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Vandalia, OH, United States1 Nov — 8 Nov
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Vandalia, OH, United States
Sun 11/1
Sun 11/8

Vandalia car rental information

Pick-up locationVandalia
Rental locations11
Airport locations9

Vandalia car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
7.7 Good (65 reviews)
1 location in Vandalia
Dollar
Locations in Vandalia
3600 Terminal Drive+1 866 434 2226
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
7.6 Good25 Mar 2020
Cons: It would have been helpful to have the drop off procedures for when an attendant wasn't present explained during the pickup.
5.2 Okay1 Jan 2018
Cons: The employees on the phone...both times, at the desk, and at pick up and drop off. Very rude.
2.0 Mediocre24 Oct 2017
Cons: I had to cancel my rental based on not having a major credit card. I went with Avis whom was more accommodating. I will not be renting with Dollar in the future.
10.0 Excellent4 Sep 2017
Great experiencePros: Customer service was outstanding both picking up the car and in returning. Will rent from dollar again.
4.4 Okay28 Aug 2017
A lot of wasted moneyPros: The car was nice, although it smelled pretty weird.Cons: The car cost more than advertised, by about $100, so it was almost double of what I expected. The insurance I bought online with the car (3rd party) I was told was useless, and they were known to not honor the purchase if something were to happen, so that's $30 I won't get back. All in all it was a lot of wasted money.
8.8 Excellent23 Jul 2017
Cons: Tried to charge me for car insurance even though I told the lady that I already bought third party insurance coverage online
8.4 Excellent18 Jul 2017
Pros: Drop off was incredibly fast... in and out in under 5 minutes!Cons: There was a dent on the side of the car that I saw before taking the rental and let the person know and he seemed to think it was no big deal. I did not want to be charged for it so made sure he annotated it but I'm sure I could've been charged if that hadn't happened beforehand
4.4 Okay25 May 2017
Well I'll never use Dollar again, that's for sure...Pros: They did finally supply me with a car for the amount that this site specified. It was not the car nor was it the class of car as promised by this web sites reservation.Cons: During the reservation, I was asked if I needed insurance. I did so I checked the button for $9.00 per day. When the reservation was completed, the funds for the insurance was charged to my account right away and it stated the rental fee would be secured at time of pick up. No big deal. But when I get to the counter the attendant states that I need to use my personal car insurance OR get insurance directly from Dollar Rental. The insurance for the reservation web site is not recognized as valid insurance. They did not budge and it cost me an extra $186.00 for 6 days of rental. That is more than 6 months of FULL auto insurance out in the rest of the world. What a scam.... Now I need to fight for a refund on the $9/day insurance from the web site that was not allowed.
10.0 Excellent5 Apr 2017
Good car - well pricedPros: Good service. Close to the terminal. Good value. Nice car.
2.0 Mediocre30 Mar 2017
I declined the fuel option but agent put it on myPros: Too irritated to like anythingCons: Fuel charge that was added when it was declined and now I have to get it removed. Customer service department was not customer friendly
Rated no. 2
Thrifty
7.7 Good (38 reviews)
1 location in Vandalia
Thrifty
Locations in Vandalia
3600 Terminal Drive+1 877 283 0898
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
6.8 Good27 Sep 2020
Pros: Thrifty staff member was very pleasant and helpful. Vehicle was very clean and ready to go.Cons: If you rental agencies would offer something besides those cheap Chrysler products. I realize they practically give them to you (how else could they get rid of them), but they are very uncomfortable and noisy. Luckily I only need a van once in a great while. And thankfully you have better quality vehicles to rent when I need a sedan or coupe.
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2020
Pros: Everything went very smooth. I really appreciated it
9.2 Excellent24 Jan 2020
Cons: When the strip would not work on my credit card, the agent said it was impossible to enter it manually! Luckily I had another car, but NOT the one that I wished to use! Gotta be a better way!
2.0 Mediocre30 Dec 2019
Cons: The car smelt like weed and it was never cleaned out. The windows were filthy.
10.0 Excellent17 Jul 2019
Pros: Friendly staff, super easy pick up and drop off.
6.8 Good24 Sep 2018
Average rental carPros: Car was great on gas. Car was clean.Cons: Car needed an alignment and a tune up. Would pause every time you try to accelerate.
2.0 Mediocre13 Sep 2018
Cons: They only accept major credit cards and nothing else
9.6 Excellent11 Sep 2018
Good rental experiencePros: Fast checkout and check in. Clean car.
9.6 Excellent3 Sep 2018
Cons: Waited a long time but attendant made it right. Thanks
2.0 Mediocre30 May 2018
Moved, don’t answer phonePros: NothingCons: They moved, the address on your reservation is the old one. When you try to call them they don’t answer. Called 4 times over 15 minutes. Call the corporate number and get stuck in an endless loop of computer menu choices. Memorial Day weekend, not able to rent a car anywhere else. They killed out plans. Never ever using them again, or well, again...
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.5 Good (32 reviews)
1 location in Vandalia
Budget
Locations in Vandalia
3600 Terminal Drive+1 937 454 5615
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2020
Pros: Nothing.Cons: No car available when we went to pick it up 70 miles away from our home. They charged me for travel insurance anyway.
3.2 Mediocre12 Dec 2018
Over the Top Refil Price and MorePros: The base price was very reasonable.Cons: It took at least 45 minutes for me to pickup the car. There were four people ahead of my in line and only one person working the counter. The car was filthy on the outside when we picked it up. It was a hard blue car with road salt completely covering the sides and side windows. The steering wheel had some brown sticky substance on it. I was planning on returning it with a full tank, so when I picked the car up I told them that. I thought I remembered a gas station close to the airport, but apparently it wasn’t where I remembered. We didn’t ace enough time to go out of our way (traveling with a young child was partly to blame) and I dropped it off and told them. I had used just over half a tank and was charged $75 to refill the tank to full. Very frustrated overall and was finally charged a lot more than I expected for a dirty product and my fault if not returning it with gas.
6.0 Good3 Nov 2018
Vehicle smelled like smokeCons: Turned car in early due to smell still charged me full rate and had no other vehicle similar to what my need was
7.6 Good1 Jul 2018
Pros: Ease of checking in on the return.
10.0 Excellent4 Jun 2018
Great experiencePros: The car was very clean, worked great.
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2017
Pros: Great experience with Budget Car Rental at Dayton International Airport . Customer service rep very courteous .
2.0 Mediocre14 Aug 2017
Never rent from BudgetPros: Drop off was a breezeCons: To start off when I picked the van up it was parked in a dark garage between two huge vans we almost couldn't get in, but in order to leave the garage you have to sign a paper stating there's no damage to the car... you can't see anything in a dark garage! Next the van smelled awful, no floor mats, the passenger side between the seats had all kinds of food in it, and last the side automatic doors didn't work. Once I got home and we were packing up the van we noticed a giant strach on the side, along with damage to the front, which I didn't see in the DARK garage. We drove from Ohio to Florida over 1,000 miles, on our way home about 3 hrs into our trip we blew a tire. Got off the highway and called roadside assistance, they sent out a repair company which took an 1 1/2 to show up, then 30 minutes to change it, and the spare he put on was about the size of a cheerio, then we had to stuff the blown tire into the van with our stuff, we were told we had to take it with us. So I call roadside again, because I don't feel comfortable driving this van with 4 kids and all of our stuff over 1,000 miles back home on this tiny spare. Budget tells us to just trade it in at any location for a new rental. We did find a place to trade it in, that was an hour out of the way, then transferring 4 kids and a ton of luggage to another van in the 110 degree Florida heat is always fun. So all this time wasted caused us to miss the return time for the rent a car and we were charged 120 bucks to add an additional day which Budget would not removed the charge. Are you freaking kidding me!! Never ever ever will we rent from Budget again. Awful, Awful, Awful!!!
4.0 Okay19 Feb 2017
Not what was promisedPros: Client car and polite speedy serviceCons: I did get the price quote that I was promised online when I got there I end up paying $200 for tax and stuff.
8.8 Excellent23 Dec 2016
Pros: Price and the in-terminal pickup and dropoff.Cons: In the middle of winter, with very cold weather, and a recent snowstorm, and icing of windows every night, it was no place to be without an ice scraper. There was no scraper in the car. None in the backseat and none in the trunk. It was not nice using a credit card to clean the windows off every day.
2.0 Mediocre26 Aug 2016
Cons: When picking up my rental, I, along with several other customers who reserved and even pre-paid for the rental car were told that they didn't have any cars left and didn't know when they were going to get more since it was dependent on the return of other cars. I couldn't afford to wait indefinitely so I went to Hertz. I got a car right away.
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Rated no. 4
Hertz
8.9 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Vandalia
Hertz
Locations in Vandalia
736 W National Rd+1 937 890 2626
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
  • 9
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
7.6 Good15 Sep 2020
Cons: I will never have them put me in a Kia Soul again. The most uncomfortable seats, not to mention no trunk room. It was an awful experience my back and neck won’t soon forget.
10.0 Excellent23 Jul 2016
Pros: Loved the carCons: Nothing I did not like
Rated no. 5
Alamo
8.9 Excellent (19 reviews)
1 location in Vandalia
Alamo
Locations in Vandalia
3600 Terminal Rd+1 844 816 4381
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 May 2017
What I liked.Pros: Individual walk up selection of vehicles. Cleanliness. Reliability. Great gas mileage.Cons: What I didn't like. Extraordinarily slow at the counter. Thinly veiled customer service with a smile. Not genuine.
8.4 Excellent5 May 2017
Pros: Good value for the priceCons: Car made some strange noises, but nothing serious.
10.0 Excellent1 May 2017
Friendly, efficient service, with great car.Pros: The car was amazing. Loaded Nissan Altima. One of quietest, smoothest cars I've driven.
10.0 Excellent26 Apr 2017
Renting at DAYPros: Dayton Airport Alamo offers clean vehicles in a convenient, walkable location close to baggage claim. Alamo personnel were professional and efficient.
8.8 Excellent4 Apr 2017
Get service lacking selectionPros: Really tried to save me as much money as possible.Cons: Lack of selection of vehicles.
7.2 Good3 Mar 2017
Excellent Service with a sneaky twistCons: Even though I clicked that I didn't want the extra insurance coverage, I was charged $22 per day anyway.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jan 2017
I was not able to rent from Alamo due to not havinPros: Only that the agent told me of the only cat rental place in the airport that accept debit cards was Avis and she explained to me if I had reservation from one of the airlines that they then would accept my debit card (this was not noted on my reservation when I made it very upsetting ).Cons: Not given advance notice that debit cards were not accepted at the time of reservation (only those who had flight reservations ) very upset (but very happy) that only one car rental place (Avis) accept my debit card . Alamo now Thrifty/Dollar also no longer accepting debit cards everyone don't have major credit cards (some by choice and I'm one of them) it's sad and unfair, Not Happy At All
10.0 Excellent5 Dec 2016
Easy pick up and returnPros: Very fast and easy to get car and return. When there was a mistake in the bill they cheerfully fixed it.
2.8 Mediocre12 Sep 2016
Pros: The car handled very nicely and was nicely equippedCons: The customer service was awful with a very aggressive counter person who then charged me twice what my reservation cost was. I will gladly pay slightly more for a rental car so that I never have to deal with these people again.
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Rated no. 6
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (9 reviews)
2 locations in Vandalia
Enterprise
Locations in Vandalia
3600 Terminal Rd+1 937 264 2626
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
450 E National Rd+1 937 898 5003
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
  • 7.7
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good11 Apr 2017
Nice car, too bad it wasn't cleanPros: Nice car with all the options, comfortable ride.Cons: Needed large vehicle to pickup clients. Car was dirty, inside and out. Had to spend my own money to clean the car so it was acceptable for picking up business professionals. Inside was not vacuumed, chip crumbs in the door handle, some sticky white substance on the dash and several seats and candy in the creases of the rear seat. Not acceptable condition for a car going out to a customer. Cars should be cleaned inside and out when they are returned before being checked out to a new customer. Cost me $20 that I shouldn't have had to spend! Also, the system was down when I returned the car, so I was told I would receive a receipt in email. Never received the receipt, called customer service to make sure the car was showing returned, but still haven't received the receipt.
8.8 Excellent6 Mar 2017
Great ServicePros: I have rented many cars and have had plenty of bad experiences. This time was not one of them.
10.0 Excellent14 Dec 2016
Smooth check in and Check OutPros: All went well!
5.6 Okay24 Sep 2016
Cons: They told me that your insurance was inadequate and that i should buy theirs too to make sure everything is covered.
3.6 Mediocre12 Sep 2016
Pros: I asked for a different car after the first car they brought me had a musty smell, so they brought me a new one.Cons: I couldn't figure out how to move the back of the seat forward and since it was pouring rain outside I didn't want to get out of the car to get a closer look. When I reached my hand down by the side of the seat my fingers were covered in a greasy substance so I gave up after that. Having my seat back too far made my 3 hour trip from Dayton to Cleveland a bit uncomfortable. The car also had a weird blind spot on the side. There was also trash in the back seat. I was expecting more for a company like Enterprise.
10.0 Excellent26 Jul 2016
Pros: Great new vehicleCons: Nothing
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Rated no. 7
Avis
7.6 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Vandalia
Avis
Locations in Vandalia
3600 Terminal Drive+1 937 898 5835
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
  • 7.4
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.0 Good16 Jul 2017
Rental Not ReadyCons: The confirmation time was not accurate. The rental was not at the airport and we had to drive home and come back. First time in 30 years that we faced this.
5.6 Okay11 May 2017
Pros: Car was niceCons: Removing fuel option at end as instructed was terrible and no one seemed to know they could do it and how--had to wait.
9.6 Excellent28 Aug 2016
Extra dayPros: I was not happy that our extra day was so expensive compared to the rest of the rental I am not sure if other rental cars make you pay for the whole tank if you buy the gas in advance. It would seem that if I pay you to refill it you would know how much is in the tank at that point and then be able to charge me later that day
7.6 Good15 Dec 2015
Awesome gas mileage, horrible cig smellPros: The car (vw Passat) was clean, had great gas mileage. Very smooth ride.Cons: Horrible odor of cigarettes. Like people, not just the person before me, totally ignored the no smoking rule and the company didn't care enough to get the odor professionally removed.
7.2 Good14 Dec 2015
Good availability poor pick up and customer servicPros: Good selection but so inconvenient to pick up and drop off without entering the airport. Tried to ask a question and calling the front desk was impossible for three days without going to corporate office kept being put on hold for 10 minutes only to be automatically transferred. Too much hassle for simple rental.
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Easirent
1 location in Vandalia
Easirent
Locations in Vandalia
James M Cox Dayton International Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
FridayInvalid date - 23:59
SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
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National
1 location in Vandalia
National
Locations in Vandalia
3600 Terminal Rd+1 844 816 4380
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Vandalia
Sunnycars
Locations in Vandalia
3600 Terminal Drive
Recent reviews
178 travellers who rented a car in Vandalia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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