E-Series M FVAR (16 mpg; also includes Super Clubwagon models)
Ford Transit M FVAR (17 mpg; 12-15 pasengers)
GMC Savana M FVAR
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter M FVAR (Diesel models only)
Nissan NV 3500 M FVAR (12-passenger models only)

Cargo Van (N4, SKAR)
Chevrolet Express 3500 N4 SKAR
Ford E-Series N4 SKAR (Includes E150, E250, E350, E350 Extended)
Ford Transit Connect N4 SKAR
Dodge Sprinter N4 SKAR (15 mpg)
Nissan NV 2500 N4 SKAR (19 mpg; also includes high profile models)

Adrenaline Collection*
Chevrolet Camaro SS V6 JSAR (20 mpg)
Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible U4 PTAR? (20 mpg)
Chevrolet Corvette Convertible U6 XTAR (22 mpg)
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z6 DSAR (21 mpg)
Dodge Challenger R/T V4 ISAR (21 mpg)
Ford Mustang GT Premium W6 PXAR (20 mpg)
Ford "Hertz Shelby GT-H Mustang" D4 SSAR (20 mpg)

Green Traveler Collection
Ford C-Max E6 ICAH ("Hybrid Sedan" group)
Ford Fusion Hybrid E6 ICAH ("Hybrid Sedan" group)
Honda Civic Hybrid E6 ICAH ("Hybrid Sedan" group)
Honda Insight Hybrid E6 ICAH ("Hybrid Sedan group; franchises only)
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid E6 ICAH ("Hybrid Sedan" group)
Toyota Prius E6 ICAH ("Hybrid Sedan" group)
Toyota Prius C E6 ICAH ("Hybrid Sedan" group)
Chevrolet Spark Electric Vehicle J ICAE, MXAR ("Electric Vehicle" group)
Chevrolet Volt J ICAE, MXAR ("Electric Vehicle" group)
Mitsubishi i MiEV J ICAE, MXAR ("Electric Vehicle" group; formerly CXAR)
Nissan Leaf J ICAE, MXAR ("Electric Vehicle" group)
Smart Electric Vehicle J ICAE, MXAR ("Electric Vehicle" group)
Ford Transit Connect Electric Vehicle J ICAE, MXAR ("Electric Vehicle" group)
GMC Yukon CNG O (CNG, 21 mpg, incl. 1 free tank)
Honda Civic CNG O (CNG, 36 mpg, incl. 1 free tank)
Ram 2500 CNG O (CNG)

Prestige Collection
Audi A3 2.0 Quattro X6
Cadillac ATS G4, YI LSAR, LEAR (Reservable with Infiniti G35/G37/Q50; 28 mpg)
Cadillac Escalade AWD P6, YP UFDR, LFAR, WFAR (Reservable with Lincoln Navigator; ESV models tagged YP; 19 mpg)
Cadillac SRX/SRX4 K4 JGDR, LRAR, LGDR (Reservable under Infiniti/Cadillac Crossover; 23 mpg)
Infiniti Q60s 3.0 (E)
Infiniti FX35/FX37/QX70 K4 JGDR, LRAR, LGDR (Reservable under Infiniti/Cadillac Crossover; 21 mpg)
Infiniti JX35/QX60 K4 JGDR, LRAR, LGDR (Reservable under Infiniti/Cadillac Crossover; 21 mpg)
Infiniti G35/G37/Q50 G4 LSAR, LEAR (Reservable with Cadillac ATS; 28 mpg)
Infiniti QX56/QX80* S4 IRAR (20 mpg)
Infiniti QX30 W4
Jaguar XE P4
Lincoln Navigator 4WD P6 UFDR, LFAR, LWAR, ORAR (Reservable with Cadillac Escalade; 18 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz C300* P4 RCAR (Previouly included C250, C300, C300 4MATIC models; 28 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz E Class* K GCAR (Includes E250, 350, E350 4MATIC; 24 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz E350 Convertible* X6 GTAR, LTAR (28 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz GL450* S6 LFDR, XFAR (18 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz GLA250 H4 JFDR (Reservable with GLK350; 22 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz GLE350 T4 GFAR (Reservable with ML350; 19 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz GLK350 H4 JFDR, PRAR (Reservable with GLA250; 22 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz ML350 4WD/AWD T4, YI GFAR (Reservable with GLE350; 19 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz SLK250 Convertible* G6 JTAR, LJAR (32 mpg)

Other Make/Model Reservable*
Jeep Wrangler V IJBR, CRAR, SJBR (21mpg)
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited J6 JJBR, PJAR (19 mpg)

Dream Cars Collection* (Bookable at HertzDreamCars.com)
Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe Q GZAR (19 mpg)
Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster Q GZAR
Audi R8 coupe M6 LXAR
Audi R8 Spyder M6 LXAR (21 mpg)
Bentley Continental GT/Flying Spur Z WZAR, XLAR (V8 models; 20 mpg)
Bentley Continental GTC convertible Z WZAR, XLAR (V8 models; 20 mpg)
BMW 650i Gran Coupe A4 UCAR, FLAR (25 mpg)
BMW 650i Convertible X4 UTAR, LBAR (25 mpg)
BMW M3 Convertible E CTAR (20 mpg)
BMW M5 D6 WSAR, SXAR (20 mpg)
Cadillac CTS-V Z4 (Sedan and coupe models; 18 mpg)
Dodge SRT Viper M4 XSMR (Manual transmission; 20 mpg)
Ferrari California W4 RZAR, ITAR (16 mpg)
Ferrari F430 Spyder Y4
Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 M4 ISMR (Manual transmission; 24 mpg)
Jaguar XJ/XJL Y6 WCAR, PLAR (22 mpg)
Lamborghini Gallardo Bicolore
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Coupe I4 XZAR, USAR (16 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG H RSAR, PSAR (19 mpg; grouped with CLA45 AMG)
Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG H RSAR, PSAR (19 mpg; grouped with C63 AMG)
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG H6 GSAR (24 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz G550 P PZAR, PVAR (15 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz S550 O4 UXAR, PWAR (26 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz SL550 Convertible J4 WTAR, XJAR (25 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG N DZAR, CXAR (19 mpg)
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster N DZAR, CXAR
Nissan GT-R N6 SZAR, LLAR (20 mpg)
Porsche 911 R6 XSAR, CSAR (28 mpg)
Porsche Boxster R4 DTAR, ERAR (32 mpg)
Porsche Cayenne L6 GFDR, XWAR (23 mpg)
Porsche Cayman E4 JEAR, FWAR (32 mpg)
Porsche Macan M4 RFDR (24 mpg)
Porsche Panamera I6 XCAR, XRAR (27 mpg)
Range Rover C6 WFDR, EFAR (Includes Sport and Evoque models; 20 mpg)
Tesla S Electric Vehicle B6 RSAE, ESAR

Unknown class but in the fleet
Chevrolet Tahoe (RWD) YR (2-wheel drive)
Fisker Karma
Lexus CT 200h (Spotted at LAS)
Tesla Roadster Electric Vehicle XBAR
????? ?? FTAR? (Full-Size, Convertible, Automatic, Air, FTAR)

Special
Our Choice/Manager's Special (2/4 Door) A6 EXAR (Model at manager's discretion)
Wildcard Q6 XXAR (Manager selects)

Notes:
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  • If you make any changes to the list, please document them by creating a new post at the end of the thread @:-)
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  • Place an asterisk (*) next to model-reservable vehicles (or next to the category title if all vehicles are model-reservable)
  • Much credit to lowfareair for compiling the original list, to drzoidberg for his informative ride reports, and to all of you who've posted with information
  • If you rent/find a car (any and all types welcome!) from Hertz and its class code (e.g., YF) or ACRISS code (e.g., FCAR) differ from what's listed above, please post your experiences! The more information, the better.
  • Feel free to PM or email GW McLintock if you want a copy of the most recent list (Excel spreadsheet)!

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US fleet list for Hertz -- What car might you get?

Old Oct 29, 2013, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by maizenblue07
Yes, the agreement says F4 -2WD Full Size SUV. And the key is labeled as F4.

So again, not really sure if its a mistake or something new. Rented a 'C', so definitely an upgrade either way.
The only thing I can think of is that the Escape (which FlyinHawaiian reported was B4 ^) is actually a CFAR, which would make a lot more sense anyway since the Escape is a lot closer in size to a Captiva or Liberty, versus a Traverse/Dodge Journey. That would mean that CFAR is B4, and SWAR is F4 @:-)

On a similar note, when was the last time anyone saw an Altima Hybrid or Camry Hybrid on a Hertz lot? The last model year of the Altima Hybrid was 2011 and some were spotted last year; Toyota still produces a Camry Hybrid. I'm asking because they used to carry the F4 designation, so perhaps the code is being reassigned if these vehicles have been fully phased out.

-J.
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Old Oct 30, 2013, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by jzweighaft
Nice upgrade

I had one last February. The engine is weak (and I was driving through mountains ) and it's not the most comfortable of cars, but it sure holds a lot and I didn't mind 42mpg ^
I think I averaged closer to 45mpg in about 1800 (?) miles of driving, heavy freeway foot. Not many mountains in my trip, but I never found it weak enough to worry about. It was fine on the freeway, easy to keep up at 80mph or so. And probably prompting some "What the..." reactions from people getting passed by a Prius. Agree it's not the most comfortable seat (but have had worse) and awful steering wheel.

I got mine on an F award so that was an "upgrade" in that I didn't have to use more points to get it. Getting one on an A rental would be fine by me.
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Old Oct 31, 2013, 12:33 pm
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Hi guys,

Im from Brazil and new here ! As a gift for my 40 years birth we gonna make a road trip (me, wife and 13 yrs daughter), this way:

Arrived at JFK on 6th december, get the Amtrak to Baltimore were I book the car to road, after 1 night in Baltimore:

- Charlotte - rest
- Atlanta
- Savannah
- Charleston
- Wilmington
- Williamsburg
- DC
- Philly
- NY - were I drop off the car.

First, I book a mid size suv (more $$$ and more $$$ to fuel), yesterday I get an excellent price on a ICAH green collection and read about the Prius and loved the car !!!

Any chance to get this model at Baltimore airport Hertz ?

And about the car ? Its better than a MID SUV or no ?

EDIT:

price for ICAH - u$ 662,00 (with insurance)

price for IFAR - u$ 750,00 (with insurance)

Thank you for the help !

Flvio
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Old Nov 1, 2013, 11:26 am
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Just picked up a car for the weekend from the Sacramento Downtown HLE location. Booked a C, got a Dodge Dart, 18k miles. Was told it was full size, but definitely shows C on the key. Not a very clean car but I Didn't have too much time to complain. We'll see how it is driving around in it this weekend.
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Old Nov 4, 2013, 11:15 am
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Crossing my fingers for a Prius in Phoenix - ICAH (listed as 48 mpg) but I might get a Ford C MAX Hybrid or Altima Hybrid? Which can't be 48 mpg. We shall see.
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Old Nov 4, 2013, 12:28 pm
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Hi guys, to refresh my question and to add another.

Just read the Js review about the Chevrolet Cruze.....and....doubt....its better than any others in green collection ?

Ask that because its possible to book this exact model.

Tks.
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Old Nov 4, 2013, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Cincycaddy
Crossing my fingers for a Prius in Phoenix - ICAH (listed as 48 mpg) but I might get a Ford C MAX Hybrid or Altima Hybrid? Which can't be 48 mpg. We shall see.
You won't get an Altima Hybrid - the model has been obsolete for at least 2 years.

More likely to get a Prius, as they have more of these than the C-Max, though "more" is a relative term, as from what I have observed at PHX, they don't have every many.

I hope you know what you are getting......... Prius is very roomy, for sure, and around town it is economical, but if you fill it with people and drive it hard on the freeway, you will be disappointed at how thirsty it is! The combination of large body and relatively weedy engine means it has to work hard at freeway/hill speeds and that will be reflected in poor consumption.
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Old Nov 4, 2013, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by flaviocc
Hi guys, to refresh my question and to add another.

Just read the Js review about the Chevrolet Cruze.....and....doubt....its better than any others in green collection ?

Ask that because its possible to book this exact model.

Tks.
To answer your questions:

It really does depend on which attributes are most important to you. Although the Prius is a roomy car, there is no question that a mid sized SUV will have more space for people and luggage. But it will be far less economical. Though do note my warning above that the Prius is not always as parsimonious as you might thing once you get out of town.

There are loads and loads of Cruze on fleet, so if you book one, you can be pretty sure you will get one. Relatively, there are not many Prius (and even fewer C-Max Hybrid), though I am sure if you book one, they will to give you one as nothing else is really quite a substitute.

Unless outright fuel economy were the most important, though, I would not take the Prius. If there are several of you with luggage, I'd get the SUV.
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Old Nov 4, 2013, 7:00 pm
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An update to my previous post with the Dodge Dart.

Apparently in 2013 they still make cars without cruise control. Who knew! So driving the 3 hours or so down to Monterey was not particularly fun with a bum knee having to continually hold down the gas pedal, but not the worst thing in the world.

Ended up putting just under 500 miles on the car over the weekend. It was a decent car to drive, seemed to have a decent amount of power, though there were definitely times when it felt like it was lacking. The interior was very sparse, not much going on. The dash and steering wheel were a bit higher than I'm used to (though I had the seat all the way down as I like to be closer to the road). Brakes were fairly sensitive and seems to have a good amount of bite to them (is that a way to describe them?) Handling seemed to be pretty good as well. It felt nimble enough driving it around. Seemed to be fairly fuel efficient as well. Did about 140 miles on less than 4 gallons of gas on the highway so probably 35-40mpg.
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Old Nov 4, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Red Scorpion
You won't get an Altima Hybrid - the model has been obsolete for at least 2 years.

More likely to get a Prius, as they have more of these than the C-Max, though "more" is a relative term, as from what I have observed at PHX, they don't have every many.

I hope you know what you are getting......... Prius is very roomy, for sure, and around town it is economical, but if you fill it with people and drive it hard on the freeway, you will be disappointed at how thirsty it is! The combination of large body and relatively weedy engine means it has to work hard at freeway/hill speeds and that will be reflected in poor consumption.
Thanks for the info. Been eying the Prius for some time figured it be a good time to test drive one - we do have a trip from Phoenix to LA planned so I'm sure that will kill the mpg with 4 people aboard. I actually wouldn't mind a Ford Focus - but last time I reserved a Focus, I was 'upgraded' to a 32k mile Passat which I took back for a 2013 Corolla. This time I figured I'd reserve the Prius - $301.13 ai for 9 days.
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Originally Posted by Red Scorpion
To answer your questions:

It really does depend on which attributes are most important to you. Although the Prius is a roomy car, there is no question that a mid sized SUV will have more space for people and luggage. But it will be far less economical. Though do note my warning above that the Prius is not always as parsimonious as you might thing once you get out of town.

There are loads and loads of Cruze on fleet, so if you book one, you can be pretty sure you will get one. Relatively, there are not many Prius (and even fewer C-Max Hybrid), though I am sure if you book one, they will to give you one as nothing else is really quite a substitute.

Unless outright fuel economy were the most important, though, I would not take the Prius. If there are several of you with luggage, I'd get the SUV.
Red Scorpion,

thank you.

We are 3 (1 teenager - 13 yrs) with 1 luggage and 2 or 3 backpacks, just this.

Ill take a look again at mid suvs prices.

Thank you for your post.
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Originally Posted by flaviocc
Red Scorpion,

thank you.

We are 3 (1 teenager - 13 yrs) with 1 luggage and 2 or 3 backpacks, just this.

Ill take a look again at mid suvs prices.

Thank you for your post.
A Prius should fit you guys fine but unless its significantly cheaper than an IFAR or FCAR I would not pay the premium on booking the ICAH. I don't think you'll need an IFAR but an FCAR might be the most comfortable. Definitely do not book EDAR (the Cruze reservable class) -- it's easy enough to get a Cruze on an ICAR reservation. Most of the ICARs are pretty good on gas, for that matter.

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I'd try to get the C-Max Hybrid if you could - lots of room, reasonable to drive (apparently more like a normal car than a Prius) and still likely to get close to 48 mpg. Actually getting one might be quite difficult though, although I did see two or three at LAX over the weekend.

Don't forget that the difference between 32 mpg and 48 mpg is just over 4c/mile at $4/gallon. So if you're doing 1,000 miles, it's about $42. That's not nothing but for most people it'd be more important to get a car that meets their needs than to save that much on fuel.
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Thank you guys.

My reservation says:

Hybrid, ICAH
Hybrid Sedan ou similar

Ill get the car at BWI and drop off at Manhattan.

Its the same price for CRUZE, I dont remember the other prices, but Ill simulate another reservation to see and update my post.

The price for my trip - 15 days + another location drop off + all insurances = 668,22U$

Thank you....help us a lot with these information.

edit:

IFAR - 840.26 USD

FCAR - 711.23 USD

Hybrid, ICAH
Hybrid Sedan ou similar - booked - 668.22 USD

Worth pay the difference to FCAR ?

edit 2: really liked Ford C-Max E6 )

edit 3: if havent any ICAH what category will be the upgrade ?

Tks !

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Originally Posted by maizenblue07
I currently have a 7-seat '14 Traverse 2LT tagged as an F4. I assume this is a mistake?
F4 seems to be the new code for 2WD Full-Size SUV. I just returned a 2014 Chevy Equinox 2LT at BUR and the key tag and contract both said F4.
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