Cars at SFO

Old May 3, 07, 5:58 am
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Cars at SFO

Which vehicles are on the Emerald Aisle lately at SFO?
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Old May 23, 08, 11:39 pm
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Bumping this thread to ask a more specific question - what is the Aisle selection like late night, around 11p-12a? I've experienced total chaos in the late afternoons at SFO with an empty aisle, and a decent selection early afternoon and morning, but I'm concerned about a later evening arrival. Is there a good chance the aisle will be either empty or filled with crappy offerings late evening?
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Old May 25, 08, 10:57 pm
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To answer the more general question, the last time I was there was on a Friday mid-morning, lots of Impalas, a few Trailblazer LS, and then some smaller stuff; I picked up an Impala LTZ because I needed to hide luggage and the Trailblazer doesn't have the cover for the back storage area.
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Old May 26, 08, 9:23 pm
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last Sunday night, besides the regulars, saw a 08 Malibu on EA and a Volvo S60 in ES.
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Old May 27, 08, 1:48 am
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The few times that I have picked up cars late at night - the selection is pretty minimal. I saw a bunch of buick lacrosse and impala's etc.

I was going after an all wheel drive SUV and managed to get my hands on a trail blazer. I think the selection totally depends on what night you going to be there. I think thursday night is bad because a lot of rentals get returned and are not ready yet and similarly sunday night also.

Hope that helps.
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Old Jun 1, 08, 6:23 pm
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Dropped someone off at SFO yesterday (Saturday) and stopped by National around noon to checkout the selection just for fun.

EA selection is pretty small, saw a lot of PT cruisers.

ES area is much bigger than EA area. Loads of Malibus and Impalas. Found a few each of G6 convertibles and Charger SXTs. Also found a Buick Lacrosse.

Just thought I'd share.
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Old Jun 1, 08, 8:05 pm
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I got a nice G6 GXP off the Aisle in April - CA plate 6BVL517. Keep an eye out for it - I'm not sure it was supposed to be there as it came back as Specialty/Novelty and the gate agent gave me some flak, but it was a nice ride!
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Old Jun 5, 08, 3:36 pm
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SFO and SJC Exec's have been poor lately. Last time I was at SFO, it was all junk, a buch of Jeep or the ever hideous HHT..

My last pickup @ SJC, all just. I ended up getting a 18k miler HHT that looked like someone shot BB's at it.

I have YET to get anything good at either of these locations.
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Old Jun 11, 08, 1:18 pm
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Stopped by last night (Tuesday) at around 8PM while waiting to pick someone up. EA and ES were both pretty barren.

EA had a few PT cruisers and minivans.

ES had a few minivans and a couple boring sedans. I did see one SRX though. If I was renting, that would definitely have been my choice.
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Old Jun 16, 08, 9:05 am
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A week and a half ago on a Friday night (rather late), I saw a bunch of American cars. I really wanted to try the AValon, but grabbed a Prius. I was told an Avalon would've been okay on my resv. (booking full and paying for mid). Next time.

This past weekend, I wanted an Avalon from SJC since every single car on the Executive aisle was American. They said no, and I walked to Hertz.
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Old Jun 16, 08, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by LGA View Post
A week and a half ago on a Friday night (rather late), I saw a bunch of American cars. I really wanted to try the AValon, but grabbed a Prius. I was told an Avalon would've been okay on my resv. (booking full and paying for mid). Next time.

This past weekend, I wanted an Avalon from SJC since every single car on the Executive aisle was American. They said no, and I walked to Hertz.
What time of day were you there? Was it just one Prius, or did they have a few?
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Old Jun 17, 08, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
What time of day were you there? Was it just one Prius, or did they have a few?
Between the delayed UA transcon (as usual) and the pokey and delayed airtrain at SFO, it was probably 1:00am Saturday morning by the time I got there. Only recall seeing one Prius, but I don't recall seeing others.
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Old Jun 17, 08, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
What time of day were you there? Was it just one Prius, or did they have a few?
If you really want one and don't see it either in EA or ES - take a look in the Mid-size section - there could be one lurking there.
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Old Jun 17, 08, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by peteropny View Post
If you really want one and don't see it either in EA or ES - take a look in the Mid-size section - there could be one lurking there.
Good point - I never thought of that, although if it's missing the EA tag, how do I jailbreak it through the exit booth?
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Old Jun 17, 08, 6:34 pm
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Good point - I never thought of that, although if it's missing the EA tag, how do I jailbreak it through the exit booth?
Since it's a midsize and all EA/ES reservations are either midsize or fullsize - shouldn't be a problem - I did exactly that in Feb - took a Prius off the midsize area on an ES reservation.
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