Pros: The car performed well. Customer service reps were nice.
Cons: I was told that if my requested car was not available I'd get an upgrade for no additional charge which was a lie and a trap. I will have to spread the info along. I was supposed to have pk 271 but paid 362 instead. Very upset
12 May 2016
Pros: The service, the car - all around helpful staff.
Cons: The early return fee
22 Aug 2016
Car died, had to call AAA because you guys wouldn'
Cons: My car had a near flat which I discovered after getting on the highway and it pulled so badly I had to stop and figure out what was going on. Discovered a busted hubcap and out of line bumper...someone had hit something pretty hard before I ever got the thing. Got to dc.....and air quit blowing cold because I was losing power. Wouldn't start three different times, kept sayin incorrect key (because battery was dying) went to leave my hotel to albeit second half of my drive, car was completely dead. Called CS and was told they would come jump and exchange vehicles....then called back and said it would cost 80 dollars for a jump for YOUR car....and I would have to drive it out to get a replacement that actually ran.
Thank god for the guys at the DC airport during exchange. They were amazing, specifically the elder gentleman named Paul. He made the transition smooth and even transferred my luggage. And apologized for the car breaking down on us. He redeemed you guys completely in my book.
9 Jan 2017
Only rent again as a single.
Pros: It was there. It was available in the terminal rather than having to take a shuttle.
Cons: I misunderstood that the spouse would be a driver if registered at check in. No soap. I will never use them again unless traveling by myself.
23 Nov 2015
LDW was added even though I declined
Pros: The desk agent was very friendly, even finding me an additional discount
Cons: However, I told her that I wanted to decline all coverages, but LDW was added anyway. I did not catch this until much later, after I had signed the contract and left the facility and Dollar would not remove the extra $29 per day (5 days).
20 Apr 2016
Good car, Good service, but out of cars?
Pros: My car was great and got good gas mileage
Cons: The line at the counter was long and slow for pickup. We were told Dollar was out of cars even though we had reservations. There was only one person working the counter who had been on for hours without a break. She was smiling and absolutely fantastic--she saved the day.
25 Apr 2016
Pros: The agents were nice. That's all
Cons: When renting the vehicle I was not informed that I would need a certain amount on my card to rent the vehicle. So I got dropped off at the location and was not able to rent the car. I had to call a cab to get back home. So I didn't get to go where I need to go thanks to the misinformation.
26 Apr 2016
Pros: I liked the car a lot.
Cons: I didn't like the receptionist who helped me at the airport. I arrive in the late afternoon and there was no one in line so her attitude was unjustified. Then, her directions to find the car were quick and undetailed. I then didn't know if I had to check in with someone before I took the car like many car rentals do. And then the drop off was a little confusing because there was no one to check in with again. Maybe this works for the company, but for the consumer it can leave an uneasy feeling wondering, "Am I doing this right?"
26 May 2016
Cons: Car was so dirty and had marks all over. We took a video of everything just to make sure we weren't charged in the end.
Cons: unsafe vehicle (3 problems)
poor road service -- bad communications, unfulfilled promises, much time lost
lack of interest in problems or complaint resolution systems
3 Mar 2016
Cons: Car was smelly and not clean
21 Feb 2017
Pros: We were able to choose the car we wanted. We didn't chose the one that smelled of smoke, nor the dirty one. Luckily there was a brand new one waiting for us.
17 Mar 2017
Pros: Nothing, but at no fault of Thrifty
Cons: I am needing my refund back for this rental. I was told that I needed to bring 155 to the counter, but then I was told at the counter that I needed 393. I ultimately had to make a whole new rental request, thus never using this one. Please let me know how we can arrange that!
22 Mar 2017
Pros: Compact car. Good on gas
Cons: Some confusion on the rental at first. Insurance was high on a daily.started at 146 dollars ended up paying 393 dollars
28 Mar 2017
Pros: Good price.
Cons: Didn't care for the amount of deposit on my card compared to the amount owed!
17 Aug 2017
Pros: Excellent service, excellent value for money
Cons: Driver seat was dirty (had some sort of gummy substance on it) and I was heading to a funeral in a suit...
Cons: Dirty Windshield, overall cleanliness of inside of car could have been better.
Guy I dealt with was pretty rude when picking up. Rush you in rush you out kind of mentality. Not my style.
7 Jun 2016
Pros: The van was a 2016 Chrysler Town & Country with all the bells and whistles. Very comfortable and plenty of space for the five adults in our party. The owner was very polite and tried his best to get us our van as fast as possible.
Cons: The wait to get the van took about 30-45 minutes. Only one person was working the desk although there were two computers. More help with rentals would have been terrific.
5 Mar 2017
Kayak was horrible
Pros: We booked a car to be picked up at the airport in Dayton. When we arrived to pick up the car they had booked us a car in downtown Dayton. After 30 minutes of trying to get a rental at airport I booked through Travelocity at a great price and we were done in 10'minutes. Will never book with Kayak again
20 Apr 2017
day trip in Dayton
Pros: we had some unfortunate vehicle issues which caused the vehicle to break down but the team at Budget responded quickly
Cons: Why should at airport costs be twice those of off site costs?
18 May 2017
Great experience and GREAT car
Pros: the chevy cruz i rented was awesome! amazing gas mileage; its actually making me consider buying one!
28 Nov 2016
Pros: This is the second time I've rented a car from this location and in both instances the pick up and drop off have been very smooth. The car made an annoying high pitched sound when going fast and/or it was particularly windy out but was otherwise fine.
Pros: They were very helpful letting me know where the CVG airport drop off was. Otherwise it would have been a bear.
Cons: Nothing really
12 Oct 2016
Kayak needs to get its act together
Cons: Online I requested a rental car to be available at Dayton International Airport. I selected a vehicle on kayak. When I ride to the airport I found out The rental facility was 30 minutes away from the airport. I was never informed during the process that the rental was not on the property at the airport but 30 minutes away. Luckily Enterprise took my reservation at the airport if not I would have been in very bad shape to get to an important meeting. Come on kayak as usual the time get your act together on rentals.
20 Oct 2016
Pros: Not pushy, they offered and explained options, such as insurance, road side assistance, fuel options, and GPS. Quick, easy and reasonably priced.
9 Apr 2017
Horrible customer service
Pros: The car was great for the price, clean, gas efficient and got us around.
Cons: Customer service was horrible. The car was released and was forced to find another location. The location I originally rented at decided they would release the car because I was 1.5 hrs late. She told me she called once and since I "didnt answer" she "assumed" we "weren't coming." Then instead of helping me out with getting another car, she simply stated, "I'm sorry there is nothing I can do," which is plain old lie. She could have called the nearest location and see if they had anything available. We were forced to call ourselves and do the leg work and pray I didn't have to take an Uber back to the hotel. We get to the second location and had an issue with the business card, we couldn't just switch the reservation to my name because the card didn't have my my name on it, only the CEO's name, IT's A COMPANY CARD, DUH! then the tax exempt "didn't have the CEO name on it only the companies name". Just issue after issue for lack of knowledge and or professionalism. Finally we got the car.
Pros: the car, assistance with the car and politeness of the clerk
Cons: I'm disappointed that they're requiring credit cards now instead of allowing debit, I've used them multiple times in the past because of the convenience and quickness....I don't carry credit cards for a the fact of staying away from the debt and crooked banks of today.