I don't know where to post this, but the SJC to AUS direct flights in the evenings arrive later these days (1:25am). Unfortunately this is AFTER all the rental cars close at 1am. It used to land so you can still get a car. That eliminates it as a travel option for me now meaning I have to leave like 5 hours earlier with a connecting flight.
Could you do a deal with a car rental dealership so at least one was still open until 2am?