Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > America - USA > Los Angeles
Reload this Page >

Best "bang-for-your-buck" rental car company at LAX?

Best "bang-for-your-buck" rental car company at LAX?

Old Jul 27, 15, 6:45 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 72
Best "bang-for-your-buck" rental car company at LAX?

need to rent a car for 10 days. don't want a super compact vehicle but also don't want to spend >$50/day.

best bets?
njfastlife is offline  
Old Jul 27, 15, 7:43 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SMF
Programs: Hilton Gold-Marriott Gold
Posts: 1,013
Originally Posted by njfastlife View Post
need to rent a car for 10 days. don't want a super compact vehicle but also don't want to spend >$50/day.

best bets?
Autoslash.com
mike2200 is offline  
Old Jul 27, 15, 7:47 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: DAY/CMH
Programs: UA MileagePlus
Posts: 2,209
Originally Posted by njfastlife View Post
need to rent a car for 10 days. don't want a super compact vehicle but also don't want to spend >$50/day.

best bets?
I've rented from a wide variety of LAX agencies. They are all among the worst I've dealt with anywhere -- don't expect good service and you won't be disappointed.

I recommend the big-name agency with the best price that's closest to the airport (they're all off-airport). Hertz and Avis typically have much more frequent shuttle-bus service. My last rental was from Hertz and, other than an unusually long wait for the shuttle, was the nearest experience to what I'd expect at any other airport. I had started with a reservation from Dollar, and was relieved when Hertz's price dropped to below Dollar's. Be sure to check within a day or two of your arrival -- you may find a much lower price.

I don't think I've ever paid over $30/day at LAX. My last car, a sub-compact from Hertz, was under $20/day. IIRR, I could have had a bigger car for just a few dollars more.
ajGoes is online now  
Old Jul 27, 15, 8:02 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 18
Best "bang-for-your-buck" rental car company at LAX?

Try Priceline too
ctnrsm is offline  
Old Jul 27, 15, 8:02 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SEA, BHM
Programs: AS MVP, DL Kryptonium Medallion, UA, Starbucks Gold
Posts: 1,448
Best "bang-for-your-buck" rental car company at LAX?

It really depends on your rental dates and eligibility for discounts. Book a refundable reservation and keep checking prices.

One benefit of renting at LAX is that it's a huge station with lots of vehicles to rent. Check the individual car rental forums here on FT for location reviews.
Tide_from_PAE is offline  
Old Jul 27, 15, 8:21 am
  #6  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Back home in the REAL Washington (SEA); still working occasionally in the other Washington (DCA area)
Programs: DL PM 1.3MM; AS MVPG 75K
Posts: 13,114
Originally Posted by ctnrsm View Post
Try Priceline too
I've had reasonable success w Hotwire, but I'll always make sure that the quote is from an actual company and not the blind "company will be disclosed after booking" ... yes I've taken a couple from Payless, but in all candor, for a day or two a rental car is a rental car
jrl767 is offline  
Old Jul 27, 15, 9:05 am
  #7  
Senior Moderator/Moderator: United MileagePlus
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: San Francisco, CA
Programs: UA Plat/2MM [23-yr. 1K, now emeritus] WN-A List; MR LT Titanium; HY Whateverist.
Posts: 12,097
Deleted in favor of co-moderator's post below.

Last edited by Ocn Vw 1K; Jul 27, 15 at 9:06 am Reason: See note above.
Ocn Vw 1K is offline  
Old Jul 27, 15, 9:05 am
  #8  
Moderator: American AAdvantage & TravelBuzz
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: AA EXP, SPG Plat
Posts: 9,823
Let's move this to the Los Angeles forum, where the experts there may be able to chime in with any tips for LAX car rentals.

Thanks. /JY1024, TravelBuzz co-moderator
JY1024 is offline  
Old Jul 27, 15, 10:14 am
  #9  
Moderator: Travel Safety/Security, Travel Tools, California, Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: VNY | BUR | LAX
Programs: AAdvantage | MileagePlus
Posts: 11,802
If you're a Costco member, check out Costco Travel.
TWA884 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread