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Car rental Costa Messa

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Car rental Costa Messa

Hi guys

Looking to hire a car in Costa Messa (Ayres Hotel Suites).

Seeing as John Wayne airport is close by will I be best hiring one from there or from elsewhere?

Ant tips on best companies and also on CDW policy etc



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1. Re: Car rental Costa Messa

Clive D, welcome to the forums.

Since you say "hire a car" I'll assume you are from the UK, NZ or Australia. If you rent from the car rental sites in the country you are from all the insurance you need will be included. Also price out using rentalcars.com.

The closest rental car company is Enterprise and you could walk there, but they also do pick up. Other than that I'd use the majors (Hertz, Avis, National) at the airport.

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2. Re: Car rental Costa Messa

please update your profile to show your home city -- given you mention rental car and hire a car and ask about CDW sounds like you are a US resident or perhaps you are not.

Google is your friend -- check enterprise, budget avis hertz in the Costa Mesa area and see what their rates are compared to SNA rates Every company has their own LDW and Liability policy -- not sure what you want us to say. Compare costs

If you are not a US citizen - rentalcars.com and the non US sites of the companies will help

look at autoslash as an option to compare rates. Costco, rentalcarmomma and AAA are good sites to check out for codes

Edited: 11 March 2017, 00:57
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3. Re: Car rental Costa Messa

Personally, I hate Enterprise here in Orange County. Recently friends have repeated the bad experiences I've had with them regarding unserviced cars. Enterprise cars are also rented with empty gas tanks. Any gas you have left in it when you return the car is your loss. I prefer Hertz and Avis that give you well serviced cars that are full of gas when you pick them up. You top off the gas on return. It is never worth it to buy their gas option (you pay them for the gas). Hertz and Avis also have local offices that will pick you up.

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4. Re: Car rental Costa Messa

Check prices in the area vs. the airport. There is an Avis on Campus Dr. in Newport that is good.

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