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Colonie, NY, United States
Oct 28 — Nov 4
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Colonie, NY, United States
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Colonie car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
7.3 Good (173 reviews)
2 locations in Colonie
Budget
Locations in Colonie
  • 7.2
  • 7.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodOct 14 2021
The desk clerk was awesome. But when I went to get a car, they initially tried to give me a car that was filthy inside snd out and smelled. It was obvious that it had not been cleaned whatsoever. You could not even tell if the car had any scratches or dings on it it was so dirty. After pressing them on the issue they finally agreed to give me something else. After that, things were fine. They should have apologized and immediately given me another vehicle. I should not have to press the issue at all.
10.0 ExcellentOct 12 2021
I was pleased with the service I had with Budget Rental. First time I had to rent at the last minute and under strange circumstances with my flight, Budget made it a very smooth transition
3.9 MediocreOct 10 2021
The Budget location at the mall is not for travelers flying. Open 10-4 with no key drop for after hours. Staff was nice but had no cars for reservations already made. I was lucky and got a major upgrade because nothing else was available. I was able to return the car to the airport location which was nice.
10.0 ExcellentOct 6 2021
They did hand me a car half full, gas. I did not notice until out the door so could not correct when I turned the car back in
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2021
Even thought the car was supposed to be smoke free it was clear that someone had smoked in it and the odor was supposedly concealed with air freshener.
10.0 ExcellentAug 26 2021
every thing went well...except the tonneau is loud when closed..the wind blowing on top of the jeep tonneau makes it very loud!!!!
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
Rented a Tacoma truck and it was an excellent ride.
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
Excellent car and great service.
3.9 MediocreAug 10 2021
Budget was at Colonie Center and not at the airport. There was no shuttle and needed to get my own transportation to the rental pickup. There is a budget at the airport, however the location that showed up in the search was not at the airport so double check. It was quite a bit cheaper so could still be worth it, but you should definitely check all options.
3.9 MediocreAug 8 2021
It was not clear AT ALL that the car was not located at the airport but instead had to be picked up 15 minutes away. A MAJOR hassle.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (43 reviews)
1 location in Colonie
Alamo
Locations in Colonie
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 9.2
  • 8.9
  • 9
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 23 2018
Why the switchCar was well equipped with blind spot detection, especially useful driving in Boston.I had reserved a sedan but only SUVs and Mini-vans were available. When I said that I would not drive one of those types of vehicles, I was told that I would have to wait about half an hour. When I said that I would wait, within one minute a sedan was available. Interesting! This is similar to being seated at the worst table in a restaurant when there are no other people there. Is this common practice?
9.6 ExcellentMar 18 2018
Fast and easyNo issues on pick up or drop off. Albany is on site. I had to wait for attendant to show but only a couple of minutesNo signs for car rental returns at LaGuardia so you have to look up yourself.
10.0 ExcellentDec 27 2017
Price + Ease of Pick-up + Clean Car + Modern AmenitiesNothing.
10.0 ExcellentDec 5 2017
Quick and EasyFrom the time I picked up to the time I left with the car was all of 15-20 minutes. No long drawn out process.Having to supply two phone numbers at the counter. I only have one number.
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2017
Staff was very helpful and accommodating.price was reasonable and vehicle was in good condition and fully met our needs.
9.6 ExcellentAug 14 2017
Car was clean and I enjoyed driving it.Initial prepaid reservation was for Jeep SUV for 9 days at 449.00. When I called to change reservation to 7 days I was informed new cost would be approx. 1200.00. It took 2 more calls before someone suggested I change car to mid size which would result in price increase of approx. 100.00.
10.0 ExcellentMay 30 2017
Great serviceThey gave me a nice car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 22 2017
The Hundai Sonata was a great car. Very quiet and easy to drive. Check-in and check-out was extremely fast and efficient. The ease of both at Albany airport is great.
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2017
Fantastic service. Great vehicle.Customer Service was excellent.
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2017
Nice peopleThe women at reception was very pleasant.
Rated no. 3
Dollar
7.9 Good (89 reviews)
1 location in Colonie
Dollar
Locations in Colonie
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayOct 6 2021
very worn tires probably not even legal.
10.0 ExcellentSep 26 2021
After arriving 4 hours late, the fellas behind the counter at 2am were very warm and welcoming and helped ease my tension.
3.9 MediocreSep 12 2021
The line at airport to get the car was about 45 minutes long. The car I got was a good model. The right front tire lost 10-12 lbs of air per day and kept generating warnings on the TPMS. I had to fill the tire everyday for a week.
3.9 MediocreSep 8 2021
The dollar rental location that I used (airport) does not have a phone. Not a big deal unless you are confirming drop off times or lost items. Not a fan, won't be using them again.
10.0 ExcellentAug 23 2021
A little bit of a wait to pick up at Albany airport but great car
1.9 HorribleAug 15 2021
I didn’t like anything. It would have been better if they allowed me to rent the vehicle, as planned, at time of pickup.
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2021
Pick up was smooth and quick. The car was clean and in great working order and the drop off was fast and easy. I was very impressed with the overall experience. I will be using Dollar again from my rental car needs.
10.0 ExcellentAug 7 2021
Nice car. Great service.
7.9 GoodAug 4 2021
there could've been more help at the pick up booth in the garage. the line was 30 people deep. took around 40-45 min to get to the front of the line and get the car.
7.9 GoodJun 17 2021
Good customer service was given.
Rated no. 4
Avis
7.4 Good (68 reviews)
2 locations in Colonie
Avis
Locations in Colonie
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodOct 19 2021
I meant to pick this up at the airport, but somehow, I had to pick it up at a mall. I took an Uber there, and couldn't find the place, so I walked through the mall, asked questions, and finally found it. Had to drag my luggage around with me. The car was parked quite a distance from the actual office in a sketchy parking area. The car smelled of skunk - apparently the previous driver had run one over. Also, there was a loud sound coming from the tailpipe. Usually my experiences with Avis have been great.
3.9 MediocreOct 5 2021
The van had illegal tires with tread, it wasn’t ready even hours after I was supposed to pick up, the tire had a leak and the jack compartment was apart and all of the back
1.9 HorribleSep 27 2021
Arrived in Albany and went to Avis counter to get car. He flatly stated that I did not have a reservation. I asked him to look again as I had made reservation in June and had called Avis just that week to verify. He then said oh you are at the Colonie Mall. I was confused as I thought my pickup was at the airport. I asked where the shuttle was and he pointed to a phone and said I would need to call for a taxi or uber. We took a taxi (25.00) and when we got to the mall around 4:30..it was CLOSED! No courtesy call, text or email from them! Our taxi took us to a motel around the corner (85.00+) walked over the next morning at 10. Muhammad was cool, aloof and had no apologies for our trouble..adjusted our charges by 25.00..no offer to et us back at end of trip. We missed precious time with family, lost a night at our time share, spent 85+ extra for hotel, taxi 25.00 and uber 12.50.
5.9 OkaySep 25 2021
Van had a terrible smell that was very evident at pickup and throughout rental. Cheeze It crackers were on last row seats. Directions for pickup should indicate "airport counter" on confirmation email. I stood online in garage pickup area line for 10 minutes only to be told to go into airport counter.
1.9 HorribleSep 21 2021
The hours of your AVIS outlet were unsatisfactory and there was no reasonable way for me to return the automobile. Therefore I cancelled my rental reservation.
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2021
I should have requested a lower model car. The electronics of the Mazda 3 too much to learn in a short time.
1.9 HorribleAug 22 2021
Booked Albany, assured airport because that is what was requested. Found out at airport that rental was 2 blocks away and by the way they were closed after 4:00. Flight landed at 8:00. When I called to say flight was delayed agent said sorry they would be closed and there was no option. ALTHOUGH airport Avis was open until after 11:00. AND of course the cost went UP to pick up the car from where I thought it was rented.
1.9 HorribleJul 17 2021
Avis is a mess. Our plane was late, the place closed, and they gave the car away despite 3 calls with the call center shortly after the pick up time. Another location had tons of cars but wouldn't move the reservation over or give me a new reservation. The overseas call center is a joke. They dropped my call 3 times and tried to give me a reservation in a city that didn't exist. The call center supposedly has no power to do anything and can't communicate well. I will never use Avis again.
8.0 ExcellentJul 7 2021
Very easy process.My car hadn’t been washed though the interior was cleaned.
10.0 ExcellentJul 7 2021
convienientnothing really
Rated no. 5
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Colonie
National
Locations in Colonie
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
9.3 Excellent (29 reviews)
2 locations in Colonie
Enterprise
Locations in Colonie
  • 9.3
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreNov 11 2020
They did not have the type of car I reserved. Therefore I did not rent with them. They wanted me to wait another day to get more car options. They only had an Escalade available and told me if I wantes it I would have to use a major credit card with a $1000 deposit and on top of that charge me more for it per day than what I signed up for.It would have been nice to have other options like the one i reserved or at least give me the same price for the Escalade they had available.
10.0 ExcellentMar 12 2020
Loved this car. Friendly staff
6.8 GoodMar 7 2017
I liked the final price and the choice of car.The pickup location listed on the itinerary was not the pickup location. It was the Enterprise gated lot where the inventory is kept, a mile away. The literal hike back to where I knew the Enterprise booth was at the airport (at a completely different address than was listed on my itinerary), was a complete waste of my time. I have had to take shuttles about a mile away from the airport in different locations to pickup rental cars in the past, so the initial directions taking me past the airport did not seem out of the ordinary for pickup at first. Once finally at the counter, the sales rep tried to tell me the insurance I could opt for at $9/day was $14/day. I had it right on the paper print out but he acted "surprised." I am smart enough to know that this was an attempted upsell. I am also aware that you do not even need this insurance, so I asked him to forget it all together. Then I was told that the car rate was going up because of this. Which annoys me. 1.) Because my rate was booked independent of the insurance I hadn't opted into yet, and 2.) Because this was Saturday morning. I was taking a car off his hands for the weekend that would otherwise badly affect his numbers. I almost cancelled all together because of this until miraculously I rented an upgraded car for a discounted rate (that was still an upsell for him) after explaining I know how this works. Way too much BS to go through especially when surrounded by other car rental services in the airport who are also trying to get rid of cars over the weekend. The lines at the other desks were the sole reason I rented with Enterprise.
7.2 GoodDec 11 2016
Good on gasHaving to call to recuest a refund on a doble charge.
10.0 ExcellentDec 3 2016
Friendly and helpful staff
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2016
Impeccable Service!
10.0 ExcellentNov 7 2016
Cost.
10.0 ExcellentNov 6 2016
Staff are great!Customer service is fantastic!
10.0 ExcellentSep 27 2016
Great, friendly, helpful service!This was speedy. The people at the desk are very friendly and helpful. My car was easy to get to and ready for me when I got out there. A young man named Sean was especially knowledgeable and helpful.
7.6 GoodSep 20 2016
Good carInside of windshield and front windows not cleaned
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Rated no. 7
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (17 reviews)
1 location in Colonie
Hertz
Locations in Colonie
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
6.8 GoodMay 3 2017
Easy to find.Longer than normal wait
10.0 ExcellentMar 18 2017
Easy pick up and return. Great rate.Salesman a little pushy. I know its policy to try and upsell but he was just a little overbearing. Ins. and taxes cost more than rental fee.
9.6 ExcellentMar 4 2017
Great Price. Excellent experienceThe pickup and drop off were so easy that I could hardly believe that I had not forgotten something.
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2017
Ride at counterNothingI prepayment for an SUV because of snow storm. Guy at counter says can't rent you a car and sends me away. Had to pay double at Alamo.
9.6 ExcellentJan 30 2017
I liked the vehicle. But what I really liked was that they voluntarily shaved some off the final bill because I had used so little fuel. I had prepaid for gas so I wouldn't have to find a gas station when I returned the car.The wait at the counter was long, about 20 minutes.
6.4 GoodJan 29 2017
Fast \ not so friendlyFast pickup and drop off but not very friendly at counter or the garage.
10.0 ExcellentOct 29 2016
Exactly what it should have beenRental and return were easy and seamless. Car was exactly what was rented and price was good.
5.6 OkayOct 23 2016
Watch out for insurance scam via KayakCar was fineWatch out ordering the insurance coverage. Ordered insurance because we were traveling in a large Urban area. Arrived to get car and they insisted that no insurance was ordered. So added it. Come to find out the insurance via Kayak is via a 3rd party, so they sell you the insurance again at the counter. So I got double charged for the insurance. WATCH OUT FOR THIS!!
10.0 ExcellentOct 22 2016
Easy pick up and drop offGreat car comfortableCharged if a spouse wanted to drive the vehicle
10.0 ExcellentOct 14 2016
Good customer serviceCar was ready. No line at the counter. Handled the paperwork quickly and had me on my way.
427 travellers who hired a car in Colonie gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,8

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Economy

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Car hire excess insurance in Colonie

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Colonie car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Colonie.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Colonie car rental.

FAQs about hiring a car in Colonie

  • The average price of fuel in Colonie is R52,48 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R630 and R840, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Colonie.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Colonie costs R771 per day, on average.