Whether you want to have an action-packed weekend, a nice ride for an upcoming date, wedding, or other special event, or just want to indulge, if you decided to rent a luxury or exotic vehicle in Chicago there are a couple of factors to consider before you do so to yield the best luxury or exotic vehicle experience for you. This article will discuss in length the important factors to consider to help you rent a luxury or exotic vehicle successfully.
Where you are going to drive the car and what’s your goal?
One factor people often overlook is where the car is going to be driven and making sure to pick the appropriate vehicle for where you are located. If you are going to be staying in the middle of downtown Chicago, maybe a high-strung Ferrari or Lamborghini will not be as fun as you are imagining. Unless, you have an important date or other exciting event where you want to arrive in something with a huge wow factor, then an exotic is definitely a great idea. Nonetheless, exotics are designed to be driven spiritedly around country roads and race tracks. In an urban city full of traffic and stop lights, most exotics are going to feel stiff, uncomfortable, and jerky, and are not going to give you the experience you are looking for. Maybe renting a high performance and luxury coupe or a luxury SUV might be a better idea. Now, if you are going to be in the suburbs away from city traffic and you are planning on finding a couple of nice, winding roads, then you will have greater opportunity to enjoy an exotic. Always consider where you are actually planning on driving the vehicle.
How much do you want to spend?
The different types of luxury or exotic vehicles available to rent will also have different prices. Supercars such as Ferraris and Lamborghini’s can be as much as $2,500 per day and more while luxury sedans and SUV’s will be priced considerable less usually around $500- $1,000 per day as well as luxury coupes and sports cars such as a Corvettes. While you might have your eyes set on a Ferrari, maybe renting a Corvette that’s more than half the price can yield a similar experience you are looking for.
Do you meet and possess the necessary requirements?
Every rental company will have guidelines and requirements for the vehicles it offers for rent. Most companies will have age restrictions which require the driver to be 21 or older. Most companies will have mileage restrictions on their vehicles and excess mileage charges, as well as restrictions on how and where you are allowed to take the vehicle. Similarly, most companies will require you to have an existing motor vehicle insurance policy with adequate coverage that will cover the rental in case of mishap. Some companies will offer insurance you can purchase to cover the vehicle if you do not currently have an active and valid motor vehicle insurance policy.
Which rental company to choose?
In Chicago, there are a couple of luxury and exotic rental car companies to choose from. However, be very careful with which company you choose to do business with. Unfortunately, there are many companies out there that do not follow the best business practices. Many companies will list vehicles on their site that they do not actually own and will try to broker between personal owners to provide to you. This means that the vehicle will not be properly insured which can result into a big problem if a mishap happens. Furthermore, some companies will offer vehicles that are not properly maintained and neglected. This can create problems if the car breaks down and it can lack to give the true luxury or exotic vehicle experience you are seeking.