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Old 05-01-2015, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL formerly of New England
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Any suggestions on renting a car for a term of about three months (Cape Coral)? I've tried the usual searches (Hotwire etc.), but is there anything else out there that anyone can suggest? I'm looking for something a little cheaper. Driving down from MA is out of the question this time. The longest we have rented in the past is about three weeks. The size of the car doesn't matter. Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Try these links

https://www.rentawreck.com/cheap-car...t-myers-FL.htm. They aren't wrecks, just higher mileage cars than most standard rental car companies.

SENSIBLE Car Rental - Serving Southwest Florida and the Fort Myers Beach Area

Many others. Google long term car rental Ft Myers. (I suspect you were searching Cape Coral, which is too small a market. Ft Myers will get better results). Also call an OFF AIRPORT location of Enterprise and ask them.

At one time, the state of Florida prohibited rentals of more than 29 days. After 29 days, they called them a lease. I don't know if this is still true, but you simply returned to the rental location, got another car and signed another contract.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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Many of my clients sent their car over here, its cheaper than renting something for three months. You should look into that option.
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL formerly of New England
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Thank you both for your suggestions. After comparing them both it looks like shipping the car both ways is still cheaper than renting.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Thank you both for your suggestions. After comparing them both it looks like shipping the car both ways is still cheaper than renting.
Thank you for letting us know. Good information for future postets.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL formerly of New England
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Received two quotes so far. One way from Boston to Cape Coral $690 door to door. Second quote $970 one way door to door not mentioned. At these prices I am going to ask for a two way shipment. Hopefully, either one will save me at least a couple of hundred over renting if we ship the care both ways. Thanks iluvfl001
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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heck, buy a friend a plane ticket and have them drive the car south! They get a vacation and you get your car
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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I did that when we moved down here, my neighbor drove my other car down, paid for gas, motel and food, and airline ticket back.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Or, if you're up to it, utilize Craigslist to find somebody who will drive it for free. My oldest friend finds these gigs on CL regularly. Those and ride share is all he's used to get back and forth between NYC and WPB multiple times a year for 5+ years. Nope, he's not a stupid kid. He's 63 years old and saves a lot of money this way.

(I've never done these things personally, but we do home exchanges that often include the car, so I guess that's kinda the same thing.)
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