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Columbus, OH, United States - Columbus
24 Sep — 1 Oct
Columbus, OH, United States - Columbus
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" was ok----Ford Eco Sport."(in 2339 reviews)
" was ok----Ford Eco Sport."(in 2376 reviews)
" was ok----Ford Eco Sport."(in 2322 reviews)


"40 minute wait to !"(in 2245 reviews)
" was cramped and dirty."(in 2178 reviews)
" was cramped and dirty."(in 2242 reviews)


Overall rating6.5 GoodBased on 71 reviews
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Cons:When I arrived at the counter I was offered a foreign make. I stated that I needed an American brand for this trip. I was offered a Ford Fusion, which was the same size (Full Size) for an additional $10 per day. When asked if that was okay, I said no. After 5+ minutes of looking for other vehicles I was given that car for the same price. When I booked the rental, it stated Ford Fusion or similar. I understand how the game works, but why try to get $10 more per day and then keep me waiting there when that's the class i leased?Reviewed 16 Dec. 2018
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Pros:The staff was unfriendly not helpful and kinda terrible . I didnt like anything about this experience and 10/10 do not recommendCons:They could have been more helpful. I was $10.00 short on a hidden deposit I was unaware of until my arrival. Therefore I had to call my grandmother so she could come use her card. Since it was a different card they charged me an extra 50 dollars because she was a driver. Obviously she wasn't a driver she was just helping me out. They didnt care about the dilemma and made no attempt to help me out. The process that should have been 5 mins took an extra hour l after already being on the plane for 8 hours. The staff was unfriendly and unhelpful through the whole process.Reviewed 17 Aug. 2020
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Cons:If I would hv got my car. Putting my money back in my account. Trying to get them back on the phone.Reviewed 22 Aug. 2020
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Pros:Car was ok----Ford Eco SportCons:The Thrifty location was farthest from terminal. The staff was occupied with one customer. The wait was long. The attendant did not know how to open the back of SUV. Therebwas no one there when the car was returned---not a single person and they were aware fo when I was returning. Thrify is cheap for a reason!Reviewed 17 Sep. 2020
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Awful and rediculousPros:Nothing horrid serviceCons:Well lets see...the fact that i had a reservation for the car and srove all the way to the airport early to pick it up and the counter was closed so hax to go up to the carport which is fine..then saw a line out the door walked up and was approached by a rude worker telling me to leave bc they were out of cars. The whole airport was out of cars on a tuesday. Then i asked what abt the people with reservations and told that they only had 6 cars left and it was firat come first serve. Why do i bother reserving then? Why wouldnt you take care of the people with reservations first?! Then give the other cars to the people who wwre walk ins. I asked this and the guy told me he just works there and they are told to give them out as people walk in reservation or not. So bc of this my girlfriend had no way of getting to Michigan the next day for her grandfathers funeral and was devestated. Thanks for nothing!Reviewed 21 Nov. 2016
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Cons:I never got the rental. I got to the airport and they stated I needed a major credit card. I canceled the rental car and You still kept my money. I want that taken off my debit card asapReviewed 18 Aug. 2020
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Pros:easiest/fastest rental and return I have ever had!Cons:nothingReviewed 25 Oct. 2020
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Cons:There was no refund on the rental, even though the charge was fraudulent. It caused me to have to manage the situation with my bank.Reviewed 12 Oct. 2020
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Pros:Whole process smoothCons:Line at desk to check car outReviewed 7 Mar. 2021
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Pros:The car i got after not getting the car bracket i chape was niceCons:The type of car i got was a compact suv not mid size like i chose . I ended up trading for a car instead. The price was crazy plus i got charged an extra $120 for being 24Reviewed 13 Jul. 2020
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Pros:Got a replacement car easilyCons:The car I was given had a corroded battery. I left the airport and once I got to the next destination, the car died. I was on a time schedule and could not wait there for AAA so I had to Uber to my destination that was an hour away. Costing me over $120. Then when I Uber we back to the vehicle, I had to wait for AAA at 11 pm by myself in the cold. Then I had to take the car back to the rental and get a new car. Extremely inconvenient as I was in town for my grandmothers funeral and was almost late. Why was the battery not part of the vehicle inspection?!? The corrosion was leaking all over the battery. If someone had just lifted up the hood they would have seen it.Reviewed 30 Jan. 2020
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Cons:They wouldn’t help me, they ran my card once and it was declined, and they said they wouldn’t rent me a car... so I had to go to someone else that was double the price.Reviewed 3 Dec. 2017
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Thrifty car rentals near Columbus Airport

4600 International Gateway, Thrifty car hires


4600 International Gateway


Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59


+1 614 239 3254

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