Selecting A Car

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  1. EyeOnTheSkies

    EyeOnTheSkies Silver Member

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    I'm coming over from National and have been matched to presidents circle. If I don't like the car theyve chosen for me, can I select another a la emerald aisle or am I stuck with it?
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Check out http://www.hertz.com/rentacar/productservice/index.jsp?targetPage=goldchoice.jsp

    (link may not work, so I copy it here):

    Gold Choice
    Freedom to Choose - the confidence of knowing your car will be ready and waiting for you, plus the freedom to choose something different on the spot at no extra charge. Now, Hertz #1Club Gold members get the best of both worlds.


    Rent with Confidence
    The car you reserved – or better – will be ready and waiting for you. Hertz pioneered pre-assigned car rental with Gold Service and nobody does it better.


    Rent with Control
    But now, if you reserve a midsize or higher class car, different models and colors are available at no extra cost. Just follow the signs to the Gold Choice area and pick the car you want.


    Rent with speed
    With Hertz Gold Choice, you always skip the counter and go straight to your car. And if you choose a Gold Choice alternative, you still go straight to the exit gate without wasting any time.



    Now you have the freedom to choose. Take your assigned car or choose one from the Gold Choice area…at no extra cost.

    How it Works

    Do I have to pay for Gold Choice?
    No. When you reserve a midsize car, you can switch to any comparable vehicle in the Gold Choice area at no extra cost. Specialty cars are available at clearly marked ‘per day’ additional charge in the Gold Choice Upgrade area. We also have dedicated personnel to assist with your rental or answer questions. If you don't see the car you are looking for they can help you find exactly what you are looking for.


    What if I am a President’s Circle or Five Star Gold member?
    President’s Circle members are automatically allocated a one car class upgrade from what they reserved, and Five Star members will be given an upgrade whenever available. But you can still select something from the Gold Choice area if you see something you prefer.


    What if I am already eligible for an upgrade?
    The car you reserved, or better, will be ready and waiting for you. Gold Choice gives you the extra freedom to pick something else if it suits your needs that day.


    See where Gold Choice is available!

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    September 2011


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    November 2011


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    December 2011


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    Washington National

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  3. mattsteg
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    Based on what I've read, Gold Choice doesn't seem like a particularly good substitute for National, and more of a way for Hertz to try to upsell you. It appears that they charge you for anything beyond what you reserved, and may or may not have many actual equivalents available. Almost certainly no real chance to self-select an upgraded vehicle. The appearance is that it's still an immature product and things may improve. I don't have any experience with it as a National renter.
     
  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I don't generally rent midsize or higher as I am either by myself or with one passenger. Exception is for longer driving trips or of the price difference is negligible. So it's not likely I'll often get to try this...
     
  5. EyeOnTheSkies

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    One other question...if I can pick up a car at 10 pm or 530 am, is the selection better at one of the two times or is it negligible?
     

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