(Closed) Rental cars…… ugh!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
46414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They lie.

They want to find someone to take the gas sucking monster vehicles so that a last minute renter who comes in off the street will rent a car from them rather than go down the street to another vendor.

Every time they try this with me, I tell them I am happy to stand there and wait until a smaller car is available . Ta Da ! A smaller car has just been returned and I can have it in 10 minutes

Post # 5
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@julies1949:  I actually really like that strategy!  I don’t know why i’ve never thought of that, because I too always feel like the rental car places lie. 😛

Post # 6
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Ugh! That has happened to me every time I’ve ever needed a rental while my car was being worked on! They do it on puuurrrrpose! So annoying! I drive a Scion tc.. The last time I needed a rental they wanted to give me a tuna boat of an impala yeah, not even close in size. So I told them it wasnt going to work and I needed a SMALLER car and magically there was one they just needed to clean it first.

Surpisingly it works the other way around too. I’ve been on trips where I’ll pick up a car at the airport and they try to put you in some spec that might fit 2 grown people (LOL) and when you tell them it’s too small they magically have this way nicer normal car that “just got returned”.

Such a scam!!


Sorry about your car! Hope you get it back quick!

Post # 8
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I rented a car before and the car smelled like barf! They just cleaned it, cleaned it  with what? It was only for one day so I sort of sprayed the beejeebers out of it with Lysol disinfectant spray so when I did bring it back, I mentioned the barf smell and told them the next time I will make you sit in the car withe the windows up until you beg for mercy!

Post # 10
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Because they want to charge you for the “damages” instead of cleaning it themselves for “nothing”? They are crooks, I tell ya!

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