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What's the highest mileage vehicle from National that you ever drove?

What's the highest mileage vehicle from National that you ever drove?

Old Aug 5, 12, 5:28 pm
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What's the highest mileage vehicle from National that you ever drove?

I'll start , It was a Mazda 6 from YTZ with 26k km on it. The lowest was an Infiniti G37X with 150 kilometres on it at YYZ. Most of my rentals are between 2k and 10k.

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Old Aug 5, 12, 8:53 pm
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For me it has been a FL drive out Edge SEL with 20k miles from MSP. Runner up was the BMW X5 from SAT with 16k miles.
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Old Aug 5, 12, 10:08 pm
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I drove a C-class with 20 kmi. Still solid.

I remember a station manager that said vehicles are retired at 25k miles and denied me the Saab 9-3 I was eyeing.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 1:24 am
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I just scanned through my itineraries, and I've had a handful of cars with between 25k and 26k out the gate. All were Chevrolets (one Malibu, the rest Impalas).

However, I did manage to find one outlier -- a Murano picked up from SF Union Square in 2009 -- that had 32,245 miles on it when I picked it up!

To National's credit, I've rented many more cars with <500mi than with >20k. My record low is 2.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 7:11 am
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Hmm. There are similar threads in the Avis and especially Hertz forums, but apparently none here in the National forum? I thought we had one a while ago.

In any case, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, picked up from Seattle Downtown with 20,047 mi, returned to Boston Logan with 23,286 mi. It was their only compact, I got a decent paid one-way cross country rate when I booked a year ago, and I'm not one to switch cars out unnecessarily, especially since Seattle Airport was out of my way.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 7:16 am
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16k for me. The rest of mine were under 10k and one had 200 at time of rental. Compare that to my last Hertz rental with 39k miles.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 8:47 am
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Highest for me is 24k for a LaCrosse in May from SFO. Over the last 2 yrs - mostly have been between 3k and 10k. Lowest was a 10 mi CTS wagon from PHL.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by Auto Enthusiast View Post
Hmm. There are similar threads in the Avis and especially Hertz forums, but apparently none here in the National forum? I thought we had one a while ago.
Most likely because, in most cases, we're able to select our car among several choices on the EA or ES. I know I've seen cars with ~20K miles on the aisle but I've quickly found something else with a lot less wear.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 11:19 am
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68K km on a Mexican VW Jetta, and before I had gone a mile I could tell every km had been hard. All the German precision had been beaten out of it.

The Emerald Aisle concept at ~60 U.S. + Canada airport locations does allow frequent renters to avoid the worst of the high mileage cars, as noted.

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Old Aug 6, 12, 5:33 pm
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Highest was an Expedition with 17k in LAS.

Lowest was a Tiguan at my next visit to LAS that had 5 miles.
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Old Aug 6, 12, 11:28 pm
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haven't seen this so much recently, but a few years ago (2009), I regularly saw (and rented) cars in the 30k+ range, including several avalons...
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Old Aug 7, 12, 9:05 am
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29,477 - 2011 Nissan Armada (not the one I reviewed a few months back).
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Old Aug 8, 12, 9:11 pm
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In reverse order:

7/9: 30373 DAL
6/6: 6735 SLC
6/4: 3461 CLE
5/25: 4226 BUF
3/26: 764 TPA
3/19: 7355 BDL
3/5: 17037 GSP
2/27: 3718 ONT
2/20: 6899 ONT
2/6: 8265 SMF
1/29: 9852 PHL
1/9: 19167 DAL
11/28/11: 3 MCI
11/8 : 2967 BUF
10/31: 1017 SLC
10/16: 2500 CID
10/10: 400 PDX

Looks pretty good except for DAL

10/6/2010: 2 TPA
9/23/2010: 2 SMF

Odd. I went back through all of 2010 and my very last rental at Dallas was the highest.
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Old Aug 9, 12, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by InkUnderNails View Post
In reverse order:

7/9: 30373 DAL
6/6: 6735 SLC
6/4: 3461 CLE
5/25: 4226 BUF
3/26: 764 TPA
3/19: 7355 BDL
3/5: 17037 GSP
2/27: 3718 ONT
2/20: 6899 ONT
2/6: 8265 SMF
1/29: 9852 PHL
1/9: 19167 DAL
11/28/11: 3 MCI
11/8 : 2967 BUF
10/31: 1017 SLC
10/16: 2500 CID
10/10: 400 PDX

Looks pretty good except for DAL

10/6/2010: 2 TPA
9/23/2010: 2 SMF

Odd. I went back through all of 2010 and my very last rental at Dallas was the highest.
Thx for sharing
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Old Aug 9, 12, 8:40 pm
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Wow, what a difference from Hertz where I've regularly gotten over 30K.
My lowest is 3 (MCO) and my highest 31K (ORD). Average in the low teens, it seems. I also don't go out of my way to select based on mileage.
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