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SEA - Avis PCAR (Taurus) or National LCAR (XTS)...?

Old Jul 1, 17, 12:30 pm
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SEA - Avis PCAR (Taurus) or National LCAR (XTS)...?

Hey guys

Yearlong planned trip comes close, excitement increases. Will be 5 weeks, SEA to PHO (pickup MON, 2pm).

At SEA, would you pick Avis pcar or National lcar?
(Avis being cheaper, even with tab)

Thanks for inputs, insights and opinions.
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Old Jul 1, 17, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by muricy1 View Post
Hey guys

Yearlong planned trip comes close, excitement increases. Will be 5 weeks, SEA to PHO (pickup MON, 2pm).

At SEA, would you pick Avis pcar or National lcar?
(Avis being cheaper, even with tab)

Thanks for inputs, insights and opinions.
I would go with national IMHO. Did you book directly or through a booking website like priceline? I've noticed I have gotten free upgrades when book directly. Every time I have booked luxury though has been a few times I have gotten full size elite cars with national.


LAX: booked luxury got a C300
LGA: Q50
MCO: volvo s60


Upgrades I've gotten with Avis

Full size: got a Charger RT
Mid size: some mid size SUV I forgot
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Old Jul 1, 17, 1:38 pm
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I would go with national IMHO. Did you book directly or through a booking website like priceline? I've noticed I have gotten free upgrades when book directly. Every time I have booked luxury though has been a few times I have gotten full size elite cars with national.


LAX: booked luxury got a C300
LGA: Q50
MCO: volvo s60


Upgrades I've gotten with Avis

Full size: got a Charger RT
Mid size: some mid size SUV I forgot
Thanks for answering

I have booked directly with National, and am a member without status (1st time renter). Autoslash was able to get the price down $400.
Will spring for CDW and LIS at the counter, hoping this might reap a benefit re good car...
Avis pcar is backup res, but to avoid no show charge thinking of cancelling this res.

Btw, nice review of the S60!

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Old Jul 2, 17, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by muricy1 View Post
Thanks for answering

I have booked directly with National, and am a member without status (1st time renter). Autoslash was able to get the price down $400.
Will spring for CDW and LIS at the counter, hoping this might reap a benefit re good car...
Avis pcar is backup res, but to avoid no show charge thinking of cancelling this res.

Btw, nice review of the S60!

I am partial towards National as an EE and only preferred with Avis. I tend to do 98% of my rental with national and 2% with Avis if prices are close to each other. I would keep both and cancel the other before the take out time and you'll be fine. I've done this without paying a fee.


Thanks! I like the car but it's to small for me. Exchanged it for a Nissan maxima though and happy with it in terms of space.
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