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    Angry COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    The 430-horsepower Corvette will rent for $164.99 per day, placing it among Avis' more expensive offerings. It will be available in four warm-weather markets: Arizona, California, Florida and Las Vegas.

    The Corvette will be equipped with the base LS3 6.2-liter, aluminum-block V8 engine. The car also will be equipped with keyless ignition with push-button start and an automatic transmission.

    Avis has added a number of niche vehicles to what it dubs its "Cool Collection" in recent years, including the Cadillac CTS, Hummer H3 and Toyota Prius.

    Avis joins rival Hertz in offering to rent Corvettes. Hertz also has its own lineup of specialty rentals, which includes the Shelby GTH.


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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    This is probably a good thing. People will drive it and want to buy one.

    I'd like to rent one for the weekend.
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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    Is it a bad thing that a guy can fly to Florida or Vegas and rent a Vette for the week?

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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    It will only be in a few markets. Besides, if you go to Florida, LA, or Vegas you can rent a 'vette regardless of what Avis does.

    http://www.hotcarsmiami.com/
    http://www.vegasexoticrentals.com/
    http://www.bhrentacar.com/

    As long as we are only talking key markets with small numbers, I haven't got a problem.

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    They rent cars a lot more expensive then corvette's in any major city in the USA.
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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    I don't really see a problem as long as there aren't like 50 of them on the rental lot.

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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    So we have a lot of people on here who actually buy used Vettes right???

    U have rented a car before right???

    I have... and I will tell U that I damm sure didn't treat it like it was min.

    IN FACT... Hertz does the Mustang GT rental thing. Back in the 60's they did too... It was a MANY of cats who would rent a Mustang for the weekend just to take it to the track. I'm sorry bro... but I don't wanna buy a used 430HP car that not just one driver was in... but 15 or 20 different drivers abusing it.

    I mean seriously... have U ever driven yours and not thought... "DAMN!!! I should be driving this the way my mom drives her Corolla."?

    THANK GOD... .they aren't renting MN6s

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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    Nothing unusual. You always could rent a Corvette, and a lot of other pricey sports cars. So what? It's not like they're flooding rental lots.

    Makes for a fun vacation or business trip. I always used to update to a Firebird, Mustang, or Camaro (convertible if possible) when I traveled on business. Why not? The client would pay for an intermediate, and I'd kick in the difference to get a fun car.
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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    I agree Chevy is not dumping them to the rental companies like they would with the old Malibu. The Value of a vette is going to stay good either way

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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by bmarkdc View Post
    I agree Chevy is not dumping them to the rental companies like they would with the old Malibu. The Value of a vette is going to stay good either way
    Shhhh!! We own a 5th gen. Malibu!

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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    Avis is also openly advertising that other "hot" GM vehicles can be rented from them like the Solstice, new CTS and HUMMERs.

    I thought everyone here believed GM was getting out of the fleet sales business, lol.

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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    Fleet sales are not bad as long as the Fleet buyer pays full price

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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by CmicasatheGreat View Post
    So we have a lot of people on here who actually buy used Vettes right???

    U have rented a car before right???

    I have... and I will tell U that I damm sure didn't treat it like it was min.

    IN FACT... Hertz does the Mustang GT rental thing. Back in the 60's they did too... It was a MANY of cats who would rent a Mustang for the weekend just to take it to the track. I'm sorry bro... but I don't wanna buy a used 430HP car that not just one driver was in... but 15 or 20 different drivers abusing it.

    I mean seriously... have U ever driven yours and not thought... "DAMN!!! I should be driving this the way my mom drives her Corolla."?

    THANK GOD... .they aren't renting MN6s
    It says right there in the article that all Avis Corvettes will be automatics.

    Which means that if you're in the market for any desirable used Corvette, you're safe.

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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    Quote Originally Posted by lio45 View Post
    It says right there in the article that all Avis Corvettes will be automatics.

    Which means that if you're in the market for any desirable used Corvette, you're safe.
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    Re: COME ON GM... Corvettes For RENT at AVIS CAr Rental

    Anyone who thinks this is bad is crazy.

    I've been to Vegas a few times and you can rent ANYTHING there...
    (even blonds )

    Its never a bad idea to put a car into the hand of a potential customer, I wish GM made more cars available to the Rental Fleet.

    For example, My wife hates the look of the 2005 and up STS, I will never change her mind during a 45 minute test drive... But if I could rent one during a two week Vegas stay I would have a chance.

    This is called Marketing.... Its GOOD and GM needs to do MORE of it!
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