I’ve been to Las Vegas several times and I’ve never been disappointed. It seems to get better each time but this goes back to trying new things. One year I had a conference and asked my best friend from high school to join me after the conference ended. We planned to hang out and talk about the “good ole days” but the one catch was that we would get an exotic car rental in Las Vegas. I was kind of excited but really had no idea what to expect. I searched online, found a company, called and asked a few questions and before I knew it, I got a call that the car was waiting for me downstairs. It was a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder in beautiful Ithica Green (Neon for the color challenged) convertible. This was the best time I’ve had in Vegas to date and I’d highly recommend it. So if you are in the market for an exotic car rental in Las Vegas then consider the following:
1. Check out the competition
Several cities have exotic rental car companies but Las Vegas is probably home to more than any other since it is the “Adult Disney World” where thousands of thrill seekers come to live it up and spend it all. Well they may not intend to spend it all but how do you think they built the Bellagio? With stiff competition for your hard earned dollars often comes a better deal for the exotic car enthusiast. With a few phone calls and web surfing you will find that some offer a deal on a select few cars while others offer a discount if rented during certain hours. Others will pull you in by offering an hourly rate instead of a daily rate. When a car can rent for $1000 to $2800 for 24 hours then maybe just 5 hours will do! You may also be surprised to find that you can save several hundred dollars on some cars just by picking a different company. Same car, same horsepower, lower price…go figure. I love competition!
2. Read the fine print
For any exotic car rental in Las Vegas there is a mileage cap. This is meant to keep the miles low and therefore the maintenance cost low…or lower since they are never “low”. The mileage cap ranges from 50 miles a day to 150 miles per day. Every mile driven above the limit will cost you from $1 to $3.50 for EACH MILE! So don’t think you’ll drive to Los Angeles and back without laying down some serious cash! You will also run into a cancellation policy. Some are more lenient that others so if you think you might have to cancel, find out their policy. Some will charge you the entire rental fee while others will stick to $500. Big difference so check it out. Since the policy will reference 48 hours or 72 hours prior to the rental time, you should know what time is considered your rental time so that there is no argument over the timing.
3. Insurance, wrecks and other fun details…
Yes you should call and tell your insurance company that you are planning on finding an exotic car rental in Las Vegas and taking a casual spin. All of the Exotic Rentals require that you carry auto insurance and will verify it. But they will not verify that your insurance is adequate. I called mine and I have a comprehensive coverage. If I wreck a $450,000 Lamborghini Murcielago and it costs $300,000 to repair, they will repair it after I pay my deductible. If I run into another Murcielago (what are the chances.oh, I forgot, in Las Vegas, it’s actually a pretty good chance!) and it’s my fault, they will only pay up to $100,000 and the rest is on me. Not likely to happen but check your own risk-meter and ask the rental about supplemental insurance if they offer it. Also, the rental company may come after you for “incidental claims” such as lost income. If you repair their car and it takes 2 weeks then they’ve lost out on 2 weeks of income from that car. That cost is not covered by your policy most likely. If you’re at all concerned about some of these issues, ask if they have a supplemental policy or ask your carrier if they will provide a temporary addition to your policy. It doesn’t hurt to ask.