Booked a rental car through Hotwire and got it from Hertz. Price was low for compact car for 4 days midweek.
With my limited income, I use the buses and occasionally rent a car for appointments and events when bus service is poor. This time I treated myself to a car for a week during the winter break at work, and did some local touring up Mt. Diablo and Comanche Dam. I also shopped and shopped and shopped! It was wonderful just being able to jump in the car at a moment's notice and go. It was wonderful not to time my shopping with the bus schedules. When I rented the car I wanted it for a week and accidentally marked the calendar for six days. I noticed the error later and also wanted the car for an eighth day to attend an event out of town in the evening. They very happily changed the contract so I got the weekly special and one extra day. I sure miss having that car. They also sell their cars after using them for rentals and you can be sure I will buy my next car through them.