Book Economy Rent a Car hire cars in Mississauga

Mississauga, ON, Canada
29 Sep — 6 Oct
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Wed 29/9
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Pros

" value."(in 729 reviews)
" was good value."(in 721 reviews)

Cons

" card isn't enough?"(in 693 reviews)
"This was the worst ."(in 277 reviews)
"I will Kayak again."(in 248 reviews)

Reviews for Economy Rent a Car in Mississauga

Overall rating4.2 OkayBased on 81 reviews
Cleanliness
4.5
Comfort
4.8
Overall
3.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
3.8
Value for money
4.1

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4.4
Cons:This company is a complete money grab. They try to charge you for everything, insurance, insurance transfer fee, overcharging your total even by $10 for no reason AND they ran out of vehicles so there was nothing for us. The office was slammed at 10pm and everyone in there was just disgusted with all the weird contracts, policies, and fees they throw on you. I feel bad for these employees.Reviewed 18 Jul 2020
review fromkayak
3.6
Pros:Car was clean and newCons:80 cad were advertised and i payd 170 cad at the end because of mandatory insurance fees which were not shown anywhere.. Never again hotwire or economyReviewed 28 Jul 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
DO NOT RENT FROM ECONOMY RENT A CAR!Cons:I booked my rental car through Kayak, which doesn't prominently display ratings for companies. I didn't need anything special, just whatever cheap car would get me around for my trip. Economy Rent A Car was the top option, so I chose them. Their lot was not on airport property, a few minutes away with free shuttle from the airport. Worked for me. After we landed and got our bags we were directed to the area where Economy is set to pick up/drop off. We go there and are told to use a phone on the wall to call for the shuttle. There is a woman on the phone that hangs up as we are walking up, frustrated, and saying "are you kidding me? This isn't happening." As she's leaving I look at the phone, locate the number for Economy on the board, and call them. Ring... Ring... Ring... "We're sorry, but the person you are trying to reach has a voicemail box that is not set up yet." The woman comes back and we ask her which company she was trying to reach: Economy Rent A Car. ...Okay, let's try again. And again. And again. And again. While I'm calling my wife looks up the number online, and it's the correct number. That's when we see the 1.7 star reviews from nearly 1000 people. Reading through the reviews, most people had the same problems we did. And some of those that were lucky enough to get the shuttle or find transportation to the Economy Rent A Car lot said that when they got there they were told that they were late for their reservation and that there was no vehicle for them. DO NOT USE ECONOMY RENT A CAR. KAYAK SHOULD BE ASHAMED THAT THEY EVEN DO BUSINESS WITH THAT COMPANY.Reviewed 17 Sep 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Absolute scamPros:NothingCons:Do not use this car rental service, it is the epitome of extra fee scamming. Your online booking is non-refundable, so when you show up and your rental isn't what is seems, you have the choice to eat the money and book something else last minute, or go along with their extra charges and hope to salvage something decent out of your trip. First off, the car they tried to offer me was not the one I booked on Kayak, a tiny "economy" sized sedan when I booked the larger "standard" class. After disputing the fact, they "benevolently" upgraded me to the proper car. After that, it turned out that local residents are only allowed 800kms, which is not stated in the booking policy at all, so we had to pay an extra 20 cents per kilometre, upon which they added 13% HST and an 18% "airport fee" which is completely illegal. I was planning on using my Gold Card VISA insurance, but of course they insisted that I needed to pay an extra 11.50 per day (+31% tax) for their comprehensive insurance plan, and since they had my non-refundable deposit, I had little choice but to go along. Also, they company booked on Kayak is called Economy Rent A Car, while the incredibly confusing "receipt" I received from them is made out under the name Jet Car Rental, also highly illegal. I will be looking to take formal action against them, and I hope Kayak drops them from their website.Reviewed 24 Jul 2018
review fromkayak
3.2
Cons:Dirty car, poor costumer service, long time for pickup and drop off... The car had expired insurance card They tried to charge their price even the car was booked and paid online few weeks in advanceReviewed 26 Oct 2020
review fromkayak
4.8
Pros:Only thing they got right was have the right vehicle for me. (They didn’t have a single available vehicle my second reservation and I booked it over 2 weeks in advanced)Cons:Pickup was horrible. The company is a complete joke. Everyone in the lobby was laughing at how ridiculous some of the fees and excuses. Check your gas, check every single scratch and dent because they will find a way to over charge you. Have your own insurance? It’ll cost just to transfer it. The vehicle we rented was dirty to begin with and had a broken seat so when going to move the item we rented it for, we could not move it. They wouldn’t give a discount or anything after we specially rented a van to move an item in another city. Will not rent from here again.Reviewed 27 Jul 2020
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:The drop off to the airport was good.Cons:The car was filthy. I inspected multiple cars and all of them were really unclean. I had no choice to take the better of the ones available. They refused to give me an upgrade and told me about the car insurance transfer fee and limited mileage after I paid everything which was very unprofessional.Reviewed 15 Dec 2020
review fromkayak
5.6
Stick with on-airport car rentalsPros:The price seemed almost too good to be true, and almost was.Cons:Firstly getting there was an adventure in itself. A train then call for the shuttle. Real pain in the bum. But don’t call them from your cell, this was apparently why I waited almost 40 min, they said you have to use the airport phone. I talked right to the guy at the counter who said the shuttle was in its way. Finally making it to the rental company, the guy at the counter tried to add an add’l $12/day stating this coverage was for what my platinum Amex wouldn’t cover. Never heard is this before. They wanted proof that my car insurance covered the rental. Who takes their insurance slip on vacay with them? I went online to get my policy number then got them on the phone.. they confirmed my coverage with the counter guy. When he got off the phone with them he was not very happy that he failed to collect the up charge from me. From now on I’ll stick with in terminal companies thank you.Reviewed 19 Dec 2017
review fromkayak
4.0
Bad Customer ServicePros:To be honest , I really don’t like this place and their customer service. See below:Cons:The guy at the counter forced me to buy insurance from them, even though I bought full coverage insurance the time I rented the car. So I end up buying insurance from them too, because he was refusing to give me the car. On the time of return they were not sure about the miles at the time I took the car. At one time they told me that I drove 2500 km during my use. But I only put $33 gas in it. As compared to other companies like Herts or Avis , this place is nothing. Plus this place is far from the Airport, at the time I was booking my car, I didn’t know about this. Overall I will never rent a car from this place.Reviewed 30 Jul 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:NothingCons:They need to be removed from priceline as an option. I picked them because I trusted priceline would vet their providers but clearly that did not happen. They charged a hidden 12/day admin fee for me to use my credit card insurance which increased my cost from 350 to 500 for the car. I also needed the car to travel long distance but when I get there the "unlimited milage" turned out to be just 200km a day. The car itself smelled terrible and was a mix of smoke and curry. I spent my two weeks in the car with the windows open as the smell never disapated. Extremely dissatisfied from every aspect of the experience.Reviewed 24 Apr 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Don’t do this!Pros:The late model car was new and comfortable. Also, Ali, the airport shuttle driver, went out of his way to be polite and helpful.Cons:Where do I start?!? This experience ranks slightly below the time when I received a cockroach-infested vehicle in the tropics. We arrived close to two hours later than planned, only to have to take a shuttle to the pickup point for Economy’s shuttle. Waited another half hour plus after calling for shuttle. When we arrived, the car was not ready. Being “cleaned up” for us, we were told. After half hour wait, car comes around and we loaded our luggage into the car. It was at that point that I noticed the piles of trash (literally) in the rear of the car. There was trash in the cabin. Not minor, but days worth of fast food wrappers, drink containers, etc tossed over the back seat, obviously having been occupied by a family with multiple children. We took our luggage back inside for another half hour wait. When we finally received the car, we walked the outside and were told to bring the car back at the same tank level (3/4 full) to avoid charges. As we pulled away, I noticed the tank was closer to half full than what they had written down. Car itself was nice, but the next day I noticed that the company had not just held a spot on my credit card for several hundred dollars, but had actually charged the card that amount. When I pointed out the fuel discrepancy, the charged amount (still on my card) and the fiasco at pickup, the “manager” working the desk could not have cared less and was rude and defiant. NEVER again, if it can be avoided.Reviewed 26 Jan 2018
review fromkayak
5.2
Not worth it.Pros:Car was clean and new. Good on gas.Cons:My $80 rental booked online ended costing me $200. These guys are awful. Service at the counter was awful. I was first in line on a busy long weekend. He refused my insurance claiming it wasn't proper proof and made me pay for extra insurance. When I questioned why he handed back my license and card and told me I don't have to rent. When I asked him to explain the charges -- how it sums to $200 -- he told me he'd explain later, that I'd have to get out of line, wait for him to serve everyone, then he'd get back to me. When I returned the car the guy hassled me about damage that was marked on the sheet. He said "it's now bigger". He eventually gave him like he was doing me a favor. For the inconvenience and bad service I might book again if it was the cheap option. I have no faith in these guys though so will just book at the airport locations at terminal 1. ps. the girl returning a car ahead of me told them it didn't come with any washer fluid. she had to buy some and fight with them for 10 minutes to get them to pay her for it.Reviewed 20 Feb 2018
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Where can I find Economy Rent a Car hire cars in Mississauga?

3356 Elm Bank Road, Economy Rent a Car car hires

Address

3356 Elm Bank Road

Phone

+1 905 671 9444

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Most popular location

3356 Elm Bank Road

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for hiring a car from Economy Rent a Car in Mississauga

  • Intermediate car hires from Economy Rent a Car in Mississauga are around 61% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Economy Rent a Car in Mississauga

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Economy Rent a Car in Mississauga.

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