Silvercar is the innovative company that actually makes renting cars fun.
As I’ve explained in the past, they have only one kind of car, an Audi A4, and it comes with a bunch of cool features. This includes free GPS, wifi, satellite radio, fair toll tracking, and a fair fuel plan.
I had my first Silvercar experience at LAX earlier in the year, and was really impressed.
We got a literally brand new Audi A4 with just 11 miles on it. For a $59 rental, that’s incredible.
Originally the $59 rental sale was only supposed to be valid through January, though per an email I received from Silvercar yesterday, this offer has been extended for rentals through February 28, 2015:
Last week we shared some good news with you. ‘Memba that? Since we’re on the good news kick, we figure “why stop now?!” So we’re not going to.
We’re extending our $59/day all drives in all markets thru February! You read that right. ALL drives. ALL markets. Just $59/day.As stated by our own CEO, Luke Schneider, “We’re successful because we challenge the traditional rental paradigm of high prices, infuriating fees, and subpar rental experiences, so when we see competition increase price—without increasing actual value—we’re happy to show the world we think differently. There’s a reason our customer satisfaction and loyalty scores are four times the industry average: we know what customers want and we know how to give it to them. And now we’re doing it all with our best pricing yet.”Annnnnnnnd… swish.
Furthermore, if you haven’t yet rented from Silvercar, both the person referring and person being referred can receive a $25 electronic Visa gift card after your first rental. Simply go to the sign-up page on silvercar.com, and enter the “Referral Code” at the bottom of the page. If you’d like to use mine (which I’d of course be incredibly grateful for) it’s BSCHLAPPIG, though feel free to post yours below as well, and someone else can use it.
$59 is in many cases cheaper than what other agencies charge. In many cases it’s more expensive, in which case I still consider it to be a reasonable premium for a truly nice rental experience. But I also realize everyone values this stuff differently…