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Old 1 Aug 22, 06:46 PM  
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Arrived into MLB 2hrs late on 17/07/22.
Booked :- Full Size SUV with Alamo thru Andy.
Given :- Premium SUV GMC Yukon XL.
Got to the desk around 8pm, all they had was a Nissan Armada and the Yukon.
She did say the Yukon was a Premium but would probably be better for us as we had 6 people in our group.



It was huge but great to drive.
I paid for the Fuel Service Option to bring it back empty and that was $110 including the airport tax.
It had 8 seats in a 2-3-3 set up, loads of leg room. The picture of the empty boot is with all seats up.
Only needed to put 1 of the back seats down to fit luggage and hand luggage for 6 people.
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Old 1 Aug 22, 10:30 PM  
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Join Date: Feb 15
M.C.O airport. Alamo(booked through DFCH).
Ford F150 XLT supercrew cab
5Lt V8 (400bhp).
18.5mpg (1037miles driven over 2wks).

Collected VTP from Terminal A and tried using the Alamo self service kiosk but had issues (i had already done the accelerated check-in back in the UK).
Attendant told me to use the counter. No queue,no upsell etc very quick process




Pleasantly surprised with the XLT, very well equipped massive 12" infotainment touch screen,sat nav (unlicensed) Apple car play,premium radio etc.





One rear seat lifted up to accommodate all our cases (3 medium and 3 carry-on hard shell cases) no problem also tinted rear glass.

We used the rear flat bed section of the truck to carry our fully inflated tubes(tired down with luggage straps)to use at the springs.
Easy to drive and park with the size of Florida roads as my 22yr old son found out as he did most of the driving(young driver package DFCH)
P.s sorry no pictures of the cases inside the truck as my camera had some water damage from the springs
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Old 2 Aug 22, 05:15 AM  
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Honolulu Airport. Booked Intermediate SUV with Avis ($481.56) through VIP Cars for 7 days. The booking couldn’t be added to my Avis Preferred account due to it being a US booking made in Sweden (!). Weirdly, this was the only price that US Car Hire (and others) couldn’t get near. There is definitely a shortage of cars in Hawaii.

Received a Mitsubishi Outlander “Sport” with 14k miles on the clock. If this is an SUV then I should take action through Trade Descriptions. Drives like it’s permanently in a gear too high and has a Ye Olde handbrake and automatic shift. Thankfully has Apple CarPlay otherwise there’s nothing to recommend it.




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Old 5 Aug 22, 03:17 AM  
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So landed late at Miami booked Mustang Convertible Avis via Andy at DFCH, registered with Avis Preferred & sent them a DM on Twitter to link the booking, name was on the board. First 2 cars engine oil lights on 3rd car lots of scuffs but so tired at this point, took some photos went back to desk they signed our paperwork to confirm damage & off we went! No hard sell not as bad as I feared as first time with Avis usually go with Alamo.

We fitted 2 large cases, 2 small cabin cases, rucksack, holdall & large handbag in plus 2 adults & a 6ft 3 teen!
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Old 6 Aug 22, 09:21 PM  
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Alamo full size suv

Picked up at MCO
Alamo Full size SUV booked with US Car hire
Chose Jeep Wagoneer
Arrived at B side as always no initial offer to choose your own and was given a choice of three Armadas but refused them and asked the attendant to let me choose. He followed me with all the full size suv keys and I came across this Jeep Wagoneer, which is what I wanted!

Only 7400 miles on the odometer and it’s averaging 18.9mpg







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Old 8 Aug 22, 07:40 AM  
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Final car rental of the trip. Standard SUV ($366) from Thrifty from Santa Ana airport (15 miles away from Disneyland) for 7 days.

Great service again from Thrifty, despite the scare stories on Yelp. Received a GMC Terrain, very similar to the Chevy Equinox driven already, but wrapped up in a better package (same electronics, same boot space). Happy with this and will do well for cruising around SoCal.





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