Book Advantage car rentals at Newark Airport

Newark, NJ, United States - Newark
2 Oct — 9 Oct
Newark, NJ, United States - Newark
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Sat 9/10
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"counter staff friendly ."(in 1231 reviews)
""Easy drop-off, nicer.""(in 1210 reviews)
""Easy drop-off, nicer.""(in 1208 reviews)


"I for 9am."(in 1430 reviews)
"A upon arrival."(in 1400 reviews)
"Worst rental company!"(in 1449 reviews)


Overall rating5.3 OkayBased on 114 reviews
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They refused to rent me a car, despite my reservation...Pros:I guess it was convenient that the guy refused me so quickly. I didn't waste too much time there.Cons:I was told that since I lived within a few miles of the car rental vicinity, I needed to have car insurance in order to rent a car there. I had purchased additional rental insurance specifically for this trip, but apparently that wasn't adequate because I needed "actual car insurance". He then points to a sign placed on top of the counter that stated this, as if I should have seen it when I was placing the reservation online 2 weeks ago... Nothing was mentioned online or in my confirmation email about this. Third party sites really shouldn't be selling this Advantage's servicesReviewed 7 Aug. 2017
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Advantage provides no advantageCons:When I went to pick up my car rental at Newark Liberty Airport I was greeted by a surly representative for Advantage and it went downhill from there. Kayak or Advantage should have noted that Advantage will only rent to people who have an automobile with insurance coverage. I rent vehicles because I don't have a vehicle, therefore I do not have auto insurance. When Surly McRepresentative 'assisted' me, he said he wanted to see my airline ticket. When I said I was local to the area, he said he would need to see my automobile insurance policy. When I told him I didn't have an auto policy, he told me I couldn't rent from Advantage. Their counter was empty compared to the other counters that had at least several people. There was truly no advantage to renting with Advantage and that meant I had to scramble at the 11th hour to get another rental with another company at a reasonable rate.Reviewed 28 Nov. 2016
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ScamPros:The Charger is a fun car to drive.Cons:Read the fine print--Advantage seems to be running some sort of a new scam. Advantage now requires proof of collision insurance if you live within 65 miles of the Newark Airport rental car facility. If you can't show proof of collision coverage, they won't rent to you. I have a liability insurance policy and colllision coverage through my Visa card, but they still would not rent to me. My girlfriend (who has a drivers license from another state) ended up having to rent the car, or we would have been stuck without a car on Thanksgiving weekend. They claimed the new collision policy was clearly stated, but it was on a scrap of paper with tiny print taped to the BACK of another sign at the rental counter. I saw two people with car reservations turned away because they could not show proof of collision coverage. Tha car also smelled like weed, but that was a separate issue.Reviewed 4 Dec. 2016
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they won't rent to local rentersCons:I arrived at Newark Airport only to find that Advantage would not rent me a car. Buried deep in their terms and conditions (and it is deep - I went back to find it) is something that says local renters (those within 65 miles of the airport) can only rent a car if they come with a copy of their auto insurance policy. If I had a car of my own I wouldn't be renting from them! I'm not sure what issue this is addressing since it isn't required of non-local renters. if they don't want to rent to locals they should just say so. at the very least put this stupid condition front and center so you know what you are dealing with. I had to rent another car same day at a higher price.Reviewed 30 Aug. 2017
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Worst rental everCons:Customer service and rules are aweful. I reserved a car with this company cuz it was cheaper and spent 20$ for taxi to get ther but wasn't able to pick it up because have been told that I have to have my own insurance even can't buy it from them therefore didn't get qualified even tho there was no mention of it on confirmation. How can I have insurance or what am I going to do with that if don't have a car, that's why I'm renting it. So I ended up paying triple price of what I suppose to pay with reservation.Reviewed 8 Jun. 2017
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Car was great, pick up and drop off were not.Pros:The car was clean and well maintained, drove great. The car however had a very strong chemical smell and that was very off putting.Cons:It took nearly an hour and 20 minutes to pick up the car, despite there being only 2 other customers ahead of me. The rental desk area wasn't clean, despite smelling heavily of the same chemical smell the car had. My flight was only 56 minutes, so to wait longer then that in a horrible smelling, cold and dirty hallway area was frustrating. The other companies down the row of counters had their acts together and were helping people quickly. If I hadn't already paid for the car up front I would have jumped lines, rented from another company and been on my way at least an hour earlier... poor customer service.Reviewed 5 Apr. 2018
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customer servicePros:ease of the checkout processCons:customer service rep at newark checkin counter. she was so inarticulate, slow and just plain dumb that i concluded that she must be from KENTUCKY.Reviewed 9 Sep. 2018
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They sneak charges on youPros:The car was as we expected, my issue is with the charges.Cons:There were a lot of sneaky charges and misleading information. 1) I pre-paid for insurance but they told me that I couldn't do that and added an additional insurance charge. 2) They added roadside protection without my consent. 3) They didn't tell me that additions would be a daily charge and only told me a flat rate. Overall, it was very unclear why my total charge was so high, given that I'd pre-paid. I still don't know what I pre-paid for versus what I was charged for at the desk.Reviewed 5 Mar. 2018
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Trip to Amish countryPros:Car was clean, fueled and ready to go when I arrived. Car was larger than what I expected. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks TammyCons:Airport car rental return signs were a bit confusing. I had to loop around the airport a second time to get to the right turn; however this isn't the fault of the rental car companyReviewed 15 Jun. 2018
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Not reliable booking pricePros:The car was clean and what we expectedCons:The price on the booking did not reflect the final amount paid. Taxes and other fees were not including in the booking leading to a wrong comparison with other possibilities.Reviewed 19 Sep. 2017
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Worst costumer service!Pros:NothingCons:I rented in line a car with them but I choose a wrong date, so when I went to pick up the car the told it wasn’t for that day but for the next week. I asked to cancel the reservation and in the front desk but they told me I have to call to the number provided in the confirmation email. I tried to call the number for one week everyday a couple times a day and they never pick up the phone, I tried to cancel the reservation on line but I couldn’t do it. So I ended up paying for the car even if I didn’t rented it.Reviewed 27 Jul. 2018
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Cons:Car was as described and was clean. Only minor complaint was only one person working at counter so it took a king time to checkout.Reviewed 10 Jul. 2018
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Advantage car rentals near Newark Airport

36 Carson Road Bldg 36 Station P2, Advantage car hires


36 Carson Road Bldg 36 Station P2


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+1 973 623 4989

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