So maybe you hate the idea of shopping for a new car. And maybe--just maybe--you really love rental cars.
Well, Hertz has got just what you're looking for.
Hertz' "Rent2Buy" program offers buyers "reliable, used rental vehicle options" (that means often high mile, heavily used fleet wheels) and a three-day rental at the front end to give them a spin. If you like it, you buy it--with a no-haggle list price--and if you hate it, you return it and pay a rental fee.
The entire rent-to-buy process happens online, with buyers shopping from a website listing available cars, and directions on getting to the nearest Hertz location to pick them up. "With the economy beginning to recover, consumers have been relatively cautious about major purchases," said John Thomas, Hertz Executive Vice President of Global Supply Management. "What better way to buy a used car than to test-drive it and really 'kick the tires' for three days."
The program is available only in Connecticut and 17 other states, but Hertz has plans to roll it out quickly to 37 states by the end of the year.