The Truth About Cars » Rent http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 What’s Going On with Volkswagen’s Golf GTI? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/whats-going-volkswagens-golf-gti/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/whats-going-volkswagens-golf-gti/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:59:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270354 Dealers are shaving thousands off of Volkswagen’s Golf GTI — up to $5,000 at some dealers — and the hatchback is relatively easy to find at rental car counters across the country. So, is everything going OK with 2015’s North American Car of the Year™? For starters, in Volkswagen’s defense, most of its cars are […]

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Dealers are shaving thousands off of Volkswagen’s Golf GTI — up to $5,000 at some dealers — and the hatchback is relatively easy to find at rental car counters across the country. So, is everything going OK with 2015’s North American Car of the Year™? For starters, in Volkswagen’s defense, most of its cars are […]

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Study: Nine Out Of 10 Millennials Consider Car Ownership Important http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/study-nine-out-of-10-millennials-consider-car-ownership-important/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/study-nine-out-of-10-millennials-consider-car-ownership-important/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1102257 Allegedly, Millennials care only about the latest iPhone, and not the i8. Nine out of 10 Millennials would disagree, and consider car ownership important. The statistic comes from a study by rental car company Enterprise Holdings, The Detroit Bureau says, with the indication Millennials are renting cars they might want to buy later, per fleet […]

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Allegedly, Millennials care only about the latest iPhone, and not the i8. Nine out of 10 Millennials would disagree, and consider car ownership important. The statistic comes from a study by rental car company Enterprise Holdings, The Detroit Bureau says, with the indication Millennials are renting cars they might want to buy later, per fleet […]

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Consumers Union: California Recall Bill Backed By Dealers Is “Not Enough” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/consumers-union-california-recall-bill-backed-dealers-not-enough/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/consumers-union-california-recall-bill-backed-dealers-not-enough/#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 16:47:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1059402 A proposed bill in California aimed at closing a loophole in federal recall law is being rushed through the legislative process. Consumers Union, the parent of Consumer Reports, is not happy about it. Neither are automakers. The bill – AB 287 – is being supported by California car dealers as a way to defend themselves […]

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A proposed bill in California aimed at closing a loophole in federal recall law is being rushed through the legislative process. Consumers Union, the parent of Consumer Reports, is not happy about it. Neither are automakers. The bill – AB 287 – is being supported by California car dealers as a way to defend themselves […]

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NHTSA To Congress: Pull Recalled Used, Rental Vehicles Off The Road http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/nhtsa-congress-pull-recalled-used-rental-vehicles-off-road/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/nhtsa-congress-pull-recalled-used-rental-vehicles-off-road/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1006322 The next vehicle the TTAC Zaibatsu or the B&B rent could be safer if Congress heeds the call of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AutoGuide reports the NHTSA is calling upon Congress to pass legislation that would bar rental companies and used-car dealerships from renting or selling any vehicle under recall without first being […]

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The next vehicle the TTAC Zaibatsu or the B&B rent could be safer if Congress heeds the call of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. AutoGuide reports the NHTSA is calling upon Congress to pass legislation that would bar rental companies and used-car dealerships from renting or selling any vehicle under recall without first being […]

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GM Warned Of Rental-Car Crashes As Early As 2005 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/gm-warned-rental-car-crashes-early-2005/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/gm-warned-rental-car-crashes-early-2005/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=877866 Several years prior to the February 2014 General Motors ignition switch recall, car rental companies did their best to get the automaker’s attention regarding a series of accidents and fatalities linked to the latter’s low-cost fleet offerings. Bloomberg reports that as early as 2005, companies such as Enterprise, Alamo and Hertz all reported accidents to […]

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Several years prior to the February 2014 General Motors ignition switch recall, car rental companies did their best to get the automaker’s attention regarding a series of accidents and fatalities linked to the latter’s low-cost fleet offerings. Bloomberg reports that as early as 2005, companies such as Enterprise, Alamo and Hertz all reported accidents to […]

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Rental Car Review: 2014 Camaro Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/rental-car-review-2014-camaro-convertible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/rental-car-review-2014-camaro-convertible/#comments Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=706834 My rental car got egged! This was a new one for me. It all began when … I had to fly out for a one-day meeting in beautiful Silicon Valley, Northern California. I arrived the day before my meeting and showed up at Hertz, where I’d asked for a generic mid-sized car and they gave […]

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My rental car got egged! This was a new one for me. It all began when … I had to fly out for a one-day meeting in beautiful Silicon Valley, Northern California. I arrived the day before my meeting and showed up at Hertz, where I’d asked for a generic mid-sized car and they gave […]

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Peer-to-peer car sharing services found lacking in substantial liability coverage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/peer-to-peer-car-sharing-services-found-lacking-in-substantial-liability-coverage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/peer-to-peer-car-sharing-services-found-lacking-in-substantial-liability-coverage/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=625537 In cities where owning a car can be a pain (New York, Boston, Seattle), drivers are opting instead to share vehicles with other drivers, with companies such as ZipCar, Car2Go, RelayRides et al offering their services to help the public get around. All anyone needs beyond the basics is a subscription to the car-sharing service, […]

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In cities where owning a car can be a pain (New York, Boston, Seattle), drivers are opting instead to share vehicles with other drivers, with companies such as ZipCar, Car2Go, RelayRides et al offering their services to help the public get around. All anyone needs beyond the basics is a subscription to the car-sharing service, […]

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Drive After Sandy: Sorry, No Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/drive-after-sandy-sorry-no-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/drive-after-sandy-sorry-no-cars/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:49:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467617 Still car-less after Sandy? Thinking of buying a used one? Or rent one over the Thanksgiving weekend? Good luck. Car rental lots in the Northeast are wiped clean, despite rental companies trucking in thousands of cars, ABC reports.  Mass transit problems, storm loss at rental companies, and a spike in from insurance claims merged with […]

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Still car-less after Sandy? Thinking of buying a used one? Or rent one over the Thanksgiving weekend? Good luck. Car rental lots in the Northeast are wiped clean, despite rental companies trucking in thousands of cars, ABC reports.  Mass transit problems, storm loss at rental companies, and a spike in from insurance claims merged with […]

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Beater Edition: Rent, Lease, Sell or Keep http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/beater-edition-rent-lease-sell-or-keep/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/beater-edition-rent-lease-sell-or-keep/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 13:12:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446028 A 1997 Ford Escort is not exactly a rolling testament to the dreams of auto enthusiasts. But for $300, it beats the ever loving snot out of a Schwinn. This LX model was a trade-in from one of my customers. Did I rip them off? No. Not at all. One of the cylinders was dead. […]

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A 1997 Ford Escort is not exactly a rolling testament to the dreams of auto enthusiasts. But for $300, it beats the ever loving snot out of a Schwinn. This LX model was a trade-in from one of my customers. Did I rip them off? No. Not at all. One of the cylinders was dead. […]

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Rent, Lease Sell or Keep: 2001 Cadillac Deville http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/rent-lease-sell-or-keep-2001-cadillac-deville/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/rent-lease-sell-or-keep-2001-cadillac-deville/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:52:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414239 I buy a lot of cars from the last week of September thru mid-November. This is a dead zone for the dealer side of the business. We have no major holidays that encourage spending. No Christmas bonuses or tax reasons to spur demand. Plus a lot of the auto finance companies try to liquidate their […]

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I buy a lot of cars from the last week of September thru mid-November. This is a dead zone for the dealer side of the business. We have no major holidays that encourage spending. No Christmas bonuses or tax reasons to spur demand. Plus a lot of the auto finance companies try to liquidate their […]

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Rent Out Your Car Via Onstar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/rent-out-your-car-via-onstar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/rent-out-your-car-via-onstar/#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2011 23:21:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413721 Onstar may have been pressured by privacy activists into dropping changes to its terms of service, but the telematics service is still betting that people want to be more connected than ever. So much so that it’s going offer a service allowing you to rent your car out to strangers. A GM press release explains […]

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Onstar may have been pressured by privacy activists into dropping changes to its terms of service, but the telematics service is still betting that people want to be more connected than ever. So much so that it’s going offer a service allowing you to rent your car out to strangers. A GM press release explains […]

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Are You Ready For: Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/are-you-ready-for-peer-to-peer-car-rentals/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/are-you-ready-for-peer-to-peer-car-rentals/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:41:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397794 With car sharing on the rise, my home state of Oregon is moving towards changing insurance rules to allow private “peer to peer” rentals by auto owners. The Oregonian reports that HB 3149 is headed for the Governor’s desk, having been approved by the state House and Senate. Sponsor Rep Ben Cannon explains Most insurance […]

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With car sharing on the rise, my home state of Oregon is moving towards changing insurance rules to allow private “peer to peer” rentals by auto owners. The Oregonian reports that HB 3149 is headed for the Governor’s desk, having been approved by the state House and Senate. Sponsor Rep Ben Cannon explains Most insurance […]

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BMW Seeks A Million New… Rentals? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/bmw-seeks-a-million-new-rentals/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/bmw-seeks-a-million-new-rentals/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:40:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388319 Think BMW sells a lot of cars in the US? The German automaker may have registered nearly 20,000 “sales” in the US last month, but according to the analysts at Polk, over 50 percent of its “sales” in 2010 were actually leases. No wonder BMW’s best-seller, the Dreier (3 Series), occupies a nearly unique position […]

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Think BMW sells a lot of cars in the US? The German automaker may have registered nearly 20,000 “sales” in the US last month, but according to the analysts at Polk, over 50 percent of its “sales” in 2010 were actually leases. No wonder BMW’s best-seller, the Dreier (3 Series), occupies a nearly unique position […]

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The Ugly Truth About Rental Car Recalls http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/the-ugly-truth-about-rental-car-recalls/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/the-ugly-truth-about-rental-car-recalls/#comments Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:23:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385474 Back in November, NHTSA announced that it was investigating how long it took for rental cars to be repaired under recall, saying NHTSA understands that there is presently a petition before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeking to prohibit at least one rental car company from renting vehicles on which safety recall campaign remedies remain […]

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Back in November, NHTSA announced that it was investigating how long it took for rental cars to be repaired under recall, saying NHTSA understands that there is presently a petition before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeking to prohibit at least one rental car company from renting vehicles on which safety recall campaign remedies remain […]

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