Cons: There was no mention that advantage would be doing a credit check on me. So when I arrived at the airport and they surprisingly ran my credit at the counter, I was unable to get a car at all! My family lyrics member had to meet me and put it on their card. I have rented from advantage before in the past abs they said this was just standard procedure.. TOTALLY SUCKED! no use in reserving a car if u can't rent it!!!
Apr 27 2016
Pros: The quality of car and service, condition of car, and price.
Cons: The location remote from the airport tacks on another half hour to the two hours already required for an international flight.
Sep 13 2016
Pros: Drop off was quick and easy for us. The cars we got seemed to be maintained and we didn't have any car troubles during the trips.
Cons: The hassle of not being at the airport and then having to stand and wait for your car. One location was right inside the airport, the second time - we had to take a shuttle and waited for over an hour to get into a car... A car that wasn't even available and they had to give us two sizes up. When we finally left the lot, we noticed that the car had crumbs and fingerprints on the seats. To us, the convinence of a company within the airport will be worth the couple extra dollars a day.
Sep 23 2016
Wasn't able to Cancel
Cons: I booked through Kayak and accidentally booked the wrong weekend. I called advantage and they said they couldn't do anything about it because it was prepaid through Kayak. I called Kayak and couldn't get anyone on the phone, and the website gives a "no cancellation or refund" policy, so I lost ~$90 because of a simple mistake. Will not be using Kayak again.
Sep 29 2016
Cheap price for a Cheap experience
Cons: I called my insurer to make sure I was covered (which I was), they tried in every way to make me believe I was not covered. They lied repetitively and even dared asking for a proof (like if my insurer would write them a letter live!?). I had to fight like crazy not to let them screw me. Don't be fooled. Canadian insurers DO cover you in US.
The car was dirty (I don't care dusty, this was hella dirty), with strawberry jam cups on the floor, fresh chocolate on the seats, used tissues in the console, garbage and belongings from previous renter in the trunk, windows I could barely see through...
Even though I left with the car 1.5 hour after pickup time (which would have gave them plenty of time to clean). Only when I'm outside with the keys in hand, they asked me if I was willing to wait 30min for them to clean it. It was too late. They found the right racket not to clean. Congrats.
While I was renting, the client next to me was complaining (actually looked sad) while they charged him because his family was 10min late in the building (taking toddlers and luggage out of the car), even though they walked in in time and asked if they could take the time to do so... He told be Advantage took all the money they could out of him and that I should not rent my car. It was too late. But he was right.
Dec 13 2016
Cons: The car was dirty, scratched up and in general poor condition. The staff was unwilling to help or assist in anyway. i wouldn't recommend this place to anybody.
Feb 5 2018
Pros: It was cheap.
Cons: I couldn't cancel or reschedule it even though I had to reschedule the trip to 3 weeks later.
Oct 29 2015
Far from the airport, shuttle drops at rental cent
Pros: Good, clean car. Gave us a free upgrade.
Cons: The location is quiet far from the terminal. To add to that, for drop off, they dropped us at the airports rental car center instead of the terminal. That incurred additional time to get the airtrain, we barely made it to our flight on time.
The location is small and congested. Their shuttle blocked the only exit way out as we were pulling out. Driver was not accommodating.
Nov 16 2015
Pros: I liked nothing.
Cons: One hour before my scheduled pick up time, Advantage sent me an email raising my rate by over $500, no exaggeration. When I called to ask for an explanation, Advantage was unapologetic and blamed Kayak. This company is a scam and a total disgrace.
Nov 28 2015
Totally worth it
Pros: The car was ready, it was clean and an amazing price. The car drove great and I have absolutely no complaints!
Pros: The price is about $100 / week cheaper than the on-airport rentals.
The car was fine.
The customer service was very good, really friendly/helpful people.
Cons: What wasn't made clear is that to rent from EZ ( AKA Advantage) you need to take the BART (blue line) to the rental car center. Go down to their parking garage, wait for the shuttle (airport information desk says you should call them so they know to come get you, but your confirmation e-mail will not have a phone # capable of reaching the desk there).
Everything was fine, but I wish that the procedure was made a bit clearer at the outset. It is possible something got lost in translation with KAYAK handling the transaction.
Here is the number to call if you want to request a shuttle (otherwise there should be one every 20 minutes): (650) 343-3052
Sep 29 2016
Very economic car
Pros: We rented a Toyota Prius and that is absolutely the best for being sooo economic... Even when you get stuck in San Francisco traffic.
Cons: Worst pickup ever! Waiting line... 2 hours!!!! Half of it in the sun, no seats, nothing... And the other half inside a small hot building... Absolutely the worst!
Nov 3 2015
Inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.
Pros: Shuttle drivers were very personable and nice.
Cons: in addition to the train ride at SFO, there was a shuttle bus ride. It took probably 30 minutes longer to get the car than with providers at the airport.
Also, it was slow going at the counter and the Advantage office wasn't very clean.
Dec 7 2015
There is invisible fine print - BEWARE
Pros: The car I had was nice, nicer than expected. But the people giving it to me didn't know the name. Told me to go out to find the "gold BMW Golf"... no sir, it was a Passat. They look totally different. But I had fun driving the Passat for a weekend.
Cons: They wouldn't give me the car unless I showed I had local car insurance. Excuse me? Because I live 3 towns over I have to show insurance? I don't have a car - hence I'm renting! Then they refused to give me a car unless I bought the insurance through them. There was nothing in the fine print that told me any of this. My rental for the weekend was literally double. But oh, thank you random guy behind the counter - since it was Thanksgiving and my wedding you cut me a "break" by allowing me to purchase the insurance instead of having my fiance drive to get me and show his insurance. Rude, mismanaged, probably illegal operation here. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!
Dec 12 2015
Horrible customer service
Cons: Angry and rude rental agent at counter.
Old, and dirty car that I was given. Only because I complained that the car they initially tried to give me was too small. If you advertise a car of a certain model or comparable then I expect to rent that model or similar. Not smaller. Bigger would be ok but not smaller. So instead of satisfying my request they put me in the oldest car I've rented. Will never rent there again. And I'm a guy who travels 40 wks a year. Never use this place again.
Dec 30 2015
Cons: First car given to me had significant damage to the bumper and side, the car had obviously been in an accident and was not checked properly. No agent ever accompanied me to inspect the vehicle. After I complained the staff agreed to switch cars for me, however the 2nd car I was given had trash still left in the trunk from the previous customer. On top of this, when I returned the car I asked about paying bridge tolls since I had gone over the Golden Gate Bridge almost every day during my rental period. The staff then told me to call a number to submit payment within 48 hours or I would get penalized. Good thing I asked! None of the staff were very friendly or helpful, they all seemed to be sick of dealing with tourists. None of them were very helpful or informative. I will never be using this rental agency again.
Jan 11 2016
Pros: Offsite location was a bit troubling, but when I returned the car, I had a short window to get to the terminal. Instead of having to wait for the shuttle to take me to the Rental Car Center where I could catch the AirTrain to the terminal, the staff offered to take me there in my returned rental. Saved me a lot of time, and I was very grateful.
Jan 11 2016
Cons: Location FAR from airport. Space small, cramped, and slow service.
Feb 24 2016
Cons: Car was not clean and unsafe
Apr 11 2016
Easy like it's name!
Pros: Cheapest price. Did the job.
Cons: Didn't like how the desk person checking us in tried to up sell us too hard. Also gave us false information about gas prices in the area to sell us the $50 full tank gas package. You also don't have to pay the bridge tolls online only--cash is accepted both ways--like we were told.
Pros: comfortable, however, no space for luggage. Car was in excellent shape. Pretty clean but maybe could use air freshener.
Cons: At check in, I had to wait because that large of a van was not available at check in. Car was clean just smelled a little.
Aug 12 2016
Cons: These jack holes jacked up the price almost $200 on pick up. And didn't include a jack (or a tire) in the boot to boot!
Service was some jacked out green-screen operator on a creepy skype call thing at the airport, and then my clan and I had to walk. And walk. And walk. "Why are we walking, p'pa?" asked my young daughter. "Did we not make a success at the hiring of an automobile? America is very great, but why is there so much walking to come to an automobile you have just sold grand m'ma's jewels to hire? P'pa... p'pa, I'm getting hungry. Is it much further?" Our poor son Edmund died of typhoid, and we lost half our supplies trying to fjord the river.
Nothin' but hate, you profiteering money gluttons. Toodles.
Aug 22 2016
Cons: I hate how they try to nickel and dime you
Aug 29 2016
Upselling and poor communication
Pros: Nice car, easy return
Cons: I prepaid for my car on the website ($230). When I went to pick up the car, I went through the standard up-sells and declined them (~10 minutes of saying no). When it came time to give me a car, the up-sells became less obvious and the sales person led me to believe that the cost I was reviewing was the price I paid online.
She showed me cars that were way above what I had paid ($500) for about 20 minutes as I continually kept our conversation focused on the price I had already paid. She then offered me a car "30 dollars cheaper than I had paid" ($200 total) and I took it. Turns out that $200 was in addition to the $230 I had already paid.
Even though I asked for confirmation that I was not paying more than I had prepaid, it retrospect, she never actually answered that question outright - she never lied, just dodged. I feel played and Hertz now feels like a sleazy company. I'll go with any of the other multiple car rental companies next time.
Sep 3 2016
A bit of a hassle at drop off
Cons: There was a significant scrape on the car when we picked it up. They claimed it was our responsibility. We were in a rush to get to a flight but they made us fill out paperwork. I argued that if their records were correct to begin with, we wouldn't have to risk missing our flight.
Sep 12 2016
Pros: Car was fine. Clean. Pickup was easy.
Cons: $186 for a one-day, one-way rental seemed excessive.
Sep 12 2016
Good value rental
Pros: Good value rental.
Cons: Car hadn't been well cleaned since last rental.
Sep 23 2016
Cons: Outrageous SFO fees.
Oct 2 2016
Pros: The people we dealt with were friendly. Drop-off was easy and quick. The car was clean and in good shape.
Cons: Pick-up at SFO was bad. The first agent (a video representative) couldn't find the stall the car was supposed to be in. The second agent (after standing in a second line, of course) found the car's location. When we went to get it, the third agent informed us the car had already been given to someone else. This person then gave us a different kind of car, which magically had the same exact rate as what we had prepaid.
Oct 19 2016
Cons: Only had 2 people working the counter. Waited 30 min in line.
Pros: My gf and I went to pick up our rental, never knowing of a $200 deposit that was supposed to be held until return. We had to switch around our funds 3 different times because of her lack of communication. We then went out to the car and the window was broken and finally settled into the new car. Upon returning, they claimed that we had ashes in our car (which is not true) and claimed it would take $150 to clean, so we only got refunded $50 after the whole deposit was taken out days before. We will never be going back.