Most people have rented a car at one time or another. The most common reason is air travel-we need to get from the airport to our resort, business meeting, or meet friends and relatives. Or, we need to rent a different vehicle when ours is in the shop or unsuited for the current need, like moving or when we need to transport more people than we have room for. Usually, the common choice at the airport is a mid-size something-or-other, maybe similar to what we drive to work. Moving our stuff requires a truck and the first thought for moving more than four people in a van or mini-van. But, why not consider a luxury car rental?
Many people may not realize that almost all the rental car companies at the airport, with the fleets of mid-sized cars of every make, also have luxury rentals. Most cars, like Cadillacs and Town Cars, can carry up to six passengers in roomy comfort, with plenty of trunk room for luggage. Why rent a boxy van when there is a car rental available? The rental prices are comparable, and there many other advantages, and good reasons to consider a luxury car rental.
Most of us are comfortable driving a car similar to the one we drive at home. If you drive a luxury car, it makes sense to drive a luxury car rental. Even if your company policy specifies “mid-size” for company travel, you can pay for the upgrade yourself, or maybe even convince your accounting department to give you a waiver if you need the back support that the better seats in a luxury car rental providers. Besides, driving a car similar to your own is safer, because you already know where all the controls are located and how it handles.
If you are planning to do a bit of vacation driving, even from home, and your own car is a bit small or “feature-spare,” or getting a bit aged, consider a luxury car rental for your trip. The few extra dollars a day will be well worth the added comfort for the long hours you will spend on the road. Luxury car seating is much superior to most mid-range or economy cars, with a wide range of adjustments. Unlike the normal “low-medium-high” fan and “cold-to-hot” temperature adjustment, your luxury car rental will have thermostatic control and automatic fans. While you will pay a premium for GPS on a standard rental, a luxury car rental should include GPS as standard equipment.
When you are traveling on business with a group of five or six or meeting with clients, it makes sense to have a luxurious rental so you can use just one car instead of two. If your clients or potential clients aren’t impressed by your apparent extravagance, you can impress them with your frugality by explaining that a luxury car rental actually saves money and increases productivity.