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kayak car rental

Kayak Car Rental

Cons: Thrifty wanted to charge me significantly more than what I was quoted in the Kayak app. The compact car they showed me that I would’ve rented, was not anything like the “Ford Focus or similar” that was quoted on Kayak. It looked more like a super-sized Smart Car. I ended up going to EZ Car Rental and got a 2015 Toyota Corolla for less money than Thrifty. Thrifty lost a customer for good, and EZ gained a loyal customer.
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Kayak Car Rental

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Kayak Car Rental

Cons: It took me 45 minutes to be picked up by the shuttle to go to the rental place off airport property. All the other major rental agencies are at the airport. I had to call for the shuttle 3 times to try to get them to come and pick me up and the person on the other end of the line was very rude and short. He told me use another phone and call back. They finally picked us up in a lane that was not designated for car rental. By this time there were so many people waiting there was almost not enough space for us, but we all crammed into the shuttle. Once I shuttled over to the rental building there was another 45 minute wait to get my car. It was so dark you could not inspect the auto. The agents were very high pressure trying to sell you, and scare you, into all kinds of charges that were not necessary. It felt like flying Spirit Airlines with all the hidden fees. I chose this company because it looked like it would save me a lot of money. When I returned my car there was nobody to receive my car right away and the shuttle left without me and I had to wait for the next one 15 minutes later which added more unneeded stress to my getting to the airport on time. Originally, I had booked another rental agency, Alamo, and once I received my final bill I went back to check the cost and it only saved me $6. Certainly not worth all the time and hassle to save such a small amount of money. I will never rent from Payless again.
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Kayak Car Rental

Wasn’t Allowed to Hire the Car Cons: I made a deposit on Kayak with my visa debit card, and was not informed that I wouldn’t be able to use the same debit card to hire the car. Wasn’t allowed to hire the car, lost my $50 deposit and missed the wedding I came to go to. Devestated. Very unlikely to use Kayak again.
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Kayak Car Rental

Cons: I made a deposit on Kayak with my visa debit card, and was not informed that I wouldn’t be able to use the same debit card to hire the car. Wasn’t allowed to hire the car, lost my $50 deposit and missed the wedding I came to go to. Devestated. Very unlikely to use Kayak again.
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Kayak Car Rental

Jipped Cons: The kayak website didn’t mention that the enterprise offices close at 1pm on Saturdays. We arrived a little late for our pickup at 1.10pm and we’re told sorry, we’re closed. Because it was the Saturday of president’s day weekend there were no rental agencies in the entire city with any cars available, so we had to stay in the city and forego our AirBnB reservation. The entire staff was there at the enterprise office, the computers were on and working and the staff spoke to us with complete disdain and condescension. People LAUGHED at us when we arrived, and then the guy at the computer raised his voice at me when he explained they were closed. Who in their right mind would expect a business in Manhattan to close at 1pm on a Saturday? How is it reasonable to expect us to have even checked? Who did this guy think he was? And considering it was an honest mistake, and we’re talking about being a few minutes past closing time, I’m just amazed they didn’t do it’s a solid and let us leave with the car that would have been ready for us. Or, I don’t know, show some compassion for the fact that they were forced (?) to cancel our holiday weekend? We had a booking after all, so they can’t have been surprised we showed up. Oh and as we stood there calling other rental agencies in vain, another couple arrived with an Enterprise rep from another office and they were promptly GIVEN A CAR. Apparently there had been a mix up at another office and they were owed a car. Fine. But it was one of the most humiliating, frustrating experiences of my life and I’ll never forget how Enterprise laughed in our faces and told us nope, sorry, you’re staying home this weekend, idiot.
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Kayak Car Rental

Cons: The kayak website didn’t mention that the enterprise offices close at 1pm on Saturdays. We arrived a little late for our pickup at 1.10pm and we’re told sorry, we’re closed. Because it was the Saturday of president’s day weekend there were no rental agencies in the entire city with any cars available, so we had to stay in the city and forego our AirBnB reservation. The entire staff was there at the enterprise office, the computers were on and working and the staff spoke to us with complete disdain and condescension. People LAUGHED at us when we arrived, and then the guy at the computer raised his voice at me when he explained they were closed. Who in their right mind would expect a business in Manhattan to close at 1pm on a Saturday? How is it reasonable to expect us to have even checked? Who did this guy think he was? And considering it was an honest mistake, and we’re talking about being a few minutes past closing time, I’m just amazed they didn’t do it’s a solid and let us leave with the car that would have been ready for us. Or, I don’t know, show some compassion for the fact that they were forced (?) to cancel our holiday weekend? We had a booking after all, so they can’t have been surprised we showed up. Oh and as we stood there calling other rental agencies in vain, another couple arrived with an Enterprise rep from another office and they were promptly GIVEN A CAR. Apparently there had been a mix up at another office and they were owed a car. Fine. But it was one of the most humiliating, frustrating experiences of my life and I’ll never forget how Enterprise laughed in our faces and told us nope, sorry, you’re staying home this weekend, idiot.
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Kayak Car Rental

scarebones rental but the price was right Pros: Well, if you can find the place, it isn’t terrible. No one was there when I dropped off the car @ 6 am, and there was no drop box so I had to leave the keys in the car. The car itself was fine and the rental was a really good price, so keep that in mind. But it was a hassle returning the car as the Google maps address was in the airport service road complex, and I had to figure out the public address by asking.
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Pros: Well, if you can find the place, it isn’t terrible. No one was there when I dropped off the car @ 6 am, and there was no drop box so I had to leave the keys in the car. The car itself was fine and the rental was a really good price, so keep that in mind. But it was a hassle returning the car as the Google maps address was in the airport service road complex, and I had to figure out the public address by asking.
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Disgusting Pros: I rented a minivan for a good price unfortunately This had to be the most disgusting car I have ever rented in 30 years. The car show 26,000 miles it look like it had 200,000 miles on it on the inside. The brakes weren’t very good there was something wrong with the front end. The inside was falling apart and it was so beyond dirty it should’ve been put to the dump floors were so bad and unclean. There was sand in the side door tracks. Steering wheel was so gross and if I wasn’t so far away after driving it I would’ve taken it back. So if you ever decide to rent from Ace rental cars make sure you check the inside first thoroughly other than a smelly dump of a car the staff at cool and check in and check out what’s good
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Pros: I rented a minivan for a good price unfortunately This had to be the most disgusting car I have ever rented in 30 years. The car show 26,000 miles it look like it had 200,000 miles on it on the inside. The brakes weren’t very good there was something wrong with the front end. The inside was falling apart and it was so beyond dirty it should’ve been put to the dump floors were so bad and unclean. There was sand in the side door tracks. Steering wheel was so gross and if I wasn’t so far away after driving it I would’ve taken it back. So if you ever decide to rent from Ace rental cars make sure you check the inside first thoroughly other than a smelly dump of a car the staff at cool and check in and check out what’s good

Published on Mar 16, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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