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Unread 25 May 19, 08:18 PM  
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Standard SUV Line At MCO Today

This afternoon we dropped of the Alamo car so decided to have a mooch through the garage again!

Full size saloon. Full row and good choices.

7 seaters. Full row but no Pacificas

Standard SUV. The row was completely full. With Intermediates

I spotted 1 Standard in the whole row and there were probably 25+ Intermediates parked in there. Not good enough.

I posted the other day about this. Alamo have 2 more chances to get it right for me this year otherwise they will be losing my business.
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Super post I've for most part been an Alamo fan but taking your and other bloggers observations.
JD power are 100% correct.
only carhire company getting worse.
Next year Hertz or Dollar for me.
Certainly sad to post this.
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Thanks for the info.. Ive paid for a standard SUV in September, and dont expect to get pushed to intermediates, when Ive paid for standard.
Is the only way to identify it, by code on the sticker in the window?
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My sister flys out tomorrow. What should she be looking for in the standard aisle and what shouldn't be there?! She says it originally said Nissan pathfinder or similar and now says Ford Edge or similar.
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My sister flys out tomorrow. What should she be looking for in the standard aisle and what shouldn't be there?! She says it originally said Nissan pathfinder or similar and now says Ford Edge or similar.
Hiya O2004, if it's any help a friend recently bought a 2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5 that came from, I believe, Avis. It's classed as a midsize crossover SUV. Canny motor, comfy and goes like you know what off a stick if needed
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Out of interest, what sort of cars can we expect to see in the full size row at Alamo?
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We had a Ford Edge this time and on previous trips, they are pretty decent Orlando2004 and Id recommend them.

We ordered an SUV from Avis this time and they upgraded us to a Town Car. We needed an SUV for luggage and because my Dad, who was driving, hasnt driven a saloon car for yonks and drives an SUV and a mini van here in the uk. He kept trying to explain that he didnt want an upgrade, he needed an SUV but Avis kept insisting he take the upgrade to the town car. They would not give us an SUV despite there being lots in the garage.

In the end we had a scary drive from MCO to our resort with the luggage not all fitting in the boot so us passengers were having to hold cases and bags across our laps. Dad couldnt get used to driving as low to the ground, especially in the dark and on the opposite side of the road. He usually adjusts very quickly.

The next day he took it to the Avis desk at Embassy Suites Jamaica Court and demanded they change it to an SUV explaining how uncomfortable he felt driving and how hed paid for an SUV because that was what he was used to and that he shouldnt have had the upgrade forced on him. He was given the Ford Edge no problem.

We passed loads of SUVs, some of them brand new at MCO. Dont know what they are playing at!
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Ive got a full-size suv booked for our upcoming trip. Ive got no idea about cars though! How can I tell Im getting the class we paid for?
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