Author Topic: Cheapest rental car per day?  (Read 1939 times)


  • Bristles
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Cheapest rental car per day?
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:27:32 PM »
I recently rented a fiat for $12 per day.

I can't seem to find anything close to that near my hometown.

Was this a once in a lifetime deal?


  • Walrus Stache
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Re: Cheapest rental car per day?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 10:18:34 PM »
Probably -- I've seen in the teens before, but it's usually based on dynamic pricing.  For example, if it's a really slow weekend (best prices are always on the weekends as they like to gouge business travelers) and they have a lot full of cars, they will push extremely low rates to sites like Kayak.  Apparently you can negotiate too, similar to last-minute hotel deals -- all things being equal, they'd rather get some revenue out of their depreciating asset than not.  But that's based on demand, so you can't count on low prices all the time, you have to be flexible enough to take the deals when they are available.