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Today, 3:22 am
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Posted By missingcolours

Pre-Covid, yes, I've gotten lots of trucks...

Pre-Covid, yes, I've gotten lots of trucks besides Rams. Ram 1500 (classic and new model) and Silverados were both very common. F-150 less common; Nissan Titan rare but existed.

Post-Covid, I...
Jun 30, 20, 1:54 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 18,484
Posted By missingcolours

No signs of recovery yet at SJC. PC and 5* were...

No signs of recovery yet at SJC. PC and 5* were the same:
- Pick your color Chevy Malibu
- Pick your color Nissan Altima
- Pick your color Kia Optima

Everything but PC and 5* were closed off,...
Jun 11, 20, 11:49 pm
Replies: 479
Views: 192,400
Posted By missingcolours

It's normal for rates to change, up or down, over...

It's normal for rates to change, up or down, over time. I've reserved cars for $12/day and had them go up to $60/day by pickup, the current rates are irrelevant. You've got a reservation, and failing...
May 27, 20, 5:53 pm
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Views: 51,039
Posted By missingcolours

I was there a week ago, pretty sad state of...

I was there a week ago, pretty sad state of affairs. B garage is shut down entirely, all rental activities consolidated to A garage.

PC/5* were entirely midsize sedan class, maybe in Impala mixed...
May 25, 20, 7:20 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 25,261
Posted By missingcolours

I came through STL last Friday, slightly more...

I came through STL last Friday, slightly more selection than at other National locations right now. Only 10 or so cars on the National lot, more basic sedans at Alamo but almost no SUVs,...
May 14, 20, 2:20 am
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By missingcolours

Flat rate one-way rentals thru 5/31/20

Happened to notice this on the Specials section of the National website, in the event that anyone needs a one-way in the next few weeks:
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May 3, 20, 3:10 am
Replies: 970
Views: 193,216
Posted By missingcolours

First time using AutoSlash to book in a while due...

First time using AutoSlash to book in a while due to the circumstances - it seems Priceline is no longer allowing you to input your rewards program # (in this case, National Emerald Club)?
Mar 8, 20, 3:03 am
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Views: 338,795
Posted By missingcolours

Per the fleet list thread the 530i is "Fullsize...

Per the fleet list thread the 530i is "Fullsize Elite 2/4 Door (K/GCAR, Prestige)", so that seems like they were probably following policy correctly
Mar 8, 20, 1:59 am
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Views: 410,050
Posted By missingcolours

I've never done it but I asked once and was told...

I've never done it but I asked once and was told I would be assigned another vehicle in the class I was driving (e.g. if you booked midsize but grabbed a convertible they'll assign you another...
Mar 1, 20, 2:20 pm
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Views: 61,731
Posted By missingcolours

LAS is a little weird about this stuff. The...

LAS is a little weird about this stuff. The midsize/compact/etc zones do not actually exist and despite all the signage are treated as reserved. I was turned around at the exit gate after picking a...
Mar 1, 20, 12:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By missingcolours

Corvette would likely be in the Ultimate Series...

Corvette would likely be in the Ultimate Series area, which I believe have different upgrade prices per vehicle, not the standard $25/35 prices for "Premium Upgrades". So, the upgrade fee may be...
Feb 28, 20, 5:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By missingcolours

I mentioned this in the AutoSlash thread, but...

I mentioned this in the AutoSlash thread, but AutoSlash no longer seems to be getting the same rates as National's website. They're *dramatically* higher in every single AS quote I've submitted in...
Feb 27, 20, 2:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By missingcolours

I haven't rented a pickup from Alamo specifically...

I haven't rented a pickup from Alamo specifically but it's the same fleet as National so: Frontier is the "Small Pickup" class, they could give you either a Frontier or a GMC Canyon. It also wouldn't...
Feb 17, 20, 1:54 am
Replies: 235
Views: 77,467
Posted By missingcolours

Across the entire US Hertz fleet, AFAIK, Tahoe...

Across the entire US Hertz fleet, AFAIK, Tahoe will be LT trim and Yukon will be SLT, which are pretty similar. All leather + heated seats, Android Auto/CarPlay infotainment, etc. The Yukons are a...
Feb 13, 20, 12:39 am
Replies: 49
Views: 17,881
Posted By missingcolours

Pretty nice/varied selection tonight around...

Pretty nice/varied selection tonight around 10:30pm

Camaro (hardtop and convertible)
Camaro SS (hardtop and convertible)
Mustang hardtop
Mustang GT convertible
Infiniti QX60
Dodge Ram Rebel...
Feb 10, 20, 12:49 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By missingcolours

I asked National this question on Twitter once...

I asked National this question on Twitter once and was told "it depends on the state". It was MI, and they said spouses are not automatically covered. So, I think the answer is "normally no, but...
Feb 8, 20, 10:28 pm
Replies: 248
Views: 73,484
Posted By missingcolours

For the same price why not book the SUV? It...

For the same price why not book the SUV? It should generally guarantee you an SUV and you can still pick from the executive area if you find something better there.
Feb 3, 20, 2:04 am
Replies: 970
Views: 193,216
Posted By missingcolours

Something odd I've noticed - recently National...

Something odd I've noticed - recently National pricing via Autoslash has been coming back *higher* than NationalCar.com with no coupons or contracts attached (default EC member contract).

Most...
Jan 31, 20, 4:21 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 18,214
Posted By missingcolours

From receipts on past rentals, appears Charger GT...

From receipts on past rentals, appears Charger GT is F (FCAR / Full Size), R/T is F6 (I think that's "Full Size Special" or something)
Jan 25, 20, 6:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By missingcolours

1500 Hertz points buys you 1 day 1 way, which on...

1500 Hertz points buys you 1 day 1 way, which on my contract rate is about $100 (maybe $80-90 reward value since you still pay some taxes/fees), 3750 buys a week which is maybe $200-220, so something...
Jan 21, 20, 2:58 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 18,484
Posted By missingcolours

Last few SJC visits have been very nondescript...

Last few SJC visits have been very nondescript (Impalas and 300s)

Not today around noon:
BMW X3
Escalade
Camaro Convertible (V6)
Tahoe
Expedition
F-150
Minivans
Jan 19, 20, 3:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By missingcolours

No, no status benefits on prepaid cancellations,...

No, no status benefits on prepaid cancellations, only points reservations, so the normal fees apply ($50 cancellation fee up until 24 hours before pickup, after which it's nonrefundable)



Yes,...
Jan 13, 20, 12:47 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By missingcolours

Depends on the third party site I think, but...

Depends on the third party site I think, but AutoSlash bookings through Priceline you can definitely use your status. There's even a box on the booking page to enter your EC number.
Jan 11, 20, 9:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By missingcolours

Extension rate *can* be lower than current rate,...

Extension rate *can* be lower than current rate, or it can be higher. I had a car in PHX recently that had like a $900/day extension rate for my $25/day booked rate. If you have a car you can live...
Dec 24, 19, 8:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By missingcolours

Yeah, this. Until a year or two ago the fleets...

Yeah, this. Until a year or two ago the fleets were like 100% 6 seaters, but the new body style Rams are 5 seaters. Since those are a big portion of the National/Alamo pickup fleet it might be 50-50...
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