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Old 6 Dec 19, 12:27 AM  
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Chrysler Pacifica
Mini van
Orlando international
Alamo (booking through virgin holidays)

So looked at all the doge caravans and lowest mileage was 16,000, then noticed the Pacifica on the other side asked and was told I could take it.

Had 180 miles on the clock. No satnav but apple play so used that for satnav.

Lovely drive, mental gear changer on the dash near the radio!

Had 6 people in most of the time, drive was better than the dodge caravan on my opinion.

Had mirror sensors to tell when cars were in blind spot.

Put 700 miles on it over the 2 weeks. Had a slow puncture on the front right but didn’t want to send it back for fear of getting some 50k mileage caravan slug!

With single rear seat down did 6 cases and 5 hand luggage.













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Old 20 Jan 20, 07:06 PM  
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Infinity QX 80
Alamo via VH at MCO

Had more toys than I knew you could get on a car, absolutely loved it, was thirsty but who cares when fuel is that cheap






Only had 300 miles on the clock, seat warmers are on as my bum was soaked thanks to Popeye and Blutos bilge ride
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Old 16 Feb 20, 08:52 PM  
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Join Date: Feb 15
Location -Four points Orlando.
Category booked-Convertible.
Car supplied-Ford Mustang ECOboost 2.3 turbo.
Date- October 2019 5days £176.(Alamo brits).

Vehicles booked for collection seem to arrive just before your pick time,mine was around 10mins late and was driven down from Orlando airport.



Trunk capacity not a problem as on this occasion we had choosen the shuttle transfers hence the Ford Mustang option at Four Points

I have taken some pictures to demonstrate luggage ability.

We enjoyed our experience and felt alittle like teenagers driving around in the Florida sun,lol.
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Old 16 Feb 20, 09:43 PM  
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Join Date: Feb 15
Location- Hyatt Convention Centre,Orlando.
Category booked-Full size SUV.
Car supplied-Cadillac Escalade,6.2L V8.
Oct 2019 8days.
Alamo Brits.

I had a slight issue with the Ford Mustang the previous week so Alamo upgraded my 2nd week booking (Fullsize SUV) to a Luxury SUV and included a free tank of fuel
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Restricted rear view hence camera mirror


Fully loaded including auto park asist
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Location: MCO
Category booked: Full size SUV
Car supplied: Ford Expedition Limited
Date: 16 Feb 20
Provider: Alamo (via Virgin Holidays)

Had a choice, as it happily turned out, between a Nissan Armada and the Ford Expedition. No contest. The only issue has been the rear wiper turning on when I turned the engine off this morning at Discovery Cove. Decided to leave it until we left DC. It looks like the motor has gone as the wiper is stuck in mid-wipe bit everything else still works so I'm keeping it for the moment. I'm only here for a week so don't want to waste time heading back to Alamo to get a swap (even if I could get a free upgrade out of it).















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Location - Tampa International Airport
Category - Group L Chevrolet Surburban or similar
Car given - GMC Yukon XL
Hire car company - Avis through British Airways
Cost £566 for 14 nights

The car was pre selected for us and was waiting in the bay, our name/bay number were on the Avis preferred screen at the garage (We signed up for Avis preferred)

This was a lovely car with so much room. Full of gadgets such as wireless phone charging, sat nav, Heated seats/steering wheel- not that we needed those features! Parking cameras electric tailgate basically all the bells and whistle it was So roomy, we were 3 adults a teen and a toddler and we had so much space.

It had 5001 miles on the clock and was surprisingly really economical with fuel considering we put almost 800 mile on the clock.















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Location - MCO
Category - Standard SUV
Car given - Ford Edge Titanium
Hire car company - Alamo
Cost £174 for 7 nights through Expedia

There were very few cars in the standard SUV line up at MCO upon arrival. We were putting our cases in a Kia Sorento when the Ford Edge was being parked up and it seemed a better option as full leather (with air con seats), built in sat nav and a massive boot.



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