Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can get a half-decent price on a car rental? I'm going to Florida next week, and I simply refuse to believe that my car rental is going to cost me more than my flight and hotels combined. This is for the cheapest cars they offer. All kinds of drop-off fees, taxes, massive deposits ($500?! WTF??), and all kinds of charges that they won't tell you about until after you've dropped it off at the end of the trip ("even though the price says unlimited mileage, there may be a mileage cap, but we won't tell you what it is until you've done all your driving!").
I'm 24 and will be picking it up in Tampa and dropping it off in Orlando, if that helps. It's for five days.
And while we're on the subject, does planning trips frustrate anyone else to the point where they'd just rather stay home? Haha.