Cars at FLL

Old Mar 6, 08, 12:50 pm
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I will be traveling to FLL in April and was wondering if anyone could let me know what kind of car selection is available at National's Emerald Aisle / Executive Selection. I am currently an EE member.
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Old Mar 6, 08, 9:09 pm
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EA and ES selection can vary by day and time of day. Predictions for a month away will be about as reliable as a month-old weather forecast.

On the ES, full size often means cars generally thought of as intermediate, but which, in rental car land, magically migrate a size: Camrys, Altimas, Saturn Auras, last year's Malibus. Maybe some Impalas and Sonatas - which the U.S. EPA classifies as large cars. Yesterday my full size reservation gave me a selection of a Subaru Legacy, a Subaru Outback, a Dodge Avenger, or a Ford Fusion (not at FLL). If you find a Volvo S60 or some SUV (if that's your style) think yourself lucky.
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Old Mar 8, 08, 10:02 am
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ES really varies

The Executive Selection at FLL really varies. Last week only Minivans and SUVs. Two weeks ago almost all Avalons and Impalas. Usually they always have a few Impalas and Grand Prixs. Often, Buick Lacrosses and Lucernes. Often, Avalons (got quite a few with under 15 miles). Recently, lots of Siennas and Sedonas. Also, that crazy looking new Toyota SUV. I'd say about 1/3 of the time there's one ore two Hybrid Priuses and Volvo S60s. The Emerald Aisle is pretty much always G6s and Malibus and such and sometimes minivans. Good luck!!!
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Old Mar 10, 08, 9:02 am
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Is the National lot in the car rental garage or off-site? I have rented with Budget at FLL before and I just walked right into the garage and straight to my car.
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Old Mar 10, 08, 1:29 pm
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yes

yes it's in the same parking lot as Budget but on a diff. floor. If you walked, then you probably came into Treminal 1. If you come into 2, 3, or 4 it can be quite a walk, it's much easier to take the three minute ride on the free shuttle (leaves every ten or fifteen minutes from between the terminals).
Now back to the topic- went to FLL last night and there was not one car in the ES and only one G6 in the EA. Everyone was going crazy. I waited 7 minutes till they brought up a few cars and picked Prius Hybrid.
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Old Mar 10, 08, 2:04 pm
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How is the luxury class selection? I am not sure whether to book a luxury or depend on EA / EE.
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Old Mar 10, 08, 4:42 pm
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Mostly

Mostly the Luxury selection is Cadillac DTSs and Hemi 300s, and 50% of the time there's one or two CTSs. For a fee you can upgrade to the specialty and I have seen Escalades there but not recently- just Enclaves and stuff like that.
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Old Mar 12, 08, 2:32 pm
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Today

Today the ES was full of Sebrin convertibles and Avalons and 1 4 runner. The EA was full of Minivans, almost all minivans and a few Malibus and G6s. Really varies, sometimes you can't get a minivan for your life (none even in the minivan section).
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Old Mar 13, 08, 10:53 am
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Would you be able to let me know what you have been seeing in the Luxury aisle lately if you get a chance? I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old May 17, 08, 11:48 am
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I hope this thread is still around in December...

I'll be renting from exec aisle in December and I'm hoping for something better than an impala...

Thanks!
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Old Jun 22, 08, 12:02 pm
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Rented there on Friday 6/20 and had a selection of 15-20 Avalon's (which I chose). A Chrysler 300, FJ Cruiser, 4-Runner (4wd), and the smaller Toyota SUV's.
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Old Sep 8, 08, 12:49 pm
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I picked up a Volvo S60 on 9/6. Nice car although it will probably be retired soon as it had 15,500 miles at return on 9/7. They also had a Chrysler convertable but I passed.
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Old Jan 7, 09, 5:33 pm
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Anyone have any recent experiences?
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Old Jan 7, 09, 6:54 pm
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I was there today

Only checked the Exec. Aisle as I was in a big rush. Mostly Impalas and Malibus, no convertibles, vans, etc... only Fullsize cars.
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Old Jan 9, 09, 11:44 am
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I'm hoping that they have some convertibles by the time I get there.
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