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      07-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Need Advice/Guidance: 5-7 Week Car Rental

Hey fellas, I sold my M3 and Tahoe in anticipation of my M5 being delivered, but all of that happened quicker than expected and now I'm without a car for 5-7 weeks. I have looked at Avis, Enterprise, Hertz and the like and am finding an intermediate for ~$800/month. I would prefer to not spend that kind of money to drive a Ford Fusion and am looking for alternatives.

Any thoughts on how to find a car to drive for 5-7 weeks? Are there any services that offer these types of things or is there a match service, like SwapALease for shorter-term rentals? Thanks in advance!!
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      07-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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I think I've heard clark howard talking about car rental services by owners. If you go on his website you might find it.
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They just don't prepare you for these types of problems in high school anymore...sad world.
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does your dealership give out loaner cars? Maybe you could strike a deal with them
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      07-15-2012, 11:22 PM   #5
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I think I've heard clark howard talking about car rental services by owners. If you go on his website you might find it.
Thanks, it seems that AutoSlash was banned by a number of car rental companies.

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does your dealership give out loaner cars? Maybe you could strike a deal with them
I'm purchasing from an out-of-state dealer, but that's a great thought!

Thanks for the feedback so far, anyone else have any ideas worth exploring?
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Does your friend or family member have a beater car? I would pay them a small fee to borrow the car.
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Buy a civic for 5k and sell it again for pretty much what you bought it for
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Buy a civic for 5k and sell it again for pretty much what you bought it for
Itll also make you appreciate your M5 more
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Thanks for all the help guys, I went by my local Enterprise Rent A Car and the Manager gave me a deal for $600/month for a mid-size.

Then yesterday afternoon, my brother called and said I can drive his Porsche 911S as he had just bought an FJ Cruiser to take his daughters back and forth to school! So instead of driving a Ford Fusion, I will driving a P-car for the next month and a half!
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Congrats on that. But if you somehow got stuck having to decide to rent a Ford Fusion for a month, I would have bought myself a cheap Honda Civic. They go for under 5k these days and get good gas mileage.
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you dont drive an m3 anymore change "drives" in your profile...
Done!
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a friend of mine has been renting cars from enterprise for over a year now.
he says it comes to about $350-400/mo, so pretty much the same as a car payment
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has it given you any closure?
I miss it like crazy, but I'm hoping the M5 will make it all better!
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usually when you buy cars like an M5, you can ask the dealership to give you a car during the wait period

Most dealerships will do it. Only shitty ones won't.
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