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We've had to endure our fair share of craptacular rental whips during our travels (Faux carbon fiber trim in a minivan? Seriously Dodge?), but making the trek from airport to hotel to auto show and back could be a bit more bearable behind the wheel of a new Corvette. That's exactly what Avis is doing, by adding the 430-hp 6.2-liter V8 convertible 'Vette to its line of "Cool Collection" cars. While the $164.99 daily rental price isn't too hard to swallow, the drop-top Corvette's availability will be limited to the warm climes of Arizona, California, Florida and, appropriately, Las Vegas. If there aren't any more Shelby GT-Hs available through Hertz, we think we might have found our next ride for the LA Auto Show or SEMA.

[Source: Autoweek]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This isnt anything new. I went to California in January and i rented a vett from thrifty rent a car. I was so stoked, i went from a v6 mustang to the vett for only 50 bucks more a day.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There are a lot of cars I personally would not want to own, but would love to have for just a day. $165/day is not that bad. If I was on vacation, and one was available, I would definitely rent one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw the convertible 'Vette advertised at Hertz as well when I went to Boston last week.

      I didn't rent that, but with a non-specific reservation and my Hertz Gold card I ended up with a Hummer H3. Not a great car to drive around the Boston area, I must say. Next time something like this comes up I'll just march back into the office and ask for something a little more sensible...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was out in San Diego last week and wanted to cruise around in something convertible and fun. Tried to get into a Solstice, Vette or Z, but they didn't like the looks of me so they settled on renting me a convertible Sebring. It sucked.

      I did take it off road though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Avis has recently been advertising a variety of "hot" GM cars available from the Corvette to the Solstice, CTS, and HUMMERs.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Not exactly new. I rented a Saturn Sky from Budget in Pensylvania back in late November, but they also had a handful of new Corvettes sitting around as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sounds good to me. I'll take the insurance package, though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Enterprise Rent-A-Car has also jumped into renting exotic cars. I think there are a few locations in the Los Angeles area. This site: http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?bid=2078&xparm=exotic-car-rental show they rent Mercedes Benz SL550, Porsche Boxster, Range Rovers...some even listed Bentley Continentals.

      I'd rather rent from Enterprise anyway. Just a better experience.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can you take them to track days?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm sure there's SOMETHING in the renter's agreement against abusing cars. I've heard that many rental cars have GPS tracking software in them. Presumably, they'd be able to calculate your speed/acceleration (and location) and figure out you've been to the track.