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Old 16 Apr 15, 01:11 AM  
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Hire car model review videos

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Having not hired a car on our last trip I had no idea what cars to expect in each class and what space would be like. Using the Fleet list here I have been researching the available vehicles for Alamo so I can have a better idea what to avoid.

In this research I came across a couple of Youtube channels that have very in depth reviews of cars on the Alamo list. Below is a copy of the list with links to the appropriate videos where available, I will update this list as new videos pop up on the channels. I have added channel names in brackets. Years, trims and engines may vary but all of these should be close enough to help.

UK model names added inside [ ] where car is re-badged or built on same platform.

Economy Car Fleet (MPG 28-39 AVG 34):
(Fastlanecar)
(2tehRedlineLLC)
(Everymandriver)


Compact Car Fleet (MPG 27-38 AVG 31):
[Chevy Aveo] (Autobytel)
(TTACVideo)
(2theredlinellc)
(2theredlinellc)
(CapitolMazdaSJ)
(Autobytel)
[Nissan Note] (TTACVideo)
(TTACVideo)


Intermediate Car Fleet (MPG 25-36 AVG 30):
(EverymanDriver)
(AutoExpress)
(Autobytel)
(EverymanDriver)
(FastLaneDaily)
(EverymanDriver)
(EverymanDriver)
(EverymanDriver)
(Autobytel)
(Autobytel) {2012 video as no decent 2014}
(Saabkyle04)


Standard Car Fleet (MPG 21-34 AVG 26):
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Autobytel)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
[VW Gold Estate] (Autobytel)
(Saabkyle04)

Full Size Car Fleet (MPG 19-31 AVG 25):
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)


Premium Car Fleet (MPG 18-29 AVG 22):
[Vauxhall Insignia] (Saabkyle04)
[Vauxhall Insignia] (Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Autobytel)
(Autobytel)
(Saabkyle04)


Premium *Special* Car Fleet (MPG 18-29 AVG 22):
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)


Lux Car Fleet (MPG 17-29 AVG 21):
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Motorweek)
(Stevehammes)
(Motorweek)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)


Convertible Car Fleet (MPG 18-29 AVG 22):
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(TheMediaMart)


Sporty/Muscle Car Fleet (MPG 18-27 AVG 21):
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(2theredlinellc)


Elite car Fleet (MPG 14-20 AVG 16):
(Autobytel)
(carbuyer)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)


Minivan Fleet (17-25 AVG 21):
(Autobytel)
(AutoShowNevada)
(romanmicagearguy)
(EverymanDriver)
(TTACVideo)


Pick-up Trucks - Small & Large Fleet (MPG 16-25 AVG 18):
Small:
(Saabkyle04)
(Autobytel)
(JustinsCarReviews)
Large:
(Saabkyle04)
(2theredlinellc)
(tflcar)
(Saabkyle04)
(TTACVideo)


Midsize SUV fleet (MPG 21-28 AVG 24):
[Vauxhall mokka] (TTACVideo)
[Ford Kuga] (Saabkyle04)
[Hyundai ix35] (Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Autobytel)
(thefastlanecar)
(MikesCarInfo))
(EverymanDriver)
(Saabkyle04)
(EverymanDriver)
[Nissan X-Trail] (TTACVideo)
(TTACVideo)
(TTACVideo)


Standard SUV fleet (MPG 19-28 AVG 22):
(EverymanDriver)
(blongphx)
(TheFastLaneCar)
(EverymanDriver)
(Loses sound but shows space well) (Zimbrick BuickGMCEast)
(Autobytel)
(EverymanDriver)
(Saabkyle04)
(EverymanDriver)
(EverymanDriver)
(MichaelAdamsRocks)
(EverymanDriver)
(SSRV)
(TTACvideo)
(Saabkyle04)
(JustinsCarReviews)


Premium Crossover Fleet (MPG 16-25 AVG 19):
(TTACVideo)
(Saabkyle04)
(Saabkyle04)
(Everymandriver)
(gcavy1)
(MrGrantRoberson)


Full Size SUV Fleet (MPG 15-21 AVG 17):
(Saabkyle04)
(2theRedlineLLC)
(2theRedlineLLC)
(DonMarshallAutos)


Premium SUV Fleet (MPG 15-20 AVG 16):
(AppleChevyChicago)
(MikesCarInfo)
(TheCoxMotors)
(GKLxFANxForever)
(gcavy)
(Saabkyle04)


Lux SUV Fleet (MPG 13-18 AVG 15):
(Saabkyle04)
(Carscom)
(northsiderollers)


Passenger Van Fleet (MPG 10-15 AVG 12):
(ChristopherShander)
(2theredlinellc)
(TownCountry1999)
(be4forty)

Edited at 08:03 PM. Reason: Updated some more older videos
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Old 16 Apr 15, 06:15 AM  
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2014 FORD MUSTANG (Saabkyle04)

This vidoe is the 2011 Mustang

Actually a few of the videos are for 2011 model cars
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Excellent list - Just had the 2015 Chevy 300 from Alamo on my visit. Loved the car. Boot space was a little tight though with 4 cases (2 full size, 1 medium + 1 hold haul). But we got it in. It was the car I was after, but they didn't have any in the line up until I chased it up. Then a brand new, 345 miles on clock, white Chevy 300 was brought round for us.

Just watched the video and didn't realize you could switch the HUD to display the speed in digital. Damn!
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Old 16 Apr 15, 09:06 AM  
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Originally Posted by TEL N KEL View Post
2014 FORD MUSTANG (Saabkyle04)

This vidoe is the 2011 Mustang

Actually a few of the videos are for 2011 model cars
The list was starting using only saabkyle videos, I used 2011 videos as they would be close enough to show space in car and boot. I will however be updating the list to make sure all videos are correct years.
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Excellent list - Just had the 2015 Chevy 300 from Alamo on my visit. Loved the car. Boot space was a little tight though with 4 cases (2 full size, 1 medium + 1 hold haul). But we got it in. It was the car I was after, but they didn't have any in the line up until I chased it up. Then a brand new, 345 miles on clock, white Chevy 300 was brought round for us.

Just watched the video and didn't realize you could switch the HUD to display the speed in digital. Damn!
I'm torn between the 300 and an SUV. I like the more in depth videos as they let you know about any little features you'd probably miss during a normal rental
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Thanks for your hard work with this
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Was just going to stick with the basic car as there is only going to be myself, my wife and our DS who will be 4, but the economy cars are TINY!

Really not sure if we will get our cases in them at all!

I love the fact the say the Mirage is the most fuel efficient car available in the US that inst a hybrid. He managed to get a whole 30 MPG on a long highway run!

I know a UK gallon is larger than a US one, but that is still terrible for a car that size!
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Originally Posted by Tribal_Tiger View Post
Was just going to stick with the basic car as there is only going to be myself, my wife and our DS who will be 4, but the economy cars are TINY!

Really not sure if we will get our cases in them at all!

I love the fact the say the Mirage is the most fuel efficient car available in the US that inst a hybrid. He managed to get a whole 30 MPG on a long highway run!

I know a UK gallon is larger than a US one, but that is still terrible for a car that size!
I know they must be terrifying to drive in the US with the average car size being our average house size lol

30 USMPG is around 36 UKMPG. Not the best really is it haha
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Thanks for the post.

It helps in the selection process.
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Glad this is proving helpful. I will be adding updates to the missing cars on the list when I have some downtime on an evening
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