|04-30-2010 06:07 PM|
|nick50471||welcome to WF. Good luck finding a rental.|
|04-30-2010 05:55 PM|
Welcome to the forum.
Replacing your Jeep would be an awesome anniversary gift for the 2 of you.
|04-30-2010 05:47 PM|
Welcome to WF.
|04-30-2010 05:35 PM|
|04-30-2010 03:47 PM|
|RoBear||Thanks for all the replies. I am going to do some research on a used one this weekend... maybe I should just break down and buy another one|
|04-30-2010 03:37 PM|
|McGridDLe||I'm too far away to help you but that sounds really nice. Good luck on finding a Jeep and I'm sure the used lots might make an exception given your story. Hope all goes well!|
|04-30-2010 02:51 PM|
|bergy||welcome and good luck in your search im a little far to help you|
|04-30-2010 02:45 PM|
I rented mine out last year to a young fella who was getting married,
He lived on the east coast and the wedding was in Nashville.
He wanted a Jeep as a "get away" vehicle since he had to leave his at home.
It was pretty cool!
Hopefully you'll find a Jeep. I'm not too sure that many people would be willing to let you just drive off in their rig for a weekend.
Oh Maybe check with used car lots! They might lease you one for a few days if you tell them the story!
|04-30-2010 01:41 PM|
|blkrubi88||Welcome to the forum and good luck finding a wrangler to rent!|
|04-30-2010 01:35 PM|
As for the Rental companies, Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, Dollar, Enterprise, Budget all carry Wranglers, but only in Las Vegas, SoCal and Denver.
That's a great idea for the extended test drive... Maybe I will call around.
|04-30-2010 01:33 PM|
|04-30-2010 01:30 PM|
Welcome! There are a lot of Texas members on here, you could try here too:
WF Texas forum:
Texas Jeep Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum
|04-30-2010 01:26 PM|
|N39-W120||Minus 10 points for calling our beloved vehicle a CAR, but Have you by chance tried Hertz? they offer what they call a "Fun Collection" and have the Wrangler on the menu. What about checking in with a dealer for an "extended test drive" on an used one?|
|04-30-2010 01:08 PM|
Former Jeep Owner with Strange Request
It looks like you have a fantastic forum here. I am a former Jeep owner, and seeing a place like this makes me miss my '95 YJ all the more.
On to my strange request. As I mentioned, I am a former Jeep owner. I had a 1995 White YJ Rio Grande, and it was my baby; slightly lifted, rarely clean and a veteran of two Camp Jeeps and countless trail rides and adventures. More importantly, it was the car I had when I met my wife. Our first date was in the Jeep, we drove it home 26 hours from Chicago after we graduated school, and I sold it to buy her engagement ring.
We have been married for several years and now live in Houston. For our anniversary this year, I am really hoping to rent a Wrangler and take it down to Galveston for the day (something we used to do on a regular basis). Unfortunately, I have checked every major car rental company and several local retailers, and no one carries Wranglers in their fleet in Houston.
STRANGE REQUEST: Is there someone here who would let me "rent" their Jeep May 28th and 29th. I would be willing to pay better than what I would pay at a rental company and I would pay up front. We can do whatever is necessary to make you feel comfortable (contract, background check, etc.) and I would treat your jeep just like it was my own.
Depending on your location in Houston, I would be putting about 100-200 miles on it, and we would only be doing light offroading (driving on the beach). And I promise there will be no PDA happening in the jeep ... I already reserved a really nice hotel.
I know it's a long shot, but you guys are my last hope to make this happen.