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Old 6 Nov 16, 10:43 AM  
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Stunning car with Sat Nav and a good V8 engine, the car was a pleasure to drive and I'm glad we spent a little bit more for the additional comfort etc.

Sorry if I've missed anything but it's 04:45 and i'm a bit tired but please feel free to ask me anything and I'll update you as soon as I can.

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Old 9 Nov 16, 12:13 PM  
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Booked with Alamo (brits)

Class booked - standard suv
Class taken - Premium crossover
Make and model - Chevy Traverse
Mpg around 19/20

Loads of space 3rd row of seats went flat to create boot space.

Reverse camera on star on demand Nav disabled.



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Old 14 Nov 16, 03:49 PM  
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Old 14 Nov 16, 07:53 PM  
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Booked : Standard SUV
Taken : Standard SUV Hyundai Santa Fe
From : Tampa International October 15-29th
Supplier : Virgin Holidays (ALAMO)



Not a large selection at Tampa some Nissan Pathfinders with horrible beige interiors , Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and a couple of Santa Fe's , picked this one with about 4k on the clock, to be honest couldn't fault it , even sounded quite mean 'away from the lights' in Sport mode...!
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Old 22 Nov 16, 08:25 AM  
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Place Picked up from:- MCO - 30th October 16 - 19th November 16
Category of car hired:- Luxury
Category of car Taken:- Luxury
Make & Model:- Cadillac XTS
Hire company used:- Alamo via Virgin Atlantic

I keep posting various pictures and descriptions of this car but I suspect people are now bored with seeing the same model!
This car was exactly the same as we have had in a lot of trips over the last few years - apart from the colour!
The leather wasn't particulalrly clean but that wasn't an issue albeit a damp cloth wouldn't have gone amiss!
Lovely drive, fairly economical and so comfortable.
I never even sat in the drivers seat as my Son grabbed the keys and never relinquished them, hey ho I wondered why my bar bills were higher

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Old 30 Nov 16, 12:22 PM  
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Place Picked up from:- MCO - 8th October 16 - 22nd Oct 16
Category of car hired:- Economy 4 doors
Category of car Taken:- Full Size I think
Make & Model:- Nissan Sentra
Hire company used:- Alamo via Auto Europe
Paid 313 for fully inclusive with tank of fuel

Booked the cheapest category and got what I think was full size car!
Car was lovely drive, it had reversing camera which I loved. Drove around 850 miles with it down to Naples etc. Very comfortable.
Had 2 large suitcases and one cabin case, they fitted in the boot with half of the boot spare!

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Old 5 Dec 16, 02:14 PM  
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Place Picked up from:- TPA - 30th October 16 - 21st Nov 16
Category of car hired:- Std Suv
Category of car Taken:- Prem Crossover then changed FOC to a Full Size SUV
Make & Model:- Chevrolet Traverse then Dodge Durango
Hire company used:- Alamo Brits
Paid 598 for fully inclusive for 3 Weeks

Arrived at Tampa, straight to the garage, a nice older gent asked when what Car I had allocated, without any haggle he offered me a Chevy Traverse or a Ford Explorer Ltd (I did ask for the Q80 Infiniti he had but he said no..)
Both of which were without a working Sat Nav.
I chose the Chevy (which was on a New Jersey plate Z61 GUY) although it had 11k miles & was a bit dented & scratched outside, it was clean inside.

Had an issue after 10 days with the engine management light flickering, so a quick email & reply & changed the Car at Clearwater Airport.
Perfect customer services, no need to replace the fuel on the Traverse (only quarter tank when returned), exchanged for a fully fuelled Durango ( could of had a Tahoe too).
Had all the bells & whistles (SatNav, reverse camera, leather & made a perfect trip to the Keys later.

The Traverse was thirsty @26mpg, but the trip down the Keys was almost 37mpg with the Durango.

Both boots were very small if you used it as a 7 seater, but fine with the back row down for easily 4 large cases & hand luggage.

Both Cars are BIG but just what I needed going through the 5 lane road works in Miami & the 8hr drive each way to the Keys.
I'm not sure how fun it would of been in a smaller car.





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Place Picked up from:- MCO - 22nd December 16 - 2nd Jan 17
Category of car hired:- 7 Passenger Minivan: Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Category of car Taken:- 7 Passenger Minivan
Make & Model:- Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.6L Automatic
Hire company used:- Alamo via Discount Florida Car Hire
Paid 419 for Fully inclusive with tank of fuel

Fantastic vehicle to drive & very quiet after driving several Town & Countrys' many times over the years this is a massive improvement, the Sat Nav system is excellent to use. It had a reversing camera which made it so easy to park as well















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Picked up at moo on the 29 December originally for 14 days from alamo. Car category was a convertible and 1st had a silver v6 mustang with 33k on the clock.


Car was terrible the gear box would randomly change gear when on a steady cruise or when pulling away would do a wild jerk motion and the infotainment kept crashing and freezing. Car also had lots of scratches and dents on it.

This then got switched out within 5 days to a red 2.3litre ecoboost mustang.


This one worked better without the above faults but still had 20k on the clock and multiple dents and scratches.

My opinion both the mustangs were very poor cars. Uncomfortable seats, poor luggage space and even on smooth roads the ride was awful. I would never hire one again.

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March 22nd at MCO.

Ford Explorer.

Standard SUV from Alamo... Lots of choices, took this as like a bigger SUV and was cleanest and least damaged. Fully kitted out, working Sat Nav too is a bonus. Very nice drive.













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