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To: Elroy who wrote (1474)9/30/2019 8:46:12 PM
From: Neeka  Read Replies (1) of 1502
 
We've rented a car twice in the last yr. One had GPS......we were charged extra.....can't remember how much.....check cost on the company websites.

I went directly to the company website for both of them.

The first rental car included a GPS device, and it was great. And it did cost extra. I can't remember how much, but you can find out at the individual car rental company web sites.

BTW..............It worked flawlessly and we loved it.

Unless we were traveling more than 50 miles or more the GPS took us on pastoral two lane roads in upstate NY. It was like going back through time; Currier and Ives kind of stuff. The second rental was on the island of Hawaii and instead of getting GPS we opted to use the mapping app on my phone.

That worked well and we saved a little money.

It really doesn't matter how you book the car, but take warning...............on the Hawaii trip we went with the cheapest car company because we only needed it for a day to do some sight seeing. We'll not do that again. We waited 1 1/2 hours to get to the front of the line so we could be on our way. It appears everyone else went with the cheapest car rental company too, and all of us just stood there watching the people who chose the slightly more expensive companies breeze up to the window and within ten minutes, be on their way.

We were in NY for a week and I think the total bill came to something like $550.00 but that was because I booked a midsize car and they were out of those at the rental shop, so they gave us the SUV for the same price. We dropped it off at a different place than where we picked it up and that cost us an extra $100. The car we rented in HI was a small suv hatchback and we only rented it for the day...........$59....+ tax.

Think about how long you'll need the car, and how much luggage and stuff you'll be bringing. The number of people on your trip will determine the size of car you rent. (Get a van if you have kids.)

If you're driving long distances for several days.............like going down to the Keys and back and then hanging in Miami........spend a little extra and get a comfortable car.

You only live once.
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