This has probably been covered somewhere else, but I didn't find it and need some advice.
I'm flying to Salt Lake in August and renting a car. Looking for something in the compact or midsize range, I think. There will be four of us traveling, so we do want decent trunk space. We're not all that concerned about mileage since we're going to be splitting gas costs 4 ways and the difference isn't that significant.
Anyway, my real questions are as such: I've never rented before so I don't really know what to expect for price, or where to look. Any suggestions? We will be picking it up early afternoon on a Saturday and dropping it off by about 7 a.m. two Sundays later, for a total of 8 days. Looking online, I've seen about $270. Does this sound good, bad, ugly? My sister is over 25 years old and it will be in her name so we won't have the extra fees for young drivers.
Also, would you recommend getting the offered insurance? And should I book a car in advance online, or wait until I get there?