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Convertible Rental at Phoenix Airport

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Convertible Rental at Phoenix Airport

We're going to be driving to Sedona from Phoenix and would like to rent a convertible (preferrably a Mustang). Is there a specific rental company anyone recommends?

Tucson, Arizona
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1. Re: Convertible Rental at Phoenix Airport

I advocate sticking with the major companies such as Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, etc. They all have convertibles. If a Mustang is a must, I would call the local Phoenix location and ask what convertibles they stock. I always rent from Hertz, and they offer both Mustang and Chrysler convertibles, and, though I can make a request on a reservation, there is no guarantee that a particular brand will be available on the day of rental.

Phoenix, Arizona
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2. Re: Convertible Rental at Phoenix Airport

Ditto Bobbear. And, convertibles are usually expensive to rent, so I suggest trying to find a coupon somewhere. Those Entertainment coupon books usually have them, or if you're a member of a travel group such as AAA, frequent flyer, etc. you can usually find discounts.

Sedona, AZ
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3. Re: Convertible Rental at Phoenix Airport

Be prepared to pay a big premium for a convertible. Hertz and Budget usually have good inventories of Ford products.

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4. Re: Convertible Rental at Phoenix Airport

I'm doing the same thing in May and did the research and selected Avis. I did call locally and they have Mustangs but as previously stated "won't" guarantee them. The price is expensive. I joined the Avis Preferred Program hoping that might get me some clout. If nothing else you can bypass the counter and go directly to selecting your vehicle. Hope that helps.

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5. Re: Convertible Rental at Phoenix Airport

You may wish to try Hotwire starting within a month of your trip to see if you can get a better price on a convertible (not bidding, actual prices). We did this, both on a recent trip to San Francisco, then when we went to Hawaii in November. We had a reservation booked with one of the major companies several months in advance & then I kept checking prices. For our Hawaii trip, the Hotwire prices went down probably within a week of our departure date (significantly!). Our reservation was routed to Hertz in SF, Avis in Hawaii. Then, of course, we cancelled the other reservations.

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