Cons: Well...we actually couldnt get a car. We booked the car nearly a week in advance, about a qeek after hurricane matthew came through. I understand that weather can have an effect on businesses, so that ia t the issue....
Apparently the guy working in the offoce called an left a message 2 hours before we went to pick the car up. I hadnt heard the message at that point. We got to the office and entered, but no one was there and there was no sign on the door. Totally unlocked and empty....so we waited a few minutes, and then i called the office. The guy had had the phone redirected to his cell, he said he would be back in ten. When he arrived he said, "how did you get in here?" and said "oh, thats not good" upon finding that the door hadnt been locked. After we had already been waiting there for 10-15 minutes, he says "didnt you get my voicemail? We dont have a car"... He was extremely unhelpful, and when we asked about public transport he said he "doesnt know about it" because he "has a car". We were intending on using a car to get to orlando, so it wasnt just a sight-seeing or convenience thing.
We ended up taking an Uber that was harrowing and cost $100.
When I later listened to the message (I was too mad at the time), the employee had said something to the effect of "we dont have a car for you right now, call back if you want us to keep looking for one, if you still need it". What?!?! This is the problem I have- surely Hertz would have known there wasnt going to be a car for us more than 2 hours in advance??? Surely the company policy for advising clients that their entire stock of THE ONLY thing they have to offer and only reason for business is gone is not ONE unprofessional and vague voicemail? I have never been met with a less helpful employee, and would have thought that he might have tried to help us find a substitute form of transport...
Dealing with Hertz will hurt your brain, basically.
Dec 7 2015
Pros: The Ford Focus I rented at Hertz through Kayak was acceptable in every way, especially the price! The car was clean and ran well. Big deal. Most rental cars are clean and run well. What made this experience exceptional was the price. I saved over $50.00 off the Hertz rental price by using Kayak.
Cons: The car had features I was unfamiliar with and they were not explained at the time of rental. Luckily, the car's manual was with it.
Oct 22 2016
Cons: When we got to the Hertz rental office you sent us to, they told us they had no cars available to rent!!!