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Old 11-23-2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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Expanded Agreement With Hertz Offers More Exclusive Benefits for AAA MembersWednesday November 22, 12:44 pm ET

PARK RIDGE, NJ--(MARKET WIRE)--Nov 22, 2006 -- Hertz, the leader in the leisure and business car rental market, and AAA, North America's largest leisure travel organization, have expanded the exclusive partnership to include more benefits for AAA's 50 million members. Hertz has had a 28-year partnership with AAA offering special discounts and perks to AAA members and for the past 14 years Hertz has been AAA's exclusive car rental partner.

The main features of the AAA program with Hertz in the USA and Canada include benefits such as increased discounts; one free child seat; 50 percent off SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI - News)*; and 25 percent off NeverLost(TM), Hertz' customized on-board navigational system.

"The strongest testament to the AAA and Hertz relationship is a thriving partnership that dates back 28 years, and we are very proud that for the last 14 years we've been AAA's exclusive car rental provider," said Mark Frissora, Chief Executive Officer, Hertz Global Holdings. "AAA members receive even greater benefits under our new program with special AAA rates that offer the best overall car rental value available, while our enhanced program provides benefits on the products and services that make travel more convenient and that customers have come to expect from Hertz."

"One of AAA's top priorities is to provide the best and most valuable travel benefits to our 50 million members and we are very pleased to enhance our partnership with Hertz to offer even more exclusive benefits," said AAA President and CEO Robert L. Darbelnet. "In addition to special AAA rates, Hertz's free child passenger seats, as well as discounts on satellite radio and its popular NeverLost system, will play an important role in helping AAA to meet the needs of today's sophisticated travelers."

In addition to the products and services travelers have come to expect from a car rental company -- 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, Computerized Driving Directions, and one of the youngest fleets in the industry -- Hertz continues to define the car rental industry, offering renters the ability to reserve cars by specific make and model with the Hertz Green Collection, a collection of vehicles with an EPA highway fuel-efficiency rating of 28 miles or more per gallon, the Hertz Prestige Collection, a collection of high-end, luxury vehicles that come equipped with NeverLost, and the sporty Hertz Fun Collection, a collection of convertibles, roadsters and coupes and SUVs all equipped with SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

To make reservations or for more information, customers can call their local AAA travel agent, visit AAA.com/hertz, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com.

About AAA
As the nation's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides its 50 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at www.AAA.com

About Hertz
Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,600 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe as well as the only car rental company with corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America and North America. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, NeverLost customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

About NeverLost
NeverLost(TM) is the car rental industry's leading in-car navigation system that is customized to meet travelers' needs while on the road. The user friendly route-guidance system provides turn-by-turn audio and visual driving directions to virtually any destination in the U.S. and Canada and provides voice prompts in seven languages -- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

NeverLost's "Full Coverage" map database includes all named roads in the U.S. and detailed coverage of all major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. and Canada, covering 20 million segments and 4 million miles of navigable roads. The NeverLost Location directory has 1.3 million pre-programmed destinations, including 70,000 hotels, 65,000 gas stations and 470,000 restaurants.

NeverLost also features a "AAA Tour Book" with ratings for hotels, restaurants and local attractions; "Travel Assistance" directory with airline phone numbers, radio station guides, and phone numbers for local weather and traffic; "Local Attractions" directory pre-programmed with popular leisure and business destinations; and a "Previous Destinations" directory enabling customers to mark a current location as a routable destination.
NeverLost was first introduced in 1995 and is continually upgraded to incorporate the latest technological advancements as well as customer comments about the system. Hertz has more than 50,000 NeverLost units available for rent for an additional charge from more than 400 rental locations throughout North America.

About SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Hertz offers SIRIUS Satellite Radio in more than 50 major airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. SIRIUS delivers the best programming in all of radio, including 100% commercial-free music plus world-class sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather. And, to make getting there easier, SIRIUS 1st Traffic and Weather provides up-to-the minute local traffic and weather reports every 4 minutes. SIRIUS Satellite Radio is available at select locations in the U.S. and Canada for an additional charge.
* © 2006 SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. "SIRIUS" and the SIRIUS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc.

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Hertz offers SIRIUS Satellite Radio in more than 50 major airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. SIRIUS delivers the best programming in all of radio, including 100% commercial-free music plus world-class sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather. And, to make getting there easier, SIRIUS 1st Traffic and Weather provides up-to-the minute local traffic and weather reports every 4 minutes. SIRIUS Satellite Radio is available at select locations in the U.S. and Canada for an additional charge.
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This is were letting people know that some of the channels are uncensored.

Last May I went to rent a car at Hertz, and a lady there was, too. They gave her a car with Sirius. As the guy was explaining what Sirius was, I had to tell her that she needs to be careful what channel she puts the radio on...

Good job, though. I have AAA. Would never go with out it...
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so i have AAA - how do i get the sirius at 50% off?
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Thanks but I'm looking for this deal...the 50% off one. 50% is alot more savings on the Stiletto


The main features of the AAA program with Hertz in the USA and Canada include benefits such as increased discounts; one free child seat; 50 percent off SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI - News)*; and 25 percent off NeverLost(TM), Hertz' customized on-board navigational system
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I'm going to guess this means 50% off Sirius in your Hertz rental car, not for buying a Stilleto.
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I'm going to guess this means 50% off Sirius in your Hertz rental car, not for buying a Stilleto.
I don't think so. When rentals have satellite radio in them, it's not an extra option like insurance or prepaid gas. It's part of the car, like a regular FM radio.

My guess is that it means 50% off the subscription, not equipment. I'm wondering if current AAA members who already have a sbscription (like me) will qualify.
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Not sure that is true, I rented from Hertz recently and was charged about $15.00 for the Sirius . So, my guess is AAA members would nowget that for $7.50, along with one free car seat which costs about 20-40.
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Not sure that is true, I rented from Hertz recently and was charged about $15.00 for the Sirius . So, my guess is AAA members would nowget that for $7.50, along with one free car seat which costs about 20-40.
Really, OK. When I rented a car last year, I don't remember who from, it came with XM at no extra charge. They didn't even mention it when I signed the contract the car. It was just there when I got in the car.

So if they're going to charge extra for it, I wonder how they deactivate it if you don't want it. Do they take out the tuner box? Seems like it would be a hassle.
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I think they have cars with and without satellite radio; the ratio of Hertz standard cars vs. Hertz cars with satellite radio should be about 2:1.
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I rented a Hertz vehicle once and they wanted 3 bucks a day for Sirius. I was able to decline it. I think this is a bad way to get new subscribers. Should be free to car renters to hook more people on the service.
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I think they have cars with and without satellite radio; the ratio of Hertz standard cars vs. Hertz cars with satellite radio should be about 2:1.
Yeah, I guess that's one way to do it, but it seems like a bad business idea. Think of it: You're at the counter picking up your rental and decline the Sirius option. They tell you they have one of the car type that you want but it has Sirius. So now you can't get the car you want because of a radio? That doesn't make sense to me. I'd be furious.
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Yeah, I guess that's one way to do it, but it seems like a bad business idea. Think of it: You're at the counter picking up your rental and decline the Sirius option. They tell you they have one of the car type that you want but it has Sirius. So now you can't get the car you want because of a radio? That doesn't make sense to me. I'd be furious.

My experience with Hertz is that if you don't request a car with Sirius and they give you a car with Sirius, you don't get charged for it. I'm a Hertz Gold 5 Star and I have been upgraded to cars with Sirius and was never charged for it since I never requested it.
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