Renting a Model S from Hertz costs $475/day + .74/mile after 75 miles. After some negotiating, got the price down to $400/day. What is your thoughts on renting a Model S at these rates?
I personally would not waste money like that but if you got it go for it!...
That's crazy money and I wouldn't pay it. I've let friends take my car for a night out or a 40-mile trip and they all raved about it. For $400 they sure wouldn't have!
Seems outrageous to me too.
As a rental it is paramount to an exotic so it is fairly priced.
It depends. Is it a P+ ?
Motorcycles like the BMW K1600GTL or Honda Goldwing routinely rent for $253 per day at Eaglerider in Vegas. I just paid $13k to rent a BMW R1200GSA for two months, picked up in Nairobi, dropped off in Cape Town. That's $217 per day for a bike. You get what you pay for. $400 is a reasonable daily rental price for a $100k car.
It's a P85, as best I can tell. The Hertz dude was professional, but didn't know a whole lot about the car.
If you are considering buying it, paying ~$500 for an extended test drive doesn't sound too unreasonable. Other than that, it does seem pretty expensive.
There's also a Model S in San Francisco listed on the GetAround car sharing site. I believe it goes for $20 per hour. So it's a great deal for a couple hour test drive and is in the same ballpark as Hertz's daily rate.