Cars at Portland / PDX

Old Oct 6, 05, 8:01 pm
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Cars at Portland / PDX

What is the main Emerald Aisle like in Portland? We're jetting in for a weekend trip (Friday night arrival) and I want to set my expectations right...
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Old Oct 13, 05, 5:48 pm
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Anyone been there lately?
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Old Oct 17, 05, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by JohnnyP
Anyone been there lately?
I go there a couple times a month. Isle is like everywhere else....Malibus, etc. Nothing special.

Only thing that sucks about Portland is National is located about 5 minutes away from the airport so you have to take a shuttle bus. But, at least it's close to the freeway, so you'd probably have to drive that 5 minutes anyway. Also, ask them where to get gas on your way out, otherwise it's difficult to find a gas station near the rental car lot.

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Old Oct 17, 05, 3:15 pm
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Was there in July on a Thurs. mid-afternoon. Very few cars avail. We wanted one with XM and were willing to wait a while. The National staff was most kind in looking around in the return area, found a G6 with XM and within 5 minutes, had it washed and ready to drive out. I do agree that of all the majors, National is farthest out from PDX, but the great service made up for the bus ride.
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Old Oct 19, 05, 12:18 pm
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Just got back from my trip. Great staff at that location! Had my choice on the Aisle between Buick Rendezvous, Lacrosse or G6. None were equipped with XM.
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Old Nov 6, 05, 11:50 am
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Rented from PDX on 11/5 - Had booked an intermediate size (G6) for pickup at 630AM in the Emerald Isle. Arrived at the location around 6am and the Emerald Isle had no cars available, so I had to go to the counter. I inquired about an XM equipped vehicle, as I was driving up to SEA, and the agent said that they no longer had any...

The location had no midsize or fullsize cars available and I was given a Buick Lesabre (Premium) - which was a nice upgrade for the price of an intermediate. Though it did take them 15-20 minutes to find it and get it cleaned up...

This location is off airport and with waiting for the shuttle, and then the 10 minute drive to the location... it just takes up alot of time.
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Old Nov 6, 05, 12:36 pm
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11/6

I should mention, when I returned my rental this morning @ 7:35am that the emerald isle was full with cars: Malibu, Grand Prix, G6, Rendevous, and many others.. not sure whether any had XM though - so a much better selection than 11/5 @ 630am.
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Just returned from PDX today..

I too wanted an XM equipped car and they didn't have one available. The EA and EA Exec both had about the same selection. A lot of MiniVans & Malibus, plus 3 or 4 Sebring Conv on the regular EA line. I had a Saturn Vue. Not bad. Finding gas at 0430am was a chore!
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Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd bump this one. Anybody been there recently?
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Old Oct 29, 08, 6:34 am
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On ES I found a Jeep Commander, a Sebring hardtop convertible, a few minivans and the usual Impalas. EA looked HHR-heavy at about 10PM on a Wednesday.
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Old Oct 29, 08, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by Tuneman1984 View Post
Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd bump this one. Anybody been there recently?
How on earth did you find this thread from '05?

Anyway, thanks for bumping it. I've added to the compendium of locations.
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Old Oct 29, 08, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by drzoidberg View Post
How on earth did you find this thread from '05?

Anyway, thanks for bumping it. I've added to the compendium of locations.
That Search function is pretty powerful
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Old Oct 29, 08, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Tuneman1984 View Post
That Search function is pretty powerful
I'm surprised no one has rented from PDX since then, or felt the need to create a thread about it, besides yourself.
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Old Oct 29, 08, 4:32 pm
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That Search function is pretty powerful
I'm glad its working for someone Seriously though, we've had an ongoing problem with Search for quite some time.
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Old Nov 3, 08, 11:31 am
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I Iwas there a couple of months ago. When I arrived, the EA had very few vehicles; but I ended up with a decent G6. When I returned my car, there was a volvo S80 sitting in the EA. Poor timing, I guess.
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