Mid-Sized SUV @ Thrifty in PDX

 
Old Nov 9, 09, 7:32 pm
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Mid-Sized SUV @ Thrifty in PDX

I was hoping someone had recently rented a mid-sized SUV in the NW or at PDX and could tell me what the options are. Being it's thrifty I assumed it will be a Jeep Liberty or Dodge Nitro. But I see the web site says a Ford Escape or similar.

Are most 4WD?

Do you select your own vehicle from the row at Thrifty or are you assigned a vehicle?

I am usually a Hertz renter and am 5* there but Thrifty's price can't be beat for two weeks around Christmas so I am being tempted.
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Old Nov 15, 09, 1:56 pm
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I called the PDX location and found out information from a helpful employee.

1. Mid-sized SUV are a split between Ford Escapes and Jeep Liberty's. Very few Dodge Nitro's are on-site also.

2. Almost all SUV's are 4WD.

3. Thirfty at PDX assigns you to a vehicle, you do not pick your own car out of a car class.

4. I also found out if you're a bluechip member and you rent for 16 days total you get one free day. It's not separate rentals like Hertz. Bluechip members are also offered 50% off upgrades.

I am going to sign up as a bluechip member and give Thrifty a chance this time. It's more economical than hertz and frankly the last three vehicles I've had from Hertz all had check engine lights on and over 40K miles.

Originally Posted by BWBW View Post
I was hoping someone had recently rented a mid-sized SUV in the NW or at PDX and could tell me what the options are. Being it's thrifty I assumed it will be a Jeep Liberty or Dodge Nitro. But I see the web site says a Ford Escape or similar.

Are most 4WD?

Do you select your own vehicle from the row at Thrifty or are you assigned a vehicle?

I am usually a Hertz renter and am 5* there but Thrifty's price can't be beat for two weeks around Christmas so I am being tempted.
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