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Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental Introduce GPS Navigation; Garmin(R) StreetPilot(R) Technology Offers Customers Detailed Driving Directions 

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, subsidiaries of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG), today announced it would begin offering GPS-enabled (Global Positioning System) navigation via an optimized Garmin StreetPilot c330 at 138 popular locations in the U.S. and Canada effective October 18, 2005.

The StreetPilot c330 features an easy to use color touchscreen with detailed street data including nearly six million points of interest, including hotels, restaurants, ATMs, gas stations, and tourist attractions. With turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions and the ability to choose between a three-dimensional or bird's eye view, getting to a destination is easy. Optimized for Dollar Rent A Cars and Thrifty Car Rentals, the c330 can route drivers to their specific vehicle's rental return facility with a minimum of keystrokes.

StreetPilot features the ability to display text directions in 17 different languages and spoken directions in 11, including English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.

"Whether a customer is traveling for business or on vacation, the addition of the optional StreetPilot can help drivers arrive at their destination on time without the typical travel hassles," said Jay Foley, Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations. "With families and business travelers trying to make the most of their time while sometimes driving in unfamiliar territory, more of our customers began asking us for navigational assistance."

The StreetPilot c330 is available for the nominal fee of $9.95 per day and is subject to availability at the time of pickup.

Dollar has more than 535 worldwide locations in 25 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, including more than 250 in the United States. Dollar serves the value-conscious traveler and is a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTG) a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental are subsidiaries of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together with its corporately-owned locations and those of its franchise owners, the Thrifty Car Rental brand serves value-conscious travelers from more than 1,100 locations in 64 countries.

Garmin International is a leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of GPS navigation, communication, and information equipment, offering high- quality and innovative products, tremendous value, and superior service.

SOURCE: Dollar Rent A Car
SOURCE: Thrifty Car Rental