Silvercar is a new car rental outfit that only rents Audi A4s and gives you:
- Free GPS, wifi, and satellite radio
- Free toll tracking (you pay the tolls you consume, with no markup)
- If you don’t refuel the car, you pay a $5 admin fee and the local rate for premium gas.
They’re currently in five locations:
- Dallas – DFW
- Dallas – Love
- Los Angeles – LAX
- San Francisco – SFO
The business model isn’t a clear no-brainer, they used to have a Houston Hobby location but that’s been closed.
Lucky noted that discount code AFF-FTD is good for $50 off a rental through June 30.
And since rates start at $59+tax for a weekend day, I thought I’d check them out for a one-day weekend rental I needed coming up.
Entering the promotion code underneath the ‘reserve’ button the price of my rental dropped to $9 for the one day, $13 all-in with taxes.
Creating my account I discovered they have a referral program, if you are referred by an existing customer both of you get $25 after the new account’s first rental.
If anyone has a Silvercar referral code, please leave it in the comments as I believe I can still add the code to my account before my rental. My referral code is GLEFF for anyone who wants to add it to theirs and get a $25 credit after first rental.
An interesting issue was raised in the comments of Lucky‘s post on Silvercar, that credit card collision coverage wouldn’t apply to a luxury car rental. But I Googled pricing for Audi A4s and they seem to start in the low to mid-$30,000s. So I’m not concerned, most card coverages apply to vehicles either below $50,000 or below $75,000. I’ve been upgraded to luxury vehicles for years by Avis, and the title ‘luxury’ alone never concerned me.
I’m looking forward to trying them out.