Have you ever considered buying a former rental car? I personally am against it, but hey, you can do whatever you want. Just know what you are getting into first.
It was 40 degrees and raining when my plane touched down at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport around 1 a.m. A series of delays in Chicago pushed my flight from late night to red eye, and my eyes were very red. After a full day of work and a seemingly interminable layover in a strange airport, I wanted nothing…
Uber is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and—as the slogan goes—they’ll pick you up! By “they” I mean the poor schmucks who sign up to pay around $1000 a month to work for Uber.
If you’ve ever had to rent a car, you’ve probably dealt with the extreme disappointment that comes with getting the wrong rental car. But you don’t always have to get a bad rental. Here’s how to make sure you’re not leaving the airport in a hunk of junk.
I have recently come to the conclusion that renting a car in today’s world is the closest we come to dealing with real-life pop-up ads.
What happens when you give a bunch of skater punks a rental car? Well, let’s say the extra $9 a day insurance got used in full.
I recently had the chance to drive a Fiat 500L in Istanbul, Turkey, a wonderful Eastern European city that’s home to a wide range of beautiful mosques, and excellent restaurants, and lovely neighborhoods, and people who drive like they’re fleeing the Kraken.
Let's say you find yourself with a V6 2013 Camaro out of some rental fleet. How much could you abuse the car in just 24 hours? These guys appeared to have found out.
We were sent a tip, from Canada, claiming that a man in a Chevy Malibu was busted going 226 KPH, or 140 MPH, on a highway in Nova Scotia. I immediately discounted this, as the thought of any Malibu doing 140 is frankly absurd, let alone in Canada. But then I saw the buried lead. It was a rental.
A start-up car rental company called FlightCar rents out privately-owned vehicles while their owners travel. Who wouldn't like to make a few extra bucks while they travel, but would you feel comfortable letting a complete stranger drive your car for several days?
So I'm driving along the other day, and I get up behind a Chrysler 200 that's moving at approximately the same speed as tree growth. As a car enthusiast, I know exactly what this means: Avis ran out of Chevy Malibus, and this guy is the victim.
Not all rental car companies are staffed by incompetent morons and run with red tape. When you need to rent a car, look for one of these signs.
I was going to ask what's the best car sharing program, but there aren't enough of them yet to fill up a good top ten. So in the meantime, what's the best car rental company?
Justin Bieber was pulled over and arrested for numerous offenses earlier today in a rented Lamborghini Gallardo that included DUI and resisting arrest. He's 19 years old and he had a suspended license. So how the hell did he get in the car in the first place? Welcome to the world of high priced exotic rentals.
Here's a nice little nightmare scenario: You splurge on a convertible Mustang GT at the Enterprise lot instead of a miserable Corolla or whatever, only for the car to get stolen after you returned it, leaving you with a staggering $47,000 bill.
Guess Nissan doesn't have to worry about the Leaf becoming the ubiquitous rental car anytime soon. Leafs on lots across the country are gathering dust because even rental customers have range anxiety.
It's now common knowledge that a rental car is the fastest car in the world, but sometimes your appetite for destruction comes not from a lust for speed, but for sheer monetary gluttony.
When you think rental car, you usually think either tiny little box that you hate or the fastest car in the world. Either way, both are probably the same car. Rental car company Hertz, however, wants to bring the latter fantasy closer to the former reality with the new Penske Mustang GT.
So I just locked myself out of the rental car my insurance company is providing while the claim for my Beetle gets worked out. It's partially my own fault, of course, but it should be a pretty easy thing to fix. After all, the rental company was nice enough to provide a lavish two keys with the car. Two keys! A main…
Nothing says "awesome Hawaiian vacation" like renting a V8 convertible and blasting around Hawaii's cliffside roads.