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Consolidated "Renting at SFO; What Kind of Cars to Expect?" Thread

Consolidated "Renting at SFO; What Kind of Cars to Expect?" Thread

Old Sep 29, 2017, 7:47 pm
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Afternoon of 9/29/2017 about 3pm
PC area
Pick your color Camry/Fusion Hybrid/Sonata Hybrid
XT5 x1
SLC300 x1
Q60 x1
Pick your color QX60
GLS450 x1 (I took)
QX80 x1

Five Star/Gold
Pretty empty except some new Malibus and Cruzes
The lot supervisor remembers me now, he told me they used all of the usual XE/XF/Q50 to fulfill premium reservations. But they had an overflow of luxury SUVs so they put them all on PC area and used some to fulfill the T/T6 reservations.
Was also told at one point they had multiple escalades/navigators today at the PC area.
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Old Oct 12, 2017, 4:25 pm
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Much better today.

10/12 @ 11am

2x Escalde
2x Q60 - I took one of them
2-3x Q50
Many Explorers
Many Expeditions
2x Tahoe
Many Pathfinders
Many Fusion Hybrids
1x 300C
2x Camaro RS Vert
Many other random cars
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Old Oct 14, 2017, 7:15 pm
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Today (Saturday) at about 4:30pm things were very well stocked.

A large number of large SUVs, including Chevy Suburbans, Lincoln Navigators, Infinity QX80, Nissan Armada and a few others - generally at least 2-3 of each model for a total of at least a dozen.

More than a dozen Chrysler 300
Almost as many Ford Fusion Hybrids
At least half a dozen Cadillac XTS
One Infiniti Q70 (3.7 liter, non-AWD)
One Infinit Q50 (3.0t) - Which I took
One Volvo S80
One Chevy Camaro - Which was already claimed when I got there
A few Chevy Malibus
A scattering of other full size
One Chevy Cruze, looking very much out of place...

Upgrade had a Mercedes AMG C63 and a Porsche Macan S
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Old Oct 21, 2017, 12:34 am
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Friday, 10/20 around 11pm....

PC section was deserted. Just an Avalon and 300 in the sea of Chevys and Fords.

$25 Upgrade section only had a Q50. Bunch of 'ultimate series' lying around.

Fortunately I had a Prestige reservation, had a feeling it would be slim late on a Friday. Even so the car wasn't ready at the reservation time, so dealt with the counter and when it was brought around it was short on fuel.
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Old Oct 22, 2017, 2:15 am
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Picked up last night, Saturday 10/21 about 11 pm. This was the most well stocked I've ever seen PC at SFO! Every slot in the PC section had a car and there were a lot of choices. Notables:

1x Mercedes C300
1x Mercedes CLA250
1x Mercedes SLC300
1x Mercedes GLA250
2x Infiniti Q60
3x Infiniti Q50
1x Infiniti QX60
1x Infiniti QX70
1x Audi A4
1x Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE
1x Jaguar XE

There were a bunch of normal things too:
a couple of Chrysler 300s
a couple of Toyota Avalons
2-3 Nissan Pathfinders
2-3 Kia Sorentos
1 Hyundai Santa Fe
some random Toyota Camrys and Ford Fusions
1x Chevy Camaro
for some reason, a Toyota iA (tucked in a corner, looked way out of place)

Happily took the Land Rover since it's so rare to see one in PC at SFO!
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Old Oct 22, 2017, 1:07 pm
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I picked up on Friday night at SFO (10/20) around 7pm - this is a great location! I've been to the SEA and DFW location in the last couple of weeks and this is probably the best. (DFW easily the worst)

I saw:

1 x Mercedes C300
2-3 x Infinity Q60
3-4x Infinity Q50
1x Escalade
1 x V6 Camaro
a lot of Chrysler 300s and other F cars.
Pathfinders / Sorrentos / Camry / V6 Camaro

There was a Discovery Sport HSE in the UG section, looks like the poster above me managed to snag it after they moved it over to the PC aisle.

I ended up with the Q60 - the 3.0t managed 32mpg on my drive down with working XM. If PC was like this everywhere I'd be ecstatic.
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Old Oct 24, 2017, 12:34 am
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Saturday morning in PC section:
2x MB CLA250
1x MB GLA250
a few Infinity Q50s
Cadillac XT5

In 5* section only notable cars I saw were a Jeep Compass and Nissan Frontier. Everything else generic sedans.
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Old Nov 4, 2017, 3:27 pm
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Thursday around 10:30am PC was :

1x Infiniti Q50 that had already been claimed
1x Merc SLC300 (hidden right up the end where I suspect many people had missed it, not help by the fact it's a small car!)

The rest were just your typical F/YF, plus 1 Kia Soul.

Ended up taking a 2018 Malibu simply because I knew the HLE I was returning it to wouldn't be happy with me bringing them a Merc...
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Old Nov 28, 2017, 11:47 am
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Monday around 7:00PM - PC

1X Infiniti Q50 (occupied when I got there)
1X Volvo S80 (also occupied)
1X Chrysler 300C
1X Kia Optima (hood up)
1X Ford Mustang GT Coupe (no keys)
1X Ford Escape SE (hood up)
4X Chevy Malibu
1X Nissan Altima
1X Chevy Camaro 1LT Convertible 2.0T
2 or 3 Nissan Rogues

Waited around for about 10 minutes but nothing better came out.
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Old Dec 6, 2017, 11:12 am
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Any recent trip reports?
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Old Dec 6, 2017, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by kxc262
Any recent trip reports?
the post above yours was from 1-week ago
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Old Dec 7, 2017, 11:14 am
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12/6 around 10pm - poked my head into Hertz PC

Mix of Camry, Elantra, Sorento, Santa Fe, Altimas - usual boring stuff.
Only notable standouts included 1x Q50 with 22k miles and 1x XF with 10k miles.

Tesla upgrade was $200/day
911 upgrade was $100/day.
SLC300 - 25/day
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Old Dec 7, 2017, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by kxc262
12/6 around 10pm - poked my head into Hertz PC

Mix of Camry, Elantra, Sorento, Santa Fe, Altimas - usual boring stuff.
Only notable standouts included 1x Q50 with 22k miles and 1x XF with 10k miles.

Tesla upgrade was $200/day
911 upgrade was $100/day.
SLC300 - 25/day
so what was your selection?
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Old Dec 7, 2017, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by 91StealthES
so what was your selection?
Went with National as I was able to get a Camero convertible.
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Old Dec 11, 2017, 11:25 am
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12/10 around 1pm

PC area was full.
Standouts include pick your 300C/300S, 2x SLC300 (one with push-button start - 17k/23k miles), 2x Volvo S80, 1x XF, 1x XE, 2x Q50
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