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Alert: Some Rental Cars Not Up To Snuff On Safety, Recall Fixes
Alert: Some Rental Cars Not Up To Snuff On Safety, Recall Fixes

Car owners who always make safety a priority when shopping for a new vehicle don't always think about it when selecting a rental car at the airport. Why the disconnect? It's often a matter of cost, and those on basic business trips sometimes aren't able to expense anything more than the economy...Read More»

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Want To Test Drive A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? Zip Over To Zipcar

If you follow car news, you already know that automakers around the globe are preparing to launch an array of plug-in vehicles, from hybrids to full EVs. But while many of those models have already begun creeping toward showrooms, there's one notable absence: the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. As our...Read More»

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Rental Car Customers Are Happier Than They've Been In Three Years

Unless you're a frequent business traveler, you may not think much about rental cars, but rental cars have a huge impact on the auto market. Fleet sales to companies like Hertz and Enterprise (as well as non-rental companies) account for around 10% of total sales, and when fleet numbers picked up...Read More»

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Starting Tomorrow: Zipcar Launches Month-Long 'Low-Car Diet' Challenge

If you live in an urban area, you've probably fantasized about ditching your car. It's to be expected, given all the traffic and construction detours and clueless pedestrians and parking hassles. But kicking the car habit is tough, and if you're serious about it, you may need help. To make the...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Hackers in Cars, Kia Optima, and Leaf

We've driven the 2011 Kia Optima enough for a very Quick Drive. First Drive? We'll save that for a future date. [MotorAuthority] Could your WiFi-connected car be vulnerable to hackers? And could you hire them to hotwire the Coke Zero machine? Just a thought. [TheCarConnection] Smart's Fortwo is...Read More»

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Priceline App Now Lets You Name Your Own Price For Rental Rides

Maybe you're on vacation, and you've suddenly decided to make a daytrip to the outlet mall. Or perhaps you've sent your car to the shop to have its fender un-bended and need a way to get around town the next few days. Whatever the situation, hiring a rental car on the fly can be a real pain in the...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Does It Make Sense To Buy A Used Rental Car?

If you're thinking about a late-model used car instead of a new one, the used cars on offer by major rental companies can be tempting. From a price standpoint, you're getting a nearly new vehicle that's been regularly checked over and maintained, for a bit less than a comparable used car would cost...Read More»

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Chrysler To Set Caps, Send Fewer Cars To Rental Fleets

Chrysler, at least for a time earlier this year, was sending nearly three out of every five of its new vehicles to commercial and government fleets. According to Automotive News, citing information from the company, Chrysler sent a jaw-dropping 58 percent of its vehicles to fleets just in February...Read More»

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Could Rental Rates Rise With Hertz-Dollar-Thrifty Combination?

Today's news, that Hertz is planning to purchase Dollar Thrifty, might not raise rates right away, but it could make deals for some travelers a bit harder to find in the not-too-distant future. Rental prices have already been on an upswing, with short-notice deals harder to find than they had been...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: P2P Car Sharing Could Save You A Bundle

Economic woes have got you thinking about whether you need that second or third vehicle at all? What about borrowing a car from the neighbor whose vehicle is parked nearly all the time? If only you knew when the neighbor's car was available and has set some ground rules. That's what a few new...Read More»

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Dirty, Dirty Rental Cars Might Make You Sick

If you regularly rent cars for business or family vacations, you've likely had at least one or two rentals that grossed you out in some way. Now you have a reason to be concerned, not just squeamish. NBC's Today Show tested vehicles in Miami, which is one of the largest rental-car hotspots in the...Read More»

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