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Old 03-04-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Point of clarification, When I said border state, what I meant was a state that borders the state that you rent the car in, not a state on the border of the US. I read something on the Enterprise rental car website that said their policy is you could only take their cars to a state that borders the state you rented it in. Also as far as their unlimited mileage goes, that only applies if you stay in the state where you rented the car, if you take the car out of the state you are limited to 200 miles per day, and any miles over that are charged at a rate of $0.25/mile. Ouch!

Will be checking out the Hot Wire and Priceline sites. My only concern with going through them to rent a car is you don't know up front who (what company) you will get the card from. What happens if it is Enterprise, and you want to drive accross the country with the car?
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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All of them allow out of state travel.

You just can't take your rental car into Mexico.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:02 PM
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I would just go to dollar.com and rent directly from their site.
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Will be checking out the Hot Wire and Priceline sites. My only concern with going through them to rent a car is you don't know up front who (what company) you will get the card from. What happens if it is Enterprise, and you want to drive accross the country with the car?
I would email/call Priceline and see if they can clear up any questions you may have. From there, you can make a decision on whether you can use the site.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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OK. I went to Priceline and Hot Wire and did price comparisons. Hot Wire beat Priceline. So I did a live chat with Hot Wire and asked them about driving a car out of the state. They said as long as I had unlimited miles on my rental, that I could drive the car anywhere in the US. So I asked about the information on the Enterprise web site about taking the car out of state, in case I was given an Enterprise reservation. The person then said that Enterpise does have geographical restrictions, and asked what size of car I was looking to rent. I told her the car size, and a couple of minutes later she came back and said there was no restrictions of taking that car out of the state. Reading between the lines I think she made sure that Enterprise wasn't the lowest priced company for that car, so the restrictions would not apply.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I'm bummed nobody got my Animal House reference!
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Here is my final update on this thread. I went and actually talked with the person at the Enterprise office on Lackland this morning. I asked if they had any restrictions on taking their cars out of state. He said they used to, but not anymore; the policy has changed.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:33 AM
 
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Default Upset with Enterprise

I live in Pittsburg, California and Enterprise does not let you take their cars across any state line. Wow!
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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All major car rental companies with the exception of Enterprise will allow their vehicles to be taken out of state. Certain companies will allow certain car classes into the first 25 kilometers into Mexico with the purchase of Mexico insurance.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:38 AM
 
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I have always rented with Enterprise and driven the car all the way past Ensenada and never been charged. I been pulled ober at the military check points and let go without problems.
I once received a parking ticket in Tijuana which i never paid. And another ticket for Parking without a permit at a community college here in CA. I never paid those and never receive a charge from enterprise.

I also know People that drive their rentals from Phoenix to Rocky Point in Mexico.

I taken a rental to Vegas too. I was a regular customer for business and one time that i needed a van for personal use, the manager gave a good deal of $40 per day including taxes and a free day. The regular rates were more than $100 per day at that time.
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