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    Enterprise customer billed $47k for missing Mustang rental car in Nova Scotia
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    A weekend rental of a Ford Mustang GT Convertible sounds like a nice, relaxing way to burn some gas, but one Nova Scotia woman's two-day rental is turning into a months-long headache. In early October, Kristen Cockerill picked up the Mustang from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and she returned it the ...

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    Report: Car companies tap rental car test drives to sell more vehicles
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    Automakers have always known that the best way to sell a car is to put potential buyers behind the wheel. With that in mind, savvy car manufacturers have tapped into the rental car industry to entice renters – studies show they are twice as likely to buy a new vehicle within the next six ...

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    Report: Budget Rent A Car Canada under fire for bilking customers [w/video]
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    Rental car companies are usually willing to overlook small dings and glass chips, But not Vancouver airport's Budget Rent A Car office, say a group of consumers. They claim that Budget location is notorious for flagging returned cars for the most minor of offenses. Worse, they allege that ...

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    Report: Major car rental companies agree not to rent or sell recalled vehicles
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    Bowing to pressure from consumers and advocacy groups, major car rental companies have agreed to end the practice of renting cars that have been recalled for safety problems. American legislators are introducing a bill that would keep recalled rental cars off the road. The bill has the backing ...

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    Video: Life in the Foust Lane looks behind the scenes at Tanner's life
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    The internet wouldn't be the same without bad puns. Just ask Tanner Foust. The driver has fired up a new video series with his sponsor, Rockstar Energy Drink, under the banner, "Life in the Foust Lane." See what they did there? In addition to serving up a weekly ration of flat-brimmed hats, the ...

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    Report: 3 of 4 major rental car outfits won't pledge not to rent or sell recalled vehicles
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    In 2004, Raechel and Jackie Houck were killed when they were in a fiery accident in the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser they had rented from Enterprise. The girls' mother, Cally Houck, sued Enterprise when it was discovered that their Chrysler was the subject of a recall to repair a power steering hose ...

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    Report: Ford defends ballooning fleet sales
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    "Fleet" is sort of a dirty word when describing vehicle sales, and the Detroit Three have traditionally been quite smitten with bulk buyers. Unfortunately fleet sales have been demonized for a reason. They can adversely affect resale values, and since fleet buyers tend to expect warehouse store ...

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    Report: Man buys used Chrysler minivan from Thrifty, finds $500K in cocaine
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    I once rented a 2001 Mustang Convertible from Hertz in Montreal. When placing the rental paperwork in the glove box I found a crisp $5 bill, which I promptly exchanged for a Big Mac and fries. That was lucky, but the following story is not. Mercury News reports that Charles Preston, a doctor in ...

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    Report: Hertz offers $2.24B for Dollar-Thrifty
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    Hertz and Avis have been fighting to get their hands on Dollar-Thrifty for over a year now, with the latest volley coming from the Hertz camp. According to Bloomberg, the world's largest airport rental car company has offered U.S. $72 per share for Dollar-Thrifty, or 24 percent more than a recent ...

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    Report: Rental car fuel tops $9/gallon in U.S.
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    It's never a good idea to return a rental car with less than a full tank of gas. The reason? The rental car companies usually charge a fee if you don't fill up before dropping off. And according to a report in USA Today, that fee has, in some cases, gotten a lot steeper. The national newspaper ...

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