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- Jan 23, 2020
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- 2013 Ford Fusion Energi, 2021 Mach-E First Edition
all of this.I'll rent a car for certain trips that are business related. Many times the rental is less expensive than the depreciation factor on the cars I own. For example, if I have to drive to Oklahoma City to visit our operations there, I am renting. Cost for three days plus gas (about $100-120) is so much less than the 900 miles roundtrip on my car (soon to be a MACH E) at $0.575 per mile or $517.
I also travel a lot (well I did before COVID) and so I have over 20 free days with National now. Using those free days for family trips is awesome. We have rented Expeditions or Tahoes on ski trips to Colorado and New Mexico. It us much easier for four people and their ski stuff to spread out in a big SUV. Sometimes I use the free days, sometimes I pay for the rentals. It just depends on cost.
Just because I'll own a BEV, doesn't mean that I won't rent a car.
My company actually requires I rent a car for longer-distance driving (comes down to liability/insurance reasons)... and I have regularly lost National days because they build up so fast.