Exotic Car Rental: Cheaper Than Owning, But Can You Trust It?

Borrowing a Shelby Mustang or even a Corvette is great entertainment for the long weekend (or even a high school reunion). But for some, it won't cut it. Enter the exotic car luxury rental. » 12/15/08 7:00pm 12/15/08 7:00pm

Car Rental Prices Increasing Due To Smaller Fleet Purchases

In addition to the increased cost of filling them with fuel, car rental rates are rising as rental companies try to squeeze profits out of a shrinking fleet, reports the Detroit News. To help decrease overhead, rental companies have removed 300,000 vehicles from their inventory, despite demand that has remained steady. … » 7/28/08 9:40am 7/28/08 9:40am

American Automakers To Continue Limiting Fleet Sales, Koreans To Take…

Through the end of April, Chrysler had dropped fleet sales by 45,000 vehicles, a 17% decline from a year earlier, GM reduced its fleet sales by approximately 40,000 vehicles, a 14% drop and Ford posted a 9% decline in fleet sales, translating to 25,000 vehicles. Yes friends, Detroit automakers are avoiding the… » 6/16/08 9:20am 6/16/08 9:20am

Satisfaction With Renting Cars Declines, You No Like Taurus?

Proving there's nothing about the traveling experience that's enjoyable to anyone anymore, J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Rental Car Satisfaction Study has found that people have a worse experience renting cars this year compared to last. Based on a completely made-up scale, overall satisfaction dropped 17 points to… » 11/13/07 5:00pm 11/13/07 5:00pm

Hertz To Rent Cars By The Hour... Wink, Wink... Nudge, Nudge

America's number-two car company, Hertz, has announced that it will start offering hourly car rental service at three locations in Manhattan starting today. Hertz will be the first of the major rental companies to offer the service, charging as little as $12 in some cases. This is obviously a move to compete with… » 4/17/07 3:00pm 4/17/07 3:00pm

U.S. Automaker Cuts to Increase Rental Prices

As the American automakers hit concrete, slashing production and generally battening down the hatches in a bid to increase profits (mix metaphors, much?), there's been an overlooked consequence: higher prices at the rental cars. As low-profit fleet sales are becoming less-palatable to the automakers (and the Taurus… » 11/07/06 4:30pm 11/07/06 4:30pm