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    Featured: Does Dollar Rent A Car routinely swindle customers via insurance scam? [w/video]
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    In retrospect, Eileen McMonigal believes she looked like the perfect target for a scam. She had recently fractured an ankle, so when her flight arrived in Tampa, Florida, she needed a wheelchair to get around the airport. A young escort helped collect her belongings, which included carryon ...

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    Official: Hertz Penske GT latest hot Ford Mustang at the rental counter
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    Just a couple days after announcing the resurrection of its Rent-A-Racer program, Hertz has revealed a new car being added to its Adrenalin Collection of rental cars. To signify its new partnership with Penske Racing in NASCAR, Hertz introduced a limited-edition version of the Ford Mustang GT, ...

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    Official: Rent-A-Racer: Hertz Dream Cars lets you rent an exotic
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    Hertz has resurrected the spirit of the company's Rent-A-Racer program, albeit on a slightly different level. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Carroll Shelby famously struck a deal with the rental car company back in 1966, and the result was a fleet of Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 for rent. ...

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    ETC: FlightCar offers free airport parking in exchange for renting out your car
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    Three young entrepreneurs from California have come up with an idea that could earn you free parking at the airport. What's the catch? You let them rent out your car while you're gone. The start-up, called FlightCar, is the brainchild of three barely out-of-high-school business-minded ...

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    Report: Hertz pays $2.3B for Dollar Thrifty
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    Car rental giant Hertz is in the process of purchasing Dollar Thrifty. The deal is said to be for $2.3 billion, according to an Associated Press report. As a result, Dollar Thrifty stock increased by seven percent in trading before the market opened today. According to the report, Hertz has been ...

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    Report: 3 of 4 major rental car outfits won't pledge not to rent or sell recalled vehicles
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    In 2004, Raechel and Jackie Houck were killed when they were in a fiery accident in the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser they had rented from Enterprise. The girls' mother, Cally Houck, sued Enterprise when it was discovered that their Chrysler was the subject of a recall to repair a power steering hose ...

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    Video: Exotic car rental company owner uses GPS to thwart international auto theft ring
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    Watching television news can be depressing. Between the political rancor of election season and the "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality of most news directors, positive stories are scarce. But here's one that should make any lover of fine automobiles pleased. The story, as reported by CBS This ...

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    Video: Translogic tackles how Parisians share transportation
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    This week, our sister site Translogic heads off to Paris to check out the Vélib' bike-sharing and Autolib' electric-vehicle sharing programs. Vélib' boasts 20,000 bikes and 1,800 stations throughout the city, where anyone with a credit card can check out a bike on the fly. More ...

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    Report: SF luxury car-sharing service shuttered after falling victim to theft ring
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    HiGear was a peer-to-peer car rental service that began in San Francisco six months ago, had opened up shop in Los Angeles, and was in the process of expanding to to other West Coast cities. Specializing in luxury cars under $100,000, members offered their cars up for rental to other locals at ...

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    Report: Mazda placing QR codes on rental cars to spur sales
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    Mazda is hoping to entice rental car customers into a new Mazda6. The company is supplying the sedans to around 1,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations, and each vehicle will come with a Quick Response code stuck to the dash. Renters can scan the code for more information on the Mazda6, including ...

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    Report: Budget experiments with discounted ad-covered rental cars... would you? [w/poll]
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    Everyone is looking to save a buck these days. Still, there are expenses that you just can't avoid, and whether traveling for business or pleasure, a rental car is often included in the budget. According to USA Today, an Atlanta Budget car rental office is trying a new tactic to help bring down ...

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    Report: New kit enables you to rent your car out with an iPhone like Zipcar
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    A new startup called Getaround is looking to jump into the car rental business by following a similar path laid out by Zipcar. Getaround is a bit different, however, because the fleet of rentals are comprised of customer-supplied personal vehicles. This is peer-to-peer car rental, and we're ...

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    Report: Hertz offers $2.24B for Dollar-Thrifty
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    Hertz and Avis have been fighting to get their hands on Dollar-Thrifty for over a year now, with the latest volley coming from the Hertz camp. According to Bloomberg, the world's largest airport rental car company has offered $72 per share for Dollar-Thrifty, or 24 percent more than a recent ...

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    Report: Rental companies drag heels repairing recalled cars
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    General Motors and Chrysler have informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that cars sold to rental companies aren't getting repairs done on recall for months at a time. NHTSA then started monitoring three million units from the two manufacturers in rental fleets to see how ...

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    Study: Rental car companies increase customer satisfaction, Enterprise tops
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    Economists and talking heads argue endlessly about our economy on a daily basis. "It's back!," "It's almost back!" and "It's never coming back!" seem to be the leaders among the varied viewpoints we hear and read about. One sector that has apparently begun to rebound is the car rental business. ...

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    BREAKING: Hertz reportedly buying Dollar Thrifty car rental rival for $1.17B
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    Good news, rental car fans – Hertz has managed to expand its operations by over 1,500 locations. The company has reportedly just agreed to snatch up Dollar Thrifty car rental in a $1.17 billion deal that included both cash and Hertz stock. According to USA Today, that figure values Dollar ...

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    REPORT: Dollar Thrifty to cut percentage of Chrysler products from as much as 76% to 30%
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    Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, known in the retail world as Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, will be buying about 40,000 fewer Chryslers than it did last year. Previously, the company was contractually bound to ensure that 75% of its fleet was composed of Chrysler vehicles. After the ...

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    Porsche Panamera already going to fleets, rent one from Avis in Germany
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    2010 Porsche Panamera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aside from four primary entry portals and four wheels, Porsche's new Panamera certainly doesn't have much in common with the Ford Taurus of earlier this decade. However, like the former queen of U.S. rental fleets, Porsche's ...

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    REPORT: Prepare to shell out a lot more for your next rental car
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    Hertz Fun Collection Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ - click above to enlarge
    The economy is in one of the deepest recessions in decades, and one pleasant side-effect of fiscal woes is that many companies are offering huge discounts to get you off the consumer sidelines. One industry that hasn't gone that ...

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    Get your grubby hands on a Bugatti Veyron for just $25k
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    Bugatti Veyron – Click above for a high-res image gallery from our first drive
    Not all of us have over a million to spend on a new car, otherwise we'd all be driving Bugatti Veyrons, right? Or at least most of us would. So how about $25,000 – that's a bit closer, right? Well now you ...

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