Reviews for Advantage in Newark
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Dec 4 2016
Pros: 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.
Nov 28 2016
Advantage provides no advantage
Cons: 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.
Nov 23 2016
Pros: Nothing. They wouldn't rent me the car.
Cons: They wouldn't rent me the car because I had a local license. I called the night before to confirm and then when I arrived after traveling 1.5 hours to rent the car they told me they wouldn't rent it to me. I am so angry. In was going to rent the car so I could drive me girlfriend to see her father who was dying of prostate cancer in Virginia. We both took l time off from work to go see him and we're not able to get down to see him in a timely fashion. I will never use Kayak or Advantage again to rent a car.
Nov 20 2016
Pros: Apart from a slow check in line, my experience was very good. I got the car that I booked and the return experience was quick and easy.
Cons: The check in employee was slow moving and a bit detached.