Renting a muscle car is a good way to temporarily enjoy a vehicle that is otherwise either too rare, expensive or restrictive. The most important factors to consider when choosing the best muscle car rentals are price, vehicle performance and the terms of the rental agreement. Balancing these three interests ensures an optimal experience when undertaking muscle car rentals.
Price is the first — and often the most important — consideration in muscle car rentals. When looking at price, examine both the comparative price of the specific car under consideration first against the same model of car from other outlets in the area, then against the other car models available at that dealer. Do not attempt to compare the rental price of the same vehicle between regions — for example, do not compare the rental price of a certain vehicle in your area against the price of the same car somewhere far away. Instead, compare the price of the car only against other local businesses providing muscle car rentals.
Popular vehicles at muscle car rental outlets will command a price premium, but you can save money by downgrading to a less popular model of the same type of vehicle. The difference in performance between the two models might be substantial on the racetrack, but it almost certainly is negligible during normal city and highway driving. Additionally, many people will not notice the visual difference between the two models.
Another consideration is performance. When choosing between different muscle car rentals, do not immediately jump to horsepower and other performance statistics such as straight line acceleration and torque as a measure of the vehicle's worth. Only a professional racing driver with substantial experience behind the wheel of high-power cars will be able to tell the difference between cars with slightly more horsepower or other performance factors. Thus, choose a vehicle that is visually and personally exciting as opposed to one that looks good on paper.
Finally, compare the terms of the rental agreements between different cars and muscle car rental outlets to find the most advantageous deal possible. Terms to compare include insurance, such as whether independent insurance is required or whether insurance is provided through the dealer; the specific time the car must be returned to the dealer; and any other restrictions, such as limits on distance or restrictions on where the car can be driven. This avoids uncomfortable surprises during the rental period and can improve your enjoyment substantially.