Cons: Upon arriving at the airport to pick up the car I had reserved. I found out that my reservation had been cancelled and I was not given a reason as to why.
Mar 25 2016
bait and switch
Cons: From the start this was the worst car rental experience I've ever had. I got to the budget counter and they swiped my card. They immediately told me they wouldn't rent me a car because my credit wouldn't allow it. I never gave them permission to run my credit. Next they told me they could get me a car from avis. It was the same car they just changed the rental jacket from budget to avis and charged me $20 more. Once I got the car it was the most uncomfortable thing I've ever driven. That's not their fault it's Volkswagen to blame for that. They never asked me what car I wanted and forced me to pay more than the price I booked based on some phantom credit check they claim they did. I do not blame Kayak for this I blame the guilty patty which is Budget/Avis car rental.
Jun 5 2016
Pros: Car was roomy, great on gas
Cons: No help finding car in parking garage. Person at counter was helpful on my reservation but couldn't find the car and wasted time walking around. Once I got to car had to google how to start it. Was push start I had no idea I had to have my foot on break to start it until I googled it
Cons: Low tire pressure alarm sounded on the second day of our rental. I checked the air pressure in all four tires - over 50 psi in three tires and less than 25 in the fourth. Obviously, this is a safety issue that could have resulted in a blow out.
Avis' staff should perform simple checks like this (also oil and other fluids) as a part of their prep.