Cons: Collision at the desk was $25/day vs $10 on the web. The agent said the office collision coverage was better but that wasn't clear. Also the drop off location is in Jackson and not at the airport requiring a shuttle .
Oct 1 2017
Pros: I arrived at Bozemen ( Gallitin Airport ) to pick up the car. Nobody was at the Alamo desk so was served by the agent on the National desk.
Many people so everyone was in a hurry.
I was allocated a car which when I got to it I noticed it did not have a tonue bar in the boot. I returned to the desk and was told that they were not available on hire cars which I accepted.
When I arrived at my destination I checked the reciept to find I had been charged for CDW and supplementary Insurance. As I had already paid for Insurance as part of my package I contacted yourselves by phone.
I was told it would be put right and was given a Ref No. - 28091498 and that the desk at the airport would be informed prior to me returning the vehicle. On return the same " National " agent informed me that no message had been given, and took a report.
Could you please advise as to progress on my refund.
Cons: Customer Service
Dec 8 2015
Pros: The make and model were modern.
Cons: The car reeked of smoke
Mar 6 2016
Helpful, friendly customer service.
Pros: The car was clean & as described.
Jul 28 2016
Extremely impolite service
Pros: I have experienced the extremely impolite employ, and he was the most unpleasant service representative i've met in my life. He even threated me that he will not tent us a car if he wants. unbelivable.
Sep 18 2016
Pros: Had to swap out suv. First one "shook"on the road.
Dec 27 2016
Beware the bait and switch scam
Cons: I've seen other comments on this tactic: I reserved a "Subaru Forester or similar" vehicle, and the rental counter offered a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Of course, my only other option was to upgrade to a Chevy Traverse SUV for an additional $30/day. There was no way I was driving a truck with very little weight over the rear drive axle on the snowy roads of Montana. Shame on Alamo for using this shabby ruse.
Jan 1 2017
Car and price were great but attempt at upsell cou
Pros: Car comfort price
Cons: Counter agent tried to upsell my husband on different car. Insisted we inspect it or we were liable for damages spewed the directions to the. Car so fast and snnottily bscause we wouldnt upgrade i couldnt hear her. After 14 hours of flying etc walked into bracing cold with all luggage and to almost farthest point in parking lot. Car covered in snow . We tried to inspect but with snow and ice all over it ....on way to destination when ice melted and we opened sky top could see ding on windshield and big ding on sky top window.
Feb 11 2017
Great customer service
Pros: Easy to rent and get the car and drop off.
Cons: Smelled bad inside. But didn't want to exchange out after we put all luggage and car seats In.
Mar 3 2017
Cons: i was told to just bring a debit card and when i got there they said i needed a credit. so i had to rent from someone else for 4x the original price i was told
Cons: it was a long walk to get the car and from the drop off location to the terminal... not that i could see much in the way of any alternatives. Regardless it was cold and i would imagine if it were raining (in the summer) it would be just as pleasant
Sep 16 2016
Cons: Had no vehicle available except a 15 passenger van. Which then left me stranded at the airport. I thought that even though I reserved a "special car" it would actually be a car not a ridiculously large van that is in no way appropriate for my needs. It should have been clarified that that was a possibility when I reserved the vehicle online. Overall very poorly disappointed.
Sep 17 2016
It was a horror show
Cons: I got to the rental counter and was informed the only car available was a 15 passenger van and the was nothing they could do - take it or leave it. The rental agent was fine - she felt awful. I declined and walked next door to Enterprise and rented a more suitable car though it ended up costing me an extra $150'or so for the rental
Sep 17 2016
Reservation but no car
Cons: Apparently the folks at Dollar were aware that booking on Kayak did not lead to a car. They stated those folks do not know what cars we have or not. Not cool.
Sep 20 2016
Cons: There was no car available when we got to the airport to pick the car up except for a 15 passenger van.
Oct 27 2016
Car Interior not clean
Cons: The interior of the car smelled kind of gross and the interior wasn't very clean. Food particles in various places and long blonde hair all over the passenger seat.
Jan 3 2017
Pros: Vehicle was clean.
Cons: The company provided a 2 wheel drive SUV in a Montana blizzard when I expected a 4 wheel drive. The registration on the vehicle was expired.
Feb 26 2017
They didn't have the van I reserved and sent me to
Pros: Terrible service and communication. Don't trust this system.
Cons: National rental charged me $880 and my Dollar rental reservation was not available at all( promised $480) by emails and website reservation.
Mar 1 2017
Pros: Clean didn't smell like air freshner
Mar 9 2017
Cons: Dollars cars are quite far away for both pick up and drop off.
I needed to upgrade (pay more) to get a 4x4 because all of their cars do not have m+s or winter tires despite many are rented at the Bozeman airport for trips into the mtns for skiing, snowmobiling and other winter sports.
Pros: There was no staff at budget and the single Avis rep was busy. Took awhile to even be able to ask where to drop the keys. Nice that there was at least a drop box.
Jun 20 2017
Great service in Belgrade
Pros: The car was great, the original pricing was good, the service in Belgrade was exceptional! The supervisor was quick to figure out our tax exempt status since we were a church group.
Cons: Every time I turned the car on, the "Oil Change" message would come on. There were a ton of cars on their lot and it was a bit challenging to find, but the panic button proved to be very helpful!
Jun 25 2017
Pros: The rental desk was extremely nice and acccomodating
Jun 25 2017
Pros: check-out smooth
Cons: Car was not what I booked....I requested large sedan for extra leg room. I am older (also 6'4") and have knee and hip problems ....hence the NEED for extra leg room the average person would not need.....I was not happy and I will not book a rental through these folks again
Jul 18 2017
Pros: We got a great low mileage mini van and it was perfect for our long trip. The budget counter person was very helpful and honest, as we got a mini van that was just returned. It wasn't cleaned and had less than a qtr tank but he told me about it up front and I was good with it.
Aug 2 2017
Pros: Gave me a higher class vehicle
Cons: Car was not clean
Aug 17 2017
Pros: Staff were excellent at both check inadequate check out.
Cons: The only challenge I had was the car was not in the designated pickup spot.
Aug 25 2017
Efficient and Easy
Pros: I booked this last minute and everything was ready when I arrived! It was a very efficient and easy rental!
Cons: Had to park in the middle of nowhere to return car but it is a small airport so it isn't so bad.
Aug 28 2017
Cons: Iwouldneverrent car from Budget
Oct 11 2017
Was promised a luxury vehicle (similar to BMW) and got a Hyundai Sonat
Pros: The car was clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly.
Cons: The car wasn't as nice as I was expecting - and my definition wasn't really luxury. It's a $20k car.
Pros: Nicely surprised with an excellent vehicle. Great value! Process was fast and easy.
Jul 28 2017
Pros: Room for 3 plus fishing gear
Cons: Warning lights repeatedly came on, and then off -- emissions control, tires, other symbols
Aug 12 2016
Pros: Actual car was good and I appreciated the bluetooth feature. Service was efficient if a bit cursory.
Oct 17 2016
Cons: Visibility out of car
Oct 24 2016
Reserve a full size, get a van!
Pros: The second customer service person I worked with was very helpful and friendly.
Cons: The first customer service person I had to deal with was very arrogant and un-helpful. I had reserved a full size car a month before I arrived and he gave me a mini-van (on the large-ish side). When I complained he said that it was an upgrade and the fuel economy was the same for a car and a mini-van
Jan 23 2017
too expesive poor customer service at the counter
Cons: the 4x4 did not always work or come out of 4x4 in the snow. we had to stop and back-up for it to disengage.
the defroster and back windows were not working and stayed iced up on the inside
we were promised a the largest 4x4 ford expedition 8 - 9 passangers and luggage but received a Toyota Sequoia
Feb 2 2017
Pros: Very helpful agents, smooth process, great vehicle..all around great experience. Thank you.
Jun 11 2017
Pros: What luck?! We got a new car. We were the second renters (based on mileage). Who could ask for anything more?
Jul 8 2017
Cons: The car and windshield were not cleaned of residual insect and plant droppings.
Jul 20 2017
Rediculously long wait
Pros: Had to stand in line for over an hour and a half to pick up rental car. Other car rental counters had little to no wait at all. If I could have cancelled my reservation I would have on the spot.
Cons: There was no rental. In spite of my reservation, when I arrived at the Airport, there were no cars. I was forced to change last minute to Hertz and pay 100 dollars more.
Jan 26 2016
Cons: They rented another reservation right out from under me because I wasn't at there desk within two hours of the time I said. I ended up having to drive a uhaul to Denver instead. Poor customer service and no desire to fix it. The van they gave us had some of the worst tires I've ever seen. Won't ever rent with thrifty again.
Sep 28 2016
Pickup and drop off challenges but still good valu
Pros: The price for full size rental
Cons: Had to wait 40 minutes for a car to be available. Return location in rental return not well marked. Asked some one from another company where the thrifty spots were but never found a row with a sign and finally just parked in an open space. So price was worth the extra time if you have flexibly in your schedule but not if you are in a hurry.
Oct 19 2016
Pros: NO CARS AVAILABLE WENT TO BUDGET
Nov 7 2016
Pros: Quick easy pick up process
Cons: If you drop off after hours you will leave the car in an unlit parking lot and the walk to the terminal is lengthy. If someone happens to hit your car after you drop it off you would have no recourse with regard to any damages Thrifty may charge to you.
Dec 21 2016
Pros: no rentel fromthem even though I paid for it for my son to come home
Jan 30 2017
Great price. Long walk from drop-off to terminal.
Pros: Great price.
Cons: The drop off parking lot is a healthy walk to the terminal when you have lots of luggage and no carts.
May 15 2017
Pros: The ease of pick up and drop off. Customer service
Cons: Maybe a little more clean?
May 16 2017
not as cheap as it seems.
Pros: awesome car, easy pickup and drop off.
Cons: almost $200 in hidden fees.
May 18 2017
Pros: Overall a great experience. Easy to check in. The car I received was clean and any scratches and the window ding were already noted and marked. The rental agents were friendly and very efficient.
Pros: Easy pickup, free upgrade to SUV, great car.
Cons: Dirty upon pickup (mostly outside, but a little dusty inside too)
Jun 28 2017
Easy but a little late
Pros: Counter agent was very nice, car was clean and worked well.
Cons: We arrived at 8:30 am for our 8am pick up and there were no clean cars available. We got a car at 9am, not too much later, but was a small annoyance.
Sep 22 2017
Avis came through with a car that would fit our needs
Pros: The Avis agent was very responsive to our concerns. He found a backup vehicle, which although did no go through cleaning after the last rental (he stated that and we accepted ), was large enough and comfortable enough to meet our needs. You'll see our complaint in the "Didn't like" category. After a few anxious moments in the Bozeman airport rental counter, we were very pleased with the eventual outcome.
Cons: When we rented a car, the advertisement stated that it would be a premium vehicle (Lincoln MKS or equivalent). Since I own an MKS, I knew what to expect. At the rental counter we were rented a Volkswagen Passat, which is nowhere the size and comfort level of the MKS. I know someone puts these two vehicles in the same class based on some criteria, but I assure you THEY ARE NOT. The Passat does not have the head room, leg room, hip room etc. we required. We could not tolerate 2 weeks in that vehicle comfortably. Please review your list of criteria prior to categorizing a vehicle.
Pros: The service this was well staffed, the staff members were efficient and friendly.
Cons: They did not have a wide range of vehicles (we rented an SUV) and it was a long outdoor walk to pick up the vehicle from the lot, and an even longer walk to drop off the vehicle. This is not at all convenient given that we had an infant and was rather cold.
Jan 31 2017
All things considered
Pros: Counter staff was very friendly and helpful
Cons: Vehicle located a bit far from the terminal.....but the airport had limited space for vehicle storage and only outdoor surface parking.