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Road Tripping in the USA!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by [TW]Fox, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. The Running Man

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    Location: block 16, cell 12

    Any good ? I was wondering if the tahoes are decent ?
     
  2. Joe T

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    Joined: Apr 1, 2003

    Posts: 11,295

    Location: Northampton

    Depends what you want really. The Tahoe is big,spacious, V8-powered, comfy, softly-sprung, cheaply built (especially the plastics), but importantly, all American! :cool:

    The one we had had nav built in which was a bonus. Most of the infotainment and controls were related to those on the Insignia I had at the time - nice and easy for me.

    A Suburban is the longer version, but you only need that if you have more than 5 people in the vehicle.

    If you rent something in that category do hold out for a Tahoe as the Ford equivalent is rubbish.
     
  3. geekman

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    Joined: Sep 28, 2012

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    Location: Monterrey, Mexico

    The 2018 Expedition is pretty good, the older ones are awful and barely changed since they were released in the mid 2000s.
     
  4. SoliD

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    Joined: Feb 25, 2004

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    Location: Portsmouth

    Tahoe from Alamo last year until it got broken into and then swapped out for an Expedition which as alluded to was junk, but looks like the new one is a massive step up although the Ford Sync was pretty good.
     
  5. timmeh

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    Joined: May 20, 2010

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    Location: Englishman in the USA

    We got an Expedition from Avis. We did over 8000 miles in it in a month and didn't have a problem with it. It did try to blow itself up when it changed down to overtake people though.

    I'd want one of the new Navigators over an Escalade too although I doubt any rental companies will have those.
     
  6. SoliD

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    Location: Portsmouth

    Oh when I say junk that's a very exaggerated term. It did the 2200miles or so just fine. But the tahoe was a far better place inside from a comfort, noise and refinement perspective and had mostly better toys. The expedition had cooling seats, electric fold down rear seats and a proper plug which were the highlights.
     
  7. The Running Man

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    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 33,216

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    Rented this 2018 m4 comp pack

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    Well that was fun. Went to malibu and back in a day!

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    Now off to Las Vegas in a Chevy suburban
     
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  8. The Running Man

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    Today's ride! ZL1 650bhp.

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  9. geekman

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    Location: Monterrey, Mexico

    Do you have to be a US citizen to rent those? And roughly how much are we talking about per day?
     
  10. The Running Man

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    No just on a UK driving licence. It was about $250 dollars for 100 miles in the m4 and similar for 300 miles in the camaro so not terrible consider they were a 2018 and 1
    2017 car respectively.
     
  11. geekman

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    Yeah, that’s not too bad, I’ll look into it for xmas. After months of driving a 4x4 it’ll be nice to get into something sporty.
     
  12. The Running Man

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    Luckily I didn't pick up the tab and got added as an additional driver for free but let me twll gou driving both cars was awesome. And scary !
     
  13. [TW]Fox

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    You don't think $250 for 300 miles in a Camaro is terrible?!! You can rent one for days with unlimited mileage for less!!
     
  14. The Running Man

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    Really? A ZL1?

    Any links?
     
  15. The Running Man

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    Anything ?
     
  16. acemastr

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    A ZL1 is hardly a standard Camaro
     
  17. Tomsk

    Soldato

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    Location: Overground, underground..

    Rent a Jaguar F-Type V8S or a Chevrolet? :p
     
  18. Roland Butter

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    Mmm, and I thought I was being decadently reckless hiring a Ford Taurus rather than my usual Camry.
     
  19. The Craig

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    Joined: May 4, 2007

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    Location: Warwickshire

    What are the best sites to look for car rental in Los Angeles? I'm going in May for a 15 day round trip and would like a mustang (or similar? Corvette?)

    I heard it was best waiting till closer to the time? Should I still wait?

    Unfortunately the exchange rate seems to have got worse altho brexit won't see it any better before May I think..

    Anything else I need to look out for for insurances etc?

    Seen I can get a concertible mustang on kayak for £37 a day (£555 total). Seem good? It's from gorentalcars.com which has very mixed/poor r reviews so I may need to give that a miss..

    Can anyone recommend a sim card to use whilst there? (for Google maps, phone browsing etc?) I'm willing to pay for that rather than satnav particularly if they're as good/not too far off in cost?
     
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  20. mohawk

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    Joined: Oct 2, 2007

    Posts: 1,335

    Location: Winchester

    We went with Avis and they were pretty good (even though our mustang broke down after 2 miles!) we rented from San Francisco and dropped it off at LA. all insurances were included in the cost which was nice! i would recommend them!