CBC - Stolen Enterprise rental Mustang has woman facing $47K bill

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  1. Kent Brockman

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    Stolen Enterprise rental Mustang has woman facing $47K bill

    [​IMG] What started as a fun getaway weekend has turned into a financial nightmare for a Dartmouth woman who's now facing a huge bill she can't afford to pay.


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  2. C. Mike Hunt

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    Yikes!

    I've dealt with this location in the past. Guess it's a case of buyer (or renter) beware.
     
  3. Ron Mexico

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    Interested to see how this pans out,

    If she did not buy any insurance on a 47k car and can't afford to replace it, thats another story.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but it doesn't say she doesn't have insurance to cover the cost of the vehicle in the article, probably left out to sensationalize the story.
     
  4. Boots

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    47K? Did it have 20K worth of gold in the trunk? :lol:
     
  5. Scott

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    haven't priced up a Mustang in a while I'm guessing?
     
  6. Boots

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    Aside from being surprised there is a mustang worth 47K, wtf are they doing renting them at enterprise? :lol:
     
  7. Cheddar

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    This really isn't news worthy. All they have to do is determine what is considered a returned vehicle. If the store allows for after hours drop offs, then in my opinion, the only question is did she or didn't she drop it off. If she did, then its the store's problem. If they are suggesting she didn't drop it off and just turned in the keys and stole the vehicle that's something different. On the other hand, if the contract states the car is the customer's responsibility until it is documented as returned, then its her problem, and I would bet somewhere in the contract it is stated when the responsibility changes over. Should be resolved pretty quickly.
     
  8. Boots

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    If if it was determined to be her responsibility, wouldn't the rental insurance cover it (or her own assuming she has rental coverage) ?
     
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    looks like a GT premium vert so yeah msrp would be in the 47-48k range and if you want to check all the option boxes its easy to tip the 50k mark
     
  10. Cheddar

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    Only if she took it. When you rent a car you can choose your coverages. Your liability from your own insurance is available but loss and damages are voluntary. Some people take it, other's have an endorsement on their own policy to cover it, others use coverage provided by many credit cards (use this if you have it, so losses don't go against your insurance), other's choose the rental coverage at the store, and some just decide the added expense is not worth the risk, just like some people only put liability on their own cars. If she didn't have her own coverage, and opted out of coverage at the rental agency then if she is determined to be responsible, she'd be on the hook out of pocket.

    I simply can't imagine the rental contract not stimulating this at the time of rental, but stranger things have happened. My argument would be, "Hey, you gave me an option to drop off the car after hours and you agree that if the car was there the next day when you opened and the keys were in the door, that you would consider it as being returned last night, so the only reason you aren't now, is because something went wrong. " But I'm sure they would probably point to a clause in the contract that I signed that says otherwise. It should be a pretty quick resolution once lawyers get involved.

    Its only natural that the rental company would try to go down every path to have the responsibility pushed on the customer, and as would anyone, the customer is going to do everything they can to get out of the bill.

    Side note: it looks like she does have her own auto insurance and her company has made a statement. If she had the proper endorsements on her policy to cover rental cars, her company will probably fight with the rental company, keeping her out of it. So what should go down, is Enterprise will charge her card, her insurance company would reimburse her, and then they would fight with Enterprise over the bill...in theory.
     
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    I wish I had the link for it, but I read another article that stated that she had her own insurance for this, but that insurance company's stance was essentially this.

    *edit for link*
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...-with-woman-on-hook-for-47k-mustang-1.2483207

    It's the last sentence in the article.
     
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  12. Cheddar

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    Well there you go. I'm smrt.
     
  13. Muricane

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    I rented from enterprise for years. If I dropped the car off after close, it was my responsibility until they checked it in the following morning.
     
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    afaik she had insurance through he own insurance company :shrug:

    Edit: asked and answer, I should have read the last page of the thread
     
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    I still think the CBC article title is misleading.

    If the court determines it was in her control, her insurer pays or other way the enterprise insurance pays. She's never out of pocket 47k.

    Eh?
     
  16. STYLINator

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    Coming from a guy that drives a Element...:rolleyes:
     
  17. STYLINator

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  18. Boots

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    I could have a Gallardo parked in the garage and my mind would still be blown at the thought of a 50K mustang :lol:
     
  19. STYLINator

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    lol, I have no doubt there are Mustangs out there that are worth as much as a Gallardo.
     
  20. Boots

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    Like if you bought one and asked the sales guy for the Gallardo option where it actually comes with a Gallardo?
     
  21. Cooper

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    what should a brand new mustang gt convertible cost?
     
  23. humberc

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    Everyday trucks, SUV's and minivans are 50k now. I'd say a 420HP convertible should be a bargain at 50k.
     
  24. Boots

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    It should cost whatever people are willing to pay for them. If someone's will to shell out 50K for a mustang, all the power to em. I'll pass myself :lol:
     
  25. Boots

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    Would you buy a 420HP Kia for 50K?
     
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    if the mustang didn't exist, yeah. I'm not too wrapped up in what badge is on a car as long as it does what I'm looking for it to do at a price I deem reasonable

    and if you want 400+ HP out of a Kia you'll have to buy a car from its sister company hyundai, and its $67k.
     
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    Let's point this stupid argument it a different direction. Why shouldn't it cost $50k?
     
  28. STYLINator

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    Exactly......You will pass.....

    I personally wouldn't spend 2 cents on a brand new Element.

    IMO its just ignorant for you to make such a statement when you most likely don't know anything about said vehicle in the first place.
     
  29. billybob

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    Why the mustang hate boots? They are easily one of the best bang for your buck cars on the road.

    As for the story, she shouldn't be responsible for the car. Enterprise has the key drop off and encourage it for their own convenience so it should be their own responsibility. Busiest part of the day for any non-airport car rental business is the first hour and the last hour of the day. There is nothing better than having a fleet of overnight drop offs if you are a branch manager.
     
  30. Boots

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    Yeah, not so much the badge is important but the overall quality of the vehicle. A big HP # in an average car does nothing for me.

    It's not an argument. I wouldn't pay 50K for a mustang. Just an opinion.

    No hate, just not my personal choice. Based on my 18 years of vehicle ownership, I'd be hard pressed to buy a car that wasn't Japanese :o
     
  31. Cooper

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    Everyone's allowed an opinion. He doesnt like your car, big deal.
     
  32. PDizzle

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    i believe he didn't think it was worth 47k yet couldn't say why other than he doesn't like it or wouldn't buy another non jap vehicle.
     
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    I'm with Boots on this one. I didn't think it was worth $47k either :shrug:
     
  34. Cheddar

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    The meaning of the term worth has gone from:

    I didn't know they cost that much to buy
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    I didn't know people would pay that much for one
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    I wouldn't buy one.

    All of this from a thread that has nothing to do with the actual type of car or its actual value. Awesome.
     
  35. C. Mike Hunt

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    OK, let's have some more fun with this.

    If $47K is the original purchase price/replacement value, what would the depreciated value be? Assuming the car is a few months old (this happened in October) and had regular renters from the time it was bought and in Enterprise's fleet.
     

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