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Old 10-17-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Hello all.. wondering if someone can help me.

I am flying into Tampa in December, and will be renting a car. I originally was going to rent from Enterprise at the airport, until I realized that I can get the EXACT same car from an Enterprise not in the airport, for around $300 less for the same car. No brainer, right?

I guess my question is, can anyone tell me a good reputable car rental company in a close cab ride proximity to the Tampa airport?

Any info would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!!
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Hello all.. wondering if someone can help me.

I am flying into Tampa in December, and will be renting a car. I originally was going to rent from Enterprise at the airport, until I realized that I can get the EXACT same car from an Enterprise not in the airport, for around $300 less for the same car. No brainer, right?

I guess my question is, can anyone tell me a good reputable car rental company in a close cab ride proximity to the Tampa airport?

Any info would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!!
Call the Enterprise location directly and ask if they'll pick you up.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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Good idea - I think I'll do that.

In the meantime, what I guess I am asking is, is there a cheaper option than Enterprise close to Tampa airport?
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Have you tried priceline or other travel websites?

I think National has a location on Harbour Island, but I don't know if it's less expensive than their TPA location.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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How long are you going to have it a month??
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Try AirportRentalCars.com - Car rentals and cheap rental car deals., i got the best deal when i went down there during 4th of july from this site
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Have you booked anything yet? You can often score a great bundle deal (air, hotel, car). I did it twice last year prior to moving down, once for my house-hunting trip, and the second time for my home inspection.

I got my rental from Enterprise right at the airport both times. On the first trip, it originally, it was supposed to be a midsize but I got upgraded to a minivan due to a midsize being unavailable. It cost me $217 for an eight-day rental. On the second trip, again I was supposed to be in a midsize but got an upgrade to a small SUV. A four-day rental cost me a hair over $100.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: North Pinellas
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I rented a car once from Advantage because it was the cheapest option and it had a shuttle from the airport. I completely regretted it as soon as I arrived on the lot...so make sure you stick with one of the more well known and reputable companies, and dont just go for the cheapest. Ive also heard people have had issues with Fox and I know they were the 2nd cheapest when I was looking.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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Hmm. I had Advantage a couple of times out of San Diego with no issues.

I echo PRICELINE! Have used this multiple times with great results.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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Advantage (until very recently) was a Hertz-owned company...just their budget brand.

Hard to go wrong with Hertz even if you have to spend a few more dollars.
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