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4X4 rental in Denver

post #1 of 16
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What's with the prices on SUV's in Denver this year? I've been renting for many years and have never seen such high prices. I know they have plows in CO, so I'm going to get a car, but a 4X4 is nice upon occassion! Oh well, I'll keep trying.

post #2 of 16

Yep, the SUV rates in Denver are crazy right now, but car prices are way down.  I recently rebooked (for the second time) my reservation for a mid-size car for 3 weeks in February.  Original rate was over $200/week plus taxes and now I am at $120/week plus taxes.  A mid-size SUV is over $500/week plus taxes and a full size is even higher.  I always grab a decent price when I see one and then rebook or cancel when a better deal comes along (which seems always does).  SUV rates may come down as the season goes on and they see what demand is.  While I would prefer AWD, I have had a FWD car many times and its fine except in the middle of a big storm.     

post #3 of 16

Try AutoNation (GO) in Denver They are a Subaru dealer. They should be able to guide you to a rental agency. I have a Suby Forester (AWD) and it gets around really well. I like it better than Jeep 4wd.

 

Rick H

post #4 of 16

You probably don't need 4wd.  I think mini vans handle pretty well if you need the extra room. 

I almost always reserve the smallest car, they never have them and get upgraded.  Next week I have an economy car, 4 days for $42.35 total. 

post #5 of 16

Keep checking back. Look at all rental companies. I found a full size SUV (Chevy Tahoe or similar) last month on Dollar for $259. A couple days later it was much higher and the same as the other rental companies. The rates change often. Keep checking and book it if the price is right. If the prices drop again, book another one. When we went to Denver last year I reserved a mid-size SUV from Thrifty for $159 for the week. I had a back-up reservation with Enterprise for $359 and cancelled it on my way out of the airport rental lot. You're not financially obligated to purchase the rental if you choose somebody else. BTW, Thrify upgraded us to a Tahoe 4-door because all they had on the lot was a Jeep w/o roof rails and I was looking for something with rails. No extra charge. The rental lot dude hooked us up. It probably helped that he was a skier. :-)

post #6 of 16
Car rental rates continue to drop in Denver. Just rebooked my 3-week midsize rental next month for $81/week (+ the ridiculous taxes and fees of course). That's still the lowest rate I've seen is some time. I note SUVs are down to just over $200/week.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by JimH View Post

Car rental rates continue to drop in Denver. Just rebooked my 3-week midsize rental next month for $81/week (+ the ridiculous taxes and fees of course). That's still the lowest rate I've seen is some time. I note SUVs are down to just over $200/week.


Where did you find the $200? I'm 3 weeks out and they haven't dropped yet for my week, although they're down for the weeks before. I have a full-size car in my pocket, but with all the snow and road conditions, I'd really like an SUV. Still over $700 for my 9 day rent. I'll wait.
 

post #8 of 16

I got a mid-size SUV for 2/2-2/7 for about $300 through Budget.  A few weeks ago the price was much higher, probably around $600.  Keep checking back.

post #9 of 16

Same here.  My 2 weeks start 2/18 and the lowest small SUV price I've found is $493/wk  plus fees and taxes.

 

I have a full size on hold for $168/wk

post #10 of 16

Hey guys, check out this site.  http://www.rentalcarmomma.com/I     

 

I was able to find discount codes (for xmas week) that were 30% less than anything else I could find. Used Budget out of SLC, but they might have a code you haven't tried yet.

 

Good Luck.

post #11 of 16

Saw the mid-size SUV rate on Dollar.com when I rebooked my car.  That's plus taxes and fees however.  My rental is for last 3 weeks of February so that includes the holiday week.  SUV rental for that period was just under $1000 including everything, so just over $300 per week. 

post #12 of 16

$570/wk plus taxes at dollar.com now.

post #13 of 16

Got it down to $469 at fox with a coupon.  Total each week with fees is about $617

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Got it down to $469 at fox with a coupon.  Total each week with fees is about $617


Interesting.  Just checked Dollar and they still show $212/wk (+taxes and fees) for a mid-size SUV for my 3-week rental (2/8 to 3/1).  Must be different rates for different and shorter periods.   
 

post #15 of 16

Mine starts on the 18th which is the Friday before President's Day, a very busy travel day.  Just tested some dates and it jumps up after 2/13 from around $200/wk to close to $500

post #16 of 16

so if i rented for 3 weeks it would save me $500 over renting for 2 weeks!  However I couldn't pick the car up on the 13th cause I won't be out there.  I called them and they won't do that, I'd have to pick it up or have it canceled.

 

There has to be a way around this.

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