Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
You "should" be able to reserve a certain car, but there's a better chance of getting all aces in poker.
I once booked a station wagon, as I needed it to transport a bike for my nieces birthday, when I showed up, they gave me a golf, fast forward 45min and an A3 SB rolled up.
Something a little different.
Anyone into lifted trucks/vehicles and the whole off roading thing?
Because of my new occupation
I just love these below, just something about the diesel, the torque and go anywhere ability that just does it for me.
Anyone owns a lifted truck?
Don't own but that cruiser looks great
I reserved a full-sized SUV in LA as I needed room for luggage and 6 passengers... they had a RAV 4 waiting for me
If you rent a car in a certain class, it's a crapshoot. But on the reservations site you are able to "reserve this exact model". Not 100% sure about Enterprise but Avis and Hertz definitely do. Hertz in particular has a wealth of high end cars available - I've seen:
Ferrari California (allegedly they have a Gallardo too but haven't seen it)
Porsche Panamera, 911, Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne
All AMG except SLS and BS
This special "track ready" Mustang that I have to research more about
Stood next to a guy in Vegas who had reserved a specific Ferrari- all they had for him was a corvette
Hell hath no fury like the bling-encrusted entitled, scorned.
when I rented with Enterprise out of Westchester airport, I was able to pick and choose my car (assuming it was considered "economy"). I went with a Fiat 500, and it was awesome.
Gotta disagree with you there; in almost any other business if they offer you something, and you agree to pay for it, then they say "hahahahah nope, only kidding, you get something else" you'd sue them for fraud. Their shitty disclaimer that "products may be replaced by something totally fucking different" makes them invincible.
If I had ordered a Ferrari and got a Corvette, I would have gone ape shit.
Presumably he got billed for a Corvette, eventually. The quote I got for the California from Hertz was 1500 a day...the Corvette is less than 200/day
It's not the money, it's the principal that a company providing a "service" has total discretion to fuck with you, knowing that when you're standing at the rental desk with bags and a plan, you have no choice but to fork over money to them in exchange for something utterly different. It's like ordering a shirt online and being sent a tie, with a note saying "we ran out of shirts, so we sent another item of men's formalwear. As a good-will gesture we will not charge you for a shirt, but for a tie. Enjoy your tie."
the problem i've noticed with these fancy car rentals is you get like 100 miles before they starting charging you for more miles. That's like 90 minutes of highway driving before the bills start to add up.
Oh, I completely agree. No one who is willing to fork over four figures a day to drive a Ferrari is going to want a Corvette. Ever.
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