When renting a car, the only person you can trust is yourself. That's what Christina Morales' learned after she rent a car when her's was damaged in a small fender-bender.
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Little known fact: fleet customers could receive a $145 discount by opting not to have side airbags in certain vehicles from General Motors. That doesn't sound like a lot of money, but when, for example, Enterprise Rent-A-Car purchased 66,000 Chevy Impalas sans curtains, the company saved nearly $10 million. It's not like omitting side curtain airbags is illegal, either, as the safety equipment isn't mandatory. Further, similar vehicles from other OEMS don't have side airbags as standard equipme
Enterprise, the country's largest car rental and fleet agency, is finding itself in hot water after purposely deleting standard safety equipment from some 66,000 Chevrolet Impalas it purchased between 2006 and 2008 for its nation-wide fleet of rental cars. The full-size Chevy comes fitted standard with side-impact curtain airbags, but Enterprise chose to have the equipment removed to save the cost.
Last summer, it was the Detroit Three that were restraining themselves from dumping cars into the gaping maw of fleet sales just to boost the bottom line. Turns out they had some help with that discipline: Due to last year's events, rental car fleets shrunk by 400,000 units from 2007 to 2008. As we begin 2009, rental car companies have declared they will be trimming their fleet orders and curbing the number of vehicles they keep on hand even further.
If you are in need of a rental car and feel like opting for a hybrid, you might want to check out Enterprise Rent-A-Car. This is particularly true if you are in the Portland, OR area, where two of Enterprise's locations are now almost exclusively hybrid. The Portland hybrid outlets are offering Toyota Priuses, Nissan Altimas and Ford Escapes. In Portland, the hybrids start at $45 per day. The rental company will also be converting 80 other locations across the country to hybrid outlets in the co
As many people know, when you're looking for a green car to rent, it isn't always easy to find a hybrid available. Enterprise Rent-A-Car seems serious about changing that and as part of an effort to create 80 "hybrid branches" nationwide, will be hosting 100 hybrids at their Denver International Airport location. If they don't encounter more difficulty actually getting the cars, the "hybrid surge" should push their national count up to 7,000 from its current 2,000 vehicles. The rentals are said
With gas prices likely heading north of $4/gallon in some areas of the U.S. this summer, Enterprise Rent-a-Car is looking to provide some relief for their customers. The biggest rental agency in the U.S. has opened four new outlets in the Atlanta area that will be specializing in greener vehicles, primarily hybrids. Enterprise expects over sixty percent of rentals from the four green outlets to be hybrids or other fuel efficient models. The company has now accumulated over 4,000 hybrids in its r
Plymouth Rock Studios, a film and television Production Campus being developed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has decided to go green with the rental cars that will undoubtedly be required by the actors, studio execs and visitors. In order to make this happen, they have teamed up with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which has already seen some coverage here at AutoblogGreen. Enterprise will be providing the an all-hybrid fleet of rental cars to Plymouth Rock Studios, making them "an official Green Alliance
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