‘Back to the Future Day’ has come and gone, but Toyota’s appropriately-themed ad continues to make the rounds. October 21, 2015, was the day that Marty McFly and Dr Emmett “Doc” Brown chose to time-travel to in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II. Almost thirty years after the movie was released, the future looks a bit… different than Back to the Future predicted.
There might not be any flying cars, but there is the futuristic Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV), which became available for sale in California on October 21st. Coincidence? We think not.
Toyota teamed up with the Back to the Future franchise to create promotional material leading up to the big day. Toyota’s ‘Back to the Future’ video is a play on the original movie, and showcases the Mirai FCV. Check it out here.
“While there are a lot of brands and activations that are celebrating the Back to the Future milestone, Toyota stands apart for their nod to the future and the past with the auto technology depicted in the movies,” said Bob Gale, Back to the Future co-creator and producer in a statement. “When Toyota approached us about helping tell a bigger story about the future and innovation with the Mirai, we loved the direction – and who can resist Marty’s retro Toyota truck?”
Learn more about Toyota’s futuristic lineup at Glen Toyota!
Renting a car can be costly – in fact, depending on the size of the car you need and length of time, your rental could end up costing quite a bit more than your plane tickets. Get the most out of your vacation dollars with these rental car tips.
Look past brand names. National chains pay big bucks on advertising and prime airport locations, making the cost of the rental higher for you. Instead, consider renting from lesser-known companies, like Payless and Fox Rent a Car. You can find other companies based on location at CarRentals.com and similar sites. Expect to pay prices as much as 15 to 30% below those of the national chains.
Look for online discounts. Check coupon sites like CouponWinner.com for coupons for rental cars. If you’re part of a frequent flier program, or belong to AAA or other partnered organizations (like Costco), ask for discounted rates.
Stay away from the airport. If you can help it, don’t pick up your rental car at the airport, which can tack on fees that amount to 30% or more of the total rental price. If you can find public transportation or a shuttle to a location in town, you’ll stand to save some big bucks.
Over-estimate. It’s better to book an extra day or two in advance, then add time on at the last minute. If you’re travel plans are flexible, it’s worth booking the car for the longest amount of time you’ll need it, which could actually reduce your daily rate.
Looking for something more… permanent? Stop by Glen Toyota today and check out our lineup of reliable and stylish vehicles!