Most Miles on a Rental

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  1. skyvan

    skyvan Gold Member

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    What's the most miles you've ever had on a Hertz rental when you picked it up?

    I have a rental for this weekend ex-DCA and my car had over 47000 when I picked it up.
     
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  2. txmoney

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    I am seeing that on all the rental companies. Dollar and thrifty are the worst. I have been using Avis it seems to have cars with the least miles.
     
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    I believe my all time high was in the low 30k range. 47k trumps that! :eek:
     
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    My record was 86,300 km (55,366mi) on an Opel that I rented in Greece. The car was in adequate condition despite the high km's.
     
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    In Jett Rink's case, and I'm talkin' Hertz here, it would have to been in Virgin Gorda and Santorini.

    No problemo, though.
     
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  6. maksim

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    For the most part, my Hertz rentals have been very very very low miles, many under 1k miles in Florida.... especially when I get a car with 800 miles on odometer and I return it with 2k miles back home in NJ. =)

    The Hertz Local usually have higher miles, but on a trip to Florida, a car we were taking back north, there was 37k on the odometer.... but car in good condition.

    On the whole, Enterprise have the highest miles from when I rented. Avis is hit or miss for me, but for the most part, Hertz Airport have the lowest, HLE have a bit higher.
     
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    It wasn't Hertz, but at ISN 2 weeks ago, I got a 2007 Ford Focus with nearly 80k miles, a broken side mirror, missing console and cracked windshield. Easily the worst rental car I've ever been handed, and it was my only choice. $72 for the day also! Pricele$$ my foot!
     
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    Wow. Unbelievable, I am feeling so much better about my rentals after seeing this. :eek:
     
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    Hi,
    I don't remember which one had the most miles,but I remember the one with the least miles and that was 7 mi on the odometer! The car from Hertz was brand new!
     
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    Yeah, I got a Buick Lacrosse that was 3 miles on it once, was awesome!
     
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    what company?
     
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    Priceless Car Rental. They were only about $10 cheaper per day than Hertz and Avis, which didn't really make one think that they'd receive a complete POS of a car.
     
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    47000 miles beats me, but not by much. In 2011, I rented from Hertz at least 15 times, and the highest mileage car I received was 43K miles. The bad thing was that the average mileage on all those cars was around 34K miles, with a low of around 23K miles (which was like a new car compared to the rest). And this was being given to a Hertz "5 star Gold" renter :rolleyes:.
    A real killer was when I rented once from Thrifty that year and got a car with 4K miles on it. Go figure.

    Things started to change around the middle of last year, and now I have gotten mostly cars with less than 10K miles on them. I have also gotten brand new cars (4 miles) as well, so things have definitely gotten better. But it was pathetic for a while.
     
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    Back when I first started consulting, my first solo car rental experience was with Hertz in ATL. They gave me a beat up old Mazda with over 65,000 miles on it. Worst car I've ever driven, brake pedal had a vibration, and they charged me almost $500 for 4 days. Come to think of it... that was the first and last time I've rented from overpriced Hertz. I'm a National guy for life now... I've never picked up a car at National with more than 2,000 miles on it.
     
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  15. maksim

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    Surprised. Was this a one way rental? Sometimes for one way rentals hertz will give you cars with higher miles to return to other locations.

    Just rented at Las Vegas a few weeks ago... Mercedes GLK 350 with 150 miles or so on the odometer. =)

    As far as overpriced.... it depends. In Orlando, and especially locally, Hertz is no more expensive than others. With my corporate discount and fairly easy to find coupons.
     
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    It was a local rental, and I'd assume perhaps tied to the fact that I had no real rental history with Hertz.

    In my experience, Hertz is always the most expensive (at least where I travel), and even with our corporate discounts.
     
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    35,xxx in Kona.
    Jeep Patriot
     
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    Always amazed at mileage on cars in the islands.
     
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    I thought I had hit a high number this week 48,000.....but then I realized I was in Canada, and this was Kilometers, not Miles :)

    When I read the headline the first time, I thought it was meaning what is the most amount of miles put on a rental....I rented a Hertz minivan for a long summer vacation trip crisscrossing the countryside and put a little over 12,000 miles on it.
     

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