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Old 31 Dec 07, 12:25 PM  
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Place - Orlando international airport
Company Alamo
Category hired - Full size 4 door
Make - Chevrolet trailblazer
The sales desk was trying to hard sell the upgrades and we resisited but to be honest the guy down in the garage didn`t care what we took!
Loads of room for 2 ad 3 kids inc 1 booster seat and the boot space was huge ,fitted our 5 cases and large holdall of the way back !


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Old 31 Dec 07, 04:48 PM  
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This was ours:

It was a Dodge Charger from Dollar
this was classed as a full sized 4 door.

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Old 4 Jan 08, 09:59 PM  
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Sorry not the best pics but I've just uploaded a few quick after my first day back in work

Place - Orlando international airport
Company - Dollar via Airline Network
Category - hired a minivan but upgraded for $15 a day as an xmas treat no hard sales what so ever I even nagged the sales guy to give me a price he couldn't understand why I wanted a Durango as he could offer us a minivan with leather and dvd's etc (I didn't realise that they could access their computer screens to even tell you the colours and spec etc ... a real bonus for me anyway...sad but true)
Make - Dodge Durango with full leather and lots of electronic gadgets plus it was a dream to drive ... loved it.

8 seats and the back row folded down to allow extra space for luggage ... much better than the 7 seater suv we had from Alamo earlier in the year. Still think that minivans are good value for money though.





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Old 5 Jan 08, 09:07 PM  
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When:- July 07
Place you picked the car up from:- Orlando International Airport
Make of car you got:- Hummer
Hire car company used:- Alamo

While it was great to drive a Hummer, I must admit that it was quite bland inside. There were only four of us and it was just big enough for us all. Kids had alot of room in the back and boot was quite large. Hard to run at 15 mpg though.

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Old 12 Jan 08, 08:38 PM  
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Boot full with 2 largish cases


Think they got their own back when we returned the first faulty car
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We went through a travel agent booking through Virgin, they got the car through Holiday Autos, who in turn went through Alamo, where we collected it on Car Rental Boulevard.

It's a 2 door Economy, a Chevrolet Cobalt.

It was a nice car, but a little cramped. We'd use it again, but probably next time will go for a larger car.

Lots of boot space though, got 2 suitcases in easy.





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Old 24 Feb 08, 09:27 PM  
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Here's ours...

Place you picked the car up from:- Orlando International (MCO)
Catergory of car hired:- Luxury
Make of car you got:- Cadillac DTS
Hire car company used:- National

Here's the car at the Villa:






Some pics of the interior:







Here's the rear accomodation (pic a bit fuzzy - apologies)



Pics of the 4.6V8 heart of the car :




The boot was easily big enough to swallow all of our luggage (for 2 adults and 2 kids):



With space to spare:



The DTS was very nice to drive - didn't feel that fast to begin with as the V8 is a traditional US lazy V8, though as soon as you floor it, it does move, and it sounds great.

It averaged 19.9mpg (US gallons), though only cost me $50.21 to fill up when totally empty. I can't remember the range, but it was just over 300 miles. That equates to about 8p per mile in fuel - in comarison, my Skoda Superb diesel which can easily do 50mpg on a run costs 12p per mile on fuel here...

My Skoda isn't small, but it certainly felt it after spending 2 weeks and 970 miles in the Cadillac. We were going to go for a SUV (Dodge Durango or similar) but don't regret getting the sedan.

The Website for National (same as Alamo?) listed the Cadillac DTS as the luxury car on it's website, though at the airport, also available in the luxury category were - Chrysler 300C and a Cadillac SRX crossover. It would be useful to know from people what else is available in certain categories (what is actually offered at the airport).

We actually had a choice of 3 or 4 DTS's in different colours - the luxury car row was about 12 cars in all (though they were probably just the ones that were full of fuel, having opted for the full tank option).

I saw loads of Dodge Chargers over there which look great - some very nice ones at Kissimmee Old Town.

Also hired sat nav (Garmin) which was a waste of money. It was good on the first night trying to find the Villa Management place to get the keys, but loads of places didn't come up on it including our Villa (2 years old), Kennedy Space Centre, and some roads in St Petersburg which had definately been there way longer than sat nav was invented!

[15th January 2012 1507hrs - Edit to add - site hosting my pics has gone - I'll get them uploaded elsewhere so they re-appear here]

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Dodge Charger for me, upgraded at time of booking to a full size with Air con through First choice. Platinum insurance taken, i took a full tank and brought it back with a quarter.

Pickup : Sanford
Hire co : dollar

Notes : informed me all i needed to pay for was AAA, ive been informed since I didnt need this, I was hassled after the flight and just handed my card over, as yet ive not got the bill. be warned









Lovely big car with Air con, cruise control, electric everything, at the time of writing 1/2 tank for $30 bargain

I had 3 large pieces of luggage, 2 adults, 2 children no problem whatsoever with space, sorry i didnt take a pic with luggage i only remembered afterwards. As much as i love you all i wasnt going to put it back in for a photograph - especially when people where around.


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In 2006 we flew into Miami, so we picked up our hire car from the off-airport Dollar depot here. I really wanted a Dodge Durango, so I paid for the upgrade:


We cruised around Miami in it for a few days, and then drove down to Key West. I loved the car, but DW (who is disabled) found it just TOO difficult to get into and out of because of the height of the seats. So we drove it back from Key West to Orlando, but then went to the Dollar depot on I-Drive and exchanged it for a Grand Cherokee:



The Grand Cherokee is still a big car, but the seat height is about 4 inches lower than the Durango.


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Place - Orlando international airport (Easter 2008)
Company - Dollar via Airline Network
Category - Premium SUV
Make & Model - 8 seater Chrysler Aspen with full leather & DVD player etc

Excellent car.






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