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Minimum age to rent a car is 21?

post #1 of 7
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My friend and I are planning a ski trip in April. We are thinking of going to Reno to ski Tahoe or Seattle/Bellingham to ski Mt. Baker and Whistler. I just found out the minimum age to rent a car is 21...What the hell do we do now?? Anybody want to let us borrow your car for April 16-23?? (half joking...) I guess the only remaining option is to fly into Vancouver and only ski Whistler? Anybody have any suggestions/information that can help us? Thanks.

post #2 of 7

most places I have heard it is 25 years old, what about the rent- a- wreck type franchises, older  model rental vehicles?

post #3 of 7

Enterprise (at least at most locations) will rent to people 21-24 for an extra fee.  It was $15/day the one location I checked as an example.   The bigger places set the limit at 25 years.

 

It sounds like the OP is under 21, so that doesn't help him.

I would try the non-chain places, they might have other rules.

 

Other than that, you are stuck with places with shuttles.

post #4 of 7
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Just called Rent-a-Wreck and they're 21 also...This really sucks. Looks like we will just have to fly straight into Vancouver and catch a shuttle.

post #5 of 7

Nothing wrong about going to Whistler. Stay in the village and the drinking age is 19. You'll have a great time.

post #6 of 7

I'm with Snowbowler...if you found a place that rents to 21 year olds, you done good, usually it is 25.

post #7 of 7

Most places require a credit card with a decent amount of available credit to rent a car......usually enough to cover the expected total bill plus a few hundred extra.  Be sure you have a credit card with enough available credit or you won't get a car.

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