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Car Rental for a road trip?

ms2000 1,315 32 March 12, 2016 at 08:57 AM
I want to rent a car to go between San Jose, CA and San Diego and back for party of four.
We wish to go to Riverside, San Diego,
It might take a week to 10days - typically I rented from Hertz

With the crowd sourcing, Uber etc, I am unsure what is lowest cost and a peace of mind - unsure how crowd sourced car might play when it comes to minor issues on the as a result of driving? I have been a great driver though.

I used to leave my car at the airport but recently I took Uber/Lyft - it was less hazzle and cheaper with their promos! That is why I am wondering about this rental? Enterprise also has hourly rental program.

There might be other strategy of taking train/coach and then rent a car at those locations - unsure how cost will add up given we are 4 people? Mega bus has $10 fares (so $80 return for party of 4) to Anaheim and might rent a car from there - not sure there is real saving on the car rental - typically I get a Mazda 5?

Update:
Not Cross Country

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Quote from ms2000 View Post :
I want to rent a car to go between San Jose, CA and San Diego and back for party of four.
We wish to go to Riverside, San Diego,
It might take a week to 10days - typically I rented from Hertz

With the crowd sourcing, Uber etc, I am unsure what is lowest cost and a peace of mind - unsure how crowd sourced car might play when it comes to minor issues on the as a result of driving cross country? I have been a great driver though.

I used to leave my car at the airport but recently I took Uber/Lyft - it was less hazzle and cheaper with their promos! That is why I am wondering about this rental? Enterprise also has hourly rental program.

There might be other strategy of taking train/coach and then rent a car at those locations - unsure how cost will add up given we are 4 people? Mega bus has $10 fares (so $80 return for party of 4) to Anaheim and might rent a car from there - not sure there is real saving on the car rental - typically I get a Mazda 5?
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San Jose, CA to San Diego/Riverside, CA is not cross country. unless you plan to drive to San Jose ==> Tampa, FL ==> San Deigo

renting a car for a week is easier than trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B.
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