Avis Budget Adds Two States to Car Sales Program

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With the expansion of Avis Budget Group’s consumer car sales program, residents of Maryland and Virginia can now test-drive and purchase late-model Avis and Budget vehicles at competitive prices.

In collaboration with AutoNation Inc., an automotive retailer, Avis Budget's consumer car sales program offers a no-haggle, no-hassle process with a selection of late-model Avis and Budget rental vehicles for purchase.

Customers can shop online at www.avis.com or www.budget.com and schedule their "ultimate test drive" to drive a vehicle of their choice, according to Avis Budget. The ultimate test drives are free-of-charge for two hours or can be as long as three days for a nominal rental fee.

If the customer decides to purchase the vehicle, the base rental fee will be refunded after the purchase is completed through AutoNation Direct, according to Avis Budget.

"We take great pride in maintaining the vehicles in our rental fleet according to manufacturer warranty standards,” said Joe Ferraro, president, Americas, Avis Budget Group. “This level of service, which is routine for us, is a great benefit to those who ultimately purchase our vehicles. In fact, in many cases, the vehicles are still under the manufacturer's original warranty, and consumers have the option to purchase extended warranty coverage. We invite consumers in Maryland and Virginia to consider one of our well-cared for vehicles."

The car sales program is also available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. It features more than 75 vehicle makes and models, ranging from Ford and General Motors to Kia, BMW and Toyota.

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