So, next weekend - Memorial Day weekend - a few friends and I are road tripping from NYC, to a friend’s place in Cape Cod, MA. After analyzing all our choices, renting a car [read: large SUV] is our cheapest (and most fun) option. Being the car lover of the group, I jumped on the opportunity to pick & drive the vehicle. Here’s where the dilemma comes in.

Originally, we’d rented a Suburban from Enterprise in Manhattan for $997 Fri-Mon. BUT, I found a better deal.

Instead, I looked at WEEKLY rates from the Hertz at La Guardia [LGA is almost always the cheapest rental option, I’ve found] and found an ESCALADE [Or similar, could be a Navigator] for $686. The catch? I have to pick it up Tuesday and street park by my apartment for a few days, not a huge deal and saves us some good cash. Now, I’m assuming this isn’t the ESV version of the Caddy, but just the standard wheelbase model.

This morning, I decided to check Enterprises’ offerings at LGA. I found a Suburban [Or similar, could be Expedition XL] for $634. Cheaper, larger.

At any given time there will be 5 or 6 people in this truck, meaning we’re utilizing that 3rd row constantly. Some of us are tall, some are short, we’re all 20 somethings.

So, do I go for the Luxurious route, the Escalade with it’s 420 HP of V8 goodness, tech and lux’ed out inside for the most comfortable ride (for me), or do I instead go for the Suburban - Save a bit of money and get more cargo room & people room, but less luxury, tech and power.

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P.S. I’m assuming that these vehicles are 2017 or 2018, judging by what I’ve read online and the fact that they’re major rental hubs.

TL;DR

6 People

4 days in Cape Cod (driving from NYC)

Cadillac Escalade [non ESV, I think] $686 or Chevy Suburban $634.

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OR

Oppo, only you know these struggles.

Help me Oppo one kenobi, you’re my only hope.\

EDIT: Going with the Suburban. Gonna keep a reservation open for escalade just in case (stupid me cancelled it already, and re-booked it but it’s 30 bucks more...) something happens - but the Sub is def the way to go for this many people and this much luggage. $100 fill ups HERE I COME.

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Also, lol, have to figure out where to street park this thing at my apartment in long island city for a few days... it’ll be fun.