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Old March 26th, 2015, 02:45 PM
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Renting out your Defender - would you do it?

I was checking out relayrides for an upcoming trip to Austin and started thinking, hypothetically…

Who here would rent out their Defender? And at what price point?

The free market millennial in me is just curious as we have some pretty rare and highly desirable rigs.

Especially those of us in Boston, or DC, or NYC, or Chicago, or San Francisco…

I’m sure there are some folks that would want one for a date or a business trip or whatever but don’t want to own one. And I’m sure there’s a price point where this might make sense.

Thoughts?
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:01 PM
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Sounds painful. When I wife or kids drive mine they always seem to come back with something broken.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:08 PM
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I've thought about this myself, but not as a rental to God knows who. I would trade with a source member, but only because we are all pretty like minded when it comes to our trucks. If someone wanted to go see wine country in my ST I'd let them, so long as they lived someplace I would want to visit ( Chicago, Boston, NY, DC, Miami, all of Texas, etc) and could borrow their truck for the day for sightseeing or something.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:19 PM
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Just letting people borrow my tools...no. My vehicle? Goodbye clutch.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:21 PM
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When I had my 90 for sale test drives were impossibly painful.

There is no way I would 'rent' my truck
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:23 PM
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I'll do it, to make a a little money.....when I'm dead. Renter is responsible for exuming my truck and removing my body from it at my grave site, as well as the reburial.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:25 PM
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I'll do it, to make a a little money.....when I'm dead. Renter is responsible for exuming my truck and removing my body from it at my grave site, as well as the reburial.

^^ this is awesome. Might add it to my will.

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When I had my 90 for sale test drives were impossibly painful.

There is no way I would 'rent' my truck

Care to elaborate on painful? I'd imagine folks looking to buy a defender would know that it is more agricultural then civilized.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:28 PM
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I tried to sign up for Uber/Lyft when we were getting the snot kicked out of us with snow storms here in New England, I wanted an excuse to drive around. I figured it would be a fun thing to do here and there at a night, but they have a blanket age restriction on cars. Lame. I'd never rent my truck out though, unless it was another rover owner or someone I really trust, in which case I'd probably just let them use if for free...
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:33 PM
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I've thought about this myself, but not as a rental to God knows who. I would trade with a source member, but only because we are all pretty like minded when it comes to our trucks. If someone wanted to go see wine country in my ST I'd let them, so long as they lived someplace I would want to visit ( Chicago, Boston, NY, DC, Miami, all of Texas, etc) and could borrow their truck for the day for sightseeing or something.
hmmmmmmm =)
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:34 PM
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I tried to sign up for Uber/Lyft when we were getting the snot kicked out of us with snow storms here in New England, I wanted an excuse to drive around. I figured it would be a fun thing to do here and there at a night, but they have a blanket age restriction on cars. Lame. I'd never rent my truck out though, unless it was another rover owner or someone I really trust, in which case I'd probably just let them use if for free...

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I get guys (acquaintances) asking to swap vehicles all the time. I thought twice on a 2010 M3.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:39 PM
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Your insurance wouldn't cover you or the vehicle.

Leave 4x4 rentals to Jeep boys
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:40 PM
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IMHO, unless you know how to run a Budget, Hertz, or Avis, it's probably a bad idea.

Actually, it's definitely a bad idea.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 03:51 PM
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I am not a huge fan of letting people drive it when Im in it. Hell I can even keep them from slamming the doors. It doesnt take much to close of the half doors.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 04:22 PM
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What's the difference between a jeep and a rental car?

There are some places you just won't take a jeep! - Hawaiian saying ;-)
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Old March 26th, 2015, 04:34 PM
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I thought about this many times in the past as I live in the metro new york area and have 3 rovers that might be of interest to someone from the west coast with the same rovers that we can have a reciprocal agreement. Kinda like airbnb. Unfortunately, as Chris and Ed alluded to above, insurance will have a problem with such arrangements.

This is one of those things where this saying applies...

"It's all fine and dandy until someone gets hurt".
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Old March 26th, 2015, 04:48 PM
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I hear ya. But I thought the expression was:

"It's all fun and games until somebody gets a rash!" Lol
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I get guys (acquaintances) asking to swap vehicles all the time. I thought twice on a 2010 M3.
Recall when the early 90's ZR-1 had a power robbing valet key? That was a good idea.
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Old March 26th, 2015, 05:11 PM
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Recall when the early 90's ZR-1 had a power robbing valet key? That was a good idea.
That's a damn good idea! I didn't know about that.
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When I went out to CO to do a course with Graham Jackson, I wanted to have a 90 to drive while he drove his 110. He contacted a friend (believe he's a board member - 97 beluga black with "EX"-something vanity Colorado tags) and he rented me his truck for $400/day while we wheeled the high country around Estes Park. So, there's an actual market example for you.

Also, check out classic car club of Manhattan - they rent exotics as well as some classic 4X4's, like the Bronco and Yota - Probably good comps for the defender to give you an idea.
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