Pros: Really fast and no pressure with the upsales
Dec 26 2015
Drove well on ice with only all season tires.
Pros: Quick checkout and in. No waiting, and it was dirt cheap.
Jul 2 2016
Pros: they upgraded the car, which was good because it was very expensive compared to other sites
Cons: the car was filthy, not sure when it was cleaned last and there were multiple dents and scratches on the vehicle and it took forever to get someone to go over the car with me so I could leave and not worry about being charged for damage someone else did
Jul 7 2016
Pros: Fuel economy.
Jul 9 2016
Pros: Very quick and easy pickup and drop off. Car was clean and comfortable.
Jul 19 2016
Lady at counter charged a heck of a lot more than
Pros: She said my Expedition rental was about $1000 more. We argued a lot. I'm never renting from Budget again.
Jul 20 2016
The parking structure was confusing
Cons: Also the exit ramp was hard to navigate. Clear that other cars have had problems with it, too.
Jul 25 2016
Bait and switch
Cons: We ordered and paid for a mid-size car, told we would get a either a Chrysler 200 or a Ford Fusion. Instead, we were given a Nissan Sentra. When we questioned it, we were told this was a mid-size car. The car did not even have a USB port - was very basic and not worth the higher price we paid to get a larger and more comfortable car. It definitely smelled of cigarette smoke when we first picked it up. By the end of our trip we had either aired it out sufficiently or we just didn't notice the odor anymore.
Jul 26 2016
Cons: - wheel bearing needs to be replaced, very loud noise.
- wind shield wipers were worn out and not efficient (safety issue)
- empty reservoir or not working to clean wind shield
Jul 29 2016
Budget was closed and didn't honor the reservation
Cons: My reservation was to pick up the car at 2:00 a.m. No one mentioned that the rental counter closes at 2:00 a.m.! Additionally, no one mentioned that they have a "one hour rule" that means that they will not honor the reservation if you show up over an hour after the identified reservation hour. What a catch 22! They close their counter and then hold you responsible for being late!
In my case, I had a delayed flight and arrived to a closed counter. I had to come back later in the morning when they opened and they had no car for me due to the "one hour rule" (which was also described in other literature as the "two hour rule"). By then, most of the other companies had rented their cars. The only way to rent a car under those conditions was to pay an exorbitant rate to another company.
This was truly terrible service.
Cons: I drove to Denali Park. It rained part of the way and the tires slipped a bit. I checked the tires later and found the front tires were close to bald.
They said I could bring the car back "empty" and they would charge me for gas at a low price. Okay, sounds good. But I found out later they charge you for a full tank regardless of how much gas is left. Good thing I only had a quarter tank left.