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Pros: The check-in person repeatedly lied to me to try force me to upgrade & double the cost. Eventually I informed the manager who pretended to resolve it but I still have the higher charge on my card.
Cons: Stopping trying to rip me off.
Pros: The line at pick up was very short compared to payless car rental. So got service very quickly (the service was of very poor quality...see below). The person showing us to the car on level 3 was very friendly and efficient). The cost of rental was low ($117 for 5 days).
Cons: The lady who gave us service at the desk was horrible. Her name is Pamela (with a Puerto Rican or Mexican accent) and she is working at the San Diego airport location. The first thing she tried to do was to have us take a car of higher value as soon as we approached her. She said it is better to take an SUV than a midsize car. Then she said it is mandatory that we pay for insurance regardless of what we chose to do. We called our insurance company while there to give her proof that we have coverage from them. After these attempts were unsuccessful, she tried to convince us to buy a card for toll bridges and roads saying that there are tons of them in San Diego and that we will have to pay large fines for every unpaid toll fee. We did not take that option either given her low credibility up to that point. Needless to say, we didn't encounter any toll roads or bridges during our entire stay and we drove to all the major attractions of the area. So...beware of Pamela. She is the worst agent with the worst attitude toward service of clients. She was obnoxious, unkind and unpleasant to work with.
Cons: They did not have a car for us inspire of reservation. They were out of cars
Pros: The staff was friendly
Cons: The total cost of the car rental was double what was stated online. This is after declining all upgrades and coverage. Will book elsewhere next time.
Cons: Long wait at the pick up counter. There were only 3 people ahead of me, but only 1 rental agent. It took more than 45 minutes to get a car. The agent also misrepresented the local price of gas to talk me into paying them to fill up the car upon return rather than filling it myself. Paid $40 for gas and only used about 5 gallons.
Pros: Very little.
Cons: I left my Bose Noise Cancelling headphones in the front passenger seat of the car. An attendant got into the car and started working before I had finished gathering all of my things and he misplaced the headphones. I didn't get them into my bag and have since tried calling the location rental agency about retrieving my headphones, they have not called me back. If you could reach out to them and help me, I'd be very grateful. My number is 206.605.4898. Thank you.
Pros: They overcharged significantly with hidden fees, they were not transparent what so ever with the costs. A one day rent that was listed as $58 on kayak ended up costing me $150 at the end of the day. The vehicle was subpar compared to the price.
Cons: Be more transparent on the pricing and not over charge people.
Pros: Drop off was very easy.
Cons: Took forever to pick up. Value of the car was not great for the price paid.
Cons: They said they will email me the receipt and I never got the email.. I was charge $61 with no explanation why and I cannot reach customer service
Pros: Drop off was quick and efficient.
Cons: Picking up the car was awful. The attendant was annoyed about having to stay beyond the end of his scheduled shift and he took it out on the customers. He aggressively insisted we needed to upgrade. We agreed to pay an additional $50 for a bigger car, and he ended up charging $150.
Cons: To have the employees not try to force you to buy their insurance when you already have your own. Then refuse to provide their names so you can document what happened.
Pros: The San Diego Offsite location in Little Italy is a little hard to find. I recommend calling for exact location inside a parking garage. Its a no frills get the most bang for your buck rental agency. I got a clean new model SUV for a great price. It was perfect for my needs.
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Where can I find Economy Rent a Car hire cars in San Diego?
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Phone+1 877 247 3362
Top tips for renting a car from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego
- Economy car hires from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego
What is the most popular car hire from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego?
Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Economy Rent a Car in San Diego.
How many car hire locations does Economy Rent a Car have in San Diego?
Economy Rent a Car has 2 car hire locations in San Diego. Take a look at our Economy Rent a Car hire location map to find the best car hires near you.
Does Economy Rent a Car have a car hire location at the airport: San Diego airport (SAN)?
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