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the Price of Renting an SUV

Price 
Date 
Location 
Days 
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Description
$ 392
Nov 2007
Orlando, Florida
14
Dodge, Durango
Online car rental and free upgrade  more... close row
$ 17
Jun 2007
Orlando, Florida
1
SUV
SUV rental by auction  more... close row
$ 85
Mar 2008
Cruz Bay, St John, USVI
7
4wd Jeep
4-wheel drive vehicles on St John  more... close row
$ 185
Aug 2007
San Diego, CA
3
SUV
Rental car with airport shuttle  more... close row
$ 270
Feb 2008
Dallas, TX
3
Aerostar
Seven person minivan was a non-smoking vehicle  more... close row
$ 90
May 2007
Littleton, CO
2
Ford Edge
Excellent service when renting SUV  more... close row
$ 400
Mar 2008
Denver, CO
5
Chevy Tahoe
SUV can be very helpful during snowy weather  more... close row
$ 1900
Jan 2007
Lincolnton, NC
31
SUV-Nissan Pathfinder
Month contract for SUV which sucked gas  more... close row

Description of service

When my husband was in a wreck in December 2006 our insurance company wouldn't cover a rental car. The lawyers that were working with us got us one, but it was only for THREE days. So we were left on our own to find a means of transportation because we needed two cars. So we decided to go with a rental car place.


Review of Service

We decided on an SUV and we signed a month long contract to get a better deal because we weren't sure when the insurance companies were going to settle. It was either that or pay around 75 bucks a day. So we signed the contract and it was supposed to be around 1200 dollars for a month. Then they tell us that we also have to pay another fee because my husband was 22 and if you are between the ages of 21 and 24 you have to pay an "under age" fee, I'm assuming for inexperienced drivers. After that and the sales tax we ended up paying around 1900 dollars for ONE month. I guess looking back we didn't really go about this in the right way. We ended up paying a lot of money just to drive a car back and forth to work for a month. And it sucked gas like crazy.


Tips

First off, if I could do it over again I probably would have looked in the classifieds for a really cheap car. You can find plenty of cars that run for around 1500 or less if you find a good deal. Secondly, if i had to RENT a car again I definitely wouldn't get an SUV. I've always heard that they were gas guzzlers but I had no idea that they were that bad.


$ 396
May 2007
Dallas, TX
5
Ford Explorer
SUV good for in state exploration  more... close row
$ 214
Apr 2008
Anaheim,CA
3
Ford Explorer
Needed bigger vehicle for clients  more... close row
$ 299
Apr 2008
Las Vegas, NV
1
H2 Hummer
Paid extra to rent a dream for five hours  more... close row
$ 130
Feb 2008
Miami, Florida
2
Ford Explorer
SUV lent a little style to the getaway  more... close row
$ 260
Mar 2008
Pittsburgh,PA
3
SUV
SUV rental with GPS  more... close row