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Hertz So Good! Cheap Car Rentals From Florida to the Northeast

April 2, 2004 -- Every spring, flocks of honking geese wend their way north from their winter resting places in Florida. So do flocks of honking rental cars -- and that trend means savings for anyone driving from the Sunshine State to the Northeast.

Hertz's annual Florida Drive Out program offers super-low rates for one-way rentals from anywhere in Florida to 24 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic destinations. Your rate includes unlimited mileage, there's no drop-off fee, and it applies to rental periods from 2 to 14 days. You must reserve your car at least 24 hours in advance, and travel between April 18 and June 28.

The following rates are fabulous.

  • Economy-sized cars (that's small, not big) are $9.99/day or $69.99/week.
  • Compact cars are $14.99/day or $88.99/week.
  • Mid-sized vehicles are $19.99/day or $98.99/week.
  • Sportscars are $24.99/day or $104.99/week.
  • Full-sized vehicles are $29.99/day or $109.99/week.

The savings are enormous. When we tested five-day May trips from Orlando and Miami to Providence and Burlington, we found rates of $280 and above (before taxes and fees) on major travel agency Web sites. A comparable trip with this Hertz deal would be $50. You can't beat that.

The available destinations are:

  • Albany, NY
  • Bangor, ME
  • Binghamton, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Burlington, VT
  • BWI Airport, MD
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Dulles Airport, VA
  • Groton, CT
  • Hartford, CT
  • JFK Airport, NY
  • LaGuardia Airport, NY
  • Lebanon, NH
  • Manchester, NH
  • New York City (Manhattan), NY
  • Newark International Airport, NJ
  • Philadelphia International Airport, PA
  • Portland, ME
  • Providence, RI
  • Reagan National Airport, VA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Worcester, MA

Combine these rental rates with low one-way fares from Southwest (, JetBlue ( or Spirit ( for an affordable East Coast road trip.

To book your car, visit or call 800/654-3131 and ask for rate code 1WAY.

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