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#1 OFFLINE   probeGT

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

Hey there . . . it's been a long time since I rented a car, but will be going to California wine country in late April for a wedding. I want to rent a car, and would like to have a Ford of some type. Which rental company gives you the best chance of this? I know back in the day it used to be Hertz. They don't really let you actually specify a make either, do they?
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#2 OFFLINE   MKII

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:34 PM

None of the car rental companies will guarantee which brand you will end up getting, but you can make the request for a Ford vehicle.
I'd say the rental companies that will give higher odds of getting a Ford vehicle would be through Budget or Hertz
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:29 PM

I think Budget is the way to go. At least here you can get Ford and even high-end models as well. I agree you should call ahead and shop around first.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:01 PM

Try your local Ford dealer. Our rental fleet is about 50 vehicles strong. We have Tauruses, Focuses, F-series, Flexes, you name it. I'm sure they'd let you pick what you wanted too. Its just a matter of $$$.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:48 PM

Try your local Ford dealer. Our rental fleet is about 50 vehicles strong. We have Tauruses, Focuses, F-series, Flexes, you name it. I'm sure they'd let you pick what you wanted too. Its just a matter of $$$.


When I went on a trip to the Lake Erie region last year, the rental department of the dealership that is closest to DTW never called me back even though I left two messages.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:58 PM

I got a Flex through National a few months back. Other than that I really haven't had a Ford rental in a while.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:17 AM

Enterprise usually will have a Ford or two in stock when it comes to pick-up trucks. Also will have a Mercury Grand Marquis or a Lincoln Town Car available as well. I rented an '05 Town Car and an '06 Mercury once and speaking of not just because I'm a fan of the cars but their great road/highway cars and still can get 27-28 mpg's if you play your cards right and you're not a leadfoot!

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:39 AM

Hertz is advertising that they have 2010 Fusions available.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:42 PM

I just rented from Avis, and learned that Avis and Budget have just merged. Avis had a ton of Fords, Mercurys, and Lincolns.. Budget has a lot too. I rented an MKS to try it out.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:10 AM

I love trying out different Fords. I rented from the Ft. Lauderdale Enterprise and they had Fords rolling in every few minutes. You could take your pick.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:11 PM

Hertz is advertising that they have 2010 Fusions available.

Hertz' "Fun Collection" and "Green Collection" allows renters to reserve a specific model; for Ford fans, Mustangs in the former and Fusions in the latter.
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Also, DTG (Dollar/Thrifty) in the past year has dramatically increased the number of Ford vehicles in its fleet, so you may have good luck there as well.

btw, if your preferred car rental agency doesn't stock Ford products, please speak to the manager on duty and politely encourage him/her to either stock more Fords if they're already in the fleet, or to recommend Fords to the agency's purchasing/fleet management departments if not. It's worked for me!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:25 PM

When I went on a trip to the Lake Erie region last year, the rental department of the dealership that is closest to DTW never called me back even though I left two messages.


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