Need the cheapest car rental at Tampa airport or nearby

By elevensecondv6,

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1) follow-up your previous car rental thread with whatever you ultimately did for that rental

2) provide the dates of the rental above

3) use the car rental checker to determine and let us know your best rates for this current rental

4) what is the rate thru HOTWIRE

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1. Will follow up on previous post.

2.Picking up Oct.14 and returning Nov.4

3.Best rate I found on Car Rental Checker:Hotwire:Economy car

Tampa (TPA)

Sat, 10/14/06

Pick up:

Sat, 11/04/06

Drop off:


No. of days:


Price per day:






Total Price:

4.Best rate on Hotwire was Thrifty at $645.00 total.

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Just a suggestion, but I think the reason Priceline rejected your bid was probably for one of two reasons.

1. It is too far away for any rental car company to have an accurate inventory this far in advance. Maybe make a regular reservation as a backup and then continue to bid as the time draws near.

2. Your rental period is too long. It might increase your chances to break up the rental period into three distinct periods and try your bid again. I know this is more of a pain, but if you're saving several hundred dollars, it would be worth it.

One other thing, I would think you should be able to get an economy car cheaper than $17/day. I realize it's almost impossible to predict, but I have seen people able to get the following rates at TPA.

compact: $13/day

midsize: $15/day

fullsize: $18/day

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