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3KIDSINBACK
01-07-2006, 02:34 PM
I would like to rent a CRV for a day or two to get a better 'feel" for it before I buy. Many rental companies will not reserve a particular vehicle for you. Any suggetions?

4hondaowner
01-07-2006, 02:40 PM
You might have to go to a dealership and have them "horse" a deal for you. By letting you have a vehicle for longer than a 10 minute test drive, they want you to take it home, put it in your garage, have your wife and three kids fall in love with it so you can't return it and not buy it. This gives you a longer time to take it on the highway, see how it fits, etc. Good luck.

GING
01-07-2006, 03:17 PM
Most dealers will let you to get the sale just go arround until you find one that will let you take it for a couple of days its no biggy for them to do it.
The ones that dont let you jus dont buy off them!

blueiedgod
01-07-2006, 03:27 PM
I would like to rent a CRV for a day or two to get a better 'feel" for it before I buy. Many rental companies will not reserve a particular vehicle for you. Any suggetions?

Hello neighbor. I have never seen CR-V being offered as a rental, much less any Honda being offered as rental by the big rental companies. If none of the three Honda's here (Lea, Ray Laks, Don Davis) let you do that, you can borrow mine for a couple of hours if you have some sort of collateral of equal value, and promise not to burn my clutch. (Hint: my CR-V is priceless to me :-) )

mdugan7000
01-07-2006, 03:55 PM
On one of our trips to Hawaii (big island), we rented an Accord thru Enterprise Rentals. That was the first I had ever seen a Honda as a rental and I rent a lot of cars all over the US.

blueiedgod
01-07-2006, 04:35 PM
On one of our trips to Hawaii (big island), we rented an Accord thru Enterprise Rentals. That was the first I had ever seen a Honda as a rental and I rent a lot of cars all over the US.

Maybe in Hawaii it is different, or Local Honda dealer had some surplus of Accords and needed to unload them. As far as I know Honda does not sell fleet to rental companies as it lowers resale. Toyota, on the other hand, does sell fleet to rentals.

There might be some small time rental companies that have Hondas for rentals. After all, you can rent a BMW, or Mercedes from those guys, why not Accord?

bumpzter
01-07-2006, 07:13 PM
much less any Honda being offered as rental by the big rental companies.
I have rented several Accords over the years. From 'major' rental companies (Hertz). In the States and Canada. I've also seen Civics, and even Pilots, but never a CR-V.

Suggestion to 3KIDSINBACK. Talk to your dealer. I needed a loaner while mine was being worked on last winter during a snowstorm. I didn't want a Civic so they gave me a two year old CR-V from the used car stock.

3KIDSINBACK
01-07-2006, 09:34 PM
I would like to rent a CRV for a day or two to get a better 'feel" for it before I buy. Many rental companies will not reserve a particular vehicle for you. Any suggetions?

Hello neighbor. I have never seen CR-V being offered as a rental, much less any Honda being offered as rental by the big rental companies. If none of the three Honda's here (Lea, Ray Laks, Don Davis) let you do that, you can borrow mine for a couple of hours if you have some sort of collateral of equal value, and promise not to burn my clutch. (Hint: my CR-V is priceless to me :-) )

Thank you for your generous and thoughtful offer! We need an auto tranny, though. I couldn't possibly take your baby anyway!

John

roadster
01-08-2006, 05:09 AM
http://www.hondasuv.com/stg/viewtopic.php?t=12624
on page 6 . http://www.zipcar.com
I brought it back to page 1 for you slackers who never replied (lol) got to research my friend and archieve
do a search in thee, and any car you like will show you where they hang out at, and the price is realycheap. I do have to write it down b/c oneday when least exspected i'll use them
ratheer go to an airport or pay highway robbery its ideal.

blueiedgod
01-08-2006, 07:59 AM
http://www.hondasuv.com/stg/viewtopic.php?t=12624
on page 6 . http://www.zipcar.com
I brought it back to page 1 for you slackers who never replied (lol) got to research my friend and archieve
do a search in thee, and any car you like will show you where they hang out at, and the price is realycheap. I do have to write it down b/c oneday when least exspected i'll use them
ratheer go to an airport or pay highway robbery its ideal.

It is limited to major US cities. Even though Buffalo, NY is the second largest city in NY state, after NYC, there is no Zip Car for him to try out.

blueiedgod
01-08-2006, 08:09 AM
I would like to rent a CRV for a day or two to get a better 'feel" for it before I buy. Many rental companies will not reserve a particular vehicle for you. Any suggetions?

Hello neighbor. I have never seen CR-V being offered as a rental, much less any Honda being offered as rental by the big rental companies. If none of the three Honda's here (Lea, Ray Laks, Don Davis) let you do that, you can borrow mine for a couple of hours if you have some sort of collateral of equal value, and promise not to burn my clutch. (Hint: my CR-V is priceless to me :-) )

Thank you for your generous and thoughtful offer! We need an auto tranny, though. I couldn't possibly take your baby anyway!

John

I have lent my car to a co-worker over lunch hour. He ended up buying one last weekend. :-). I don't mind sharing the good.

Try Don Davis, they are Honda/GM dealership (I know it is weird), so they may be familiar what it took to do 24-hour test drive when GM offered it. They may let you do it with the CR-V. If it helps, my sales guy was Wayne Weiss. I think that is he last name, just ask for Wayne. I dealt with Mark Davis, owner's son, on the phone and e-mail before going into the dealership. I don't know if Wayne remembers me by name, but he remembers me when I go there. I can PM you my last name if you are interested.