Pros: No long line. Desk staff were knowledagble about what was required for us to cross the border with the car.
16 Oct 2015
Pros: Speed and efficiency
19 Oct 2015
HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE
Cons: HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE...CHOOSE ANY PLACE BUT HERE!!!!!!!!! Dropped off by shuttle from Hartford Bradley airport. 12 people in line in front of me, was told most have been waiting over an hour. Cars were available, two employees working the counter but utter and complete incompetency caused me to wait on line for over 85 minutes for a car. Just this year I have rented cars 8 other times so I think I know how these things should go. There were cars available the delay was 100% from having just a horrible grossly incompetent staff.
When a third person tried to help one of the two women working the counter yelled at him that "they had a system'. That same woman, instead of apologizing to customers about the wait was complaining to them about how hard she had it!!!! When another employee finally stepped in to help he did not assist the next person in line angering the poor guy who was next. Another guy asked for a full sized car, he went out to pick up the car they assigned to him and it was a tiny Kia. He came back in and they made him wait an additional 20 minutes to redo his paperwork for a correct sized car.
When I finally did get my car, I was told they were 'pre inspected' so they would not give me a form to write down any scratches and dings on the car at the time of rental. Nor did anyone even offer to do a walk around with the car... they just handed me the key and told me what spot it was in. The car was covered in marks so I wrote them down on the back of my contract and had to interrupt a woman to sign the paper.
In case you think I am making any of this up or exaggerating, I have photos of the line and the clock on wall the time I got there and the time I left. No 'deal' is worth this horrible service.
20 Oct 2015
Employees are rude
Pros: The car handled well and was comfortable despite its small size.
Cons: The employees were rude. The woman checking in cars on my return day was down right foul. Could not muster even the slightest shred of politeness. The shuttle driver on my return was the only one who possessed any customer service skills whatsoever.
The car also smelled like food when I picked it up, which was disgusting.
It's a good thing their rates are cheap.
22 Nov 2015
Everything was ok I had no problem
Pros: They staff take great care of making sure I was satisfied
1 Dec 2015
Cons: they said they did not have a reservation for me then charged me walk in rate 100.00 dollars more then gave me a small car which had been smoked in. never use dollar again
7 Dec 2015
Pros: Most of all the price - renting a car for 10 days at most of the other rentals was as much as $650 . Dollar was less than half the price. The car was clean, in good repair & got me where I needed to go with no worries. Thanks!
20 Dec 2015
Pros: Check in was really easy and efficient.
Cons: I asked for a fast pass for tools. There was one in glove compartment that wouldn't attach to windshield so it was useless.
22 Dec 2015
Car wasn't what I expected!
Pros: There was no knowlege of the class of vehiche I was renting until I got to the counter.
It cost me $25.00 more per day to get a Ford Focus!!
Cons: Walked up to car it had all 4 windows down. Drive away and turn up the heat to the wonderful smell of pot from the previous renters. Smelled like a giant skunk sat in the back seat the entire trip
29 Nov 2015
Fine, but nothing special
Pros: I had a big family group and their luggage to transport, so Initially I reserved a Ford Expedition SUV. At the counter they persuaded me to upgrade to a Lincoln Navigator, which actually was quite nice and posh. Check-in and return processes were both quick.
Cons: The vehicle wasn't as clean as it should be. The dashboard and control screen were covered with fingerprints. How hard would it be to wipe these down occasionally? Also, there was a giant bird poop stain on one of the doors. Shouldn't this have been obvious to them after running it through the car wash?
8 Dec 2015
Pros: Quick check in... The car was full of features for the money... No hidden fees
Cons: The car that we received had a filthy exterior and the interior had only received a quick once over (there was still some trash inside that had been missed).
27 Dec 2015
Pros: We were offered an upgrade for a reasonable price and it ended up suiting our needs much better than the car we originally requested.
7 Jan 2016
Rental office did not answer phone.
Pros: Price was as advertised.
Rental office people very pleasant.
Shuttle driver very pleasant. Made an effort to pick up our bags and get us situated when we didn't have enough hands (traveling with a young child)
Cons: Had to drop off early in the morning (4am), and could not reach the rental office to determine if they would have a shuttle available at that time. Had to rely on YELP to determine that they did in fact have a shuttle. Caused some anxiety trying to figure this out...
28 Jan 2016
Handled with Care
Pros: I was traveling with my elderly mother and when we arrived to return the car we were told they would provide personal direct transportation to our air carrier and did not need to take the shuttle. This was an outstanding service
27 Jun 2016
Cons: The customer service representative was the rudest individual I have ever dealt with. They did not have my car that I had reserved, and if they did, they required me to add additional insurance for $2,000. I asked if this was a joke, and it was explained to me that it is only required for convertibles? None of this was stated prior to my arrival. I will never use Budget again.
3 Jul 2016
Reservation price did not match price at arrival
Cons: Reservation price did not match price at arrival.
Cons: There was an issue with my credit card and they wouldn't take my debit card.I felt abandoned in the middle of nowhere. The agent did not show any type of concerns.
19 Jul 2016
Easy summer rental for a good price
Pros: We rented a Chevy Tahoe for 6 of us and it worked out great. The summer prices are a bit higher, but it was a good deal for 3 days.
28 Sep 2016
Excellent as usual
Pros: Easy pickup, clean car, good price, fast drop off.
7 Nov 2016
Pros: Pick up and drop off were great. The staff was nice. The price was the cheapest.
Cons: The intermediate size car I reserved was a Toyota Corolla. It had a very small back seat. It had 44,000 miles on it. After driving 1 hour to my destination, the tire pressure light came on and I had to take the car to get air in the tires. Being a woman traveling alone, I don't prefer to have to do maintenance on a rental car. Enterprise has much newer, better maintained cars in my opinion. Very difficult to reach the Bradley Airport location by phone to ask questions during the rental week. I was on hold for over 15 minutes.
8 Nov 2016
Cons: When we arrived at the Hertz location near Bradley Airport our name was not posted on the Gold Board. We went in the office, waited in line, were finally served, and were told that our rental had been cancelled! After recovering from this shock, we were polite and Hertz made good on the rental.
27 Jan 2017
Cons: Was charged on kayak and than not able to even take the car at Hertz. Had to uber my way home and rent through enterprise.
13 Mar 2017
Don't rent the Prius C
Cons: Agent was stoned. Car was worse one I've ever rented. It was uncomfortable, unpowered, lacked cruise control. My knee hurts.
3 Apr 2017
Great car, but need faster check-in
Pros: Everything was great except for the pick-up experience. I'm not sure if this was just an abnormal night or if someone called in sick, but it sure put a damper on everything else. The car was perfect and the price was right.
Cons: The pickup experience was terrible. We waited for 30+ minutes due to the fact that the front desk in Hartford only had one person working on a Friday night. Also, the electronic kiosk in the Hartford office was down which would have greatly sped things up.
24 Apr 2017
Pros: Everything is smooth and no issue from the very beginning!
Pros: Usually there is a long slow line at the desk but this time it went very quickly. Great price!
Cons: Car was a bit dinged up but it was comfortable.
18 Sep 2016
Cons: Only one person there to serve multiple Customers arriving late at night. It was embarrassing. Won't rent from thrifty again
17 Oct 2016
Downgraded, lacked power, and huge air freshener o
Pros: Was disappointed when arrived and informed kia soul was only vehicles available despite reserving a full size vehicle. Rate was discounted to compensate - fair enough. The soul rides rough and could not hold speed on a modest grade without down shifting and running at 4500 room. Rather annoying. The car had an extremely strong air freshener smell to it. Not good for allergies. Other than the lack of power the car ran well and was economical. Base insurance in CT cost almost as much as the car rental. No more Thrifty for me.
Cons: Downgrade, lack of power, bumpy ride, odor
9 Mar 2017
Reservations allowed after office hours???
Cons: Reservation was made on a red eye flight. Upon arrival I found out the office had already closed and I would have to wait until 5am, 4+ hours to get a rental car.
6 Jun 2017
Cons: Not the price they quote me ,, one day 174 dollars to much
14 Jun 2017
You messed up
Cons: The reservation you made automatically cancelled two hours before the scheduled pick up time. In Charlotte, the first leg, there was no car. I called both Thrifty and you to prevent it from happening again on the Windsor Locks leg and you co u ld not fix it. Never again.
4 Jul 2017
Cons: Price was different than previously agreed upon. I am going to contest this with my credit card company. Super unhappy.
11 Jul 2017
Pros: Nothing, honestly.
Cons: I made a reservation and when I got there, they didn't have my reservation on file let alone the car I needed. The lady at the front desk was rude, didn't even smile. Didn't let us finish our sentences. Horrible customer service.
6 Nov 2017
Not enough shuttles
Pros: The price. Although the car we actuality rented was a few dollars cheaper when wet booked last minute. We were also able to cancel easily.
Cons: We stood outside waiting for the Thrifty shuttle while every other rental car company had at least two of their own shuttles come through. I booked a car through budget while standing there after seeing 3 budget shuttles pass and then we got on the next budget shuttle and there was still no Thrifty shuttle!
11 Nov 2017
Pros: Car was nice but a little dirty in the exterior
Cons: Wait in line was ridiculous. Completely understaffed.
Pros: 1.Only 1 new guy at check-in counter. He was polite and not flustered with a long line of customers waiting. Polite & helpful.
2. Same new guy offered a perk when we told him how some were cutting the line to avoid waiting. He really hadn't time to notice what was going on.
3. Girl outside helped with an upgrade when the car (supposedly in the same class we rented) did not fit.
4. Shuttle driver was helpful when we got stranded a mile from our hotel on the return.
Cons: 1. Only 1 person inside at check-in. Made for long wait time.
2. New people coming in and moving to the business line when they saw how long the line was. They did not have business accounts.
3. Car offered was NOT the same class as we rented. They weren't even the same size.
4. No window washer fluid in vehicle. We did not know this until we ran into a swarm of bugs on the highway. Manager said to ask for her the next time we were in the area and she would give us a break on our next rental. Problem is we live in TX and rented the car in CT. We thought there would be a break on the car price for the aggravation and hazard.
5 Oct 2016
Pros: They were very quick to get us taken care of. The drop off went well. Loved that the shuttle was right there and ready to drop us off at the airport. Great service
Cons: I didn't like that the price I was given was not the same at the drop off. I had to tell the young lady over and over that they put a $100 deposit on my bill since I chose not to get the insurance. They also were charing me for being late. I actually called the Windsor Lock place and we agreed on 11:00 and the young man told me even 12 noon would be ok. Some how the young lady thought it was supposed to be 8:00 which would be crazy since my flight didn't leave until 2:30pm. She took care of all of it and I was satisfied. But this should not happen.
10 Oct 2016
Pros: Got an upgrade due to shortage of available vehicles.
Cons: Vehicle was dirty and windshield wipers needed to be replaced.
10 Oct 2016
Ran out of cars BUT really nice about it
Pros: While I did have to wait despite having a reservation for a car, the woman helping us was very friendly, willing to have the shuttle take us to get some food, and overall very nice about it
Cons: Despite having a reservation, myself and 4 other guests did not have cars available and had to wait 20-30 minutes.
11 Oct 2016
Beware that they can cancel on you
Cons: I purchased on their site with no trouble. On the day of the reservation I was denied at the counter because I wanted to purchase the rental with the same debit card that I used for the transaction on their site. I was left in a foreign city with no transportation and spent several hundred dollars extra in order to get to my meeting(late).
2 Dec 2016
Great Customer Service
Pros: Enterprise was awesome. They were professional, courteous, and efficient.
Cons: XM radio should be included in the rental price.
2 Jan 2017
Cons: The care was terrible. the shifter was a dial and I had constant issues
28 Jan 2017
Great Company - Always Go the Extra Mile
Pros: When we couldn't get all of the baby paraphernalia - and us - into a full-size that we had rented, they worked out an upgrade to an SUV for us. And at 9:30 PM in the evening, with a crying baby, and faced with an hour drive, we can't tell you how nice that was for us.
30 Jan 2017
Pros: Staff was engaging, informative, and helpful...particularly Megan (relatively new employee).
23 Apr 2017
Pros: Quick in and out. no fuss. no excess upsell pressure.
Cons: The car windows and mirrors, ver grease, make very difficult to drive spaciliy on a rainy day.
The person at the counter at bdl, very unfriendly and not very pleasant.
18 Sep 2017
avis didnt have same size SUV that I Paid for
Cons: they upcharged me for a larger SUV, since they did not have a chevy Tahoe, or similar size. I had already been quoted a price, but then when they either had a smaller size or larger, and I really needed something as big as a Tahoe, they charged me $20 per day extra for a ford expedition! this seemed unfair, since it was not my fault they did not have a Tahoe at the Avis site. Like, why give me a price quote and time to pick up at the site, if you don't have that model in stock? They should have alerted me ahead of time to make different choices.