Payless Car Rental: Experiences of model options in Compact/ Economy category? Advise

 
Old Jun 5, 14, 1:05 am
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Payless Car Rental: Experiences of model options in Compact/ Economy category? Advise

On a compact/ economy category weekly / bi weekly booking rental out off Off-Site SFO lot.
I received a (I think its 2013) Nissan Versa - White - 11.5k Miles. Seems decent.

From some fueleconomy.gov its probably pretty good in terms of Mileage - 31 City / 50 Highway. On the fuel economy list for regular gasoline based vehicles, it's only topped by Toyotas, Hondas and Scions and Ford Fiesta 2014 in terms of mileage

Note: Since I need to do almost daily 25-30 x 2 miles commute for 3-4 weeks for starters it might be good to have a fuel friendly car.
I am guessing daily fuel burn to be 3-4$ x 2 ?? based on gas mileage.

This Versa doesn't have the following, but it would be nice to have if possible since I'm doing long term rental:
- USB Charger
- Car Bluetooth
- Steering Audio controls

What would be other/ better options that I might be able to SWAP and get from PAYLESS in the same or just above category without changing or paying extra?

I am not trying to or want to swindle them or something.. so please lets not get on a moral debate.

What are the EQUIVALENT options in the PAYLESS FLEET?
What could I ask for / request from them?

PS: The driver seat recline is busted and wont adjust so I will have to go in for a swap anyways.
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Old Jun 5, 14, 10:34 am
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Update:

I read an article that talked about AVIS - Budget buying out Payless and essentially moving their older fleet into Payless.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/industrie...ss-car-rental/

AVIS Fleet:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/avis-...ars-class.html

What cars does PAYLESS have in the Eco/ Compact class (equivalent to Versa) that would have:
- Car Bluetooth (Speaker Phone + Stereo Audio for music) (For hands free driving with Music, Google Maps/ GPS and Phone calls).
- Steering based audio etc Controls
- USB Charger point?
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Old Jun 5, 14, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by xmlsoa View Post
Update:

I read an article that talked about AVIS - Budget buying out Payless and essentially moving their older fleet into Payless.
http://www.foxbusiness.com/industrie...ss-car-rental/

AVIS Fleet:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/avis-...ars-class.html

What cars does PAYLESS have in the Eco/ Compact class (equivalent to Versa) that would have:
- Car Bluetooth (Speaker Phone + Stereo Audio for music) (For hands free driving with Music, Google Maps/ GPS and Phone calls).
- Steering based audio etc Controls
- USB Charger point?
Toyota Corolla.
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Old Jun 9, 14, 12:27 am
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Thank you for the suggestion. Any others in the same car class?
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Old Jun 25, 14, 3:10 pm
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I was able to get a Chevy something that has BT and XM (demo channel). Would a Toyota Corolla be better?

I booked both a Compact & Midsize today. What might be the best FUEL + BLUETOOTH combination I could ask for? I am guessing Midsize > Full range would be askable?

What car options do I have here?
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Old Jun 25, 14, 6:01 pm
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You won't see a significant MPG difference between econo and full size in my opinion. Most cars in these categories are getting 25MPG on freeway (+/- 5 MPG) unless you get a hybrid. Additionally, most cars today already have bluetooth as a feature.

I would suggest doing some research on ride reports in the other rental car forums to find a car that fits your desires and your needs.
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Old Jul 6, 14, 10:58 am
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Based on this power search on fueleconomy.gov

Which ones do you think might be available from Payless or Avis? For now I have a Chevy Cruze with Bluetooth and USB
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