While most travelers are familiar with renting a car while on the road, most people's experience in the past has completely revolved around airports and economy cars, especially when the car rental is for a quick business trip. However, these aren't the only options available, and for travelers who want to upgrade beyond what can normally be found at the rental counter, there are available luxury cars to rent, if you know where to look.
Renting a luxury car might seem like a process that requires having special contacts or some kind of procurement specialist who knows how to get access to a secret cache of high priced luxury cars, especially in a city like Los Angeles, where there is a premium on high profile goods. That's not actually the case, but there is a way to get access to luxury cars by using a custom search tool like http://www.carrentalexpress.com, which has a custom search option just for luxury vehicles.
Independent car rental agencies are your best bet for finding a luxury rental in the city of your choice, and Las Angeles has several to choose from. It should be noted that agencies who offer luxury rentals often offer other specialty cars that you might not think of as 'luxury', so if you are looking for something such as, say, a convertible, you might want to check out some of these services.
A luxury car is definitely a grade above your run-of-the-mill, everyday rental vehicle and won't make you feel like your having to settle while you are on the road. This is especially true if you drive a nicer car in your everyday life; it isn't very enjoyable to have to downgrade when driving away from home. Even though traveling can be fun, no matter what the purpose of the trip, there are sacrifices and inconveniences in getting to our destination. We can only pack a few things, and when flying, we often try to limit our baggage to a carry-on or two. Hotel rooms are smaller than our homes, and even if we are enjoying a tropical climate, we are still away from the comforts of our home base. Renting a luxury car can help ease some of the inconvenience, and frequent travelers know that the secret is to minimize the impact as you move about.
As noted previously, although many luxury car rental agencies will have available models from Mercedes, BMW and others, some will have sports cars such as Ford Mustangs or other types of quick cars. Here's an important tip if you are looking for this kind of car; some agencies will list a 'Mustang or similar', which sounds pretty ordinary and much like any other rental disclaimer. However, if you take a closer look, some agencies will actually not say 'or' similar, they will say 'no' similar. Which means they are offering that specific car. As always, you can follow up with a brief call to confirm what you will be getting when you arrive.
Luxury cars are not just limited to sedans. SUVs and other types of vehicles, such as a Cadillac Escalade, are available in L.A. from some agencies. Check out the advanced search options on http://www.carrentalexpress.com and you can quickly find a service that offers what you are looking for. Chances are pretty good that at least one, if not several, of the agencies will have what you are searching for. Even higher end SUVs that might seem unlikely, such as Range Rovers, are available, so it really comes down to when you need it and for how long, not limiting yourself to just the available inventory.