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Renting a car for interviews when you're 20

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Predent1391, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Predent1391

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    Hi guys! Does anyone know which companies will allow you to rent a car if you're 20? The companies I've talked to so far have a minimum age of 21 for renting a car. :(
     
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    I don't think so. I would just take a cab and try and stay within walking distance to the school. If not walking distance, at least a short cab ride away. Also be sure to wake up extra early if you take a cab since they usually take forever to come pick you up. Don't want to be late.
     
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    Thanks! That's what I might have to do. This is so depressing. I'm way too dependent on cars. Do most hotels provide shuttle services to and from the airport?
     
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    Yes they usually do. You won't have a problem if you plan ahead. Also congrats on the interview at the age of 20. You can't even buy a beer yet!
     
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    some do but charge more...can't remember which tho.

    Def take advantage of the shuttle service it's free depending on the hotel
     
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    I called a few hotels. I'm looking for something around UCONN and I found one hotel that provides shuttle service, but charges like $30, one way, for it. I'm trying to find a hotel that provides such service and is close to the school so my taxi bill to get to/from the school isn't ridiculously huge. I wish I could just RENT A CAR! Life would be so much easier!!
     
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    Some will let u rent if you're under 21, but there will be an extra fee if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Any chance you know a specific company? I've looked at so many and have gotten a no. Thanks!
     
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    weird.

    Might be able to get a parent to rent and put on as a driver?
     
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    I don't know if that'll work since I'll have to pick up the car and they'll probably check my ID and see the difference.
     
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    Really? I rented from Budget and I was good to go. Maybe it depends on which airport, I'm not sure.
     
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    I got a no from budget. Guess I'll keep looking.
     
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    My friend, DO NOT rent a car if you are under 25. You will get absolutely murdered on fees and mandatory insurance. I have learned this the hard way, through several companies. That entire industry is a sham for minors. Just stay close and cab
     
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    I know it's a bad idea, but I just want to be absolutely sure that I'm not late to the school. Out of curiosity what companies did you rent from? Were you under 21?
     
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    I used advantage in LA and was under 25. Depends on location.
     
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    I live in Socal, so I'm good for this area :D. Were you under 21?

    EDIT: Nevermind, I checked. it's 21 for Advantage -_______-
     
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    Maybe if someone on SDN is going to the same interview on the same day, you guys can split the cost and he can pick you up and stuff. I know if I had the same interview day as someone, and they were in your situation, I'd be happy to help. Just don't make us late :p
     
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    I would REALLY appreciate that. I'm trying to find people right now. Any chance you applied to UCONN? :D
     
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    For anyone who is also looking for some, I found one! It's called EZ Rent a Car, but it's like $150 for two days, including like $80 in fees for being under 21. It's only available in certain cities though. AND if you're visiting NY, you can rent at 18, state law :D
     
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    I used to rent with Enterprise quite a bit when I was 23/24...never rented one until then. They charged me the same as the regular rate though I am pretty sure, about $35/day for a small car.
     
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    It is about $35/day, but they don't rent to 20 year olds. For UCONN, I've worked out a train/cab combo that seems like it'll work :D
     
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    <25 they charge under age fee of like 25-40 bucks.
    get insurance when ever you rent a car. My rental was hit in the parking lot, and it took away their bumper. so i was covered :D

    total comes up to be like 60-90 bucks if you are under 25. But if i were you when i get the interview i immediately research any hotels with in .5 miles of the school. then get their a day before and walk to the school to see where it is. This way you can make arrangements for shuttles early and save $.
     
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    But the thing is they won't even rent to someone <21. Yeah, I'm looking for hotels close to the school and to the train station in the area since I need to take a train back to the airport. Sorry this might sound really stupid, but what do you mean by shuttles? Do you mean a private shuttle service?
     
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    yeah some hotels have shuttle service to airport or/and to select destinations such as schools which are like couple miles away for free or for a very small price lower than cab.
     
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    Why not take a bus?
     
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    I've figured out how to get to the school, hotel, and airport using trains and cabs. I don't really want to take a bus because I'm freaked out about being late. I really wanted a car so I could drive about 150 miles to see a close friend on the east coast. I live in Socal and it's not very often that I get to visit the east coast lol.
     

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