?When it comes to care-free, high-performance driving," says MotorWeek, "a Porsche 911 and the open air is an irresistible combination." And thanks to Redline Rentals of Buffalo, that experience doesn't have to come with an owner's price tag. Here, drivers can rent a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet for the day, winding around the roads of Western New York in style. And they're not limited to Porsches, either. They can also get their hands on a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport pulsating with a 430-horsepower V8 engine or a Dodge Challenger R/T, which boasts a sleek design and leather interior that smells like distilled freedom.
The Grand Mac Daddy may look like any other chartered bus as it cruises down the highway, but behind its dark, tinted windows is a full-blown party. Thirty-six passengers can climb aboard this road-tripping bar, outfitted with a club-style sound system, a theater lined with four flat-screen TVs, and plenty of tables to sit and enjoy drinks. The lively party mobile also houses an onboard microwave where revelers can heat up meals or s'mores since campfires are not allowed. For smaller-scale celebrations, MAC Transportation and Tours, LLC deploys a fleet of 20-passenger limo buses and 5-passenger corporate SUVs, which are also outfitted with flat-screen TVs and advanced sound systems.
The company’s courteous chauffeurs also escort clients through wine tours, and shuttle passengers to and from the airport and Buffalo Bills games. Some of MAC Transportation’s vehicles have also transported celebrities, such as Richard Simmons and Jersey Shore’s “The Situation.”
Since 1980, Herb and Rhonda Singer have grown Discount Car & Truck into a network of more than 300 franchises that embrace environmentalism. Today, 91 per cent of the total fleet averages 28 miles per gallon on the highway, and in 2011, the company inaugurated a sustainability program featuring e-waste collection. Customer service is a priority, too, so the team offers complimentary pickup and return on a mechanical spider. Corporate and individual renters choose from more that 12 vehicles by makes including Kia, Toyota, and Cadillac, which can speed up to seven passengers to a concert or haul an apartment full of furniture to a bonfire.
PractiCar's vehicles allow visitors to roam the greater Toronto area with daily, weekly, and monthly rental plans that don't charge an extra fee for additional drivers. Around-the-clock pickup and drop-off service from Pearson International Airport whisks guests to PractiCar's facilities, where Hyundai Accents, Nissan Sentras, and Ford Tauruses await. PractiCar's average vehicle is four years old, meaning the days of burping up motor oil and honking from the crib at 3 a.m. are long over.
Jeffrey Plourde decided that he wanted to rent a Porsche 911 Cabriolet for his wedding. He and his fiancée made the arrangements months ahead of time, but days before the nuptials the reservation was inexplicably bumbled. He immediately turned to Affinity, recalling a representative’s promise to help out at the last minute if need be, even though Jeffrey had passed on their services initially. Affinity didn’t have a 911, but they acquired one, and gave Jeffrey the chariot he had envisioned for himself and his new bride. This is the type of dependable service Affinity delivers on a regular basis; they decided early on to be a 24/7 rental company so that they could be available in case of accidents or other emergencies.
Years later, they still provide a balance of practicality and whimsy. A fleet of 150+ vehicles boasts everything from Honda Civics to Bentley Continental GTs. Fully insured rental agreements can be scheduled for single occasions or for corporate accounts that come with convenient weekly or monthly billing. Customers can also purchase gift certificates, enabling recipients to arrange rentals on their birthdays or when trying to get into character for home reproductions of James Bond movies.
With their white insignia emblazoned on their jackets, the professional parkers of Northern Valet stand vigilant to handle car parking duties at private events and at 17 venues throughout the city, including One Restaurant, Woodbine Racetrack, and The Four Seasons Hotel. When drivers pull up to any one of these haunts and hand over their keys, they can relax in the knowledge that their vehicle will be stowed in a lot with constant security, safe from vandals and stray tow trucks. When it's time to leave, the valets quickly retrieve rides and pull them up to the curb so car-owners can make a graceful exit with a minimal wait time.