Should I upgrade my car?
Larger cars are more comfortable, particularly on American roads. If you are doing a lot of or driving long distances it may well be a good idea. As well as costing a tad more Fuel Economy may suffer a little also.
How you go about arranging the upgrade is an important consideration. Car rental agents often offer a car upgrade when completing the rental agreement - should you take it? In a word NO because local rates are applied, not cheap-car-rentals rates!! Book the car type you require from the outset as you know that car group will be available for you and it will save you lots of $$$$$$
The best way of illustrating this is to show an actual example
A CDAR car in August 2011 (or Dec 2011) for 5 days and paid $290
Car upgraded at rental desk to SDAR
Total cost of CDAR + upgrade to SDAR $546.36
Total cost of renting an SDAR with cheap-car-rental.com = $320 a saving of $216.36
After a long flight you may well be jaded and not as sharp as usual at the car rental desk and not read or ask about the cost of what you are being offered and sign for items you would normally reject but if you do it will be costly as they are not refundable later.
Last edited 18 December 2012 cheap-car-rental.com