SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

August 22, 2006 14:30 ET

Hertz End of Summer Freedom Rates Make Booking a Rental Car as Easy as Can Be

Freedom Rates Now Include Special Rates on Hertz Fun and Prestige Collections

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 -- The Hertz Corporation announces new end of summer Freedom Rates that makes renting a car for your next getaway as easy as can be. Available for rental pick-up from August 21 through September 30, 2006, travelers can save money by renting a broad selection of vehicles with one of three Freedom Rates: $24.99 per weekend day for standard (compact to full size) cars, $44.99 for Hertz Fun Collection vehicles, or $74.99 for Hertz Prestige Collection vehicles*. With this promotion, Freedom Rates can be booked for any weekend rental kept over a Saturday evening, making it easy to afford the car of your choice for a weekend getaway.

For those planning to travel for extended periods, three weekly Freedom Rates are also available: $159.99 for compact to full size cars; $219.99 for Hertz Fun Collection vehicles; and $399.99 for Hertz Prestige Collection automobiles.

For the traveler seeking an exciting driving experience, the Hertz Fun Collection features an array of vehicles including convertibles, such as the Ford Mustang, Toyota Solara, and Mazda Miata; coupes and roadsters, such as the Chevy HHR, and PT Cruiser; and SUVs, such as the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Escape XLT Sport. To add more entertainment to your driving experience, all Hertz Fun Collection vehicles feature SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI)** at no extra charge. Hertz offers more than 8,500 Hertz Fun Collection vehicles at major airport locations in the United States.

For the ultimate driving experience, the Hertz Prestige Collection offers a selection of the finest luxury and performance vehicles, including the Audi A8L and A6 Quattro; Infiniti Q45 and FX35; Jaguar S-TYPE and XJ8, with an enhanced set of customer services, including complimentary NeverLost, Hertz's proprietary, customized GPS navigation system. The Hertz Prestige Collection is available in more than 40 U.S. cities.

With both the Hertz Fun and Prestige Collections, each vehicle is specifically reservable, so the vehicle you choose is the vehicle you'll get -- not just something "similar."

For reservations or more information, consumers can visit the company online at, and use the rate code: "FRDM" or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131 and ask for "Freedom Rates." Travel agents can visit Hertz's dedicated travel agent website at

Hertz operates from approximately 7,600 locations in 150 countries worldwide.

* Not all vehicles in standard, Fun and Prestige collections are included in Freedom rates promotion.

** Satellite radio service is only available within the continental United States; Hertz vehicles in Hawaii will not feature SIRIUS.

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