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#3043541 - 06/24/13 02:30 PM Re: E85 and Flex Fuel Rental Cars - Watch Out [Re: BBDartCA]
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Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 9257
Loc: Illinois
The Grand Caravan I just rented had the flex fuel badge and the yellow gas cap. A station that sold e85 was on the way to the return so I filled it from just under 1/2 a tank with e85.
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#3043595 - 06/24/13 03:21 PM Re: E85 and Flex Fuel Rental Cars - Watch Out [Re: eljefino]
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Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 4042
Loc: Greg Abbott Land
Originally Posted By: eljefino
Wife's gotten vehicles from Enterprise with 3/8 tank, they say oh just bring it back with 3/8.

Not sure if they just don't care because she has a corporate account or what. I think "internal use" like shuttling the cars around, letting employees take them home etc, is the reason for lower than full gas.


I think it's because the majority of renters, attempting to return the car with "at least" as much fuel as it left with will end up returning it with more. That's a small plus for Enterprise and those little pluses add up. I do not like it.

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#3293841 - 02/25/14 12:06 PM Re: E85 and Flex Fuel Rental Cars - Watch Out [Re: fdcg27]
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Registered: 03/07/11
Posts: 342
Loc: Midwest
Originally Posted By: fdcg27


Is it any wonder so many people are suspicious of used rental cars when shopping for a vehicle?
I could see some people doing this.


Right! A while back I was looking at a used vehicle. When the sales manager came over to where I was sitting and told me it had been a rental what he saw next was a vapor trail from where my rear had been to the door. Cuz I was GONE!

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#3448845 - 08/07/14 01:20 PM Re: E85 and Flex Fuel Rental Cars - Watch Out [Re: DBMaster]
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Registered: 07/07/14
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Loc: Western NY
Every time I've rented a car they've under-reported the fuel level so I wouldn't have to worry about it... Like if there was 1/2 tank, they'd mark 3/8th on their form, so as long as I was above 3/8th I would be OK, even if it had a little less than what I got it with.

Same with the times I've rented a U-Haul truck
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