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Steph’s mom comes into town next week for an extended stay. We’re excited to see family. And since it’s just Steph’s mom coming, we’ll all be able to cram into the Sable. It’ll be a tight fit, but doable.
In October, Steph’s sister is coming out to visit for two weeks. During those two weeks, 2 other, possibly 3, friends of ours (Steph’s sister’s roommates) are coming as well. No way we can all fit in the Sable. Aside from asking to borrow people’s mini-vans on campus, I’m thinking our options narrow down to renting a car.
So here’s the rub:
1) Do we rent a mini-van for those 10 days when it’ll be more than just Steph’s sister at a cost around $600-700, which will allow for all of us to fit in one vehicle?
2) Do we instead rent a small car for those 10 days at a cost around $400 and we take the rental and our Sable for all of our excursions?
Note: the gals who are coming will be contributing to the rent-a-car-fund.
Pros for #1 — less gasoline needed, we’ll all be in the same vehicle which allows for more interaction
Con for #1 — more cost up front
Pro for #2 — less cost up front
Cons for #2 — more gas used, won’t all be in the same vehicle
So what say you? Which is the better option? Any good rental car stories to go with?