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    Report: GM ignition recall customers offered free rental cars with insurance
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    General Motors is gearing up to begin recalling 1.6-million cars for faulty ignition switches, and in preparation, it has struck deals with rental car agencies Enterprise, Avis and Hertz to reserve thousands of loaner vehicles to serve affected customers. The company has even dropped its policy ...

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    Official: Hertz expands European supercar fleet with more exotics
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    Planning a trip to Europe and looking to spend some time driving the Old World's best roads? Hertz can hook you up. The car rental giant has a wide range of exotic machinery on offer in Europe that will surely make your vacation that much more enjoyable, and has just announced several new ...

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    Official: Hertz goes Dutch with Ford Focus ST-H
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    Want to take a performance car for a ride? Hertz can make that happen. Spin by your local rental location (depending, of course, on availability) and you can take out a Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, even a Corvette as part of the Adrenaline Collection. Hertz's Dream Cars lineup ...

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    Report: Demand for electric car rentals unplugged by range anxiety
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    It's the hurdle that electric vehicles must clear to be launched into the mainstream: range anxiety. But this time it isn't prospective customers who worry about running out of juice, Bloomberg reports, but renters who return to car rental agencies before their lease is up and trade their EVs in ...

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    Official: Hertz adds Tesla Model S to Dream Cars fleet
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    The Tesla Model S is slowly infiltrating our rental car and chauffeured lives, having already gone to Las Vegas with Zappos as a taxi and San Francisco with car-sharing service Get Around. Now a lot more people will have the chance to get into one with its inclusion in the Hertz Dream Cars fleet, ...

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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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    Report: Major car rental companies agree not to rent or sell recalled vehicles
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    Bowing to pressure from consumers and advocacy groups, major car rental companies have agreed to end the practice of renting cars that have been recalled for safety problems. Legislators are introducing a bill to the Senate that would keep recalled rental cars off the road. The bill has the ...

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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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    Report: Ford defends ballooning fleet sales
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    "Fleet" is sort of a dirty word when describing vehicle sales, and the Detroit Three have traditionally been quite smitten with bulk buyers. Unfortunately fleet sales have been demonized for a reason. They can adversely affect resale values, and since fleet buyers tend to expect warehouse store ...

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    Report: Hertz urges government to oversee rental car recalls
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    In the rental car industry, if a vehicle is on the lot it isn't making any money. The same is true for any vehicle in the shop for repairs, including vehicles that are recalled by automakers. That has created a bit of a conundrum for rental car companies, and the drive for profits can lead to ...

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    Rumormill: Shelby to bring back rent-a-racer program?
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    Most available choices at your local car rental agency are tame appliances built to shuttle you from Meeting A to Hotel B. Back in the day, however, things were a bit different thanks to Shelby and Hertz. In 1966, the rental car company and Carroll Shelby partnered up to offer a custom Ford ...

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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 car fuel tops $9/gallon in U.S.
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    It's never a good idea to return a rental car with less than a full tank of gas. The reason? The rental car companies usually charge a fee if you don't fill up before dropping off. And according to a report in USA Today, that fee has, in some cases, gotten a lot steeper. The national newspaper ...

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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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    PSA: Rented Chevy Corvette not the best for doing beach donuts [w/video]
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    A Corvette goes for a swim in San Diego – Click above to watch video after the jump
    How does a Corvette convertible – one rented from Hertz no less – end up in the salty brine at Pacific Beach in San Diego? The kindness of buzzed strangers, apparently. According to NBC San ...

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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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    Nissan announces Leaf purchase process, shows off Winter Olympics campaign [w/video]
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    Nissan Winter Olympics spot – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    With the Winter Olympics opening ceremony taking over the world's televisions tonight, we're fully expecting several automakers to help pay for the world-wide show of athletic might with a multimedia ad blitz. ...

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    REPORT: Hertz files defamation suit against analyst who says company could go bankrupt
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    Founded in 1918 with a fleet of just twelve Ford Model Ts, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has grown into the world's largest rental car company with nearly 8,000 offices worldwide. According to to Reuters, on Friday, the company filed a lawsuit against Audit Integrity Inc. and its chief executive, Jack ...

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