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New $5 Young driver surcharge (Age 25 - 30) from Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

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  • Oct 8th, 2010 9:46 am
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Jan 26, 2010
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New $5 Young driver surcharge (Age 25 - 30) from Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

I booked a car with Enterprise-Rent-A-Car using the

$9.99/day (with 100KM/day limit) deal.

But at the end I was told that they now charge $5/day for people between 25 and 30 as a young driver.

Has anybody had the same experience as I did?

I ended up paying $15 plus tax more... :cry:
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That sucks.

It always sucked having to pay additional surcharges when under 25 and now they are bumping it up to 30? Crazy.

I've never rented from Enterprise for personal use but whenever I had a rental from General Motors or from my insurance company it was from Enterprise (no other option.) I wouldn't use or recommend Enterprise.
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I dont like the direction enterprise is going.
They even consolidated other insurances in one lump sum. It was like $2 per day and now its $7 per day. :(
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hahaha young driver surcharge from age 25-30 hahaha, that's a good one.


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Hmm, I just rented a truck from them in June (only option b/c of insurance) – but I decided to keep it for a couple extra days out of my own pocket to run some errands & there was no under 30 charge.

I wonder if it’s a regional or per branch type thing... Unless is brand-spanking new policy.
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Tomy wrote:
Sep 28th, 2010 5:36 pm
hahaha young driver surcharge from age 25-30 hahaha, that's a good one.


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It is pretty ridiculous to consider a young driver up to 30. By 30, you could have 14 years driving. It reminds of the the sign I saw recently in Walmart in New York State. They card anyone who looks under 40 buying alcohol or cigarettes. Imagine carding a 40 year old. There is a huge difference between a 21 year old and 40 year old but not much between a 40 year old and a 50 year old. They might as well just card everyone except seniors.
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Holy smokes. I was waiting to turn 25 to get rid of this nonsense, but now till 30?
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that sucks... considering i'm under 30 but have had my full G license for like 10-11 years
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I think you should contact Enterprise HQ to confirm
or try some of the coupons in the Enterprise car rental thread here to see if it's universal

I rented from Enterprise Waterloo 2 weeks ago, Minivan at 200km/day, no driver surcharge, I'm 29
I can't imagine the backlash from considering 25~30 as Young driver if insurance firms don't
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I used to rent with Enterprise, but after getting a Prius with summer tires and summer windshield fluid in November, I signed up for Hertz Gold Family for free and have never seen the underage fee again (except Ottawa since they aren't a corporate location). I've done this in Vancouver x2, Toronto (upgrade to SUV), Quebec City, Halifax (upgrade to SUV), Orlando (upgrade to SUV), and Fort Lauderdale (upgrade to SUV).

And technically under 25s aren't supposed to get SUVs.

http://www.hertz.com/goldfamily
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blainehamilton wrote:
Sep 28th, 2010 5:06 pm

In any case, made that extra $5 worth it - burnouts, brakestands, curbhopping, etc...


+1...it's only fair.

Put the car on manual (well the one you manually set the speed) and put it on 1 and drive on 1 for 5 minutes (not on highway though, too dangerous)
Rip that car apart

Plus, put on handbrake and drive around
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That $5 surcharge is location specific. The one I go to did not have that when I rented a car to drive to Ottawa awhile back.

The location is Heartland in Mississauga, the manager is Greg - class act guy. There was NO $5 surcharge for being under 30.
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