Category: Cars

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AwardHacker & ReachNow

AwardHacker is a website similar to AwardAce which I mentioned here last year, but I find it easier to use. It’s a website which will show you the best mileage program to use for an award ticket based on the route you are trying to fly. It doesn’t show award...

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Hertz 24/7 Australia: Audi Q5

Hertz 24/7 Australia is a separate entity than your traditional Hertz rental car location. Your Hertz login won’t work. They operate just like Zipcar here in the US. I was excited to try it out and drive in Australia for the first time. The cars are parked in designated car sharing spaces throughout...

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Silvercar: Audi A4 Premium Plus (quattro + S line)

Silvercar is a rental car startup company which started in 2012 and headquartered in Austin, TX. They’ve raised $60M to date with the latest round of financing led by Audi. I was excited to try out the new company as they only offer 1 model which is an Audi A4 Premium...

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Sixt Rent a Car: BMW i8

Last month, I rented the BMW i8 from the Sixt Rent a Car in Munich (München Stachus – Karlsplatz 3 location). There are just 2 locations in Munich in which premium cars can be booked which are the airport and Stachus (near the main train station/Karlsplatz stop on U-bahn). I booked it at...

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Speculative Bookings for Holiday Travel

Everyone would rather pay a cheaper price for a trip if possible but sometimes you can’t plan too far in advance due to other limiting factors. Most people know if they will need to travel somewhere during the holidays and somewhat know their vacation days at work. Unfortunately, almost 99% of...

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National Premier Selection: Maserati Ghibli S Q4

National Car Rental announced in November 2014 that they will be carrying the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 at 10 locations in the US. They are Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego and Seattle. While I was in San Diego last month I decided to give...

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National Car Rental: Emerald Club Executive Status

When renting a car, most companies are always trying to upsell you on all their add-ons (fuel, insurance, etc.). Over the years and with my Dad’s recommendation, I’ve found it very easy to use National’s Emerald Aisle service. You book an intermediate car and you have a choice of any...

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Hertz Supercars: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

While in San Diego for a weekend this past July, I decided to rent the Corvette Stingray that Hertz just added to their fleet. Upon arrival, it was waiting for me just outside the Gold Booth. I grabbed the keys from the booth and off I went. It was delivered to...

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Hertz Dream Cars: BMW M5

In June, I rented the BMW M5 from Hertz SFO for 24 hours.  It was my first time driving a “M” BMW. It was simply amazing. The exhaust sounded deep and the advanced sport settings made it a blast to drive. Alpine White is one of my favorite BMW colors....

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Hertz Dream Cars: Audi R8

In January, I rented the Audi R8 from the SJC Airport location. This car is shared between SFO & SJC Hertz locations. I booked it in February 2013 and was able to get the reservation with unlimited miles for $405/day. The standard now is 75 miles plus $3 per mile after...