Post # 1
I was looking at prices for car rentals and found a really good deal…like ridiculously good deal (like, $10/day). So I booked it without having to pay any money. Then afterwards, I looked up the rental agency and they have a lot of not so good reviews…cars not there when you get there, extra fees, etc. (The car rental place is Payless Car rental I think, so if anyone has any experiences with them, feedback would be awesome). I emailed them to confirm that the reservation was set and to make sure there would be a car there, and their email response seems to indicate that there will be a car. Also, we’re flying into a not SOOO busy area, so maybe there won’t be an issue with no cars?
There is also the option about paying about $100 more all together (which is still $100 under what we budgeted) and going with a rental agency I’ve heard of and generally know is positive. But, it is $100 more.
So….what’s the best way to go? Go with the cheap and hope for the best? Or pay more and guarantee it’ll be okay?
Post # 3
$100 more doesn’t seem to me like all THAT much money…
Post # 4
Payless is bare bones. I once rented a car from then that didn’t have power windows or locks. I didn’t even know there were cars being made without them.
For your honeymoon, I’d upgrade just a teeny bit. If you’re doing a lot of driving, you’ll probably want cruise control, too.
Post # 5
I would go with a bigger company. On a recent trip to FL, I read reviews that their cheapest car rental place was far from the airport, had stinky cars, and added on lots of fees.
Post # 6
I would go with the cheap car. You save money that way, and if it DOES fall through, or has issues, generally there will be cars available without reserving them at higher end car rental agencies.
Post # 7
I rent a TON of cars for work. Only once did they not have a car for me and then you’re “walked” to another car rental place and given a car for no extra cost.
I would go with the cheap! $100 can go to a lot better things IMHO
Post # 8
I’d personally rent the one for $100 more. To not have any issues is worth it IMO. We rent a car every time we are in the states which is at least 3 times a year and always go with Budget, Alamo, etc.
Post # 9
Yaaaay! This worked out well! I remembered my fiance gets corporate discounts through his job, and we were able to get a car rental with Enterprise (which I know is a good company) for $102! So yaaaay! That was cheaper than the cheap place!
So I’m excited. 🙂