Rental Cars - Hotwire vs Priceline
Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:59 PM
For a 3-day rental, HOTWIRE wanted $44.95 per day for a premium car. Their breakdown as follows:
$44.95 per day for 3 days = $134.85
Total Rental: $149.25
For Priceline, the breakdown was as follows:
$38.00 per day for 3 days = $114.00
Total Rental: $149.97
So the taxes/fees on a $134.85 Hotwire rental are $14.40, while they are $35.97 for a Priceline rental of $114.
Has anyone else ever ran into this before?
Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:21 PM
Just another good example to always look at total cost and not just the nightly/daily rate no matter what it is you're booking.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:43 PM
Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:18 AM
Once, when we had damaged a car in the parking lot (Portland airport, where the base of the pillars was wider than the visible portion of the pillars), Budget was great in handling the matter. Our Visa card covered the deductible, and our personal car insurance covered the repair, which was only $400 vs. the two estimates we got from local repair shops for over $2000 ($2400 for one of them). We asked them why the repair was so cheap, and they said they had a low-cost contract with a local repair shop. I've heard of some horror stories from other renters who have had mishaps with other companies. For this reason alone I'm sticking with the big three and HOTWIRE!
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