6.8 GoodJul 21 2019
Higher quality vehicle. the Mitsubishi Outlander had a rough ride, mediocre gas efficiency and after some reading found it to be sub par in safety. It would be better if you acquired more highly rated vehicles.
2.8 MediocreJul 31 2018
Terrible.This was the WORST customer service experience I have ever had--that is not hyperbole. I arrived early to pick up my rental vehicle and no one was at the counter. I said, "Hello, good morning!" so that anyone in the rear would be able to hear me. Tina came up from the back and asked if she could help me. I said that I was there to pick up my rental. She looked over both the Avis and Budget paperwork and told me she didn't have a car for me. I said that I had booked online and that I had a confirmation number. She said it didn't matter and she didn't have any cars available for me. I asked her how this could happen, and if she didn't in fact have a car for me, that she needed to assist me in locating one because I was CONFIRMED to have a vehicle. She said she wouldn't help me find a car. I protested and she said she would reach out to the airport to see if they had a car available and that she would get back to me later in the day if one came available. I said that was unacceptable and that she should make the phone call immediately--as I had been driven two hours south from Traverse City and was stranded without a vehicle. She made a phone call, left a message and said she'd have to see what they had to say. She made or took another call and at the conclusion of that call she said she would rent me a car--but it would have to be dirty because she didn't have time to clean it. Just wanting to get out of there and without any alternative I accepted. I completed the paperwork and went to the car which was VERY dirty. There was dog food all over the rear area, hair everywhere, fast food wrappers throughout and the vehicle REEKED of marijuana. Having no other option--I accepted the car. Shortly after getting underway I noticed also that the check tire pressure light was on. We pulled into a gas station and discovered that the pressure in the rear driver tire of our newly-rented vehicle was at 17PSI--it was supposed to be at 44PSI. What a SAFETY HAZARD! I do not understand how an owner/operator could send a vehicle out without being cleaned or safety checked. Based on the service I received I would never recommend Budget--especially this location to anyone.
10.0 ExcellentMar 23 2018
The car was good and the service as well. Everything worked out like I expected.Nothing
10.0 ExcellentOct 23 2016
Excellent ExperienceI was able to book a car just the night before after a personal car emergency and it was such a nice relief to get a great price and a safe and reliable vehicle to get my family back home. Thank you Budget!I would have loved if the car rental location could have picked me up from my hotel just down the road, but we ended up using Uber and it worked perfectly.
4.8 OkaySep 6 2016
Bait and switch rateEase of bookingNothing I received or viewed said anything about a mileage charge being added to the price quoted yet I was charged an additional $40 when I returned the car. Budget says this is a Kayak issue. VERY DISAPPOINTED!
5.2 OkayJul 7 2016
Car was great, but ruined by serviceThe car was clean and ready to go when I got there. It ran well, and was fuel efficient. Did not smell of stale smoke, and there were no mechanical issues.This was the worst car rental experience I have ever had. It started Sunday morning when I was picking up my car. I was greeted at the desk by a gentleman "in training". He was wearing a dirty pair of jeans, an old Detroit Lions Tee Shirt, and a baseball cap. Very unprofessional. After fumbling with my information for a while, a lady finally came around to help out. After some more training and a lot of waiting (35 minutes!), I was shown my car. After I checked out the vehicle I went back in to finalize the rental. I was informed at that time that I was not able to park my personal car on site. What?! I'm renting a car from you, but yet I have to find somewhere else to park? This was a huge inconvenience to my and my family. The lady said I could go park at McDonalds down the road because "the manager there is cool with it". I have two problems with this: 1) There is no proof that McDonalds or any other private property where I choose to park would not tow my vehicle if left unattended for 4 straight days and 2) There is absolutely no notice that this is the case when booking the vehicle. So not only do I have to have my wife drop everything to come get my car, but she also has to inconvenience a friend to come down and get my car so it does not get towed. THEN, they have to drive my car back to McDonalds before I get home so its ready for me. Not very easy to do when she works full time and we have two young children. To top it all off, it was pouring rain, so I had quite a ways to walk after moving my car from the Budget lot to the McDonalds lot. The car was clean, and ran well, but that is about the only highlight of my experience. Your customer service continued to disappoint me when I came to return my vehicle. I filled up the gas tank to the top less than a half mile away. When asked if it was full, I said yes. The same lady asked if I was sure because they will charge me $9.89 if they take it there and ANY gas fits in. I explained to her that I filled it to the top, but it might be possible to fit a tenth of a gallon in there or so. She said it was up to me, but I will most likely get charged. So I am basically forced to go put more gas in (which ended up being 0.24 gallons) and bring it back. I made sure it was overflowing from the nozzle so I did not get charged any further. Hopefully you can tell that I am less than impressed with my experience this week. I want to let you know that this type of customer service (and overall policy of not being able to park on site) is ridiculous. My wife and I have rented from Budget/Avis quite a few times in the past, but will now be reconsidering our options. Even if you happen to be the most inexpensive, we will most likely choose another company so that when we travel for work or vacation we feel valued and appreciated. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns about my experience.
7.2 GoodJun 15 2016
The rental place was close, had to go to GRR which was still open and had to bay $50 more.
8.0 ExcellentJan 22 2016
my experiance with the grand rapids office was satisfactory they had a pleasant helpfull counter personal. clean office and fast service.