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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:04 am 
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I will be in need of a rental car for my visit to Chicago.

Can someone who is an expert on the internets help me finding a good deal on a rental car from Ohare? Any coupon codes that can be shared?

My budget for a week's rental is like $200/$250. If thats not realistic then I'd like to keep it under $400 if i can.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:27 am 
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HawaiiYou wrote:
I will be in need of a rental car for my visit to Chicago.

Can someone who is an expert on the internets help me finding a good deal on a rental car from Ohare? Any coupon codes that can be shared?

My budget for a week's rental is like $200/$250. If thats not realistic then I'd like to keep it under $400 if i can.

The National Association of Realtors discount is pretty huge if you know anybody who is a broker.

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It used to be just $5 to get a cab there but now it's a fuckin ripoff man!

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:18 am 
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Use the Schiller Park Enterprise.

No airport fees and It's maybe an $8-10 cab ride.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 5:21 am 
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Priceline or hotwire is good if you know how to do it. It's not hard it just takes some practice especially for naming your own price on priceline. You basicallybstart low and move up slowly while adding cars you know are too expensive to match. Eventually you have to wait a day to try again.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 6:47 am 
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If you are staying downtown, you don't want a car. Most downtown/Michigan Av. hotel parking is $45/night and up.

If one of your kids has a Costco membership, you can get a compact from Budget for $290 all-in after taxes for the week I looked at (6/9 to 6/16). Otherwise even the low-end car rental places at the airport such as Advantage wanted $310 or more, because the taxes at O'Hare are about a third of the total rental cost. (It's $55/week in taxes just for the new consolidated rental car facility).

If you go the Enterprise route and don't have a lot of luggage, check the Norwood Park location as that's near the Harlem CTA stop.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:47 pm 
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With Lyft, Uber, Metra, CTA all available why bother with a car?

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:49 pm 
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ok, maybe i'll do the uber thing. but i'll need a car maybe one or two days.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 11:54 pm 
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Then don't rent it at O'Hare. Get a uhaul van for $20 a day in the suburbs.

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Then don't rent it at O'Hare. Get a uhaul van for $20 a day in the suburbs.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:38 am 
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HawaiiYou wrote:
ok, maybe i'll do the uber thing. but i'll need a car maybe one or two days.

If you are staying in the city, consider signing up with Zipcar.

http://www.zipcar.com/compare-plans/chicago

Looks like if you sign up for the monthly plan it would be $32 fee to start and either $9/hour or $74/day including 180 miles a day worth of free gas.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:53 am 
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With Lyft, Uber, Metra, CTA all available why bother with a car?


This guy gets it.

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HawaiiYou wrote:
I will be in need of a rental car for my visit to Chicago.

Can someone who is an expert on the internets help me finding a good deal on a rental car from Ohare? Any coupon codes that can be shared?

My budget for a week's rental is like $200/$250. If thats not realistic then I'd like to keep it under $400 if i can.


Walk along 90 during rush hour and hitchhike. What could go wrong?

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HawaiiYou wrote:
I will be in need of a rental car for my visit to Chicago.

Can someone who is an expert on the internets help me finding a good deal on a rental car from Ohare? Any coupon codes that can be shared?

My budget for a week's rental is like $200/$250. If thats not realistic then I'd like to keep it under $400 if i can.


Walk along 90 during rush hour and hitchhike. What could go wrong?

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HawaiiYou wrote:
I will be in need of a rental car for my visit to Chicago.

Can someone who is an expert on the internets help me finding a good deal on a rental car from Ohare? Any coupon codes that can be shared?

My budget for a week's rental is like $200/$250. If thats not realistic then I'd like to keep it under $400 if i can.

Go to the top floor of the short term parking garage and throw yourself off of it.

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:49 am 
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HawaiiYou wrote:
ok, maybe i'll do the uber thing. but i'll need a car maybe one or two days.
If you need a car for one or two days it will almost certainly be cheaper to just rent it for those days if you are staying in the city. Airport cars get huge taxes put on them by the city. Doing a 1 or 2 day rental from a place by your hotel will avoid those and you don't have to pay for parking for a rental too and they are normally cheaper anyways.

It does depend on where you are staying though. If by city you mean "Oak Brook" then you want a car the whole time and don't want to do uber and taxies.

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 10:34 am 
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sjboyd0137 wrote:
HawaiiYou wrote:
I will be in need of a rental car for my visit to Chicago.

Can someone who is an expert on the internets help me finding a good deal on a rental car from Ohare? Any coupon codes that can be shared?

My budget for a week's rental is like $200/$250. If thats not realistic then I'd like to keep it under $400 if i can.


Walk along 90 during rush hour and hitchhike. What could go wrong?

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LOL last week I saw a guy riding a bike on the shoulder of the Jane Addams. Inbound, around Touhy approx 9am, I think last Wednesday.

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Priceline or hotwire is good if you know how to do it. It's not hard it just takes some practice especially for naming your own price on priceline. You basicallybstart low and move up slowly while adding cars you know are too expensive to match. Eventually you have to wait a day to try again.

This is the best way to rent cars. Usually can get them for less than twenty a day.

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