Pros: The car was great customer service in Albany was great
Oct 15 2015
Pros: Very very comfortable
Cons: I liked everything about this vehicle
May 30 2016
Cons: When we went to pick up our rental that we had reserved from kayak, the girl behind the counter put all my info in and the system would not let it go through. She informed us that they just had an update the night before and that there was no one she could call to help (her manager left her phone at work). There was nothing wrong with my card, ssn, or license I gave her. This was at 6am at the Albany, NY airport. We had to get to the GSP airport in South Carolina within the 24hour rental period. Since I nor my husband use any major credit cards, there was no other option than using the bank card that would not go through for whatever reason (I contacted my bank when they opened at 7 and they said nothing was wrong with the account). We ended up having to contact my Grandmother to come all the way back to the airport (we were in NY for my Grandfather's funeral) so she could pay using her major credit card and then adding me as a driver. By this time it was 730am. By this time my Husband was pretty frustrated about the whole thing. And we were dealing with a different guy behind the counter that had just got to work at 7 (Phil). Phil was not very patient or professional behind the counter. When we finally paid with my grandmothers major credit card he didn't even give us till the next day at 730am for the rental. He left it at the original reserved time of 6am. Because of that we ended up taking the car back to SC at 2 in the morning rather than just taking it home and returning it in the morning because we weren't sure we could be up by 530am to take it back by 6.
Also the cars maintenance light and change oil light was on the whole time.
Jul 14 2016
Pros: Service desk was excellent
Jul 14 2016
Great car, great service
Pros: New and good quality vehicle, good service from Budget at pick-up and return. We had the car for four weeks and it was fantastic. Great daily rate, too.
Aug 9 2016
Phone customer service was terrible
Pros: I got different answers at different times I called. They would not call the location and would not let me call them and gave in correct info and were rude.
Aug 9 2016
Pros: Nice minivan but not an equivalent to a Chrysler T&C as advertised.
Budget did take money off the rental for our grief.
Cons: Immediately after leaving on the trip the tire light came on. The tire had a nail in it. We had to replace the tire after many calls to Budget.
This added hours to the trip and cost a hotel room and a tire.
When Budget was called they were of no help.
After taking things into our own hands with AAA and Walmart, we were on our way.
The van was filthy, with bloody tissues in the pockets, cupcake wrappers in the van. Where we picked it up in an airport parking garage it was dark and you could not see well enough to see these.
Aug 16 2016
Pros: They were very helpful with changes due to airline cancelations very pleased with customer service
Pros: Tiny little office attached to the Hilton downtown, directly on all main transit lines. Very nice staff.
Cons: Computers were down, but the staff did their best in a rough situation.
Oct 9 2016
Streamlined return process
Pros: Clean car
Cons: Office location
Sep 4 2016
Pros: Easy to deal with and rental agents went out of the way to please, plus the GMC Yukon was top notch way more then I expected for the price I paid....
Hundreds less the everyone else...
Cons: Nothing not to like
Oct 14 2016
Good customer service
Pros: Car was ready. No line at the counter. Handled the paperwork quickly and had me on my way.
Oct 22 2016
Easy pick up and drop off
Pros: Great car comfortable
Cons: Charged if a spouse wanted to drive the vehicle
Oct 23 2016
Watch out for insurance scam via Kayak
Pros: Car was fine
Cons: Watch out ordering the insurance coverage. Ordered insurance because we were traveling in a large Urban area. Arrived to get car and they insisted that no insurance was ordered. So added it.
Come to find out the insurance via Kayak is via a 3rd party, so they sell you the insurance again at the counter. So I got double charged for the insurance. WATCH OUT FOR THIS!!
May 12 2016
Pros: All paperwork was ready when I arrived. In and out in about 15 minutes. My time is precious and this was a great experience.
Apr 23 2016
Wreaked of Smoke
Pros: Were it not for the smoke smell, the car was fine. Fun little car to buzz around town in.
Cons: The car wreaked of smoke. I had to drive with windows opened, hit it with large amounts of Febreeze and leave windows opened during night to be able to tolerate the stench. I reported it when picked it up, but thought it would "air out" quickly. When I returned it. I was told "there isn't much we can do about it, people aren't supposed to smoke". Next time, I will absolutely refuse any car smelling of smoke.
Jul 31 2016
Convenient pickup and dropoff
Pros: Pickup/dropoff very convenient--very flexible in terms of pickup time and dropoff was quick because there was a keydrop.
Cons: The price was a bit high
Aug 1 2016
Beware Pick Up and Drop Off Times
Pros: Staff was great.
Car was fine.
Cons: Reservation was for Saturday 1p pick up and Sunday noon drop off.
There was no warning at time of booking online that I could not return the car on Sunday to this location. So I had to pay an extra fee to return the car elsewhere.
It's not a huge deal, but it's annoying. Mostly because I would have made my reservation elsewhere, and saved a few bucks.
Pros: Pick-up and drop off were both quick and hassle free. Location was offsite from airport and they called me a cab which arrived promptly to take me to the airport.
Oct 4 2016
Pros: The people were friendly. Once at the location getting the car was quick. The car was nice.
Cons: No transportation provided from the airport. It cost me an additional $53 to get a cab. Never again!
Oct 9 2016
Pros: How quick I was able to leave with the vehicle after calling and letting them know I was in a hurry.
Cons: The vehicle its self wasn't my favorite. I had wanted a car. I drive a jeep so I didn't think it'd be that bad but it was like a bubble.
Oct 10 2016
Why do You keep sending surveys after I already fi
Pros: My quick pick up due to a phone I placed prior to coming.
Cons: The vehicle its self. I asked for a economy car and was offered a camera for $10 extra a day, an SUV, which I declined both to be give the Chevy bubble. Wasn't thrilled but I drive a jeep so I didn't think it'd be that bad but I do not prefer it, that is for sure!
Aug 2 2016
Enterprise Employee states KAYAK has no clue if ca
Cons: Reserved an Enterprise Car Rental for the following day with a pick up time of 9:00 am, using KAYAK. I received a call from Enterprise at 7:30 am (the morning I was going to pick up the car) informing me that a car would not be available until the afternoon. The Enterprise Employee told me that KAYAK has no clue if cars are available.
I had an appointment that I could not miss. I spent the next hour and a half on the phone, trying to rent a car and ultimately had to borrow a car from a family member.
Aug 17 2016
Cons: Drove about 60 miles from Albany, got a flat, called customer service(roadside assistance ), told it wouldbe $65 for someone to come out...and that was to just put the spare on, not a new tire. I said i can put the spare on myself. Then was told had to drive back to albany to get a new car. Got back to Albany and find out that if I had the roadside assistance (wasn't mentioned or offered at pickup ) they would have brought a new vehicle to me. Not a good experience.
Sep 13 2016
Nice and easy does it
Pros: No waiting in line, friendly employees
Sep 20 2016
Pros: Good car
Cons: Inside of windshield and front windows not cleaned
Sep 27 2016
Great, friendly, helpful service!
Pros: This was speedy. The people at the desk are very friendly and helpful. My car was easy to get to and ready for me when I got out there. A young man named Sean was especially knowledgeable and helpful.
Pros: There was no redeeming quality of this sad business.
Cons: This was a three day rental. I booked this for my 84 year old father.
First car broke down seven times. After much complaining...they agreed to give him another car.
We paid for a midsize...he drove a fiat stick shift. I'm sure my Dad didn't complain about the stick...he owned one for years, but he's 84...come on guys...use common sense...oh and that little bitty car was cheaper so there should be some money coming back right? Think again!
HIS $98 dollar three day rental where he was downgraded and had to deal with a car with severe mechanical problems cost $250.00. He complained and they dropped it down to $150. So a 50% increase over the agreed upon contract for a downgrade and a car in unless than safe conditions.
I think this type of behavior is unacceptable.
Aug 21 2016
Pros: Great price for a last minute reservation! Pickup attendants were very helpful!
Cons: I would have liked if they would have asked if I'd prefer a vehicle with Bluetooth. Also, the gas tank was 3/4 full when I picked it up, but the paperwork said it was full. The pickup attendants were very helpful with making both of these adjustments for me.
Aug 28 2016
Great suv , affordable price
Pros: Very good experience
Sep 6 2016
Pros: Great experience! I found ALAMO very professional.
Sep 19 2016
Rental of last resort
Pros: Drop off customer service in Montreal (airport) was good, efficient.
Cons: Slow customer service at Albany, NY (airport), no car options. Was given the smallest possible Economy category car, despite paying the higher rates for a different drop off. Driver's seat headrest was not in place (in the back seat), which is a security problem. Trunk barely fit a tote bag. Customer service on the phone was terrible; had to call twice to talk to someone. Finall spoke to someone only to get charged a whole day for returning the car 1.5 hours late (although the rental agreement listed an hourly rate)!
Cons: I specified the airport, but the app showed options at nearby locations as well without making that apparent. So we get off the plane and...no car. The experience got worse when the Avis attendant erroneously told me my car was at another location a half-mile away. Then after walking there and back for no car, she tried to pass it off as my fault for not knowing where my car was, ultimately at a mall location three miles away. Also, the car was old and smelled strongly like mildew.
Jun 5 2016
Pros: staff at drop off called and let me know i had left my wallet in the car, sevral notifications went out in a very short time. It was vry helpful.
Sep 17 2016
Saved me $125
Pros: I usually use Enterprise as my corporate car rental account and the price seemed high. I went onto Kayak and the process was quick, easy, and showed all the different rental companies. By using Kayak's simple process I saved over $125.
Sep 19 2016
Pros: The return was quick and efficient except the Kayak connection confused them.
Pros: Pickup was free of hassles and relatively smooth. Pretty good value.
Cons: Rep at pickup in Latham didn't seem to know what he was doing and had to wait for help from another employee. Car had exterior marks and a cigarette burn on the front passenger seat.
Oct 11 2016
Pros: Mo and the crew are great. Like really fantastic customer service. They were awesome.
Cons: The only thing, and it wasn't their fault, was that suddenly there were taxes that were not listed in the reservation. That's shitty. All of a sudden they announced higher airport taxes, even though the thrifty is off-airport. I know they are just going based on the computer, but thrifty needs to fix that. It's a super shitty feeling as a customer to budget a certain amount of money and find out you are paying more
Pros: Good. Nice that it has a shuttle seevice to airport took under 5 minutes. Nice customer service.
Cons: You can't see the sign for the rental office when coming down the main road. Need more signs!
Oct 19 2016
Cons: I had asked for a small SUV, and when I checked in that's what I was told we'd have. At the very last minute (after 1:00am!), I was given keys to a Dodge Durango, not a small SUV. I didn't want to take that big a car into cities and parking garages. Luckily, the next morning I was able to exchange it for a much better, smaller, and updated Ford Escape. I also did not receive a clear explanation of a waiver of the toll transponder (I must have thought i was waiving the additional insurance coverage). Therefore I've been charged a hefty "administrative' fee for going through a $1.00 toll - I'm pretty sure if I'd had the rules and consequences described to me, I'd have taken the option to pay for the transponder. It seems like a tricky way for the company to make extra money. (This took place in Albany, not Latham.)