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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017 Thread Starter
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Does anyone know if I can rent a 10-14 mustangs in the Chicago area? I'm thinking of buying one but I have not seen one I like here but I see a lot in other parts of the country. I don't want to fly out to North Carolina just see if I like driving one. I drove the 2008 one when I rented it from Hertz back in a day and I loved it. I also drove the 2016 one and I hated it - would never buy one.

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I would look for one on a dealer lot sometimes you can rent from them. Ask about a 3 day test drive. Google "private car rental service" similar to airbnb,vrbo,etc. how different are the available ones compared to what you want? just curious..other than V6/V8 MT/AT and even those you can ignore the V6/V8 difference. it's huge but easy to imagine.

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Here is a link for the division of Enterprise "Enterprise Exotic" that handles that in the Chicago area.

https://exoticcars.enterprise.com/en...s/chicago.html

Looks like different areas offer different "exotics", Chicago may not do Mustangs, I'd call them.
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Does anyone know if I can rent a 10-14 mustangs in the Chicago area? I'm thinking of buying one but I have not seen one I like here but I see a lot in other parts of the country. I don't want to fly out to North Carolina just see if I like driving one. I drove the 2008 one when I rented it from Hertz back in a day and I loved it. I also drove the 2016 one and I hated it - would never buy one.
although I can't help you out on this.....I want to highly commend you for doing what you are doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we have always done that....find and rent a car for a week of what we are looking to buy...... that is the best way of determining if it really is what you want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What did you hate about the 2016?

I've got a 2013 GT and it literally makes me laugh out loud every few times I drive it. If you don't have fun driving a mustang, you might be dead.
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Thanks all for replies. The problem is that I'm looking for only black one with leather and stick shift. V6 would do it I think. Really hard to find one - in my price range that is. The closest to me is 3.5 hrs drive. It's a 2010 GT with 130k miles for $9900, automatic. I'm worried about high mileage automatics. I'm afraid to go to dealer because once they'll suck you in they won't let you go. I think I've heard of three days test drive, but I'm guessing that applies only to new cars.
The 2016 mustangs look absolutely bad ass but when I rented one I couldn't wait to go back to my 4 banger honda. For one, it was a V6 automatic. It was gutless. I couldn't understand why until I learned it was 3.7, and not the old 4.0 engine I had so much fun with. Also, the newest mustangs are a LOT heavier than the previous generations. The GT V8 would obviously do the trick. The second problem was that it was very uncomfortable. You sit very low and the side window is really high. I tried to raise the seat but before I found a more comfortable position I would already reach the headliner. I kept adjusting and adjusting. I don't know. I just felt very claustrophobic. That was the deal breaker.
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I would do a search for a 2011-2014 Mustang GT,you will find one that you will fall in love with,the new A/T are very stout hardly any problems,good luck and keep us posted, pic's are a must when you find one. LOL.
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For one, it was a V6 automatic. It was gutless. I couldn't understand why until I learned it was 3.7, and not the old 4.0 engine I had so much fun with. .

Having owned a 2007 4.0 V6, and currently owning a 2011 3.7 V6, The 2011 is not gutless compared to what the 2007. I haven't tried a 2015-17 V6 yet.

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Big name Rental companies don't rent cars that old. Bad for business. Maybe rent-a-wreck rents them that old.


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Yeah, you can rent a current model from Enterprise, Hertz, National too I think -- but not earlier years. My best suggestion is "google it" It is a great idea to rent one though; I did that before I decided between Mustang and Camaro back in 2010 and it really helped with the decision.

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Having owned a 2007 4.0 V6, and currently owning a 2011 3.7 V6, The 2011 is not gutless compared to what the 2007. I haven't tried a 2015-17 V6 yet.
Yeah, I don't get that either, the 3.7 is a hell of a lot more powerful than the old 4.0.
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There's a great app called "Turo."
Essentially it's like Airbnb but for cars. PLENTY of mustangs around my area of all years.

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