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Hertz lands financing, plans to spend $1 billion on new vehicles

After declaring Chapter 11, it's back in the game

Report
Hertz will pay lenders $650 million to resolve dispute over fleet reduction

The car rental company will also dispose of at least 182,521 leased vehicles

Car Buying
These are the best deals on used cars from Hertz

Some of the discounts look awfully attractive

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Rental fleets' cancellations drag down otherwise promising U.S. vehicle sales

Hertz and Avis last year bought nearly a million cars; that won't happen this year

The collapse of air travel has pushed big car rental companies to cancel orders for new vehicles, punching a hole in sales for nearly a dozen U.S. automakers' including the Big Three in Detroit. Hyundai Motor Co's U.S. sales arm said Tuesday that its sales to fleets, including rental companies, fell by 79% in May, while retail sales grew by 5%. Automakers could lose up to 12% of their annual U.S. vehicle sales in 2020 as car rental companies slammed by the coronavirus pandemic slash fleets and

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Hertz files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Hertz and its subsidiaries will continue to operate

Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company's business. Hertz and its subsidiaries will continue to operate, according to a release from the company. Hertz's principal international operating regions and franchised locations are not included in the filing, the statement said.

Official
2020 Hertz-Hendrick Camaro ZL1 and SS to spice up rental fleets

You can rent one of 224 examples starting in mid-October

Car Sharing Has Become Big Business

Could this replace a new car for you?

Car sharing has become big business, and it is getting bigger and more competitive. The purchase by Avis/Budget of Zipcar for a reported $491 million is just the latest big name trying to share a piece of the car sharing pie.

BREAKING: Hertz reportedly buying Dollar Thrifty car rental rival for $1.17B

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

REPORT: Hertz files defamation suit against analyst who says company could go bankrupt

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 Zwingli, after its analysts published a report earlier this month indicating Hertz would be

Rental fleet sales down last year, 2009 will be worse

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 orde

VIDEO: Garage 419 pits GT-R against rented Hertz Corvette... with nitrous

Click the image above to view the gassed 'Vette take on the Nissan GT-R after the jump

Mexican Hertz charges $500 for flat tire

Imagine you're on vacation. You rent a car for your month-long stay in Mexico. You feel pretty comfortable passing on the optional insurance and go along on your merry way. All goes well until one stormy evening. Somewhere in the night you have a blowout. You phone it in and the people at Hertz tell you, "No problem, just bring it back and we'll replace the tire." Done. Report filed, agent tells you no worries again, there won't be any charges.

Retail version of Shelby GT-H approved!

Automotive News has revealed that the third Shelby Mustang in Ford's pony car corral will be a retail version of the Hertz Shelby GT-H rent-a-racer called the Shelby GT. The car will be a 2007 model and production will be at least a few thousand. No word if the Shelby GT will differ from the rental car in any way, either visually or mechanically.

PSA: Top 10 rental car secrets

The folks over at SmartMoney.com have compiled a common-sense list of the "Top 10 Things Your Retntal Company Won't Tell You."  In point of fact, we'd reckon that most of the pointers are forehead-smackingly obvious, but that doesn't mean that it isn't worth a quick refresher, or a good opportunity to relay your own tips to fellow Autoblog readers in comments.

Shelby GT-H production begins in Las Vegas

The dice have been cast on the Shelby GT-H in Las Vegas where production of the limited edition Mustang has just begun at Shelby’s facility in the city of sin. The resurrected “Rent-A-Racer” will populate the planet to the tune of 500 copies that will be made available to rent through the Hertz Fun Collection at select airport locations nationwide later this year. W

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