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We're going to New York from Sep 1 to Nov 1. Need a minivan for two months.
Budget has a Dodge Grand Caravan is $3900 for the two months. Just wondering if this price is "normal" or am I looking at completely the wrong thing. Maybe there is another system for a 2 month rental, like a lease or something?
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by:Mal Osborne
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Maybe purchase a suitable, used vehicle, then sell it when you no longer require it? You should be able to pick up something made in around 2010 and in good condition for $8000, then sell it of $6000.
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Kind of complicated for me, being I don't live in the States. Other options?
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For two months, the price you show looks realistic. A quick look on my part only allowed a month and that was $2,500.
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by:Jackie Man
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You need to spend time to do negotiation as the standard price from Hertz is around $2700 per month for similar minivan.
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by:John Hurst
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I could not find any two month rentals. but double my find or your find is over the $3,900 found by the asker.
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Thanks again!
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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